I just had a 2nd DUI and I'm trying to reduce it to wet reckless will it affect...

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    I have my nursing boards coming up around December and I have been studying for a very long time and have had taken the test a couple times already but yet to no avail to pass. I recently just got another DUI last Saturday morning Oct 27. The last time I had one was when I was 20 almost 5 years ago and didn't get it expunged. The officer gave me 2 breathalyzer test's: one was 0.079 and the other was 0.08 B.A.C. After the process was done, they said I was considered as a DUI because my blood alcohol was at the point. If I try to reduce it to wet reckless, will this still prevent me from getting my LPN license and taking the board? Or would I have to take it trial to prevent me from getting this second offense of a DUI? At the moment I have a lawyer and he asked me to do research to see if this will affect me with my nursing boards/license if he reduced it to wet reckless. But if the wet reckless is still a big deal, would the option be taking it to trial? I made my fair share of mistakes but this is a big problem because this is my entire future and I am completely lost on what to do. I'm not a bad person and I really want to make my family proud and try to accomplish on what I want to do for my future. I really messed up pretty bad with this situation. If there is anyone who can help me out, I would really appreciate any help that comes in, or any advice. Thank you so much for reading this.
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    As always, the best person to advise you in legal matters is your own attorney. We cannot answer legal questions or offer advice on DUI or any other criminal matter, even if it is nursing related.

    For what it's worth, I hope this incident will encourage you to reevaluate your life and your priorities. You alone can decide what your future will look like; you alone are in control of your journey and its ultimate destination.

    Wishing you the best,

    Viva
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    Moved to our Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History forum. Check out the numerous posts here involving CA BON.
    Peter8787 likes this.
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    Yea I understand the legal matters, I just wanted to know if anyone went through this or had a similar manner. All I can do at the moment is be positive and keep in mind on what you said viva. Thank you
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    First you must prove your not active alcoholic, violation of moral turpitude issues, addiction issues, have you been to a formal rehab, etc. The nursing board does not want excuses, they want healing and proof, not some lame excuse you were only 0.08, etc. Sounds like another issue is ability to pass boards, does alcohol play role in the inability to pass? You have a large uphill battle and must face with honesty and integrity.
    Peter8787 likes this.
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    Honestly, only the BON can tell you if it will affect your chances for licensure...and unfortunately, most BONs will wait until you actually apply for licensure before they will tell you Yay or Nay, because they consider each applicant on a case-by-case basis. That being said, you could always ask them what they think (you can do it anonymously by e-mail if you prefer)...just don't expect a definite answer from them until you apply and have submitted all required documents.

    And I can't ever say this enough: when it comes to dealing with BONs, have that lawyer with you. The BON is NOT the nurses' friend: they care first and foremost about whether you will be a safe nurse. You need all the help you can get in proving that to them, especially with two DUIs under your belt.

    Best of luck.
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    I'm don't even drink a lot I'm just social drinker. Also on that day I went out for Halloween weekend since before that I haven't had a drink for more then 2 weeks or so. With the rehab issue, I went to AA meetings and schooling since my 1st I had my first DUI
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    Hey meriwhen what if I already payed the 150, but I haven't registered for an App yet? This issue with the dui haven't taken affect yet till I think my lawyer goes to my first hearing on Nov 13. My plan was to take my test, beginning of Dec, right after my review course. Should I just go through with boards or wait till everything is settle, so I wouldn't waste any money on taken the nclex
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    Purehogman also I am not giving a lame excuse I' just letting ya know what I had...my BIG issue is that I have test anxieties seems likes an excuse but its the truth. Anywhere n everywhere, ex with the chp I told about my anxieties with testing. I'm very sorry tho I have this problem...
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    You were irresponsible not one, but two times! I mean, you could have killed someone. The first time may be a mistake, but the second time you made a choice. What will happen to your patients if you have a hangover or come to work drunk? Nursing is stressful work, you're gonna have to find a positive coping mechanism and stop partying!


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