My success story. California brn with a dui. - page 2

I just wanted to post some info about the California BRN and dui's since there isn't a lot of information out there. In my 3rd semester of school I made a stupid decision to drink and drive. I got... Read More

  1. Visit  neal425 profile page
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    Thanks Again BPower for your wisdom. I know you have been stressing the addictologist reference, but I have a reference from a psychologist stating I am not an addict. The psychologist did refer that I go to AA so I have been attending those meetings once a week which I was already attending right after I got my DUI in preparation for court. I got hired as a student nurse worker in May and do the duties of a CNA.

    So you really think the BON doesnt look at all those references (1 teacher, 1 spiritual leader, 2 AA members, psychologist) and a Log of 40 A.A meetings I sent to them originally, until the AG sends me the statement of issues.
  2. Visit  ra7phn profile page
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    Bpower i was just wondering when you send your letter to agree on entering a stipulation agreement what would i have to send in with that letter. Would i have to send in my letter of explanation about the misdemeanor and how i learned from the situation as well as all my character reference letters again
  3. Visit  RN_stucky621 profile page
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    As bpowers stated, its probably better to get a letter from a psychiatrist (MD or DO) in addition to the one from your psychologist. Remember that it is up to you to show proof that you are rehabilitated and this was a one time lapse of judgment so the more evidence the better
  4. Visit  pickles100 profile page
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    Is there anyone out there who has lost there license because of a first time DUI? I would be surprised if that were so.
  5. Visit  Cb1985 profile page
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    Hello , just want to say thanks to bpowers5211 for this awesome thread which was of great help to me in dealing with the BRN. I was in a similar situation DUI a few months before being accpeted into a nursing program, after graduation I applied to the BRN sent in all supporting documents ( work evaluation, refrence letters, police reports ect.) only to be denied 3 months later, I was pretty devestated, had lost all hope but decided to appeal, looooong story short the board dropped the charges and I just got my letter in the mail allowing me to test almost a whole year after graduation. I would recommend having your case dissmissed with the court who convicted you and if your still on court ordered probation getting released early , as well as complying with whatever terms the court had given you. I know every case is different but please please dont give up, know that God didnt let you come this far to let a pebble in the road stop you. Have faith and pray, accpet your mistakes and move on dont beat yourself up for it. We all make mistakes but sometimes those mistakes can make us better human beings and in our case a better nurse. Wish all of you good luck, and God Bless...p.s dont forget to pray
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  6. Visit  ra7phn profile page
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    I was wondering when you say appeal, what does that mean exactly. From my understanding from reading bpowers post that there are several types, a formal hearing and an appeal in where you go into a stipulated agreedment with the brn in hopes that they put you on a probationary license. Im an also in the same situation and in the process of applying to take the test.
  7. Visit  jrose17 profile page
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    Curious to hear any updates from those who were waiting to hear from the Board about taking their tests......

    Also does anyone know if the board treats a wet reckless any different from a DUI?
  8. Visit  Cb1985 profile page
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    Well in my case after receiving a denial letter from the board I wrote them telling them I wanted to appeal the decision and possibly enter into a stipulated agreement . A few weeks later they withdrew the denial and allowed me to test . I'm now waiting for a test date.
  9. Visit  ra7phn profile page
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    cb1985 thats great, im hoping i'll great the same results as well. did you just write a letter or did you also provide proof of rehabilitation
  10. Visit  Cb1985 profile page
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    Quote from ra7phn
    cb1985 thats great, im hoping i'll great the same results as well. did you just write a letter or did you also provide proof of rehabilitation
    Initially I wrote a letter explaining what had happened and how I have rehabilitated since then, I also included reference letters from school , colleagues and even a work evaluation, I also submitted proof of any court ordered programs I had to complete, in my appeal letter I had included proof of termination from court ordered probation and proof of dismissal of my charges also known as an expungement....I would recommend sending all and everything you have to show proof that you have rehabilitated...good luck buddy ...I test in about a month
  11. Visit  ra7phn profile page
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    what if my case is recent? I currently finished all my dui classes and now doing payments for all the fines. I have heard for a case to be expunge and get probation terminated is you would have to do a minimum one year. Good luck with your test, hope everything goes well.
  12. Visit  Cb1985 profile page
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    Quote from ra7phn
    what if my case is recent? I currently finished all my dui classes and now doing payments for all the fines. I have heard for a case to be expunge and get probation terminated is you would have to do a minimum one year. Good luck with your test, hope everything goes well.
    Well my case was fairly recent as well, like I said when I initially applied to the board I was sill on informal probation , I got terminated early from probation and expunged my DUI typically to qualify for an early release of probation you should have completed at least half of the court ordered probation , but it's worth a try, don't forget in order to be released from probation you will have to complied with everything the court ordered, classes done and fines paid...keep trying there is light at the end of the tunnel, and when you feel like giving up like I did a few times just pray and ask God for the strength .
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  13. Visit  LL2788 profile page
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    Can someone shed some light on my situation ? I'm an RN from nj licensed in ny and nj trying to endorse to California. I have my application together ready to send out this week. Explanation letter, 5 character reference letters, courts docs, work performance eval, and rehab efforts. I've been practicing as an RN for one year in nj. My bac was .24. Is Cali going to license me ?

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