The interplay of the law, legalities, and legal stuff was and still is the collateral implications from criminal pleas and licensure consequences. Unless your criminal defense attorney is also a nurse license defense attorney.....You know the rest.
Criminal law however has two fast approaching challengers with unemployment compensation cases and nursing malpractice cases with nurses as defendants or fact witnesses.
Nurses it is imperative that you seek legal representation before you appear pro se and "wing it" at a telephonic unemployment compensation hearing or a deposition in a med mal case. "I am just a nurse" is not an affirmative defense; maybe in an online nursing chatroom at 4am and only if your legal name is Billy Dee and you just gulped a forty ounce of the cult classic, Colt 45.
It is getting hot in the litigation lunchroom and the roof is on fire in the complaint kitchen (and it ain't because of us lawyers) meaning nurses as educated and licensed professionals who earn a respectable wage are just as likely to be reported, sued, named, indicted and as always termed as others licensed professionals.