completed probation before judgment for DUI - now what?

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    Hi. I was arrested for a DUI last March due to Klonopin misuse. They drew a blood test and obviously, I tested positive for benzos. I failed the sobriety test. I had my driver's license revoked.

    At my hearing last May, I spoke with the public defender and they recommended that I apply for PBJ/probation before judgment. I was assigned to attend and complete an 18-hour drug and alcohol course, which I did. I am eligible to re-apply for my driver's license.

    I am looking at travel nursing jobs but am worried that my background check will come up dirt if I apply for nursing license endorsement in another state and I'll be denied. I know I should just call up the BON but I'm wondering if anyone else has been through this before?
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    I live in NY and here you can mail $50 with fingerprints to somewhere in the state capital to obtain a copy of your records. I would start here to see for certain what you're dealing with.
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    Unfortunately, if you apply in another state, you wll most likely have to start over, with their program for your drug conviction, before you can get a license, and in most places now it will be restricted or probationary for a period of time, which means there is little chance of a travel company hiring you. It will also cost you many thousand$ to go through the process in any state. In the new digital world, I can assure you that your arrest is in at least 20 databases that I am aware of, and there is 'no' chance, none, that your background will not be found out. I would advise anyone not to even think for a second not to reveal your background upfront, there is no way around it. I'll add this caveat- though: Being denied a license, or having it revoked, etc. is not usually a lifetime thing- some states (AZ as an example) allow you to reapply after 5 years after your license is revoked. Maybe with so many nurses with impiared licenses, and the so-called shortage, and the explosion in old people, and Obamacare adding millions to health care, maybe BONs may re-examine their harsh penalties? Who knows.
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    I was accepted into two nursing programs in New York. I will attend the one closer to where i live for financial reasons but after today i been very anxious three years ago i was charged with dwi was reduced to dwai which is consider a traffic violation and im freaking out. I don't know what to do...will they dismiss me from the program once they get my results back . ...When i go for my fingerprints???? Anyone help out here.


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