Terms Used In Florida Statutes 394.914

  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Person: means an individual 18 years of age or older who is a potential or actual subject of proceedings under this part. See Florida Statutes 394.912
  • Sexually violent predator: means any person who:
    (a) Has been convicted of a sexually violent offense; and
    (b) Suffers from a mental abnormality or personality disorder that makes the person likely to engage in acts of sexual violence if not confined in a secure facility for long-term control, care, and treatment. See Florida Statutes 394.912
After receipt from the multidisciplinary team of the written assessment and positive or negative recommendation as to whether the person meets the definition of a sexually violent predator, the state attorney, in accordance with s. 394.913, may file a petition with the circuit court alleging that the person is a sexually violent predator and stating facts sufficient to support such allegation. A fee may not be charged for the filing of a petition under this section.