Sex Offender Registration in Florida

If you are convicted of certain types of sex crimes, you may be required to register as a sex offender or sexual predator for the rest of your life.  Some of the crimes that require registration include one or more of the following:

  1. Luring or enticing a child;
  2. Unlawful sexual activity with a minor;
  3. Sexual Battery (also known as rape in Florida);
  4. Child pornography;
  5. Lewd or lascivious molestation;
  6. False imprisonment;
  7. Kidnapping;
  8. Human trafficking;
  9. Sexual misconduct;
  10. Sexual performance by a child.

These include convictions, conspiracies to commit, attempts to commit, and solicitations to commit.  The only way around not having to register is to receive either a pardon from the governor or post conviction relief.

You must report several times a year in person, always inform the State where you live, what cars you drive, disclose all internet e-mail usage, you will have restrictions on where you can live and where you can go, you will have a curfew and you will have to maintain a driving log.

If you fail to comply with registration requirements, you can be charged with a  felony (for the failure to register).

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has a great website with useful information that may answer a lot of your questions.  Click here to be redirected there.