Because your profession is regulated by the New Jersey Board of Nursing, any criminal matter a New Jersey nurse may become involved in, including DWI/DUI charges or diversion, poses a risk of professional sanction or even loss of your professional license.
This is true even if you avoid conviction, or if you agree to a plea or reduced charges that keep you out of jail. It’s imperative that you understand the scope of the matter you’re facing, and take appropriate steps not only to fight the charges against you, but to address any follow-on disciplinary matters from the Board of Nursing forthrightly.
Licensed professionals in New Jersey are required to abide by the law, and when any incident occurs that shows a breach, there is the danger of significant harm to your career, or even the loss of your nursing license.
Arrests are reported to the Board of Nursing, and it’s a rare case where they won’t seek additional information in order to determine whether disciplinary actions should be taken.
Attorney for Nurses Facing DWI or Criminal Charges
Your first step is to work with an attorney who understands the full scope of the issues you’re facing. While defending the charges against you is paramount, it is only one part of your problem, and it may not be the most significant issue ahead of you.
My name is Richard West, and I spent much of my career with the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, watching investigations against RNs and LPNs play out based on criminal convictions.
I provide the highest quality legal and professional license defense services to nurses in New Jersey, because I work with licensed health care professionals all the time.
From finding the best outcome in your criminal matter, to developing the strongest possible strategy to address disciplinary action by the Board of Nursing, I can help ensure that you continue to be able to work in your field.
Call me today at 973-377-0007 for a free consultation with an experienced New Jersey criminal defense and Nursing License defense attorney.