In 2004 I had a class a mis. for a weapon charge in state of texas a butterfly knife and brass nuckles in my purse I worked in a bad bar waitressing and leaving work got pulled over and bam in jail for that I didn't know at that time it was illegal also I had theft by check in 2006 under 1000 charge which both I paid off no probation nothing just charge and fees since then haven't go into trouble and its 2014 almost 2015 can I start my RN with this on my background? Or do I have to see if I need it to be removed? I need help!!
I am not a Texas attorney. You should seek one. However, my reading of the Texas statutes seems to indicate that the offenses eligible for non-disclosure or expunction only include those for which you have never been found guilty, were pardoned or won on appeal, or for which the judge imposed deferred adjudication, not jail time. Again, speak directly with a Texas attorney who does this. Your future is too important to give up without making your best attempt, which will include an attorney.
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I recommend that you get an attorney. There are several attorneys here in Austin that have significant experience handling cases with the Nursing Board. Try to find one using the "Find a Lawyer" tab above. If that does not work, I am happy to get you a name.
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