Posted by Maryann
I am a nurse who got into deep legal trouble that not only threatened my license but also my freedom. I have never been more scared than I was the day I got a voicemail from a detective from the LA Sheriff’s Department. I knew why he was calling. I had already retained Nicole for the issues I would be having with the BRN. I was a basket case and called her immediately. Nicole was honest with the possible outcomes but also explained to me things she could do to help improve the situation. I had multiple felony counts related to narcotics. Jail, if not prison, was potentially part of the equation. To make a long story short, in less than 6 months, I was being offered the sweetest diversion deal ever…no drug testing, no probation-only community service and a continuation of the treatment I was already receiving. I am a mother of 4. The idea of incarceration was very far off my ability accept. Nicole handled my case with not only with expertise but also with the best “bedside manner” a client could ever dream of. She held my hand through it all in the most compassionate nonjudgmental way. 6 months later I feel like I have my life back. I’m feeling stronger and better than ever and Nicole Valentine played no small part in that. I can not give her higher recommendations. I will truly forever be grateful to her.