Sex Offender Registration News

On June 1, 2008 The Justice Department released its newest version of what are the Federal Sex Offender Registration standards. It is called the Sexual Offender Notification ACT (SORNA)

These new the guidelines are for the Adam Walsh Act’s sex offender registration and notification provisions of Florida and other states.

Sex Offenses in Florida include both violent sexual offenses such as rape (sexual battery) sexual assault, lewd assault and most crimes contained in F.S. chapter 800. A copy of the guidelines is avaialble from the feds.

Non violent sex offenses such as lewd adn lascivious behavior (FS 798.02) Exposure of sexual organs (FS 800.03) are all listed and defined in Chapter 800. Florida statute 794 covers: sexual battery, sexual felony offenders, unlawful sexual activity with minors and other sex crimes: see the statue for more listed sex crimes.

The amended act, known as the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006, is part of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).

The Department of Justice released the guidelines and cites the Offender Sentencing,Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering and Tracking (SMART) act for more information.

You can contact criminal defense attorney Ralph Behr, in Fort Lauderdale, for more information.