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IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL
FIRST DISTRICT, STATE OF FLORIDA
JOSHUA R. SMITH,
NOT FINAL UNTIL TIME EXPIRES TO
FILE MOTION FOR REHEARING AND
DISPOSITION THEREOF IF FILED.
CASE NO.: 1D02-4229 and 1D02-5001
STATE OF FLORIDA,
Opinion filed April 7, 2004.
An appeal from the Circuit Court for Okaloosa County.
Thomas T. Remington, Judge.
Nancy A. Daniels, Public Defender and P. Douglas Brinkmeyer, Assistant Public
Defender, Tallahassee, for Appellant.
Charles J. Crist, Jr., Attorney General and Thomas H. Duffy, Assistant Attorney
General, Tallahassee, for Appellee.
In this consolidated appeal, we affirm the appeal in Case No. 1D02-5001
without discussion. In Case No. 1D02-4229, appellate counsel filed a motion to
correct sentencing errors pursuant to Florida rule of Criminal Procedure 3.800(b)(2)
alleging that appellant’s new split sentences for attempted lewd acts were excessive
and that sex offender probation could not be imposed for grand theft. The trial court
agreed and orally pronounced a corrected sentence. The trial court, however, failed
to enter a written judgment and sentence to reflect the corrected oral pronouncement
of sentence. Accordingly, we reverse this sentence and remand for the entry of a
corrected written sentence. See Montgomery v. State, 704 So. 2d 548, 551 (Fla. 1st
Appellant also argues that the trial court erred in declaring appellant to be a sex
offender and rejecting his argument that section 943.0435, Florida Statutes (1998),
which requires the registration of "sex offenders," is unconstitutional on the ground
that it denies procedural due process. Appellant’s argument is without merit. We
have recently rejected the same constitutional challenge both under section 943.0435,
see Ames v. State, 29 Fla. Law Weekly D617 (Fla. 1st DCA March 11, 2004), and
under section 775.21, Florida’s sexual predator law. See Frazier v. State, 29 Fla. Law
Weekly D369 (Fla. 1st DCA, February 6, 2004), and cases cited therein. For purposes
of appellant’s argument that a hearing is required before the stigma of sexual offender
status is imposed, the two statutes are indistinguishable because they both require an
automatic determination if one of the enumerated crimes has been committed,
registration for life, and criminal prosecution in the event a defendant fails to register.
AFFIRMED in part, REVERSED in part, and REMANDED.
BOOTH, VAN NORTWICK AND LEWIS, JJ., CONCUR.