Seven days have passed since I concluded 26 years in federal prison. As a consequence of my drug conviction for trafficking in cocaine in 1987, I am required to register with local law enforcement when I move into a new community. My probation officer provided me with a form that we both signed. The form has five sections that follow:
- Personal History Information: indicates my name, date of birth, and so forth.
- Conviction Information: indicates that I was convicted under the drug laws and that I was arrested on August 11, 1987.
- Release Information: indicates my current address and my probation officer’s contact information.
- Notification Statement: provides list of my duty under California state law to register as a narcotics offender with local law enforcement for the next five years. If I move, I must register with the authorities in my new community.
- State of Notifying Officer: provides certification that my probation officer informed me of this responsibility.
Offenders who were convicted of drug crimes comply with the conditions of release by registering with local law enforcement. I do not have any problems registering because I’m determined to live the rest of my life without further legal problems.