I posted a question about this recently, but in the wrong section, so here I am. I am due to graduate from nursing school in 2021. I have read the Good Moral Character questions for my state- MA- and they ask,"Have you ever been CONVICTED of a misdemeanor or felony?" I have never been convicted- my charges on my CORI state "Non-conviction" and "dismissed". However, the next line- somehow I just discovered this- says "ALL DUI's must be disclosed". Uh-oh. I got arrested for a few driving related charges between 88-90, including a DUI in another state. Then I had no more arrests until another DUI in 2003. I have not been in trouble since. I completed rehabilitation ordered by the RMV both times. I do not drink or use recreational drugs- my lifestyle just isn't about that. I have read that an attorney said the FBI check for the BON only goes back 10 years and that I only need to disclose convictions, which would be great, but what if it's not true? I don't know what to believe and I have no desire to draw any unnecessary attention from the BON. I'm worried that they will see a "pattern" with 2 DUI's. Also, I've had CORIs for nursing school/jobs and a fingerprint FBI check done for my job- direct care and transportation of elderly dementia patients- and they never said a word.
Any advice or experience would be very much appreciated!!