Here is the letter:
Dear Mr. [my name]:
Federal law requires all males to register with the Selective Service System upon reaching their 18th birthday. As of this date, Selective Service has not received a reply to our previous correspondence advising you of this legal requirement. You have not registered, nor offered evidence that you are exempt from the registration requirement.
Refusal to register is a Federal crime punishable by a fine of up to $250,000 and up to 5 years imprisonment, or both. Because we did not hear from you, we had no choice but to send your name to the Department of Justice with a request that you be prosecuted for refusing to register.
However, our objective is to register you, not to have you prosecuted. It is not to late to register! Simply complete Section A of the enclosed Registration Status Form. If you believe you are not required to register, complete Section B of the form and provide supporting evidence.
Remember, if you refuse to register, you may become permanently ineligible for certain Federal benefits, such as job training, student financial aid and government employment. You may also be ineligible for obtaining US citizenship. Registration protects your eligibility.
Okay, the rumor I heard is that I could not register, they would not prosecute me, and then when I turned 25 I could register so that if I needed federal benefits later in life, I would still count as having registered. Is this true?
Any advice would be great.