An RN or LVN who violates the state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) should seek proper help from the right nurse attorney. Doing so could make or break their cases. As a matter of fact, the license can even be suspended or revoked if not defended properly.
On July 16, 1991, an LVN from Houston had failed to report as required and had failed to make payments as required towards the fines and probation costs imposed by the court after having issued an order documenting that the 1991 DWI Order and judgment had been satisfied and released.
The Texas Board of Nursing is the one who has full jurisdiction on cases involving RNs and LVNs. Therefore, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to explain her side. As a response, the LVN averred that she never tried to hide the facts related to his 1991 DWI offense. Rather, she said he did not think her offense – a misdemeanor – was anything more than a minor traffic violation. In her mind, a “major” traffic violation is an offense such as vehicular manslaughter or a felony crime involving a motor vehicle.
The LVN noted that in the early 1990s, when her offense occurred, DWI crimes were not viewed in as negative a light by society as they are today. Accordingly, when she applied for her nursing license in 2000, she did not think it was an offense that was required to be disclosed. She further added that the statement “never been convicted of any crime other than a minor traffic violation” was *vague and easily misunderstood.”
However, the LVN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her with her case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing suspended and disciplined the LVN.
Do not fret if you find yourself in a similar situation the same as that of the LVN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right nurse attorney who can help you in the case. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An and text or call attorney Yong 24/7 at (832) 428-4579