Month: July 2017

Private prison industry converts Florida inmates into very profitable commodities

Private prison industry converts Florida inmates into very profitable commodities The governor did not say, “Dammit … I’m getting to the bottom of this money-sucking private prison mess.” Rick Scott’s reticence might seem a bit out of character, given his self-crafted persona as Florida’s cold-blooded budget-cutting crusader. Here’s a guy who over the years has […]

1 out of every 111 Adult Males in Florida is a Registered Sex Offender

1 out of every 111 Adult Males in Florida is a Registered Sex Offender The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children updated their “Sex Offender Map” and statistics in May, 2017 to account for the latest statistics. Our colleague from Virginia has put together an analysis of the new counts, which can be found here, […]

Bill requires moving companies disclose employed sex offenders

Bill requires moving companies disclose employed sex offenders FORT MYERS, Fla. – When a mover comes to your house, do you know who you’re inviting in? A new Florida law wants to make sure you’re notified if a sex offender is working for the moving company you hire.Moving businesses we spoke with say they already have […]

New Florida Internet Identifier Law Approved by Governor

New Florida Internet Identifier Law Approved by Governor Florida House Bill 699, which “[r]evises definition of term “Internet identifier”; defines “social Internet communication”; requires sexual predators & sexual offenders to register each Internet identifier’s corresponding website homepage or application software name with FDLE through sheriff’s office; requires sexual predators & sexual offenders to report any […]

Florida Supreme Court: Cant search cellphone without a warrant.

Florida Supreme Court: Cant search cellphone without a warrant. Last week, the Florida Supreme Court ruled that Police need a warrant to search a cellphone – even if it is incident to an arrest. In the case of Carpenter v. Florida, a defendant was arrested when he traveled to meet who he thought was a minor […]

Amended Complaint Filed in Florida Internet Identifier Challenge

Amended Complaint Filed in Florida Internet Identifier Challenge On Tuesday, July 11, 2017, an amended complaint was filed in the legal challenge to Florida’s “Internet Identifier” registration requirements that is pending in Federal Court in the Northern District of Florida. The original complaint was filed to challenge the 2014 and 2016 versions of this law. […]

Legal Update: SORR Challenge

Legal Update: SORR Challenge Many have been asking about the status of the SORR (Sex Offender Residency Restriction) Challenge which was recently reversed (in our favor) in the 11th Circuit (Federal Appellate Court). Trial in this case is scheduled for the two-week period commencing  Monday, March 19, 2018. Although that seems a while away and you […]

Florida Internet Identifier Challenge Allowed to Proceed

Florida Internet Identifier Challenge Allowed to Proceed The Federal District Court Judge presiding over the Internet identifier lawsuit is allowing the case to proceed despite the State of Florida’s claim that they amended the statute (the definition of Internet identifiers) and the suit is now Moot. Among other motions for both sides that the judge […]

22 arrested in Fort Lauderdale crackdown on sex offenders

22 arrested in Fort Lauderdale crackdown on sex offenders Some sex offenders have been living illegally in off-limit areas of Fort Lauderdale. But Operation Here Not There has swept up 22 suspects in six weeks, authorities said Tuesday. The city prohibits sex offenders from living within 1,400 feet of a school, school bus stop or […]

Legislative changes to the sexual offender/predator registration

Legislative changes to the sexual offender/predator registration Attached is information on Legislative changes to the sexual offender/predator registration laws that became effective June 26, 2017. This PDF is also available at: http://offender.fdle.state.fl.us/offender/Important.jsp Se adjunta información sobre los cambios legislativos en las leyes de registro de delincuentes sexuales / depredadores que entraron en vigor el 26 […]

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