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Criminal Defense Attorney

Sex Crimes

More than any other crime, with the possible exception of homicide, a sexual crime carries with it a stigma that can follow a person for the rest of his life. In addition to serving time in vicious prisons, where sex offenders are the pariahs among pariahs, a convicted sex offender often has to register with local authorities wherever he might go. Furthermore, his neighbors can often access this information on the internet, which can make living or working in the area a practical impossibility.

Florida has some of the toughest sentencing laws in the nation for convicted sex offenders. And even after the prisoner has supposedly paid his debt to society and is released from jail, he is required to register with the local police or sheriff’s department within 48 hours after he establishes residency in Florida.

The offender must provide his current address and place of work, if he has one, as well as recent photographs and fingerprints. All of this information, including his picture and a description of the crime he was convicted of can be accessed by the public on popular online databases. Failing to register or to provide full and accurate information can result in a third degree felony charge, which typically leads to additional jail time and/or other penalties.

The State also imposes restrictions on where certain sex offenders can live and work. Those who were convicted of crimes against minors may not reside within 1000 feet of a school, park, playground, or any other area that is frequented by children. These same offenders are prohibited from volunteering at any school, park, playground, or business where children are regularly present.

The intention of our discussion was not to insinuate that Florida is too hard on sex offenders, but that anyone who is accused of these crimes should contact an experienced defense attorney as soon as possible. As we have illustrated, the state takes sex crimes very seriously. A person who is convicted of one may never escape it. Evan H. Baron can help!

An experienced criminal defense attorney, he has represented countless clients during some of the most difficult times of their lives. No matter the charge, Evan H. Baron will passionately and aggressively defend his clients in Court.

If you have been accused of a sex crime in Broward County, time is of the essence. To speak to an experienced defense attorney today, please call our office at (954) 385-9160 or send us an email.