Florida’s sex offender registry laws are some of the most oppressive in the country. In Florida, people who are required to register as sex offenders are generally required to register for life. Only a select group of individuals can file a petition to request to have their name removed from the Florida sex offender registry. Due to how serious prosecutors and law enforcement take sex crimes, the ability to be removed from the Florida sex offender registry is severely limited and only available in special circumstances under Florida law.
Removal from the Florida Sex Offender Registry is Possible
The stigma of being registered on Florida’s sex offender registry can have far-reaching effects on personal relationships, employment, and international travel. Ann Fitz has challenged the constitutionality of Florida’s sex offender registration law on behalf of individuals who were either convicted out of state or no longer reside in Florida.
There is a 4-year statute of limitations in these cases, and the courts have determined that the statute begins to run from the date the offender is required to register in Florida. For those cases that are timely filed, Ann Fitz has been successful in advocating for the removal of her clients’ information from the Florida sex offender registry.
If you believe you are wrongly registered on the Florida sex offender registry, contact Ann Fitz today at 561-932-1690.