Most of us want to earn a decent living, especially when we live in places
like Southern California where rent for a small condo can easily exceed
$2,000 per month. One way to earn enough to survive in LA or Orange County
is to earn a professional license, for example by becoming a Licensed
Vocational Nurse (LVN).
In order to become an
LVN, you will be required to complete an accredited program that should take
about one year if you study full time. You will also be required to obtain
a license before you can get a job. Once you are certified in practical
nursing, you will have to take the National Council Licensure Examination,
also known as the NCLEX-PN.
You Are Arrested for DUI
In the middle of your licensing, you’re arrested for driving under
the influence. You were arrested for DUI in 2014 and you finished your
LVN nursing school in 2015. You completed your 9 month DUI classes, your
community service and you paid all of your fines. You will be on probation
You took your exams and passed with flying colors. You sent in all the
documentation that was required for your DUI, but then you found out that
you were DENIED your LVN license.
The state board informed you that it understands that you did everything
required of you for your DUI, however, you are still on probation until
2017. Now, you’re thinking, “This is completely ridiculous.”
What can you do?
The board wants to see that you are rehabilitated. So far, you have done
exactly what the board is looking for, you have complied with your conditions
of probation and you’ve done everything that you’ve been ordered to do.
With this in mind, you want to consult with a DUI lawyer in the county
where the DUI occurred. The goal of your attorney will be to terminate
your probation early and get your conviction dismissed pursuant to PC
1203.4. Taking these steps would show further evidence of
Your lawyer can also help you with an appeal. We do know that nurses are
randomly tested, so you may be required to take a separate program that’s
specifically for nurses since a lot of them develop substance abuse problems
due to their access to drugs.
Contact the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry, Inc. to see what we can do to help
resolve your licensing issue.
All of our initial consultations are free.