Recently, Attorney William R. Moore interviewed the former lead prosecutor for the Broward County State Attorney’s Office. Now in private practice as a defense lawyer who exclusively handles sex cases, he is undertaken the overwhelming task of seeking legal changes that would allow individuals to more easily obtain removal from the sex offender registry.
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Removal from Florida's sex offender registry
Individuals seeking removal from the sex offender registry upon reaching the 25 year mark are met with significant challenges. First off, any new offense, regardless of how minor, will effectively prevent removal. Violations of probation will result in a denial as well. Currently, there is no significant research that would suggest a reduction in the amount of offenders resulting from the denial of removal petitions filed on behalf of offenders that have lived crime free throughout the course of the 25 year requirement. There has however been significant negative publicity with respect to the amount of homeless registered sex offenders throughout South Florida.
Logic would dictate that it was never the intention of Florida lawmakers to create transients among registered sex offenders throughout the state. Nonetheless, tougher zoning laws that have further restricted offenders from obtaining lawful residence has resulted in a significant homeless problem among a significant number of those on the registry.
To hear the entire interview click on the podcast link above.
For questions or opinions on the matter contact:
William R. Moore Criminal Defense
1 Financial Plaza
Fort Lauderdale FL 33394