What is Failure by a Sexual Offender to Comply with Registration Requirements (Failure to Comply with Registration of a Residence, Motor Vehicle, Trailer, Mobile Home, Manufactured Home, Vessel, or Houseboat) in Florida?

The crime of Failure by a Sexual Offender to Comply with Registration Requirements is a Third Degree Felony that is punishable by 5 years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

This crime occurs when a:

  1. Person is a sexual offender or has agreed or stipulated that he has been convicted as a sex offender.
  2. Person had a place of residence in a County of Florida.
  3. Person uses his/her residence as a motor vehicle, trailer, or mobile home and knowingly failed to provide the required Sheriff’s office with information about his/her residence in a motor vehicle, trailer, or mobile home. OR
  4. Person uses his/her residence as a vessel, live-aboard vessel, or houseboat and knowingly failed to provide the required Sheriff’s office with information about his/her residence in a vessel, live-aboard vessel, or houseboat.

Defenses to Failure by a Sexual Offender to Comply with Registration Requirements.  

  • Person is not a sexual offender. 
  • Person did not act knowingly.
  • Person tried to comply but was misinformed.

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