I really need help. I was involved in a accident in 2011 while getting off work night shift 7p-7a in Pennsylvania. The accident was my fault. (had one of those nights where I just wanted to go home). My car was totaled and the person I hit got hurt where he had to have surgery on his hand. (I never been in shock before, before that moment). I take adderall and xanax. I was taken to the hospital a toxicology screen was done and my prescriptions came up in my urine. Also they came up in the toxicology report. When I recieved the report my levels were way below what the report showed. In a nut shell based on the report I did not take any of my prescribed medications the way I was not suppose to. I take xanax in the am for sleep in adderall twice a day. Long story short I hired a attorney and the individual who was hurt is trying to block me from getting ARD. I was not impaired and based on the toxicology report my levels showed I took my medications the way I was suppose to for the last 3 years. I renewed my lisence and reported it to the board where you check yes on the application do you have any pending criminal charges. My dilema is I was not impaired, have proof I took my medications as prescribed based on the NMS report, I have a letter from my doctor and I have my prescriptions. Did I mention the person I hit lost his job which I cried like a baby when we were in court when I found out. I cried so bad because never in my life would I ever do anything to hurt anyone or anything intentionally. The victims wife is the one who is telling her husband not to give me ARD. Im a honest nurse I don't drink or do drugs never got into a incident at work involving drugs who loves what I do. Im just annoyed at the system. Was I guilty of the accident yes. But never label me as someone who was "Driving while under the Influence of drugs." I definitely plan on hiring a nursing attorney for my case just in case the board tries anything. My questions is:
1. What does the nursing board do in this case?
2. If they block me from ARD how long does DUI stay on your record
3. Has anyone been through the same situation?
4. What documents would I need to send to the nursing board to prove my innocence.
Any advice would help me. Thank you and god bless!
Mar 21, '13
I'm just having a really hard time with the fact that you are getting a DUI...but I think it's 7 years and it's off your record. Unless you get it expunged. I am so sorry this happened to you
Mar 21, '13
Accelerated Rehabilitation ....something lol. Its a program for first time offenders where you do community service and take safe driving classes. Once you complete it, supposedly the offense doesn't show up on your record. But I don't think that's ever 100%
Mar 22, '13
I have decided to take this case all the way to trial I will not stand for you trying to hit me with a DUI knowing I was not impaired. I think that's what makes me so angry. I go back to court in april and if you want to charge me with something I just know it won't be DUI. I will fight to the finish!
Mar 22, '13
Good for you! I'm glad you are fighting for yourself, you reputation and your job. Good luck to you!
Apr 3, '13
I take adderall and xanax. I was taken to the hospital a toxicology screen was done and my prescriptions came up in my urine. Also they came up in the toxicology report. When I recieved the report my levels were way below what the report showed. In a nut shell based on the report I did not take any of my prescribed medications the way I was not suppose to.
this comment is contradictory to your later conclusion, and is prolly the issue that the case is based on. are you saying that the report showed levels that would result in impairment? if so you have to beat the evidence with contradictory evidence.
Apr 11, '13
You will get ARD. The judge doesn't care if the wife doesn't want you to have it. ARD is based on other criminal history. She has no say so.