An Aggressive Defense In The Face Of Sex Crime Accusations
At Jansen & Davis, P.A., we represent and defend the rights of individuals who have been charged with various types of sex crimes in Florida. Occasionally, sex crime investigators will go to great lengths to procure incriminating evidence of a sex crime, often violating the suspect’s constitutional rights. Our Tallahassee sex crime lawyers are trained to recognize signs of these violations and discern when investigators have overstepped their bounds.
If your rights have been infringed upon, our Florida sex crime defense attorneys will work to have the evidence deemed inadmissible, which can potentially destroy the case the prosecution has against you. In the absence of viable evidence, prosecution lawyers will have nothing legitimate with which to incriminate you, ultimately leading to a dismissal of your criminal charges.
Some common sex crimes handled by our Florida sex crime defense attorneys include:
- Sexual assault
- Sex crimes involving children
- Internet sex offenses
- Child pornography
- Statutory rape
- Indecent exposure
Many of these alleged sex crimes are federal crimes as well, meaning potential consequences or worse. Offenders of something like child pornography will be investigated thoroughly, and the prosecution will seek to find as many counts of the charge as possible, multiplying the defendant’s sentence to effectively leave them in prison for life. Only with the help of a dedicated Florida sex crime defense attorney do you or your loved have one have a chance of dropping these charges.
Sex Offender Registry FAQ
Sex crimes are among some of the most serious charges someone can face. A conviction could land you on the sex offender registry for the rest of your life. If you are accused of a sexual offense, you should always seek help from an attorney as soon as possible to ensure your rights are protected.
What are the national and state sex offender registries, and what do they do?
The National Sex Offender Public Registry (NSOPR) is a database that provides public information on sex offenders and designated sexual predators from across the nation. The NSOPR is a collaboration between the U.S. Department of Justice, state governments, and other governments within the United States.
Individuals who have been found guilty of certain sex crimes are legally required to register as sex offenders for the rest of their lives. The sex offender registry places each sex offender’s photo, name, physical information, address, and their sex crime conviction(s) on a public list so anyone can look for sex offenders in the area where they live. Sex offenders are also restricted from living near schools, parks, and other areas where children regularly congregate.
The Florida sex offender registry, which is part of that network, provides public information on sex offenders only within the state of Florida. The registry allows the public to access information on sex offenders within their specific communities and other parts of the state.
Who is required to register as a sex offender?
Individuals must regularly register as sex offenders at their local sheriff’s stations when they have been convicted as adults of certain types of sex crimes in the state of Florida. A few examples of these include sexual battery, sexual misconduct, luring or enticing a child, lewd/lascivious offenses committed in front of minors under the age of 16, kidnapping of a child, unlawful sexual activity with minors, and many other offenses.
If someone is required to register as a sex offender in another state or jurisdiction and then moves to Florida, that person is required to then register in the state of Florida.
What is a sexual predator?
Sex offenders are considered “sexual predators” when they are convicted of sexually violent offenses. The court then assigns them the official title of a sexual predator.
What type of information is listed in the registry?
Individuals who are required to register as sex offenders must report information that includes the following (most of which is made public):
- Personal identifying information (name, aliases used, date and place of birth, race, driver’s license number, etc.)
- Details of physical appearance (hair color, eye color, weight, height)
- Address, telephone number, email addresses and other Internet identifiers
- Name and contact information of the offender’s employer and/or school
- Information about the offender’s sex crime
For how long must a qualifying sex offender register?
A person who is required to register as a sex offender must do so for the rest of his or her life, unless that individual obtains post-conviction relief or a full pardon.
When can a juvenile offender be required to register as a sex offender?
Individuals who were adjudicated delinquent for certain sex offenses on or after June 1, 2007, when they were age 14 or older can be listed on Florida’s sex offender registry. Sex offenses by juveniles that can lead to listing on the registry include sexual battery, lewd/lascivious battery when certain circumstances are present, lewd/lascivious molestation when certain circumstances are present and similar laws from other jurisdictions.
A juvenile offender can also be required to register if he or she was convicted as an adult for a qualifying sex offense.
Do Not Let One Sex Crime Accusation Ruin Your Future
The attorneys at Jansen & Davis, P.A., possess the knowledge and skills to effectively navigate Florida state and federal sex crime laws. We work closely with our clients to extend genuine legal support while maintaining high levels of integrity.
Many of our clients have faced the hardship of dealing with personal issues such as sexual addiction, some have been wrongfully accused, and some have just made mistakes. However, with the help of our attorneys, they have overcome their criminal charges in Tallahassee and moved on with their life.