California Licensed Vocational Nurses with a DUI Should Call RN Guardian First!

A Driving Under the Influence (DUI) arrest is traumatic enough for the average driver but for California Licensed Vocational Nurses, it is especially devastating.  The $3500.00 fines can quadruple once the BVNPT discovers it. Your nursing license can be revoked. Your entire career can be over.

If you are a nurse who has been recently arrested for DUI, there are 5 things you must know to protect your nursing license.

  1.  Your license is in serious jeopardy, and we’re not just talking about your driver’s license.
  2. The California Board of Vocational Nursing & Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT) will absolutely file an accusation against your LVN license.
  3. The vast majority of BVNPT accusations calling for REVOCATION or SUSPENSION of LVN licenses are for DUI arrests.
  4. You do NOT have to be convicted of the DUI for the Board of Vocational Nursing & Psychiatric Technicians to file the accusation.
  5. Even a DUI reduced to a wet and reckless is cause for discipline with the Board of Vocational Nursing & Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT).

Nurses who have attorneys represent them with the Board (BVNPT) are most successful in having their LVN license accusation dismissed, having the discipline reduced to a public reprimand or receiving probation in lieu of revocation.

Not just any attorney will do.  Attorneys are specialists. Just like in medicine, they specialize in a very specific type of practice and expert LVN license defense attorneys are hard to come by. We know the Board’s deadlines. We know the Nurse Practice Act. We Know the Board of Vocational Nursing & Psychiatric Technicians, and we know the Deputy Attorney Generals assigned to your case. RN Guardian and its panel attorneys are nationally recognized for protecting nursing licenses.

A Nurse with a DUI will need 2 different attorneys. For a first time offender, an experienced DUI lawyer will cost $5000 to $8000. Even so, the conviction rate for a DUI is still a staggering 75%, according to the latest Annual Report of the California DUI Management Information System. But it is imperative to make sure your DUI lawyer understands that your LVN license is on the line and the DUI will affect the LVN license.

RN Guardian Can Provide Both a DUI Attorney and an RN License Defense Attorney. Our DUI Defense attorneys have over 25 years of experience and ONLY represent professionals with a career to lose. We know what it takes to make sure that saving your Driver’s License doesn’t jeopardize your LVN license.

Our LVN license defense attorneys have flat fee agreements which are less than 1/3 of what other firms charge to represent LVN’s with DUIs.  If you had to choose between the DUI attorney and the LVN license attorney, the choice should be obvious. One lawyer has a 25% chance of saving your driver’s license for a year; the other attorney has a 98% chance of saving your entire career.

Our LVN license attorneys have a 98% success rate in license retention for first time DUIs and are 90% successful in defending nurses with more than one DUI.

Please call RN Guardian as soon as possible at 800-506-9766.

We will explain the process and answer all of your questions regarding nurses with a DUI.

Our panel attorneys and BVNPT experts can help protect your nursing license and your career. Contact us today.