FL: GOV. RICK SCOTT SIGNS TWO SEX OFFENDER BILLS INTO LAW

  [UPDATED LINKS 3/26/18] [flsenate.gov, spacecoastdaily.com]As reported on spacecoastdaily.com State website links: https://flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2018/01301 CS/HB 1301: Sexual Offenders and Predators.  GENERAL BILL by Justice Appropriations Subcommittee ; Fitzenhagen ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Hager ; Spano Sexual Offenders and Predators; Reducing aggregate & consecutive number of days used to determine residency for purposes of sexual predator or sexual offender […]

FAC Letter Opposing Jackson County, FL Sex Offender Registry Restriction

by Florida Action Committee | Apr 2, 2018 Below is a copy of the letter from FAC to the Commissioners of Jackson County, Florida, who are considering expanding their sex offender residency restriction to 2500 feet. A public meeting will be held in on April 10, 2018 in Marianna, FL to discuss the proposed change. We would appreciate […]

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Sex Offender Residency Restriction Declared Unconstitutional

The Ft Lauderdale Sex Offender Residency Restriction was declared unconstitutional. Wait… what?!?! A Florida SORR was declared unconstitutional? YES! The municipal ordinance in the City of Ft. Lauderdale that prohibited registered sex offenders from living within 1400 feet of schools, parks, playgrounds, school bus stops, etc. was found to violate the Ex Post Facto Clause […]

Sex Offender News August 2017

Recopied from Florida Action Committee Male Teacher at Oakleaf High (Florida) arrested on sex charge A 25-year-old teacher at Oakleaf High School faces a sex charge after he was arrested Tuesday amid an investigation into inappropriate text messages reported by a student’s parent, according to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities interviewed the girl, whose […]

Housing Requests August 2017

  Housing Requests August 2017 Hello, we have a few housing requests that we would like to share with you if you are interested in assisting these individuals. Thank you.   Name: Kathy Robberts Phone: 3523459702 Email: kuntzmanjames2017@gmail.com Address: P.O. Box 22756, Crystal River, Florida 34423 What may we assist you with?: I am requesting […]

Public Health and Safety Complaint Lodged Against Forced Homeless Encampment

Recopied from Florida Action Committee Public Health and Safety Complaint Lodged Against Forced Homeless Encampment by Florida Action Committee FAC has reported a public health and safety concern to the Broward and Miami-Dade County Health Departments, the Florida Department of Health, the US Department of Health and Human Services and OSHA. The letter, which can be […]

Notes from Federal Sentencing Seminar

Notes from Federal Sentencing Seminar by Florida Action Committee The following are notes from The Twenty-Sixth Annual National Seminar on Federal Sentencing sponsored by the Tampa Bay Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, (www.NACDL.org) The Criminal Law Section of the Federal Bar Association, and the Criminal Justice Section of The American […]

Are sex offender registries reinforcing inequality?

Are sex offender registries reinforcing inequality? by Florida Action Committee | The following are excerpts from this article. Offenders convicted of sex crimes are now singled out for surveillance and restrictions far more punitive than those who commit other types of crime. More than 800,000 Americans are now registered sex offenders. Tracking them has created a booming surveillance industry. Studies have found that rates in […]

Male Teacher at Oakleaf High (Florida) arrested on sex charge

Male Teacher at Oakleaf High (Florida) arrested on sex charge A 25-year-old teacher at Oakleaf High School faces a sex charge after he was arrested Tuesday amid an investigation into inappropriate text messages reported by a student’s parent, according to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities interviewed the girl, whose age was not listed, and […]

Threats to arrest convicted sex offenders at City Union Mission prompt federal lawsuit

Recopied from Florida Action Committee Threats to arrest convicted sex offenders at City Union Mission prompt federal lawsuit The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is targeting some sex offenders for arrest at the City Union Mission because it sits near a park, according to a federal lawsuit alleging that the practice violates the charity’s constitutionally protected […]

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 […]

Latest Updates & News

Guess the Gender… “St. Augustine teacher sentenced to six months in jail for sex with student” Let’s play “guess the gender”. I’ll give the background and you guess whether the perpetrator is male or female. From yesterday’s Florida Times Union (Jacksonville.com) “A 28-year-old former St. Augustine High School teacher was sentenced to six months in […]

Signs will warn sex offenders to stay off school grounds

Signs will warn sex offenders to stay off school grounds Law enforcement officials will soon visit the homes of 760 sex offenders and 85 sexual predators in Marion County as part of a new program aimed at reminding convicted sex offenders that they are forbidden to be on the property of schools and child care […]

City of Palm Bay to change how it handles sex offenders

City of Palm Bay to change how it handles sex offenders As if it were not hard enough to find a job… BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — A court victory for the city of Palm Bay means homeowners could be protected from sex offenders working for contractors or delivery companies, city leaders said. From now on, […]

Brevard/Seminole Prosecutor Arrested on Drug Charges. What should we do?

We don’t take pleasure in other’s tragedy or believe in kicking someone when they are down, so this post should not be taken the wrong way. Given the challenges we’ve had in Seminole and Brevard Counties with their outrageous proximity ordinances, it’ll be interesting to see what becomes of one of their Assistant State Attorneys […]

Putnam County’s “Sex Offender Compliance” Specialist

You know how humiliating they are. The monthly “address verification” visits from police. You’re years off probation and haven’t had a single brush with the law since, but still the police show up at your doorstep to “verify” that you’re living or working where you’re supposed to. If you live in a municipality with some […]

Suntree wants to ban sex offenders from living there

SUNTREE — The Suntree Master Homeowners Association, one of Brevard County’s largest residential developments, may soon have one of the strictest policies in the state when it comes to allowing sexual offenders and sexual predators to live there. The association is asking residents to amend its housing restrictive covenants, which would bar known sexual offenders and sexual predators […]

Pasco County Resources That Are Available

Pasco County Resources That Are Available pascocountyhousing.org They can get all of our applications, apartmentsmart.com Type in the name or zip code of any town in the state of Florida and it will provide a list of properties that are income based and low rent. unitedwaypasco.org Has information about almost all services available to assist […]

Florida Appellate Court Clarifies Sexual Predators Designation for Repeat Offenders

The 5th District Court of Appeals of Florida, last week, entered an order clarifying when one can be enhanced to Sexual Predator status for a “second sexual offense”. The Defendant in the case challenged his designation as a Predator. He was arrested twice for the crime of procuring someone under the age of 18 for […]

Palace Mobile Home Park

This is a new post, from Sex Offender One Stop Resource, that a new Offender Housing Resource has been added to our website. Palace Mobile Home Park 2500 54th Ave. North St. Pete, FL 33714 727-289-7020 or 727-289-7021 Contact person is Doug Baldwin (dbaldwin@palacemhp.com) or Charles Milczarek (cmilczarek@palacemhp.com) http://www.palacemhp.com Mobile homes with 2-3 men per […]

Updated Housing Options in Florida

Hello, and thank you for being a notification and updates subsciber to Florida Sex Offender One Stop Resource website. We updated our listings today with these housing options. We hope they may come in use for you. Thank you.   Housing options: Matthew 25 Ministries 120 Pelican Lake Dr, Pahokee, FL 33476 561-924-5556 http://www.matthew25ministries.org/ 2 […]

Weekly Updates

Weekly Updates – Florida Sex Offender One Stop Resource 11th Circuit Rules against Miami-Dade’s request for a rehearing in SORR Challenge Posted by fac-admin on December 8, 2016 in Articles, Featured Articles | 1 comment Miami-Dade County requested a rehearing on FAC’s appeal (which we won) in our sex offender residency restriction challenge. The 11th […]

Offender Housing LLC

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We have an update on information for Sex Offender Housing, in Orlando Florida.   Organization Name:  Offender Housing LLC Name: Freddy Rodriguez, Re-Entry Specialist Address: P.O. Box 547758 City State, Zip: Orlando, Florida 32854 Phone: 407.541.9766 cell 407.704.4126 office               866.253.8611 fax Email: Freddy@OffenderHousing.org Website: http://www.offenderhousing.org/ Offender Housing Group Inc is an Orlando-based cooperative […]

Kissimmee, FL Sex Offender Housing Update

We just found out about another housing option in Kissimmee, FL Friendly Village Inn & Motel   Family-friendly chain serving homestyle American classics such as chicken-fried steak & pot pie. Address: 2550 E Irlo Bronson Mem Hwy, Kissimmee, FL 34744 Phone: (407) 846-1007 Kissimmee, FL Sex Offender Housing Update – Fla Sex Offender One Stop Resource

State Department Replies to IML Petition

State Department Replies to IML Petition Posted by fac-admin on October 24, 2016 in Articles, Featured Articles Reposted By SOOSR The State Department has modified the Final Rule it published on September 2, 2016, regarding implementation of the International Megan’s Law (IML).  The modification corrects the erroneous statement in the Rule regarding whose passports will bear a […]

Without You We Would Not be Reading This

Posted by fac-admin on October 1, 2016 in Articles, Featured Articles | 2 comments Today is October 1, 2016. A day we will forever celebrate. There are many significant dates every year where we recognize important events. We celebrate our birthdays, anniversaries, civil and religious holidays. We commemorate historic events, both good and bad, such […]

Department of State Revoking Offender Passports

[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 171 (Friday, September 2, 2016)] [Rules and Regulations] [Pages 60608-60609] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2016-21087] ======================================================================= ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF STATE 22 CFR Part 51 [Public Notice: 9678] RIN 1400-AD97 Passports AGENCY: State Department. ACTION: Final rule. ———————————————————————– SUMMARY: This final […]

Polygraph Requirement Violates Registrant’s 5th Amendment Rights

In September of 2015 SOSEN printed an article about parole and probation http://sosen.org/blog/2015/09/01/probation-and-parole-the-real-story.html. Within that article the author pointed out some of the myths that parole and probation (PNP) and sometimes even the court uses to increase the loss of civil liberties beyond their constitutionally legal boundaries. It pointed out problems probation and even the […]

US Dept of Justice Report backs up advocates claims of ineffective registration policies

Posted by fac-admin on June 7, 2016 in Articles, Featured Articles | 2 comments A July report issued by the US Department of Justice’s SMART office (Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering and Tracking) backed up most of what advocacy groups such as the Florida Action Committee have been saying for years; that […]

Sex Offenders Rally to Fight Discriminatory Laws

Loaded on FEB. 2, 2016 by Mark Wilson published in Prison Legal News February, 2016, page 18 Filed under: Sex Offender Registration, Sex Offenders (Discrimination), Sex Offender Residence, Advocacy, Release and Reentry, Parole Conditions, Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act. Location: United States of America. Share: Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on G+ […]

Applying for Restoration of Civil Rights

Clemency Applying for Restoration of Civil Rights (RCR), Pardon, Firearm Authority, and Other Forms of Clemency When an application for any form of clemency is received in the Office of Executive Clemency, it is screened for eligibility regarding the required time frames for the various offenses and the accompanying required certified court documents are reviewed. […]

Interested in being a plaintiff in our internet identifier challenge?

Posted by fac-admin on June 2, 2016 Our attorneys are still screening potential plaintiffs for our Internet Identifier challenge which will be filed next month. We are looking to intake as many prospective plaintiffs as possible. If you are (a) no longer on probation/parole, (b) committed an offense prior to the passage of the restriction […]

Former Offender Re-Entry Programs and Resources in Florida

 This is a list of resources for ex-offenders in Florida to get help them reintegrate back into society by helping them find jobs, housing, and develop work skills. Ex-offenders face a variety of barriers as they attempt to re-enter society after serving their prison sentence. Individuals with criminal backgrounds often find it difficult to obtain […]

Jill Barger Law Firm

Jill Barger, Attorney At Law, is a sponsor of the Sex Offender One Stop Resource website. We would like to tell you a bit about her and invite you to check out her website and if there is any services you may need, she may be able to assist you. http://www.jillbargerlawfirm.com Jill Barger is an […]

Area communities tighten their grip on sex offenders

 [WITH FAC COMMENTS] Posted by fac-admin on July 6, 2015 in Articles, Featured Articles | 1 comment (REPOSTED FROM THE FAC) Off U.S. 27 and just east of the Williston city limits sits a quiet, rural neighborhood of manufactured homes on tree-lined streets. The rigid, vinyl-sided homes are surrounded by yards, some littered with kids’ […]

Broward & Dade County Housing Resource

This is a new post, from Sex Offender One Stop Resource, that a new Offender Housing Resource has been added to our website. Project SOAR Recovery Residences LLC 1231-1235 NE 15TH Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 800.922.0381 (toll fee) 954.900.9980 (local) Visit: www.projectsoar.us Connect with us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/projectsoarflorida Please dont forget to add Sex Offender One […]

CASTRATION OF SEX OFFENDERS

Topic: SENTENCING; CRIME; CRIMINALS; SEX CRIMES; Location: SEX OFFENDERS;     February 21, 2006 2006-R-0183 By: Sandra Norman-Eady, Chief Attorney You asked for background information on states that allow or require sex offenders to be castrated. SUMMARY Eight states allow chemical or surgical castration of sex offenders. They are: California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Montana, Oregon, […]

Florida group sues Seminole County, sheriff over sex-offender rules

Martin E. ComasContact Reporter Staff Writer Seminole County sex-offender law too vague, group alleges in lawsuit An organization that works to reform sex-offender laws in Florida is suing Seminole County and Sheriff Don Eslinger, alleging that a decade-old county ordinance is so restrictive that it prevents registered sex offenders from traveling to a grocery store, eating […]

Do Florida Sex Offender Registration Requirements Go Too Far?

Do Florida Sex Offender Registration Requirements Go Too Far? Most would agree that requiring those convicted of molesting and abusing young children to register with local authorities has resulted in safer communities. Likewise, laws dictating where convicted child molesters may live and work have likely prevented numerous crimes against children. That being the case, some […]

Sex Offender Research and News

ADOC: Hualapai Unit will house sex offenders Posted: 08 Dec 2015 09:53 PM PST 12-9-15 Arizona: KINGMAN – When the Hualapai Unit at Arizona State Prison-Kingman reopens next month for the first time since riotous inmates destroyed four of five housing pods in July, the facility won’t be home to general population prisoners, but to […]

Sex offenders on Facebook

Facebook as a busting agent of friend’s of Sex Offenders. “Here is a friend’s App everyone needs.”http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/facebook-app-reveals-friends-sex-offender-article-1.1787259   Facebook app reveals if friends are registered sex offenders The free Friend Verifier app scans the people you are connected to on social media and points out anyone who is linked to the national sex offender registry. […]

Legal News

Pasco approves new restrictions on where sex offenders can live ACLU Challenges Miami-Dade Housing Restriction Forcing Former Sex Offenders to Live by Railroad Tracks Florida Town Offers Housing for Criminal Sex Offenders Sex Offender Risk and Recidivism in Florida Status of Ex-Offender Reentry Efforts In Cities Relief from sex offender registration and notification requirements Sex […]

Motion To Dismiss

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR CITRUS COUNTY FLORIDA  YOUR NAME              Defendant Vs.                                                                                           Case No:    _______  STATE OF FLORIDA,  Plaintiff MOTION TO DISMISS            COMES NOW, the Defendant, Pro-Se, pursuant to R.C.P. ______ , and  moves this Honorable Court […]

Motion To Clarify

  IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR “name of county” COUNTY, STATE OF FLORIDA  YOUR NAME, Defendant. Vs.                                                                   Case Number (s): 01-55555   STATE OF FLORIDA, Plaintiff,   MOTION TO DEFINE AND / OR CLARIFY CONDITIONS OF SUPERVISION   COMES NOW the Defendant, Your Name, pro-se pursuant to Florida Rules […]

Early Term Of Supervision

RE: Motion to Modify or Terminate Probation Please find attached a sample format to be used in a Motion to Modify or Terminate Probation or Community Control. This matter is related to your criminal case, but we cannot represent you unless the Judge appoints us to do so. You will need to complete the pleadings […]

Demand For Discovery

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT             IN AND FOR (COUNTY NAME) COUNTY, FLORIDA     STATE OF FLORIDA, PLAINTIFF,  CASE NO: ___________   YOUR NAME, DEFENDANT ______________________,   Retype everything in the main body, in lower case. DEMAND FOR DISCOVERY           COMES NOW, THE DEFENDANT, Your Name, IN PROPER PERSON, […]

Certificate Of Service

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE                 I, Your Name, HEREBY CERTIFY that a true and correct copy of the   foregoing instrument has been furnished to:   Name Of Clerk Clerk Of Circuit Court Citrus County Courthouse Street Address Room # City, State, Zip Code   Name Of State Attorney Office Of State Attorney Citrus […]

Bill Of Sale

    ___________(1)___________, of __________   STATE OF _________(1)________) ) ss: COUNTY OF ________(2)________) KNOW YE ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS,   That, ________(3)__________, of ____________(4)______________, for and in consideration of payment of the sum of $_____(5)_____, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, do hereby grant, bargain, sell and convey to ___________(6)____________ of ______________(7)________________, […]

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