DUI and a Professional License for a Nurse
Registered Nurses in California
The California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) licenses all registered nurses and certified advanced practice nurses in California. If you are arrested for driving under the influence in Orange County, the board may take action against your license including suspension or even revocation based on a subsequent conviction. The board takes a number of things under consideration including the nature of the crime, the conviction and any rehabilitation completed after conviction. If you are a registered nurse in California and have been arrested for a DUI, you need to act fast to preserve your rights. Protect your license and call us today.
Vocational Nurses in California
Vocational nurses and psychiatric technicians are regulated by a separate entity from registered nurses. The Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians is responsible for licensing of those individuals. The board may ask you to complete a “voluntary” rehabilitation course. This course has rigorous requirements and may not be necessary. Learn what your mandatory reporting requirements are and what programs are compulsory after an arrest for an Orange County DUI.
Our law office can help you to protect your nursing license and fight the charges against you. If you have a professional license, you have a lot on the line following an arrest for a DUI. Not only do you face criminal proceedings through the Orange County Superior Court and an administrative hearing from the Department of Motor Vehicles, but you also risk suspension or even revocation of your nursing privileges. Call our offices today for a free consultation.