When a person is charged with a sex crime, sometimes the defendant probably wonders why the sexual engagement was really worthwhile when it comes to how devastating the impact is when labeled a sex criminal. As a way of preventing violent sexual acts, or repeat offending, legislators have passed laws that regulate where a sex crime offender is at any one time and where residence is taken up. These penalties are an imposition on your freedom, so if you have been charged with a sex crime you should contact Miami criminal defense attorney, Albert Quirantes, to ensure you get the defense you deserve.
The sorts of requirements and restrictions set for sex crime offenders when released are:
• compulsory registration;
• monitoring via GPS;
• community notification;
• civil commitment;
• residence location;
• internet restrictions.
Florida has set laws which restrict the residence rights of registered sex offenders and where and who they can visit.
The residence of a sex offender cannot be within 1,000 feet of the victim, schools and childcare facilities. This must take place when the registered sex offender is serving any sanctions for the sex crime. Because a sex offender has difficulty finding suitable accommodation, if forced to relocate, homelessness might be the only option.
As well as restrictions placed on residency, as from July 2018, if you are a sex offender who has been forced to register your status in Florida, the new bill will mean if you hang around or loiter within 300 feet of a place where children usually gather for one reason or another you could face a conviction resulting in a first-degree misdemeanor.
Additionally, if you wish to visit a public park, a child care establishment or a school, you will have to ask permission from the staff who run the facility first. Added to this is the restriction imposed if you want to dress up for an entertainment activity, such as acting as a clown or Santa Claus you will have to get prior approval first.
Impact of the new restrictions
For any sexual offender who was previously required to report the location of where he or she intended upon residing at night, has now had new restrictions imposed which place even more limits on their whereabouts during the day. A convicted sexual predator, typically anyone who has committed a sex crime against a minor, does not only need to be concerned about where they stay at night, but during the day as well.
Despite the state wide 1,000 foot rule there are some local ordinances in place as well which are called “no-go zones.” The convicted sex offender has to be aware of where these places are otherwise they could face further convictions and hefty penalties.
No state, including Florida, makes it easy for sex crime offenders to start a new life as their movements are monitored and there are heavy restrictions on the places where they are able to live.
If you have been charged with a sex crime, don’t be afraid to come forward and discuss your defense with Miami criminal defense attorney, Albert Quirantes. He will aggressively defend you and ensure that whatever penalty is imposed on you is not the worst. You can call Albert Quirantes at 305-644-1800 today.
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