Failure To Register As A Sex Offender
If you were convicted of a sex crime, one of the collateral consequences you will face is mandatory registration as a sex offender. This is not necessarily limited to a one-time event or a single jurisdiction. After conviction, you must register in:
- The jurisdiction where you were convicted
- The jurisdiction where you work
- The jurisdiction where you live
- The jurisdiction where you go to school
If any of the above change, you are also required to register in the new jurisdiction. However, many convicted sex offenders fail to take this required action to avoid social stigma or because they do not understand the laws or timing requirements. Regardless of the reasons, failing to register can land you in even more trouble with the law. And if convicted again, you can face up to 10 years in prison.
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At O’Brien Hatfield Reese, PA, we provide serious representation for these serious charges from offices in Tampa and Orlando. As attorneys, we commit our practice solely to criminal defense. This is all we do, all day and every day. We are known for our aggressive approach to protecting client rights and our ability to secure dismissals, as well as favorable pleas and verdicts.
Whether you have already been charged or you missed a registration deadline but the law has not caught up with you yet, the time to act is now. Our firm is ready to help you address these charges immediately. The sooner we get involved, the better.
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