I am applying for my RN license in Texas and the application asked if I've ever been convicted or have any pending criminal charges. It says to exclude misdemeanor class C traffic violation but was not sure if my DUI from California falls into this category. My case is still going thru and I have yet to be convicted. Anything insight would be appreciated. Thanks!
Is a DUI in California punishable by jail time, or is it only punishable by a fine? A Class C misdemeanor in Texas is punishable by a fine only; my interpretation of this would be that a crime in another state that is punishable by a fine only would be considered the same as a Class C misdemeanor.
Still, this is difficult because a DWI in Texas IS punishable by jail time, and if you don't disclose it you run the risk of the licensing agency finding out about it anyway and treating it the same as a Texas DWI, meaning you'd be lying about it.
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