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Florida Sex Offenders

Florida sex offender law is informally called the Jessica’s Law. The Jessica’s Law acts to reduce the chances of a sex offender to re-offend. The legislation is Florida's version of “Megan’s law.”

The name “Jessica’s Law” is from Jessica Lunsford, a young Florida Girl. She was sexually abused and killed in 2005 by a previous sex offender, John Couey.

The locals held a protest that led the state officials to introduce the law.

Jessica’s Law, like the Megan’s Law, helps protect the public from Sex Offenders.

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Florida Sex Offender Registry

The death of Jessica Lunsford let to the introduction of sex offenders Registry in Florida. The Registry provides to the public, information on persons with a history of sex crimes in Florida. The law makes sure that the address and mug shots of sex offenders are available on the Internet.

This information helps the locals protect their children from offenders living in their communities.

You can search the Registry’s database by neighborhoods. Enter your ZIP code and address to get the full list of sex offenders in your community.

You can access the following information:

You have the “View Flyer” option to provide you additional information like:

The Registry has information on sex offenders from 1997 till date. You will also find information on Sexual predators in your area.

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Top Offenses
  • Sex Offnder Fail Comply Registration; F.S. 943.0435(9)
  • Lewd, Lascivious batt sex w/victim 12-15 years old; F.S. 800.04(4)(a)
Counties in Florida with the highest number of offenders:
  • Orange County
  • Duval County
  • Hillsborough County
  • Miami-Dade County
  • Pinellas County
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Florida Sex Crimes Requiring Offender Registration

Florida Sexual Predators Act:

A capital, life, or first-degree felony violation, or any attempt thereof, of:

  • Kidnapping (where the victim is a minor and the defendant is not the victim's parent) - FLA.STAT. ANN. § 787.01.
  • False imprisonment (where the victim is a minor and the defendant is not the victim's parent) -FLA. STAT. ANN. § 787.02.
  • Sexual battery - chapter 794
  • Lewd or lascivious offenses committed upon or in the presence of persons less than 16 years of age - FLA. STAT. ANN. § 800.04.
  • Selling or buying of minors - FLA. STAT. ANN. § 847.0145.
  • Or a violation of a similar law of another jurisdiction.
  • Any felony violation, or attempt thereof, of any of the offenses requiring registration as a sex offender, where the offender has previously been convicted of one of the offenses requiring registration.
  • An offender who has committed a 2nd or subsequent offense of sexual battery is required to register as a sexual predator only for the offenses listed in FLA. STAT. ANN. §§ 794.011(2), (3),(4), (5) or (8).
  • Kidnapping (where the victim is a minor and the defendant is not the victim's parent) - FLA. STAT. ANN.§ 787.01.
  • False imprisonment (where the victim is a minor and the defendant is not the victim's parent) - FLA. STAT.ANN. § 787.02.
  • Luring or enticing a child (where the victim is a minor and the defendant is not the victim's parent) - FLA.STAT. ANN. § 787.025.

Sexual Battery, including:

  • Sexual Battery FLA. STAT. ANN. § 794.011 (except 794.011(10)).
  • Sexual battery by multiple perpetrators - FLA. STAT. ANN. § 794.023. Unlawful sexual activity with certain minors - FLA. STAT. ANN. § 794.05.
  • Procuring person under age of 18 for prostitution - FLA. STAT. ANN. § 796.03.
  • Lewd or lascivious offenses committed upon or in the presence of persons less than 16 years of age - FLA.STAT. ANN. § 800.04.
  • Lewd or lascivious offenses committed upon or in the presence of an older adult or disabled person FLA. STAT. ANN. § 825.1025.
  • Sexual performance by a child - FLA. STAT. ANN. § 827.071.
  • Obscenity - FLA. STAT. ANN. § 847.0133.
  • Computer pornography - FLA. STAT. ANN. § 847.0135.
  • Transmission of pornography by electronic device or equipment - FLA. STAT. ANN. § 847.0137.
  • Transmission of material harmful to minors to a minor by electronic device or equipment prohibited FLA.STAT. ANN. § 847.0138.
  • Selling or buying of minors - FLA. STAT. ANN. § 847.0145.
  • Attempting, soliciting, or conspiring to commit, any of the criminal offenses proscribed.
  • Any person who establishes or maintains a residence in this state and who has been designated as a sexual predator, as a sexually violent predator, or by another sexual offender designation in another state or jurisdiction and was, as a result of such designation, subjected to registration or community or public notification, or both, or would be if the person was a resident of that state or jurisdiction.
Information Maintained in Florida Sex Offender Registry

FLA. STAT. ANN. § 943.0435

(2)(b) Provide his or her name, date of birth, social security number, race, sex, height, weight, hair and eye color, tattoos or other identifying marks, occupation and place of employment, address of permanent or legal residence or address of any current temporary residence, within the state and out of state, including a rural route address and a post office box, any electronic mail address and any instant message name required to be provided pursuant to paragraph (4)(d), date and place of each conviction, and a brief description of the crime or crimes committed by the offender.

A post office box shall not be provided instead of a physical residential address Community Notification and Websites (Florida)

FL. ST. § 943.046 (1):

Any state or local law enforcement agency may release to the public any criminal history information and other information regarding a criminal offender, including, but not limited to, public notification by the agency of the information, unless the information is confidential.

Limitations on Residency or Employment

FL. ST. § 943.04351

A state agency or governmental subdivision, prior to making any decision to appoint or employ a person to work, whether for compensation or as a volunteer, at any park, playground, day care center, or another place where children regularly congregate, must conduct a search of that person's name against the registration information regarding sexual predators and sexual offenders.

Duration of Registration

FL. ST. § 943.0435

(11) Sex offenders must register for life.

(11)(a) Sex offenders may be relieved from the obligation to register if:

  • (a)1. Has been lawfully released from confinement, supervision, or sanction, whichever is later, for at least 25 years and has not been arrested for any felony or misdemeanor offense since release, provided that the sexual offender’s requirement to register was not based upon any adult conviction that would nullify this circumstance.

Timeframe for Registration

Within 48 hours of entering a county; 48 hours of changing the address

Applies to Offenders Convicted in another State?


Verification of Address

Decision of local law enforcement or sheriff’s office.

Penalties for Non-Compliance

Third-degree felony; revocation of parole/probation

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