TX BON- underaged drinking ticket in PA

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I have just been accepted to nursing school and was hoping to get a bit of clarity on the following:

The only possible thing that might show up on my criminal background check would be the underaged drinking ticket I got when I was 20 in college in the state of PA. I am now over 30 and the details from then are hazy. I vaguely remember pleading guilty or no contest and paying the fine. The TX BON asks for disclosure about non traffic related misdemeanors and if you have ever pleadno contest/ guilty. So far as I can tell in PA an underaged drinking ticket is a summary offense and not a misdemeanor, but I did plead guilty/ no contest (I don't remember which) on the ticket that I mailed to the court with my fine. I was never arressted and never went to court. Furthermore, I don't remember if I actually paid the fine or not. It was a long time ago and I was pretty broke back then.

Here is the exact wording from the TX BON:

Licensure Eligibility

To check your eligibility for renewing your license, please review the following:

Been convicted of a misdemeanor?

Been convicted of a felony?

Pled nolo contendere, no contest, or guilty?

Received deferred adjudication?

Been placed on community supervision or court-ordered probation, whether or not adjudicated guilty?

Been sentenced to serve jail or prison time or court-ordered confinement?

Been granted pre-trial diversion?

Been arrested or have any pending criminal charges?

Been cited or charged with any violation of the law?

Been subject of a court-martial; Article 15 violation; or received any form of military judgment, punishment, or action?

NOTE: You may only exclude Class C misdemeanor traffic violations

Specializes in Peds, School Nurse, clinical instructor.

If you may only exclude Class C misdemeanor traffic violations, and you pled guilty, You probably should disclose. Have you spoken with an attorney? That would be a good place to start.

Do an FBI and State fingerprint check on yourself to find out if it shows up. If not, don’t list it.

Texas BON has an age based minor criminal history review. If it happened more than 10 years, even with a class A misdemeanor, the Board will take no action when you apply for a license. I hope this will help.

You guys can get the info from crimianl history and nurse licensuree-NCSBN Texas."

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