Domestic Violence

Temecula Domestic Violence Attorney

Handling Spousal Abuse Cases in Murrieta & across Riverside County

In California, assault and battery of a spouse, former spouse, cohabitant, or the parent of your child is considered domestic violence. This type of offense can be charged as either a felony or misdemeanor, depending on factors such as the extent of the violence, the type of injury, and the presence of children.

According to California law, children do not necessarily have to be the direct recipients of violence. Instead, they only have to be present during the fight between the parents for child endangerment charges to be justified. Child endangerment is defined as the abuse a child suffers when witnessing domestic violence. Child endangerment is a serious crime and charged under the California domestic violence laws.

Understanding the Penalties

If you have been arrested for domestic violence or child endangerment in Temecula, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, Menifee, Wildomar, Perris, Banning, Hemet, Corona, or Riverside, you need to hire an experienced Temecula domestic violence lawyer immediately. Your freedom and reputation are on the line. Even if your spouse decides not to press charges against you, the State of California will.

If you are convicted, you may be sentenced to:

  • Jail time or prison
  • 52 weeks of anger management counseling
  • Probation
  • An appearance on your criminal record

In addition to the above, you may also lose the custody and visitation rights to your children, have a restraining order be placed against you, and suffer from the stigma that comes from a criminal conviction. This can affect your employment and puts an additional burden on your finances and emotional wellbeing. Our lawyer understands that many of these cases come down to "he said/she said" arguments, which is why we will get to know you and your unique circumstance in order to build a strong case against the evidence against you.

Act Quickly - Get the Defense You Need

At the Law Office of Nic Cocis, we have aggressively represented individuals charged with domestic violence, spousal battery, and child endangerment charges since 1999.

Our office provides a free and confidential consultation directly with Nic Cocis. During the consultation, you are able to discuss the details surrounding your arrest. You will also learn how we can help you and what to expect throughout the criminal process.

Contact Temecula domestic violence defense lawyer Nic Cocis by calling (951) 666-2605. Our office is located near the Southwest Justice Center in Murrieta, California.

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See How We Have Helped Other People In Your Shoes
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  • Theft Crime Probation & House Arrest
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  • Young Adult Accused of Felony Sex Offenses Probation and Avoided Registration
  • $360,000 in Asset Forfeiture From Burglary DA's Office Ordered to Return Money to Victims
  • 100 lbs. of Marijuana with Intent to Sell Criminal Charges Not Filed
  • 2 lbs. of Marijuana with Intent To Sell Drug Diversion
  • 3rd DUI While on Probation for 2nd DUI Avoided Lengthy Jail Sentence


Hear From Our Past Clients
    So Thankful For All You've Done!

    “Nic, I just wanted to thank you so much for all of your guidance and concern. It really means so much that you took the time to meet with us and are continuing, even now to help us. There aren't even ...”

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    “Thank you for all your help with my court trial. Your endless hours and preparation proved to be as successful as possible. No matter what the outcome will be I want you to know how much I appreciate ...”

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    “Nic, I cannot even put into words the amount of gratitude I have. You are an amazing attorney and a genuinely nice guy. I have no doubt without your hard work and determination my case would have ...”

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    “Thank you so much for representing me in my recent case. So glad the charge reduction was a success as well! I paid the fine online so I believe I can close this chapter in my life. I would be remiss ...”

    - C.A.
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    “Nic, I couldn't even begin to find the words to say how thankful I am for you and all you have done for me and my mom. I am so grateful. If there is anything at all that I can do for you please don't ...”

    - R.D.

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