Case Result: With No Conviction or Proof of Alcoholism, DOH Drops Case Against Nurse Suspected of DUI
Our Florida License Defense Attorneys successfully contended that client nurse was not convicted and there was no proof he was an alcoholic.
Registered Nurse/Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Client, a registered nurse and advanced nurse practitioner, was arrested on DUI. Client did not have any priors with law-enforcement or any disciplinary history. Eventually, after trying to fight the case, the client decided to take a plea to reckless driving, a lesser included offense. This triggered the requirement for completing a self-report within 30 calendar days of the date of the plea.
Our Florida regulatory and healthcare licensing lawyer completed the self-report for the client, including mitigating evidence. We included ample case law to show that nurses convicted of vehicular manslaughter were found not to have committed a crime that would relate to the practice of nursing; therefore, we argued, the client, having been convicted only of reckless driving, should not be subject to a Florida Department of Health (DOH) investigation.
The DOH reviewed the case and provided us with letters indicating that the self-reporting requirements have been satisfied, and the information would remain confidential.
This information is a sample of our past results. Prospective clients may not obtain the same or similar results. Every case is different and each case must be evaluated and handled on its own merits. The circumstances of your case may differ from the results provided. The information provided has not been reviewed or approved by the State Bar.
Chapman Law Group’s independent investigation revealed critical information not included in the police reports and that the car search was illegal.
We worked to obtain several good character references, prior employment records, proof of prior alcohol counseling, and a current addiction evaluation. The Board granted the nurse a full nursing license without an IPN evaluation or referral.
After successful cross-examination of state’s witnesses at the hearing, the judge gave a directed verdict in our favor after our showing that the state failed to prove its case.
Failure to report can lead to probation or suspended/revoked license. Having a lawyer prepare your report could mean avoiding/reducing fines and sanctions.
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