FELLER LAW SUCCESFULLY PETITIONS FDLE TO NOT HAVE CLIENT REGISTER AS A SEXUAL OFFENDER!
Our client was judged delinquent for an out-of-state offense when he was child. This resulted in some necessary treatment, but as he was a child himself, he was not sentenced as an adult, nor was he required to register as juvenile sexual offender. Eventually, he moved to Florida as an adult. Florida has the toughest sexual offender registration laws in the entire United States, and quite possibly the world. While no one will shed tears for pedophiles or violent offenders, these tough laws tend to also entrap juveniles and young men and women who engaged in consensual actions with their equally young partners. However, a minor difference in age can cause severe consequences. In our client's particular case, the local sheriff was trying to compel our client to register as a sexual offender despite not meeting the legal requirements to be obligated to register. We reviewed the details of his case, the applicable law, and petitioned the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) to definitively state he did not have to register. This petition proved to be a winner!