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It’s best to seek the help of a nurse attorney when facing any charge. However, some nurses tend to face these results instead without thinking that nurse attorneys are always reliable for matters such as these.

This is what happened to a certain RN in Austin, Texas. During the time of the initial incident, the RN was employed in a medical center in Austin and had been in the position for five years.

On or about February 6, 2013the RN submitted a renewal application to the Texas Board of Nursing in which she provided false, deceptive, and/or misleading information, in that she answered “no” to the following question:

“Have you, within the past 24 months or since your last renewal, for any criminal offense, including those pending appeal:

been convicted of a misdemeanor?

  • been convicted of a felony?
  • pled nolo contendere, no contest, or guilty?
  • received deferred adjudication?
  • been placed on community supervision or court-ordered probation, whether or not adjudicated guilty?
  • been sentenced to serve jail or prison time?
  • court-ordered confinement?
  • been granted pre-trial diversion?
  • been arrested or have any pending criminal charges?
  • been cited or charged with any violation of the law?
  • been subject of a court-martial;
  • received any form of military judgment/punishment/action?”

The RN failed to disclose that on or about October 9, 2012, she was arrested for the offense of POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE PG 3 <28G, a Class A misdemeanor offense.

The Texas Board of Nursing gave the RN the chance to defend herself. She states that she misunderstood the renewal question. She also states her criminal case is pending

However, she was not able to provide a good defense for herself, especially when the evidence was brought up to her. Therefore, the Board placed her RN license to a disciplinary action instead.

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.