Being involved in a criminal case or committing a felony offense can be the end of a nurse’s career. When facing any charges it is best to seek help from a nurse attorney. A nurse attorney is someone who represents RNs and LVNs in court. They are also the ones who react and make decisions quickly in demanding conditions.
At the time of the initial incident, an LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at a hospital facility in Pasadena, Texas, and was involved in an incident that causes her nursing license at risk.
It was on or about July 18, 2019, that the LVN entered a plea of No Contest to POSS CS PG 2>=1 G<4G, a 3rd Degree Felony offense that the LVN committed on March 27, 2019, in a Judicial District County in Texas. As a result of the plea the proceedings against the LVN were deferred without entering an adjudication of Guilt, the LVN was placed on probation for a period of two (2) years and ordered to pay a fine and court costs.
In response, the LVN states she was stopped for running a yellow light. During the stop the officer requested to search her vehicle, the LVN advised she had a gummy bear with THC. She was not under the influence of any drugs or alcohol. She was going to eat the gummy bear before she got on the plane since she is afraid of flying.
The Texas Board of Nursing gave the LVN the chance to defend herself. However, she was not able to provide a good defense for herself, especially when the evidence was brought up to her. The LVN will be facing the sanction that the Board placed on her.
If you are summoned to appear before a licensing board regarding a disciplinary incident, you will need an experienced nurse attorney who knows how to handle nurse cases.
Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is a Texas nurse lawyer that has a proven track record. He has over 12 years of experience handling Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary action cases and has helped protect the license of numerous nurses in Texas. For a confidential consultation, call or text him at (832) 428-5679.