I got a dui charge last june 22. This eventually got reduced to a plea deal for wet reckless which i pleaded no contest to. I am an RN here in california. The sentencing was made last oct 16. I just heard about the mandatory 30 day reporting to the BRN regarding convictions like this. It is now dec 2. What do i do now and what is the best way to report this to the BRN? Do i contact them via phone? Email? Written letter? Please advise... thank you...
You should contact a professional licensing attorney to help you with this decision and the process of defending your license if the BRN takes action against you.
This answer is not legal advice, it may not even be relevant to the question answered, it definitely is does not establish an attorney/client relationship.
You're correct, there is a 30 day deadline for reporting convictions to BRN. Technically, it could be unprofessional conduct for failure to report. However, the Board does not provide a reporting form for the purpose of helping licensees meet this requirement, and I have not seen the Board attempt to discipline anyone for a failure to affirmatively report a conviction.
You should discuss this matter with a licensing attorney. An attorney can disclose the conviction for you, and assist you with responding to further inquiries from the Board. The Board has several alternatives at this point, from doing nothing, to suggesting diversion, to a citation/fine, to a formal investigation. A licensing attorney can prepare you for any of those outcomes.
These answers are not legal advice, and cannot be relied on as though they are legal advice. Responses to your questions on Avvo do NOT establish an attorney-client relationship with me.
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