Thank you for your response. My spouse signed papers to have all charges dropped and as far as I’m aware that’s what’s going on. When I was released, I had no bond, was told the charges were dropped, etc. I still have court, but my lawyer will be going in my stead and working towards expunging it from the record. It occurred in Florida but I practice in Louisiana. I don’t want to put myself on the board’s radar unnecessarily but I also don’t want to not self report and have this come up after it “goes away” when I’m up for renewal in a few months. I’ve seen the board take it way too far with lesser issues.
My job is safe. I’ve left hospitals and corporate life and I’m privately employed by a doctor who is extremely understanding. As far as my spouse and I, we are also fine. It was just a freak accident situation that police got involved to start with, even more freak accident they happened to find out about the slap. We’ve been through counseling and are doing well, but we’re young and growing pains. It wasn’t something that’s our norm.
It’s very sad that we even have to deal with this. Something that happened in another state on personal time that’s being erased shouldn’t give me this much grief. My spouse and I are fine, it was just typical marital nonsense that got blown out of proportion while on vacation. I’m waiting for my lawyer to go to my upcoming court date but sitting around waiting and uncertain about what to do with the board is scary.