This Sex Crime Equals More Time
Sex offenders or predators continue to be punished even years after they leave the prison grounds. Yes, they’ve served their sentence. Yes, they’re out of jail. No, they’re not “free-at-last.”
A person convicted of a sex crime or sex offense as a sexual predator or sexual offender is on the radar long after serving the time, perhaps forever. If after 10 or 20 years there are no other arrests, the convicted may ask the court to strip the designation. Once the label is gone, the person no longer has to register or report and is only now “free-at-last.”
“A sexual predator who was designated a sexual predator by a court before October 1, 1998 and who has been lawfully released from confinement, supervision or sanction for 10 years and has not been arrested for any felony or misdemeanor since release, may petition the court for removal of the designation. A sexual predator or sexual offender who was designated by a court on or after October 1, 1998, and released from supervision or confinement for at least 20 years and has not been arrested for any felony or misdemeanor offense since release, may petition the court for removal of the sexual offender/predator designation.’
Good People Do Get Arrested. Whether you are under arrest for a sexual offense, for not registering, or are eligible to have the sexual predator label removed, you must have a good attorney to ensure a strong defense; preserve the rights you do have; and regain the rights you once had, respectively.
That’s why you need to call your lawyer. Here at Scott T. Moorey, Attorneys-At-Law, we’re available 24/7, because Good People Do Get Arrested.
Schedule your free initial consultation. You’ll be meeting with either Scott Moorey or Lance Dunford, both skilled criminal defense attorneys with Fort Myers roots.