Are you a nurse with a recent DUI conviction? We understand you are under a lot of stress and pressure, and there are several important factors to consider and tend to after a DUI arrest. You will get through this with the right support and guidance. We want you to know that you are not alone and don’t have to face this by yourself. The best thing to do is get proper legal representation immediately and understand what steps to take to get through this process.
1. Contact RN Guardian
The first important matter to tend to is finding a team of legal experts that have the expertise and experience to help you with your case successfully. With the correct representation, you will fight this and save your career. You will need two attorneys to help you with your DUI case, including a criminal defense attorney specializing in DUI defense and an administrative law attorney specializing in RN license defense.
At RN Guardian, we connect you with experts in both types of representation. This is what we do, and we help nurses daily with similar cases. When you rely on us to help you, we give you the support and guidance to prepare you for your case and provide the necessary steps to ensure you are on the right track in securing your career. Together, you will survive this.
2. Understand the DUI and BRN Process
Your attorneys will help you understand what steps to take and how to approach them. This is why it’s ideal to have proper legal representation. First, you’ll need to take care of your driver’s license which will be impacted by the DUI conviction. Then the DUI portion of your case, and the BRN and RN license process. RN Guardian will help you every step of the way to ensure you are prepared and have all the information you need to proceed with each step.
One part of the BRN process will be a letter about the BRN’s intervention program. This program is designed for addicted professionals to keep the public safe. This program is voluntary and confidential for registered nurses whose practice may be hindered due to alcohol or drug abuse. If this was your first DUI, and you don’t have an issue with alcohol, then this program isn’t suitable for you. Your attorney will guide you through this and answer your questions about the program and if it’s right for you.
3. Know Your Rights
After your arrest, it will take about 46 months before the BRN starts the investigation. When the investigator contacts you by letter, phone, or knocks on your door, you have the right to decline to give them any details of your case, but you must let them know the reason why. The investigators will want you to sign an “Authorization for Release of Record” and take a urine test. You have the right to decline the test and wait to sign anything before speaking to your attorney. By signing the release, the release of records, or any other documentation without getting legal advice first, could pose an issue for your nursing license and career for the future. It’s wise to have adequate support from a team of legal professionals who have experience, compassion, and a high success rate in helping nurses with the DUI investigation process for a successful outcome. With RN Guardian, we will walk you through every step of the process, and ensure that you have the best chance of success.
4. You Have Options
Having a current DUI doesn’t mean you will lose your license, but there will be obstacles during the process which could impact your license. This is why it’s crucial to have a legal team on your side that will help you understand the entire investigation, advocate for you, listen to your concerns, and give you the guidance that will get you through this challenging and stressful time. You have options, and it’s best to know what they are and what’s suitable for you and your case before speaking to the BRN investigators and anyone else other than your attorney.
Contact RNG Today for the Help You Deserve
For more information about the DUI process, contact RN Guardian today! We are here to support you and guide you through the entire DUI process. We are here to help!