Pensacola, FL asked in Criminal Law and Appeals / Appellate Law for Florida

Q: What circumstance is statute 943.0435.13a given in the state of Fl for sex offenders and could charges be dismissed ?"

What are the based evidence the state of Florida needs to prove guilt and what are the minimum to maximum required sentence or consequences for the offender if they're found guilty or plead no contest/ not guilty? One last question.. Would it be possible to get any files,documents, public records from the any database by any chance?

1 Lawyer Answer
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: The statute speaks for itself:

"... (13) Any person who has reason to believe that a sexual offender is not complying, or has not complied, with the requirements of this section and who, with the intent to assist the sexual offender in eluding a law enforcement agency that is seeking to find the sexual offender to question the sexual offender about, or to arrest the sexual offender for, his or her noncompliance with the requirements of this section:

(a) Withholds information from, or does not notify, the law enforcement agency about the sexual offender’s noncompliance with the requirements of this section, and, if known, the whereabouts of the sexual offender;


commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084."

If you are charged with this, you will either have your own attorney or one will be appointed to represent you. In that case, your attorney should address those questions.

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