Forensic nurses are often called to court..

  1. I can see this interfering with the work-life balance bigtime. If I have to go to court, I'll need to work on the days that I'm not in court. How do you juggle this? Do you get paid to go to court?
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  3. by   nurse2033
    Yes, in my community it is $80 per hour. Since it is work related, you would be excused from work if court conflicted. If court is on an off day, you still need to testify.
  4. by   nurse2033
    However, many SANE cases are plead out without a full trial. Many times the SANE evidence is so compelling the suspect knows that a trial would be a loser.
  5. by   Pixie.RN
    Quote from nurse2033
    However, many SANE cases are plead out without a full trial. Many times the SANE evidence is so compelling the suspect knows that a trial would be a loser.
    This has been my experience as well. I did a lot of exams and went to court exactly once between 2011 and 2015 when I was a SANE nurse.

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