The Texas Sex Offender Registration Program (Chapter 62 of the Code of Criminal Procedure) is a sex offender registration and public notification law designed to protect the public from sex offenders.This law requires adult and juvenile sex offenders to register with the local law enforcement authority of the city they reside in or, if the sex offender does not reside in a city, with the local law enforcement authority of the county they reside in.
A sex offender who fails to comply with any registration requirement is subject to felony prosecution.Public notification of registered sex offenders is accomplished in several different ways.First, the Texas Department of Public Safety (“TXDPS”) maintains a statewide sex offender registration database.Failure to comply with this requirement is a 3rd degree felony.* Note: This requirement applies both to sexual predators and offenders who have been released from sanctions for their qualifying sex offense, as well as those currently under some form of supervision with the Department of Corrections.
Beginning September 1st, 2005: Individuals designated as Sexual Predators on or after September 1, 2005 must wait 30 years (from the date sanctions for the qualifying sex offense terminated) before petitioning a court to remove the designation.
To qualify for relief, the Sexual Predator cannot be arrested for any reason (misdemeanor or felony) during the 30-year period and the relief must satisfy Wetterling Act requirements.
The Sexual Offender Registration & Tracking Unit (SORT) is responsible for the registration of all sexual predators and offenders in Brevard County.
The Unit also provides community notification and address verification of offenders and predators and investigates violations of the registration and statutory requirements. Rockledge, Fl 32955 Phone: (321) 633-8407 Email: [email protected] September 1st, 2005, the Jessica Lundsford Act, significantly altered Florida’s Sexual Offender and Predator Registration Laws.
It resulted in tougher registration requirements and increased penalties for violations.
Sexual predators and offenders must report in person twice a year to the Sheriff’s Office in the county in which he or she resides.