What is Failure to Register as a Sexual Predator (Initially Register – In Custody, Control or Under the Supervision of the Department of Corrections) in Florida?

Failure to register

The crime of Failure by a Sexual Predator 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 predator or has agreed or stipulated that he has been convicted as a sex predator.
  2. Person is in the custody/control/supervision of the Department of Corrections, or a private correctional facility.
  3. Person knowingly failed to register with the Department of Corrections as a sexual predator within 3 business days of having been classified by a judge as a sexual predator.

Some of the defenses to Failure by a Sexual Predator to Comply with Registration Requirements are:

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

References:

State v. Robinson: On sexual offender designation.

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