Annual Registration

Submitted by USA on 2013/11/20 at 8:35 am

I do have an interesting question/point! First, the arrests for not registering within 5 days is tacky. Now, I’ve gone to register early and the ladies (OC) asked why I came early? Lets suggest or pretend my annual registration is supposed to be every December 1st? What if I’m going to France from November 20th to December 20th? Hmmm? Or, lets say I had a family member (daughter attending school in DC) get in a major car accident and I have to board a flight and leave immediately? I miss my registration date?

Or, (please use this as a new topic) what if I’m doing an extensive remodel to my home and maybe I’ll have to leave for a week when my plumbing is being altered (I might stay with parents one night, cousin for two days and a friend one day)? Then, while I’m gone, a compliance check officer come by? Any ideas? Maybe I was gone on vacation during the work?

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What I was told in one city I lived before that the 5 days before or after are open business days, not calender days, so if it is the weekend or they didn’t have registration services open that day didn’t count. In that city I also had to make an appointment, and because of that one year, and that was when I was on parole, I couldn’t get an appointment until the 6th calender day after my birthday and that was fine with them.

In the new city I live in, they are even more lax about registration: no compliance checks and annual reg is just a walk-in. However the city has an unconstitutional, draconian law that says RSO’s can’t live within Xdistance of schools, day care, parks, etc. So if registering a new location because of a vacation counted as ‘moving’ then I wouldn’t be allowed to continue living in my home when I returned from vacation! So there is zero chance I’m doing that. Unfortunately, not everywhere has the same registration laws for travel-time, Nevada for instance has a very short time, I think 24 or 48 hrs? If CA uses the 5 business day model then you could be somewhere for a week and 2 weekends before it counts, but if the locals don’t use that?

Seems the law is purposefully vague to give them an excuse to make new arrests should they wish to.

I also travel out of the country for long periods when able. I asked about that, since I can’t ‘register in the new location’ since outside of the US is out of their jurisdiction to make such impositions, and CA law doesn’t require permission or even to inform the local LE of international travel. They said if I was going to be out of the country when I was expected to do annual registration to just do it before I left. But I’d be damn sure to get a copy of it and a signature on a statement that I was informed this met my legal obligations.

in the city of Visalia RSO can only reg on Tues or Thurs by appointment.
so that givce you only 4 days to reg within your bday. so you only have 4 out of 10 days to Reg.

What if you buy a new car but have it registered at another address because people steal your mail? Are you in violation for having the wrong address on your car? Where does it say we have to add our vehicles to the registry? All the BS I sign and initial during updates says nothing about cars or other mailing addresses. Police claim that’s the reason they came and advertised my status to all the neighbors but still won’t give me a clear answer of why they were at my door and had the whole force in my front yard. I was at work at the time. Found out from my wife’s god daughter who happened to be there. Is this legal?

What if you buy a new car but have it registered at another address because people steal your mail? Are you in violation for having the wrong address on your car? Where does it say we have to add our vehicles to the registry? All the BS I sign and initial during updates says nothing about cars or other mailing addresses. Police claim that’s the reason they came and advertised my status to all the neighbors but still won’t give me a clear answer of why they were at my door and had the whole force in my front yard. I was at work at the time. Found out from my wife’s god daughter who happened to be there. Is this legal? Would really appreciate some feedback. Wife is worried sick and very upset. And all had to happen just before Christmas. Worried that they are planning on showing up to ruin our family get together