In previous posts on this blog, we have explored some of the reasons why the sex offender registration, while well-intentioned, may actually be less effective than people think. Since the registry was established, people are being required to register for an increasing number of offenses that may not be serious or indicative that a person may be a threat to others.
Take a second and look around you. Chances are pretty good that your cellphone is within arm's reach. In fact, you may even be reading this blog post on your cellphone as you ride the bus to work, wait for an elevator or sit around the house. Most people have their cellphones on them at all times and use them for everything from getting directions to finding a date.
There is no doubt that all types of sex offenses are taken seriously by the government and law enforcement agencies. In fact, we have discussed on this blog cases of people facing the heavy-handed penalties of a sex crime conviction even though an offense may have been relatively minor.
If you are facing charges involving the possession or distribution of child pornography, you are likely feeling like the whole world is against you.
People across Florida should be very clear about the fact that they can get in serious trouble for engaging in sexual conduct with minors. Though there are very exceptions, having sex with someone who is underage can mean some very harsh penalties that can prove to be ruinous.