Had 2 very serious felonies dropped after taking a plea deal. A misdemeanor was added and will also be dropped after June 2019. So there will be no conviction on my record at that time. I have an attorney, and things are moving forward. I was wondering if anyone had any experience with this situation or obtaining a license after taking a plea deal. This happened in Wisconsin, but I live in illinois and have applied for an Illinois license. Thank you.
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It sounds like you have a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) or a Deferred Acceptance of a Guilty Plea (DAGP). Ask your lawyer to be sure. The best bet is to ask the board of nursing. It'll help to have the exact felonies you were charged with, the misdemeanor you plead guilty to and the type of plea agreement you entered into.
Yes it is a deferred prosecution agreement. The felonies were 3rd degree sexual assault and strangulation. VERY SERIOUS obviously. I told my ex I didn't want to see her anymore and she didn't take that we'll. Started hitting me and whatnot. I had to use her phone to try and call the police because mine was dead. Bad idea, but I wasn't thinking at the moment seeing as I was being hit. I decided to take a plea deal because I risked going to prison for crimes I didn't commit. Simply put she could and has said anything to get her way. The prosecutor nor the detective on the case believed her story so they offered this deal.
These types of charges may be difficult when it comes to dealing with the BON. Definitely lawyer up, get all and every document associated with your case and pray for mercy. Expunged charges are still visible to the BON's scrutiny.
While it appears your current attorney worked well for you on your criminal case, if he or she is not experienced in handling issues before the board of nursing, you might consider finding one that is. While I have no personal knowledge of them, many here have suggested The American Association of Nurse Attorneys
Best wishes as you work through this issue.
I have separate attorneys for the nursing license. They are specifically for board of nursing issues. I'll update this thread as things progress. I feel that this could be important for people down the road as I have seen zero topics on what happens if you have deferred prosecution with felonies etc. Thank you all for your responses.
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