Reporting requirement for criminal convictions
Pursuant to Rule 6-A10-08.1, F.A.C., Florida educators shall self-report within forty-eight (48) hours to appropriate authorities (as determined by district) any arrests/charges involving the abuse of a child or the sale and/or possession of a controlled substance. Such notice shall not be considered an admission of guilt nor shall such notice be admissible for any purpose in any proceeding, civil or criminal, administrative or judicial, investigatory or adjudicatory.
In addition, Florida educators shall self-report any conviction, finding of guilt, withholding of adjudication, commitment to a pretrial diversion program, or entering of a plea of guilty or Nolo Contendere for any criminal offense other than a minor traffic violation within forty-eight (48) hours after the final judgment.
How you report this information to the Board is essential to protecting your license. Many criminal offenses are not of a nature that would justify discipline against your license. If you would like help with preparing your self-report of a criminal offense, contact Delegal Law Offices, P.A. today by calling (904) 633-5000 or visiting www.protectingcareers.com
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