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Accused and charged of criminal case are something that a nurse attorney could be of great help for some nurses. However, some nurses tend to forget this fact because they really felt like they should be responsible even if they never intended to commit such an error.

On or about October 25, 2011, an RN from El Paso submitted an Online Renewal Document to the Texas Board of Nursing in which she provided false, deceptive, and/or misleading information, in that she answered “No” to the question:  “Have you, within the past 24 months or since your last renewal, for any criminal offense?

The RN failed to disclose that on or about May 10, 2011, she was charged for ASSAULT/CONTACT/FV. On or about December 19, 2011,

Additionally, the RN failed to disclose that she was arrested for ASSAULT CAUSES BODILY INJ, a Class A misdemeanor offense on or about October 29, 2012.

This issue was filed as a complaint and sent to the Texas Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction in all cases that may affect the status of an RN or LVN’s license in the future. But they advise nurses to attend a hearing first before placing the sentence, which the RN attended for her career’s security.

However, the RN failed to attend the hearing or even failed to at least hire a nurse attorney to help her defend her case.

As a result, the Texas Board of Nursing placed her RN license to disciplinary action. It’s too bad that she failed to hire a nurse attorney for assistance, knowing that she had every reason to defend herself in the first place. Her defense would have gotten better if she actually sought legal consultation from a Texas nurse attorney as well.

So if you’re facing a complaint from the Board, it’s best to seek legal advice first. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is willing to assist every nurse in need of immediate help for nurse licensing cases. To contact him, please dial (832)-428-5679 for a confidential consultation or for more inquiries.