I got my first and only DUI in January of this year. It has been a horrendous experience in all aspects and I've had nervous breakdowns related to it also. I feel like my professional career is over although people tell me it's not.
I'm here for advice from people who might know something about this. I'm not looking for people to judge, or to give opinions on what happened to them on their 3rd DUI or with property damage etc...
This is a simple DUI and no other charges. I'm fully complying with the court and DMV requirements. I got a letter from the CA BON saying that I may have violated the nurse practice act because of "drugs or alcohol." I can accept the diversion program or not. If I don't accept it, the investigation will continue and could go to the DA. I asked the lady at the board who is covering for someone, "what is there to investigate for a one time DUI?"
Should I be worried? Some people say yes, some say no. There was no complications to my DUI and I have no other criminal record. Does the board then just investigate that I'm complying with the court orders? Any people who have first hand knowledge of this I would appreciate your comments. Thank you.
P.S. I've been through the mill with this whole mess and will not hire a lawyer for this issue. I just thought of something and wondering if anyone can validate this. The board says that if someone accepts the Diversion program, then all investigations stop. They also say that for a 1st DUI, the Diversion program might not be appropriate. Logic would dictate, then, that if you refuse to go to the Diversion program with a first DUI, you should still be OK.