Quote from rnstudentll
Currently second year nursing student, pulled over during my first year of the program (There is not a day I don't regret it). Will have court this month. Can anyone have any advice/suggestions? Have an attorney. I am thinking of obtaining a license attorney for my application to take my boards in CA (do not want to go out of state). I am overall terrified.
Nobody ever has a crystal ball in these situations, but I can tell you what most places will be pleased with. Accountability, go to meetings and document the meetings you go to. If you are in a program that will eventually end in licensure, the powers that be won't take the approach that after all, "he or she was just young and it was probably a one time, stupid mistake." They will say, maybe only in their heads, "damn, already a DUI! Where's this person going to be when they are 50?" I'm assuming you are young, you may not be. And if you aren't, my apologies in advance.
I have yet to see any circumstance when an adult makes the decision to get behind the wheel of a car after drinking and it's seen as a fluke. Rather, it's viewed as portend for things to come.
Be very proactive. Show them how seriously you have taken this, do everything within your power to treat this respectfully. You can get past this, but it my State it would earn you a two year minimum in monitoring.