I wish to speak with the experts on a consulting basis to see if I might have a case or other recourse regarding how my Adjudication Withheld status is effecting me from State to State. I have to register in Florida as a sex offender
even though Adjudication was Withheld. When I moved to Texas, I did NOT have to register since their rules did not specifically state that Adjudication Withheld was included. This is the tip of the iceberg since there is no single place where the rules are spelled out. Even though I am "free" (no longer on probation
), I cannot move easily between states since there is no way to know the rules for each state. Another example: If I want to move to California, I would have to move there and then (and only then) would they tell me if I have to register. How can I rent an apartment or buy a house in an area which may want to kick me out if I am registered?
So, yes, the experts need to be available for contact and to point me in the right direction. However, finding an expert who is not available to the average Joe is appealing since I bet they would have more answers, so hopefully you can also give me ways to contact them. (only give me names I can contact)
FYI: In Florida, there are about 6,200 Adjudication Withheld sex offenders, so I've even thought about some sort of group action.
I travel for business and I have to stay less than 5 days or so (varies by state) in one location or I have to register. I UNDERSTAND THAT IF I WERE ADJUDICATED GUILTY, THAT I WOULDN'T HAVE A LEG TO STAND ON; however, without "guilt", I (and the others) fall into this "grey area" which needs better definition. Not sure if there is some sort of discrimination here or not, thus this request. Hopefully, The 14th amendment would take over and decide our rights for all states.
I have rambled...sorry... Your direction is appreciated.
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