A sexual offender is someone who commits any of numerous laws regarding sexual behavior.
Sex Crime FAQs
A sexual predator is a person who has a conviction for a violent sex crime and who has been categorized as a predator through a court order.
To register as a sex offender, go to the sheriff’s office.
The registry is updated continually.
Juveniles must register as sex offenders, in most cases, if they receive adult convictions for sex crimes.
You must register as a sex offender regardless if your conviction is from an external jurisdiction; and even if you are in Florida temporarily.
When going out of state, sex offenders must provide either 48 hours or 21 days advance-notice, depending on their destination.
This law exempts you from the sex offender registry for consensual crimes within certain parameters.
People can find out about sexual offenders via the searchable public registry or the alert system maintained by the state.
You can contact your local sheriff and possibly the Florida Computer Crime Center.
Through civil commitment, a person may be involuntarily institutionalized for mental issues, to prevent sexual crimes.
Generally, sex offenders can live wherever they want – although local ordinances may place limitations on proximity to certain parts of the community.
For certain crimes, Florida law states that the offender may not go to certain places.
There are two scenarios in which you can petition the court for removal.
Failing to register is a serious crime.
You can typically open whatever social accounts you want.
The CCS is usable by people who are no longer under the supervision of the state.
People do remain within the registry for a short time following death.
There is a compilation page of out-of-state registries.