Sex crime registries are our modern world's version of the "red letter A" made famous in the 1850 novel, The Scarlet Letter. Sex crime registration can change a person's life forever by creating a number of requirements. Lawmakers have established sex crime registries as a way to warn the public of potential risk when a sex offender is released from jail or prison and returns to the community. It sounds like a good way to protect children in particular, but in practice, sex crime registration creates its own problems, such as the following:
- People convicted of sex crimes which were actually consensual acts between loving partners may have to register for life, if one of the partners was underage.
- Although sex crime registries distinguish between varying degrees of sex crimes, the very requirement to register at all puts a convicted offender in a very public negative light for a lifetime — even when conviction was for a minor offense.
- Someone on a sex crime registry is restricted as to where he or she can live or travel.
- People conducting investigations in connection with job application screenings will easily discover that someone is on a sex crime registry.
Protecting Your Privacy And Reputation
If you have been charged or convicted of any sex crime (including sexual assault) and if you retain the Law Offices of Mark L. Horwitz, P.A., you have our assurance that we will work hard to seek to keep your name off the sex crime registry. Although you may have only spent a short time in jail, you will in essence have your freedoms curtailed for a lifetime if you end up on the sex crime registry. A knowledgeable Orlando sex offender registration lawyer is a valuable ally for someone facing charges of sex crimes.
Our Orlando, Florida, criminal defense firm represents clients in Florida, circuit and appellate courts, U.S. federal district courts, courts of appeals, and before the U.S. Supreme Court. It is important to have an attorney as soon as possible when under investigation. For best results, enlist our services when a sex crime case is still in the investigation stage. Contact our Orlando law office to schedule an appointment to discuss your situation with a lawyer.
Experienced Florida Sex Registry Attorney
Our attorneys use aggressive and effective defense strategies to minimize the negative impact of evidence, charges and penalties. For thorough criminal defense representation, contact the Law Offices of Mark L. Horwitz in Orlando, Florida. Call our law office at (407) 401-7224.