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How Does a DUI Affect My Nursing License in Florida?

How Does a DUI Affect My Nursing License in Florida?

A DUI arrest or conviction in Florida can potentially impact your nursing license, but the severity of the consequences depends on various factors. Here’s a breakdown of what you can expect:

Possible Consequences:

Board Investigation:  The Florida Board of Nursing (BON) may investigate any DUI arrest or conviction involving a licensee. They will review the details of the case, including the BAC level, whether there were any accidents or injuries involved, and your prior disciplinary history (if any).
Disciplinary Action:  Depending on the outcome of the investigation, the BON could take various disciplinary actions, including:
Reprimand: A formal warning from the BON.
Probation: Placing your license on probation with specific requirements, such as substance abuse evaluation and treatment.
Suspension: Temporarily suspending your nursing license.
Revocation: In extreme cases, the BON may revoke your nursing license.

Date: 20/06/24

What Happens if I Miss a Court Date in Florida?

What Happens if I Miss a Court Date in Florida?

Bench Warrant: The judge may issue a bench warrant for your arrest. This authorizes law enforcement to arrest you at any time, even for minor traffic violations.
Failure to Appear Charge: You may be charged with a new crime for failing to appear in court. This is typically a first-degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine [Florida Statute § 843.15].
Default Judgment (Civil Cases):  In civil cases (lawsuits between individuals or businesses), missing a court date could lead to a default judgment being entered against you. This means the other party automatically wins the case.

Date: 20/06/24

Can I Get a DUI on a Golf Cart in Florida?

Can I Get a DUI on a Golf Cart in Florida?

DUI Statutes Apply to Motor Vehicles: Florida Statutes define a motor vehicle broadly, encompassing any self-propelled device designed for carrying passengers or freight [Florida Statute § 316.001(14)]. This definition includes golf carts.

Date: 20/06/24

Places You Can’t Conceal Carry in Florida: Rossen Law Firm Guide

Places You Can’t Conceal Carry in Florida: Rossen Law Firm Guide

Where are concealed weapons not allowed in Florida? South Florida Criminal Defense Attorney Explains Florida, just like many other states, has strict restrictions as to where a licensed concealed weapons permit holder may and may not carry a legally owned firearm.  The following places are places in Florida where a legally owned firearm may not […]

Date: 04/06/24

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Difference Between Burglary and Robbery Crimes in South Florida: Attorney Shares | Rossen Law Firm

Difference Between Burglary and Robbery Crimes in South Florida: Attorney Shares | Rossen Law Firm

What’s the difference between Robbery and Burglary in Florida? Let’s start with the basics definitions of both Robbery and Burglary in Florida: What is a Robbery Crime in Florida? When someone commits the crime of Robbery, they take another person’s property by force with the intention of not returning it back to them.   According […]

Date: 04/06/24

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Can Police Search Bags During Traffic Stops in Florida?

Can Police Search Bags During Traffic Stops in Florida?

In Florida, police generally cannot search your bags during a traffic stop without your consent, a warrant, or unless one of the following exceptions applies: Probable Cause: If the officer has probable cause to believe your bag contains evidence of a crime or contraband (illegal items), they can search the bag without a warrant. Probable […]

Date: 15/05/24

How Does a DUI Affect My Nursing License in Florida?

How Does a DUI Affect My Nursing License in Florida?

A DUI arrest or conviction in Florida can potentially impact your nursing license, but the severity of the consequences depends on various factors. Here’s a breakdown of what you can expect: Possible Consequences: Board Investigation:  The Florida Board of Nursing (BON) may investigate any DUI arrest or conviction involving a licensee. They will review the […]

Date: 08/05/24

I Have Admitted to Florida Police I Have Drugs on Me, Now What?

I Have Admitted to Florida Police I Have Drugs on Me, Now What?

If you admitted to having drugs on you during a police interaction in Florida, here’s what you should understand from a criminal defense attorney: The Legal Landscape: Self-Incrimination:  Unfortunately, admitting to possessing drugs strengthens the officer’s case against you. You have the right to remain silent, and anything you say can be used against you […]

Date: 05/05/24

How Does a DUI Arrest Impact My Career in Construction in Florida?

How Does a DUI Arrest Impact My Career in Construction in Florida?

A DUI arrest in Florida can potentially impact your career in construction in a few ways: Background Checks: Most construction companies conduct background checks on potential employees. A DUI arrest will show up on a background check, and depending on the company’s policies, it could hinder your chances of getting hired. Licensing Requirements:  Certain construction […]

Date: 01/05/24

I’ve Been Arrested. How Do I Get a Police Report in Florida?

I’ve Been Arrested. How Do I Get a Police Report in Florida?

Following an arrest in Florida, obtaining the police report can be helpful for various reasons, including understanding the details of the charges against you or preparing your defense. Here’s how to acquire it: Obtaining the Report: There are generally two ways to get a copy of the police report in Florida: In Person: You can […]

Date: 24/04/24

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