A criminal conviction can be devastating and ruinous for anyone. Spending any amount of time in jail or having a stain on your criminal record can make it very difficult to rebuild your life after a bad decision. But for the people convicted of a sex crime, the damage of a conviction can be even more severe.
Many people convicted of a sex offense in Florida are required to register as sex offenders. This means that they must report to the sheriff's office and submit several pieces of information, including a photo, driver's license, address, employer and email addresses. This information is then made public. Appearing on the list of sex offenders can take a dramatic toll on a person's life and impact where they can live, work and spend time for as long as they are required to register.