I am RN. I recently got into a car accident and drove away because
I was afraid.. It was 4am. I did not get arrested but did get a
citation for a Hit and Run. I was not cited for a DUI or DWI. I hit
a car with 2 Undocumented Mexicans. Their car had no "papers" either.
They got arrested. No injuries. I haven't gone to court yet but from
what I have researched on the internet, it looks like I'll have to
pay a fine. I think it'll be considered a misdemeanor?? Do I have to
report this to my State Nursing Board? If so, will it affect my
nursing liscence??? Please help!
I am not licensed to practice law in your State and therefore I
cannot assist you. However I would seriously and
strongly encourage you to do the following:
1. Internet research is cool to a certain point. The disconnect for most comes with applying the research to your situation and the practical applications of representing, counseling, and advising yourself in a criminal and a State Nursing Board matter;
2. Hire a criminal defense attorney ASAP to represent you in this case. You may be surprised to learn the facts you consider important are not really very important to your case from a legal perspective. This is why you need an attorney.
This is why you need a criminal defense lawyer ASAP;
3. Hire a nurse license defense attorney ASAP to counsel and advise you on the licensure implications of a hit and run conviction and to represent you before the State Nursing Board if necessary; and
4. Its going to cost cold hard cash to hire two defense lawyers so start thinking now about how you can raise the green from friends, family, savings, retirement, etc.