Domestic Violence charge in Florida

  1. I have recently been charged with domestic violence in florida but have not gone to court yet to see if it will get dismissed or not, it was very stupid I had a loud argument with my boyfriend in the parking lot and someone called the cops. Anyways If my case gets dropped and I never become "Convicted" then does that mean I have to report it to the florida board of nursing?? I was arrested and went to jail but I have not been convicted yet and hope not to. But yea just to restate the question if I do not become convicted and the charges are dropped do I have to report it to the florida board of nursing?
    I read on the board that you only have to report pleas of guilty, No contest or any convictions. Just want to make sure.
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  3. by   Nicole5128
    And in the case I do become convicted, will I lose my license for this?? I have a clean record before this, and am currently in a masters program to become a nurse practitioner, I would hate to give that all up and I just recently earned my bachelors degree.
  4. by   kdub10
    I recently went through the process. I did the DOE app because me and my brother argued, he hit first and i did hit back, defending and protecting myself.. because he had a scratch more than me and crying...I was arrested. Family violence.
    No prior records, gave my side to the judge, she wrote it up as a misdeameanor, with a counseling class. I did all that a few years ago. Sent all the paperwork in, even certificate from the class, my letter, explaining in great detail. About a month (or less) I received my blue card. I'm keeping it close and in sure I'll have to do again when it's time for NCLEX app. OH, and I'm pre-student, not yet in a program so it was recommended to do before entering program.
    Since you are in the program, maybe seeking a lawyer to get it down to mideameanor,. You've come to far to take chances with it.
  5. by   Nicole5128
    It is a misdemeanor, my lawyer is trying to see if he can get it dismissed and my boyfriend signed an affidavit to not press charges and not testify and not be a witness to the state which the lawyer said would help get it dropped. I'm really hoping I don't lose my license because of this. Any ever have to report this to the board and lose their license on a first time offense?
  6. by   kdub10
    Depends on your state, but the BON accepts misdemeanors, with certain criteria, I believe even if not dismissed. But sounds like you are on your way to getting it dismissed. Great luck to you.
  7. by   Leader25
    Too bad you didnot knock some sense into him as as no pressing charges.Damn little butterfly.

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