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I have a question regarding nurse licensure in the state of

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Hi, I have a question regarding nurse licensure in the state of FL
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: no, it's regarding future licensure. i have a prior misdemeanor charge of underage possession of alcohol and possession of marijuana from 1998
JA: What state is this in? And can you tell me a little more about the charge?
Customer: it will be FL I want to become a nurse, but I don't want to go through all the schooling only to be denied at the end
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: that's it for now

Good evening, I am a Criminal Defense attorney and former Prosecutor for the State Attorney's Office. I'll be answering your questions today, please understand this is for informational purposes only, and we do not currently have an attorney-client relationship.

Did these charges occur in Florida? Were you charged as a juvenile for either of these crimes or did they occur after the age of 18?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
they occurred in FL. I was charged as an adult.

Good morning! Thanks for the additional information.

From my experience with other customers, I don't think charges like this would hinder you from obtaining your nursing license. To be sure though, my recommendation would be to contact the Nursing Board in Florida and verify with them. You can always do so anonymously as well. Their phone number is(###) ###-####and you can view their website at:

http://floridasnursing.gov/licensing/

Additionally, you may be able to have one of your cases sealed or expunged so that it is removed from your record. You can find the information and application for this at the FDLE website:

http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/cms/Seal-and-Expunge-Process/Seal-and-Expunge-Home.aspx

My recommendation would be to first call and inquire whether the charges would even be a hindrance, and then look into sealing/expinging only if it becomes necessary.

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