The Personal and Professional Fitness section of the application asks that an explanation be provided for each “yes” answer. What information should be included in the explanation?
August 08, 2017
Applicants who mark “yes” on one of the Personal and Professional Fitness questions are required to provide an explanation. Below is a sample of a full explanation for an applicant who answers ‘yes” to question #8 which asks about prior convictions, diversions, or conditional discharge for a felony; misdemeanor; or major traffic violation:
“On February 14, 2008, I was arrested in Bend, Oregon by the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office for DUII and reckless driving, the case number is 08-01452. I was with friends celebrating my birthday and had several drinks over the course of the evening. While driving home, the Sheriff’s Office stopped me for speeding. He must have detected I was impaired because I was asked to step out of my vehicle and asked to perform field sobriety tests. I failed them, and I was arrested for DUII. I appeared for court about a month later on March 12 where I plead no contest and agreed to enter diversion for the DUII and was convicted of reckless driving. I successfully completed all alcohol assessments and court required courses and the case was eventually dismissed in March of 2009. I applied for expungement in February of 2010 and it was granted.”