Penalties such as incarceration, probation and heavy fines are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to sex crime convictions. Sex offender registration is a long-lasting side effect of a sex crime conviction, and at times this is required for the remainder of an offender’s life.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement operates a website regarding Florida sexual offenders and predators, wherein the public can access information on registered sex offenders in their area. This is only one of many sex offender registry sites that a typical person can find by doing an internet search for sex offenders in Florida. This means that if you are required to register as a sex offender that your name, picture and address may be listed and viewed by others in your community.