If you or someone you know has been accused of a sexual crime in Florida, you may find it helpful to learn about the state’s laws and potential penalties for these types of crimes. The outcome of a case involving these offenses may impact different areas of a person’s life. 

Some defendants may be required to participate in the state’s sexual offender registration program. 

Living options for sexual offenders

One thing a defendant may fear if required to register as a sexual predator is that they may not be able to live where they want to after completing any jail or prison time. 

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement explains that the state’s sexual offender registry program does not place any limitations on where a sexual offender or a sexual predator may live. However, individual counties or municipalities may enforce laws that prevent a participant in the sex offender registration program from living in certain locations. 

Social media or activity restrictions for sexual offenders

A person registered as a sexual offender may visit a park, daycare center or a school depending on the circumstances. Each registration should review their own case to clarify any potential limitations that may exist. They may also actively participate on social media platforms in some situations. Persons actively supervised by correctional offices may not be allowed on social media. 

This information is not intended to provide legal advice but is instead meant to provide a high-level overview of Florida’s sex offender registration program and how it may impact where a person may live if required to register as a sexual predator.