Misdemeanor for assault???

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    Greetings All,
    I was involved in an incident tonight where a woman flagged me down and started cursing me out. So, I got out my car and we were in each others face. Well, she pressed charges on me for "touching" her chest. I'm like "we both have breast" it's hard not to touch. So, I have to go to court now and worse case scenario, I'll be charged w/assault and battery, which is a misdemeanor.

    My question is, would that hinder me from getting a job as a nurse if I am convicted?
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    Well in nursing school they need a crimnal record check before they put you into clinicals...
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    Thanks for replying! I'm already in nursing school and this incident happened tonight. Court hearing is scheduled for next week.
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    If anyone knows about the whole background thingy, it would be me(my record is clean however). yes, if u get charged with a misdmeanor or even a felony, you can still practice as a nurse and be granted license. No worries, you might have to jump through a couple of hoops with the Board of Nursing, but everything will be okay. On applications most facilities ask if you have a criminal background and that certain things will bar you from becoming employed with a facility. But with a misdemeanor you will be fine. Good luck and keep moving forward.
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    Just my 2 cents, if a crazy lady is flagging you down and cursing at you, next time I'd stay in the car. This could have been a lot worse!
    fiveofpeep, SnowShoeRN, alem-tsahai, and 7 others like this.
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    why don't you try pressing counter-charges? if she was in your face too and cussing you then she'd be guilty of a misdemeanor assault (creating an unwanted situation, feeling of apprehension, etc). Lots of times when that happens they will encourage both parties to dismiss the charges.
    and it's good advice to stay in the car....you never know how crazy someone else might be!
    alem-tsahai, llg, GHGoonette, and 1 other like this.
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    Quote from getoverit
    why don't you try pressing counter-charges? if she was in your face too and cussing you then she'd be guilty of a misdemeanor assault (creating an unwanted situation, feeling of apprehension, etc). Lots of times when that happens they will encourage both parties to dismiss the charges.
    and it's good advice to stay in the car....you never know how crazy someone else might be!
    I didn't know I could do that. I wasn't given that option. I wish I would have thought about that in the beginning. But next time, I will keep my butt in the car. The officer said that's where I went wrong.
    Anica78 likes this.
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    angelfire3,
    if that just happened last night, it's probably not too late to press counter charges. You can probably contact the local magistrate to clarify any details. I'm sorry this happened to you but I think you can possibly make an advantageous situation out of it for yourself.
    good luck in working it out.
    GHGoonette likes this.
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    you only have a couple days to notify your school.(at least when i was in school) i would check your policy.
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    Quote from getoverit
    why don't you try pressing counter-charges? if she was in your face too and cussing you then she'd be guilty of a misdemeanor assault (creating an unwanted situation, feeling of apprehension, etc). Lots of times when that happens they will encourage both parties to dismiss the charges.
    and it's good advice to stay in the car....you never know how crazy someone else might be!
    Both comments offer excellent advice. Get a lawyer to represent you and have papers served on the complainant.
    getoverit, llg, and LovebugLPN like this.


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