At issue is whether a sex offender who does not have a fixed address is required to notify the County Sheriff on a weekly basis where he stayed for the preceding seven days, as practiced in some counties. Flowers contended the weekly reports to the sheriff are not statutorily required, and, therefore, it is not a crime to fail to comply. Although the sheriff is authorized by statute to command such reporting, the reporting is not expressly required by the applicable law. Consequently, the district court’s ruling dismissing the charge against Flowers was affirmed on appeal. See: Wash. v. Flowers, Wash. App., Div II, #38468-0-III.
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Wash. v. Flowers
|Cite||Wash. App., Div II, No. 38468-0-III|
|Level||State Court of Appeals|