Category: Sex Offender Laws Updates

Florida Court Decisions from Last Week

Florida Court Decisions from Last Week Jun 12, 2018 | 42 comments Last week the Florida Supreme Court rendered an opinion in Levandoski v. State a case that resolved the conflict between the 1st and 4th District Court of Appeals over whether ‘sex offender probation’ conditions had to be disclosed to the defendant at sentencing. The Supreme Court upheld […]

WHY SEX OFFENDER REGISTRIES KEEP GROWING EVEN AS SEXUAL VIOLENCE RATES FALL

WHY SEX OFFENDER REGISTRIES KEEP GROWING EVEN AS SEXUAL VIOLENCE RATES FALL Lists that include out-of-state visitors are inflating the numbers and keeping fear at a boil. Quentin (not his real name) was convicted eight years ago of child pornography possession in Florida. He served his time and has since moved to another state. But […]

Wilton Manors, FL to consider tying business licenses to employee background checks

Wilton Manors, FL to consider tying business licenses to employee background checks Jul 5, 2018 | Reposted from Florida Action Committee The reaction following the discovery that a person required to register as a sex offender was a long-time employee of the Pride Center in Wilton Manors (a suburb of Ft. Lauderdale, FL), has gone from […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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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