My success story. California brn with a dui. - page 3

by bpowers5211

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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 caught and received a... Read More


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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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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    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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    Like yourself, I am an EMT-P soon to be RN, with a friend I grew up with facing 2 dui convictions in 2012, one may, one February and their license up for renewal in 2013, august. as you and I know as paramedics, we have automatic background checks at each juncture; yet I see questions in here as if RNs think they can "hide" a DUI. Don't they at least ask on license renewal "were you convicted of misdemeanor or dui in last 2 years"? And don't they do same background check we medics go through? And isn't LYING ABOUT IT then PERJURY and at least as bad as the DUI??????? I hope you have good outcome; you seem like great person who made an error once-won't "lecture" you about duis- you've been there in the blood and the mud; you know NOT TO DO IT! Good luck, and please reply-I fear my friend is going to lose her license and without an intervention, her life (or kill someone else) as she is denial about an obvious problem (.08 feb., .24 and busted C7 2nd one)!
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    I love your peaceful advice with prayer. Thank you!
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    Unfortunately, the Appeals Court of California just this summer (2012) has ruled that a nurse can have her license revoked automatically upon conviction of even her first time DUI offense. The ramifications of this can't be under estimated. It means that you have lost your right to appeal to the BON, in effect- due process has been further eliminated. Naturally, if a license can now be revoked automatically, the chance of GETTING a license from the BON with a DUI has been essentially eliminated. An obvious benefit to the state is that they can drastically reduce the staff in the BON, since revocations will be automatic, eliminating the huge amount of BON staff required to process appeals from the thousands of nurses that receive DUIs every year. But we'll have to wait to see how this ruling becomes either challenged or enforced. (Also, in California- another body had made the determination that a teacher can have his certification (his livelihood) revoked also for a DUI.
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    This is an atypical treatment of a DUI case regarding Board licensure.


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