I have a DUI from 1989 and am applying for an RN license. I am not able to locate any of the court documents. The DUI occurred in Orange county California and I am applying for license in Ohio. I have tried the court, DMV, FBI.
I advise you to consult with an attorney to review the application and to make sure that you answer the questions accurately and honestly. Do not assume that Ohio's licensing authorities will not know about this. Any answer that appears to be deceptive on your part will probably be more harmful than the DUI itself. Invest the money necessary to get good advice and assistance before submitting your application. What you are doing is protecting your future. Good luck.
The response I have provided is general in nature, and does not create an attorney-client relationship. My practice is based in Rhode Island, and the law and practice in other states or jurisdictions may be different.
It sounds like you have taken all the appropriate measures to locate the court documents. If you can't find them, then you can't. Make sure you still disclose your DUI in your application.
Contact an attorney in California who is familiar with DUI cases and, ideally, licensure. A California attorney will be best able to navigate their Courts and systems. Have that lawyer guide you on how to respond to the licensure board given what he/she finds.
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