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What Constitutes unlawful use of social media?
What Constitutes unlawful use of social media?

Almost daily we are hearing stories of social media and crime. Examples include the well-publicized case of two Polk County girls charged with felony aggravated stalking after bullying another girl, mostly through a series of…

Difference Between a Sexual Offender and a Sexual Predator
Difference Between a Sexual Offender and a Sexual Predator

What is the difference between a sexual offender and a sexual predator? How do the laws in Florida address each? Let’s take a closer look. Sexual Offender According to Florida law, a sexual offender is…

Man Arrested for Voyeurism in a Target Store
Man Arrested for Voyeurism in a Target Store

Last month, a man was caught attempting to use his cell phone to take pictures and videos up women’s skirts in a Target store. According to a report, the man caught the attention of the…

What Is Obscenity and Does it Limit Your Right to Free Speech?
What Is Obscenity and Does it Limit Your Right to Free Speech?

We are all familiar with the First Amendment to the United States Constitution–it provides all citizens with the right to “freedom of speech.” But that is quite an oversimplification because, while we do have the…

Those Convicted of Sex Crimes Must Follow Florida Law Requirements when Visiting Schools, Parks, Child Care Facilities
Those Convicted of Sex Crimes Must Follow Florida Law Requirements when Visiting Schools, Parks, Child Care Facilities

After conviction and release from prison, those convicted of sex crimes may be faced with a confusing legal puzzle when it comes to moving forward with their lives. Some places, generally those where children are…

Visiting Florida with a Sex Crimes Record? Don’t Forget to Register
Visiting Florida with a Sex Crimes Record? Don’t Forget to Register

A familiar feature in the news is the police hunt for those convicted of sex crimes after they have failed to register under state laws. For example, this week, in Punta Gorda, Florida, a man…

Where Can I Find Information About Sexual Offender/Predators Residency Requirements?
Where Can I Find Information About Sexual Offender/Predators Residency Requirements?

Individuals who have been convicted of being a sexual offender or sexual predator have limitations placed on them even after completing any jail sentence.  They must register as a sexual offender or sexual predator with…

Vanderbilt Football Players Dismissed Due to Sex Crime Accusations
Vanderbilt Football Players Dismissed Due to Sex Crime Accusations

Sexual assault is a crime that tends to provoke community outrage.  Even just the accusation that someone committed sexual assault can haunt a person and ruin their reputation.  Remember the case of the Duke Lacrosse…

Sexual Harassment
Sexual Harassment

Most are probably aware that state and federal law bars sexual harassment against an employee (or even a job applicant) by an employer, employment agency or labor organization.  The federal law applies to any employer…

Kaitlyn Hunt’s Encounter with Florida’s Statutory Rape Law
Kaitlyn Hunt’s Encounter with Florida’s Statutory Rape Law

Kaitlyn Hunt, an eighteen-year-old cheerleader in Indian River County, Florida, is being prosecuted under Florida’s statutory rape law for a physical relationship with a younger girl, who is now fifteen and may have been as…