Sex offender status lasts forever. Being a convicted sexual offender does not just last during the period of criminal incarceration or probation. At Mark Lipinski PA, we use our proficiency in handling complex criminal law cases to benefit clients with sex offender issues. We provide capable legal services to clients with sex offender charges throughout Manatee County and Sarasota County from our Bradenton, Florida, law firm.
Bradenton Sex Offender Defense Attorney
Every state has a sex offender registry. In the state of Florida, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement has a 24/7 accessible website that includes the names, addresses and a grid map of sex offenders. In Manatee County, that grid map shows the exact whereabouts of anyone on the list. Additionally, the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles requires that all convicted sex offenders notify and update their driver's licenses within 48 hours of moving from their residences. The designation of sexual offender status is also transferrable from state to state. A conviction of several different sex crimes can result in sex offender status:
The actual penalties for sex crimes range from a short state prison sentence to life imprisonment for capital sexual battery. While most charges are very serious, others can be a result of behavior that is almost socially acceptable. In Florida, it is a second-degree felony to grab or pinch another individual's rear end. Other cases result from false accusations triggered by some vengeance.
These are very serious legal matters that warrant representation. Our capable defense lawyers have extensive experience working with Florida criminal law and have also worked as prosecuting attorneys.
Palmetto Sex Offender Registration Attorney
If you have been arrested or accused of a sex offender crime in Bradenton, Manatee County or Sarasota County, contact us without delay. Call us at 941-747-5228 or send us an e-mail. Our qualified criminal law attorneys can evaluate your case and discuss your legal options. We value communication with our clients, and have Spanish translation services available.