How to Avoid Sex Offender Registration

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008  |   No Comments »

        Anyone who is a registered sex offender or a registered sexual predator in Florida should read Florida statute section 943.04354 which is entitled "Removal of the requirement to register as a sexual offender or sexual predator in special circumstances."

        This statute states in part that "a person shall be considered for removal of the requirement to register as a sexual offender or sexual predator only if the person:

(a) Was or will be convicted or adjudicated delinquent of a violation of s. 794.011 or s. 800.04, or the person committed a violation of s. 794.011 or s. 800.04 for which adjudication of guilt was or will be withheld, and the person does not have any other conviction, adjudication of delinquency, or withhold of adjudication of guilt for a violation of s. 794.011 or s. 800.04;

(b) Is required to register as a sexual offender or sexual predator solely on the basis of this violation; and

(c) Is not more than 4 years older than the victim of this violation who was 14 years of age or older but not more than 17 years of age at the time the person committed this violation."

        Section 943.04354 further describes how people who committed their offenses before July 1, 2007 can also avoid having to register as a sexual offender or predator.

        Because the registration requirements for sexual offenders and predators are so intrusive and burdensome here in Florida, any sex offender or sexual predator who can lawfully avoid such requirements should certainly try to do so.

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