The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) has the power to suspend or revoke the license of any nurse in the state. If you are a nurse who has been charged with any crime of any felony offense, you should contact a criminal defense nurse attorney as soon as possible. Beyond whatever penalties you may face in a criminal trial, you will have to take quick steps to make sure that your license is protected after you have resolved your criminal case.
A nurse in Abilene, Texas was charged with a felony offense of Assault. The Board of Nursing took into account the facts surrounding her criminal charges as a reason for the LVN’s misfortune. This incident serves as a sobering example of how you need to treat any criminal charges brought against you very seriously if you want to be able to practice nursing in Texas.
It was on or about October 4, 2018, that the LVN entered a plea of Guilty to ASSAULT FAMILY STRANGULATION, a 2nd Degree Felony offense, committed on February 25, 2018. As a result of the plea, the proceedings against the LVN were deferred without entering an adjudication of guilt, and the LVN was placed on probation for a period of Four (4) years and ordered to pay a fine and court costs.
In regards to the above case, the LVN states that after he and his wife had been drinking an argument/altercation ensued and his neighbors called the police. There were marks on both him and his wife when police arrived, but neither wanted to press charges. The District Attorney picked up the charges and the LVN was charged. Formal charges against the LVN were filed on July 18, 2019.
The LVN failed to properly present and defend her case against the court. He was disciplined and later on, he voluntarily surrendered his license to the Texas Board of Nursing. The LVN could have not surrendered his license if only he had a nurse attorney and only if he was prepared when such circumstances occur.
If you are facing a disciplinary action case with the Texas BON, do not delay in calling the Law Office of Nurse Attorney Yong J. An at (832) 428-5679. We have helped countless nurses in Texas maintain their licenses and protect their right to earn a living. Find out how we can help to prepare the defense of your nursing license today.