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14 Arrested in Lake County Online Sex Sting

lake county online sex sting.JPGThe Lake County Sheriff's Office has arrested 14 people as a result of a recent sex sting. The weeklong operation involved detectives posing as children, between the ages of 13 and 15, online. Acting as potential prey, detectives arranged to meet with the suspects in the Golden Triangle area with the intention of having sex.

Supreme Court Rules Sex Offenders Allowed to Use Social Media

Sex-Offender Social Media Ban Thrown Out by Supreme Court

On Monday, the Supreme Court overturned a North Carolina Law that restricted use of social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. The Justices argued that social media has become one of the most important sources of information in our society and restricting access to these sites, even to convicted criminals, would be a violation of first amendment rights. 

Legislation would limit drone use by those convicted of sex crimes

The current gadget of choice for people of all ages is not a phone, a video game system or any sort of electronic device. Rather, it's a drone, meaning those remote-controlled flying devices powered by several propellers that can fly to great heights, hover and turn on a dime. Indeed, many of these drones are equipped with high-definition cameras that enable users to take stunning photos from many different angles and distances.

Societal costs high for sex crime convictions in Florida

A certain stigma comes with having a sexual conviction on your record. As if being listed on Florida's public sex offender registry and the national registry isn't enough, there are also the possible personal and professional repercussions. Add into the mix a residency ban, which is a real thing in certain areas, and the fallout from a sex crime is one that can continue to haunt a person -- and their families -- for years to come. 

How Florida has mistakenly identified people as sex offenders

If you really stop to think about it, your driver's license or state ID card contains a wealth of personal information outside of just your name and address. Indeed, it outlines whether you want to donate your organs in the event of a serious accident, whether you require corrective lenses and whether you have been diagnosed with certain medical conditions.

What are the Penalties for Traveling to Meet a Minor in Florida?

Travelling to meet a minor is a serious criminal offense that is not taken lightly in the State of Florida. The penalties are stiff and the prosecution shows no mercy for crimes that involve children. To help answer the questions that are asked after an arrest, we have outlined the details of the "travelling to meet a minor" charge, it's penalties and the possible defense strategies that an attorney may use.

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