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Nicolaie Cocis

DUI and DWI Attorney at Murrieta, CA

5.0   5 reviews

also known as Nic

  • Licensed for 24 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Nicolaie

Learn Nicolaie’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    20%
    Criminal Defense including DUI and Juvenile Law

    25 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    20%
    Criminal Defense including DUI and Juvenile Law

    25 years

  3. Domestic violence
    20%
    Criminal Defense including DUI and Juvenile Law

    25 years

  4. Juvenile law
    20%
    Criminal Defense including DUI and Juvenile Law

    25 years

  5. White collar crime
    20%
    Criminal Defense including DUI and Juvenile Law

    25 years

Voted as 2018 "Attorney of the Year" by Southwest Riverside County Bar Association

If you find yourself facing a criminal charge, including DUI or Juvenile Matters, it's crucial to promptly seek the legal assistance you require. The Law Office of Nicolai Cocis is here to provide the support you need, with a Murrieta criminal defense attorney ready to take on your case and advocate for your rights.

Attorney Cocis earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Riverside, and later pursued his Juris Doctorate at the McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, in Sacramento. Before establishing the Law Office of Nicolai Cocis, he gained valuable experience as an intern at the State of California Department of Fair Employment and Housing and the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office. He is a member of the California State Bar, the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Southern, Eastern, and Central Districts of the U.S. District Court of California.

Our firm represents clients who have been arrested in various Riverside County cities, including Temecula, Murrieta, Menifee, Lake Elsinore, Perris, Winchester, Hemet, Banning, Corona, Riverside, and Indio.

Don't hesitate to reach out to Attorney Cocis today for the legal support you need.

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Attorney Nicolai Cocis at court with other lawyers from the defense team.
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Location

Law Office of Nicolai Cocis
25026 Las Brisas Rd.
Murrieta, CA, 92562

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Reviews

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Posted by Umut | March 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trust wordy
I was on probation for 3 years and I wanted to terminate it I spoke with Nic and hired him. He got my probation terminated and expunged it everything was so easy and smooth if you need help I definitely recommend him .
Posted by anonymous | June 10, 2014
Professional and Compassionate
I found Mr. Cocis to be upfront, compassionate and informative during a very difficult time. He helped me get through my court proceedings in a very responsive and professional manner. He was sympathetic without being patronizing and was not judgmental. If you need a criminal attorney then I would highly recommend his services. His staff is also very cordial and responsive.
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Posted by Robert | December 19, 2012
I din't know what to do. He helped me.
I got arrested for a stupid things I should not have done. I know better than that because it's not my first time. Nic helped me.
Posted by Sonia | November 4, 2010
GOD SENT
"God sent" , Scary situation, when one has never been arrested, or even for the reason of the arrest.As situation that can be traumatic for the entire family. After consulting with another attorney whom made me feel worst walking out of his office (husband was detained) I was given Nic's number. I was reluctant to call, thinking I was going to be told the same thing. I called spoke to Nic..which at the moment..his kind, knowledgeable words helped me, a lot. We prayed daily that God would guide Nic..knowing that my husband was innocent....6 months later..case was dismissed.
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Posted by Tarrance | October 5, 2009
Thank you!
I was going through a difficult period in my life and in need of a lawyer. Mr. Cocis was very professional from the first time we met through the conclusion of my case. I would highly recoment him to anyone who is in need of a defense lawyer.

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Nicolai Cocis
  • 2005 - Present
  • Associate
  • Johnson Schachter & Lewis Aplc
  • 1999 - 1999
  • Legal Intern
  • Sacramento County District Attorney's Office
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Legal Intern
  • State Of California, Department Of Fair Employment & Housing
  • 1996 - 1996
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Education

  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of California - Riverside
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Fraudulent Use of Employer Credit Card
  • Dismissed
  • 3rd DUI while on Probation for 2nd DUI
  • We were able to obtain a sentence of probation and house arrest, thus avoiding a lengthy jail sentence.
  • Felony assault with allegation of causing great bodily injury
  • Reduced to misdemeanor
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Associations

  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2016 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2014 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of California, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2007 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2007 - Present
  • Southwest Riverside County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2000 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Supreme Court of California
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1999 - Present
  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2008
  • Romanian Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2002 - 2003
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Romanian

Honors and Awards

  • Attorney of the Year
  • Southwest Riverside County Bar Association
  • 2018
  • Graduated With Honors
  • University of California - Riverside
  • 1994
  • Dean's List
  • University of California - Riverside
  • 1993
  • Dean's List
  • University of California - Riverside
  • 1992
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Publications

  • Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • Judge John M. Davis gives first-time offenders leeway but throws the book at hardened criminals.
  • 2011
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • Kelly Hansen keeps his cool as he handles a packed docket, lawyers say.
  • 2010
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • Riverside criminal trial Judge Timothy F. Freer, a sports enthusiast who once dreamed of being a super agent, now uses his interest to defuse tensions in a courtroom devoted to dealing with society's worst ills.
  • 2009
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • Judge Warren Taking Bold Stands
  • 2006
  • The Press Enterprise
  • Four snared in record cocaine bust get 17 years
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • Southwest Riverside County Bar Association
  • Introduction to Victim Restitution
  • 2013
  • Leo A. Deegan American Inn of Court
  • Ethical Obligations Relating to Attorney-Client Privilege
  • 2006
  • Leo A. Deegan American Inn of Court
  • Jury Selection
  • 2005
  • McGeorge School of Law - University of the Pacific
  • Trial Advocacy in Criminal Cases
  • 1997
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Attorney endorsements

Received (26)
Given (22)
Endorse Nicolaie
Consumer protection Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Nic is great and I recommend him highly! =)"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Nicolaie. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Nic is and experienced, excellent attorney. He fights for his clients and gets excellent results"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I recently worked with Mr. Cocis on a criminal case in which we represented different members of the same family. Because most of my cases are in another county, I had never met him before. I was impressed with his legal knowledge, professionalism with the various prosecutors assigned to our case, and the calming demeanor he projected at all times when dealing with clients who were under extraordinary stress. I would (and have) referred clients to him without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Cocis has an excellent reputation for diligent and skilled representation of clients charged with misdemeanor and felony offenses."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Some endorsements are ones you do because you feel obligated – some, I might add, a few, you do because you want to – I want to do this one. He is the real deal and will get the job done. If Nic Cocis is your lawyer you will get the best result that can ever be obtained based on all the facts surrounding your case. If you want further input from me, call me. I have worked with Nic on cases and will tell you to hire him because if the job can be done, he will get it done for you."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've seen Nic in action and he's a talented attorney with strong principles. I'd highly recommend him to anyone for any type of criminal matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nic is a seasoned and knowledgeable professional who represents his clients with integrity, commitment, and competitiveness. I highly endorse Nic to anyone needing representation in criminal defense matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nic Cocis is the consummate professional. He has the approachability of a friend coupled with the fighting spirit of a warrior. This balance is what makes him truly effective as a criminal defense lawyer; he knows when to gather flies with honey and when to poison the opposition with vinegar. His knowledge of the criminal justice system and the courts is extensive and broad. If you need a criminal defense lawyer who is willing to fight for you - Nic is the one you want."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A very competent and aggressive attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Nic Cosis is an outstanding attorney with an excellent reputation in the legal community. When I was a deputy district attorney in Riverside, Mr. Cosis and I handled a number of cases together. I knew him to be respectful, intelligent, and hard-working. I also recognized that he always fought for the best interest of his client while maintaining the utmost professionalism and integrity. Mr. Cosis is very well-respected by prosecutors, defense attorneys, and the judges. I highly endorse his work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nic is a great lawyer, very hardworking and gets great results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Nic is a wonderful lawyer with an excellent reputation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nic Cocis is an excellent criminal defense lawyer. His combination of experience, knowledge and commitment to his clients establishes him as one of the top defense attorneys in Southwest Riverside County. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of working with Nic Cocis for a number of years. He is one of the most experienced criminal defense attorneys in the area, and can offer you quality representation. I highly recommend that you contact Nic Cocis for your legal needs. I endorse this lawyer."
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