Registered Narcotics Offenders
Under California Health and Safety Code section 11590, anyone convicted of certain drug offenses is required to register as a narcotics offender. This is a confusing requirement to many California drug and narcotic offenders. Skilled California drug lawyers from The Kavinoky Law Firm can answer any questions you have about the requirement to register as a narcotics offender.
Anyone required to register as a narcotics offender under H&S 11590 must report to their local police station within 30 days of moving to a new area. The police will photograph and fingerprint you. You’re required to re-register any time you move. This requirement will remain in place for five years after your discharge from prison, jail or probation. Failure to register as a narcotics offender is a misdemeanor under H&S 11594.
Anyone convicted of the following California Health and Safety Code sections is required to register. 11350, 11351, 11351.5, 11352, 11353, 11353.5,
11353.7, 11354, 11355, 11357, 11358, 11359, 11360, 11361, 11363,
11366, 11366.5, 11366.6, 11368, 11370.1, 11378, 11378.5, 11379,
11379.5, 11379.6, 11380, 11380.5, 11383, or 11550, or subdivision (a)
of section 11377.
One way to avoid the requirement that you register as a narcotics offender is to obtain alternative sentencing that allows you to avoid a criminal record if you successfully complete a program. Another way is to enter a plea bargain that allows you to plead guilty to an offense that doesn’t require narcotics offender registration.
Of course, the best way to avoid the requirement of registering as a narcotics offender is to avoid getting convicted of a California drug offense in the first place. A skilled California drug lawyer from The Kavinoky Law Firm is well-versed in the latest defense strategies against narcotics charges. Please contact knowledgeable California drug lawyers today at 1.800.NO.CUFFS for a free consultation or fill out the following Free Drug Case Evaluation.