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It’s best to seek the help of a nurse attorney who is an expert when facing charges related to criminal charges. However, some nurses tend to face these results instead without thinking that nurse attorneys are always reliable for matters such as these.

On or about May 29, 2005, an RN from El Paso submitted an Online Renewal Document Registered Nurse to the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas, in which she provided false, deceptive, and misleading information, in that she answered “No” to the question: “Have you been convicted, adjudged guilty by a court, plead guilty, no contest or nolo contendere to any crime in any state, territory or country, whether or not a sentence was imposed, including any pending criminal charges or unresolved arrest (excluding minor traffic violations) since the last renewal?

The RN, however, failed to disclose that on or about May 26, 2005, she entered a plea of Guilty to the amended charge of RECKLESS DRIVING, a Class B misdemeanor offense committed on January 15, 2005.

As a defense to the case, the RN states that she was ignorant regarding issues pertaining to the law and should have investigated to understand the questions and answer appropriately related to the facts. She states she was confused regarding her duty to report. She sought the advice of a nurse manager who was aware of what had transpired, and she erroneously trusted her recommendations. She states she was given deferred adjudication which included community service and one year of probation.

On or about July 15, 2010, she was arrested for driving with a suspended license. She owed money for surcharges that she was unaware of. At her earliest opportunity, after her arrest, she paid the surcharges.

If you also received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed on you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse lawyers who helped various nurses in their cases since 2006. You may contact him 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 for more information or if you want to schedule a private consultation.