Jessica Lunsford Act and Sex Crime Charges
Miami Sex Crime Defense Attorney
The Jessica Lunsford Act was passed in 2005. The law was passed and signed
into law by then-governor Jeb Bush in response to the tragic murder of
Jessica Lunsford in Homosassa Springs, FL. This law applies to those who
have access to schools and school campuses and increased penalties for
certain sex crimes against children, as well increasing the ongoing law
enforcement scrutiny regarding where they live.
With regard to those involved in schools, any non-instructional personnel
that are employees of the school district or contracted by the school
district that are allowed on school ground when students are present are
subject to Level 2 background screening described in § 1012.32. Those
that fall into this category include vendors, individuals, or any entity
that is currently contracted to the school board.
The Impact of Jessica's Act on Sex Crimes Defense
The law was passed to protect children at school from harm from any person
that could be dangerous that is under contract to perform any service
and are present on school grounds. The law is also left up to local school
boards to determine certain aspects of who they will or will not hire.
It also affects those who have been convicted of a sex crime to report
in person to the Sherriff's office in their County. If they fail to
report the address at which they currently reside, they will be charged
with a 3rd degree felony, and face immediate incarceration. The law also
provides for heavier sentencing for sex crimes involving children which
have been implemented since the passage of the law.
The impact of this law upon those who have been convicted of a sex crime
is extensive. Local state attorneys, clerks and the Department of Corrections
track those that have been arrested, prosecuted and sentenced in a sex
crime. If it is discovered that they
failed to register as a sex offender and have not provided their current address to the authorities
could be facing a felony charge and time in state prison.
Don't Wait to Enlist a Proven Miami Defense Lawyer
If you are accused of a crime that falls under this law, it is crucial
that you contact a
Miami sex crime attorney Michael Mirer at once. With a background as a n Assistant State Attorney
for Miami-Dade County, he is well-versed in Jessica's law and how
it could affect your case. Defending against charges of a sex crime involving
children should only be done by a proven sex crime defense lawyer. The
firm can help. You are urged to contact them at once.
Contact a Miami sex crime defense lawyer
from the firm today.