The Florida Sexual Predators Act establishes a number of offenses that qualify as sexually predatory acts. The Florida Sexual Predators Act also establishes the penalties for the convictions of these acts. If you have been charged with a crime under the Florida Sexual Predators Act, you should immediately get the professional help of a Miami criminal defense lawyer.
Punishable crimes under the Florida Sexual Predators Act include:
- unlawful sexual activity with certain minors;
- procuring a person under the age of 18 for prostitution;
- lewd or lascivious acts committed upon or in the presence of persons under 16 years of age;
- lewd or lascivious acts committed upon or in the presence of an elderly person or disabled adult; and
- the transmission of child pornography by electronic devices or equipment.
If you are convicted of a crime under the Florida Sexual Predators Act, you will be required by Florida law to register with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement as a sexual predator. Once you are a registered sexual predator, residents in the area where you live will be notified of your conviction. This public notice will include your name, a photograph, your address, and a description of your crimes.
You will also be barred from ever working with children, whether the work is paid or unpaid. Your registration as a sexual predator in Florida will also be public knowledge and local police will notify your neighbors, local schools, and daycare facilities about your presence in the neighborhood.
The seriousness of this type of conviction means that it is important for you to fully understand your legal options. Speaking with an experienced Miami criminal defense lawyer can help you understand if and how to fight your criminal charges under the Florida Sexual Predators Act.
Contacting a Miami Criminal Defense Lawyer
If you are facing criminal charges in South Florida, your legal team is your best defense. Contact the Miami criminal defense lawyer team at Falk & Ross to discuss your case – (877) 663-5110.