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    Arrest without conviction in Florida

    I have been uneasy from the start so I understand how you're feeling. My lawyer does not specialize in medical licensing law, she specializes in criminal defense and expungements. If you consult with an attorney that does specialize in medical licensing, then it might give you some peace of mind, or at least give you the answers you are looking for. I do want to note this part of the act: (c) Being convicted or found guilty of, or entering a plea of guilty or nolo contendere to, regardless of adjudication, a crime in any jurisdiction which directly relates to the practice of nursing or to the ability to practice nursing. (d) Being convicted or found guilty of, or entering a plea of guilty or nolo contendere to, regardless of adjudication, any of the following offenses: If the charges led to no convictions without holding adjudication, then most likely you just have to explain your story to the board. In my case, I can put no for both questions, but I'm also anticipating that the board will see the expunged case and its up to them if they want to proceed with scheduling a meeting.
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    Arrest without conviction in Florida

    Yes, my attorney confirmed that I can put 'No' for both questions. By putting 'No', I am still answering both questions truthfully while not denying anything. I think you can't expunge/seal those charges because it's related to domestic violence unfortunately. I currently live in Florida as well. In your case, if your charges led to no convictions which sounds like it did since it was "disposed by prosecutor", I think you would be okay to put "No" for both questions. The background check/fingerprints however, will pull up those charges, and since it was not sealed/expunged, they will have access to everything and question it. They did mention on the application that if you had previous criminal history, to just be prepared to give information as the BON may want to schedule a meeting with you. At that point, I would just be honest with them. I don't know the circumstances of those charges, but the BON is specifically looking to see if you have changed as a person.
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    Arrest without conviction in Florida

    That’s relieving to hear. I’m glad you were able to pass your background check without disclosing the case. Every state is a bit different unfortunately so I’m not entirely sure if Indiana and Florida follow the same guidelines when asking about criminal background for applicants.
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    Arrest without conviction in Florida

    Hi everyone, I know this isn't the place for legal advice but I would like to hear other people's opinions of the situation especially if they were in similar ones. I am currently finishing up my last semester of nursing school... yay! But unfortunately, I was arrested for Battery over five years ago. I was in a very toxic relationship at the time and there isn't a day that goes by where I wish I just walked away from that situation. I have put this thought on the back burner, however, as NCLEX is slowly approaching, I now have to consider some things. As for the end result of the case, the arrest led to NO CONVICTION because the State Attorney posted a No Information Notice. It basically states that the case was not suitable for prosecution and action was taken to clear the records and to release any bond. Since the charges were dropped, I didn't have to pay a fine, go to court, or do any rehabilitation program. I was not found guilty or pled guilty, and was not put on probation. I then went ahead and expunged the arrest and what was left of the case but I do know that expungement is pointless as the BON has access to everything. The part of the application that concerns me is disclosure. Will I be shooting myself in the foot if I disclose this? Is this even necessary to disclose? I know honesty is the best policy but I also don't want to open a can of worms. Would any of you disclose it? I'm not entirely sure what the application asks for, but based on their website, "Any applicant who has ever been found guilty of or pled guilty or no contest/nolo contendre (regardless of adjudication) to any charge other than a minor traffic offense must list each offense on the application. Applicants with prior criminal convictions may be required to submit the following documentation to the Board ..." I don't think it applies to me nor does my attorney, but we can never be so sure. I will appreciate any input. I really hope that my past actions don't haunt me in the future. I'll try to update this as I go. Thank you for reading~