Temecula DUI Attorney

Arrested For a DUI in Temecula?

If you were stopped for suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you were most likely asked to take a blood or breathalyzer test and/or a field sobriety test. Field sobriety tests are tests administered on the side of the road that test your coordination, balance and memory. If you fail a field test, you may be asked to take a breath test to determine your blood alcohol content (BAC).

Blowing a 0.08% or higher will lead to your arrest if you are over the legal drinking age of 21 years of age. For minors under the age of 21, having even trace amounts of alcohol can be cause for an arrest, as law enforcement sees blowing a .01% as illegal. If you do not comply with a breath or blood test, your license will automatically be revoked and you will be placed under arrest under the California implied consent law.

If this is not your first DUI, consequences could be even worse when facing 2nd, 3rd or multiple DUI accusations. Find out more about second, third or more DUI charges and how to avoid harsh penalties by reading our blog entry.

History of Positive DUI Case Results

It is vital that you take these charges seriously and act quickly, as you only have 10 days from the date of your arrest to request that your license privileges be protected. Temecula DUI lawyer, Nic Cocis, has overcome even the most complicated DUI cases.

  • See for yourself by taking a look at his impressive history of case results, including these prominent victories:
  • Obtained probation with an in-custody rehab program for client accused of a felony DUI with injuries. No state prison sentence.
  • Dismissed all charges of driving under the influence of a controlled substance.
  • Defended Marine Sergeant and saved his career after being charged for DUI with a BAC over 0.18%. Successfully reduced his charges to wet-reckless.

A dedicated and reliable criminal defense lawyer in Temecula from the Law Office of Nic Cocis can help you navigate through this legal process and represent you during your DMV hearing. Do not wait until it is too late to receive the guidance and exemplary defense you need and deserve.

California State Penalties Involved

Penalties continue to grow in severity with each accusation, under California State DUI laws. If you are a minor or your child is facing DUI accusations, learn more about juvenile crimes here. The following DUI penalties relate to those convicted as adults:

1st DUI Offense:

  • Anywhere from 4 days to 6 months in jail
  • License suspension for up to 6 months total
  • Fines around $2900
  • Some counties may require the installation of an Ignition Interlock Device (IID)

2nd DUI Offense:

  • Anywhere from 10 days to 1 years in jail
  • License suspension for 2 years (possibility of being reduced down to 1 year)
  • Fines around $3400
  • Ignition Interlock Device (IID) required

3rd DUI Offense:

  • Anywhere from 120 days to 1 years in jail
  • License suspension for 3 years
  • Fines around $3400
  • Ignition Interlock Device (IID) required
  • SCRAAM ankle bracelet

Avoid conviction by obtaining a qualified Temecula DUI lawyer as soon as possible. Attorney Nic Cocis has the experience needed to defend and protect your rights. He has been handling DUI cases since 1999. Additionally he speaks Romanian and has Spanish language services available, if you or your loved ones would feel more comfortable conversing with him about your legal situation in either of those languages.

Law Office of Nic Cocis Protecting Your Rights

As awful as this scenario sounds, you still have options to defend yourself and maintain you rights. At the Law Office of Nic Cocis, we have handled countless DUI cases, providing us with experience and knowledge of the Riverside County's court system, and giving you a leg up in order to protect your future from the damage of a possible DUI conviction.

  • With our representation, you will receive:
  • Guidance from a qualified, experienced and aggressive lawyer who will fight for you throughout the criminal process.
  • Clear and concise information so you can make the best possible decisions throughout the course of your proceedings.
  • Peace of mind in knowing that you are not alone when combating these charges.

If you have been arrested for DUI in Temecula, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, Menifee, Wildomar, Perris, Banning, Hemet, Corona or Riverside, do not go another day facing DUI charges without the representation of an experienced and knowledgeable attorney!

Contact us today for a free consultation.

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See How We Have Helped Other People In Your Shoes
  • Theft and 7 Felonies Probation and One Year in Custody
  • Theft Crime Probation & House Arrest
  • Trafficking 2000 lbs. (1 ton) of Marijuana and Child Endangerment Marijuana Charge Dismissed
  • Transportation of 5 Pounds of Meth 180 days of Caltrans work. Avoided prison.
  • Warrant Issued in Violation of the 4th Amendment Case Dismissed
  • 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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    “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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    Always Showed Amazing Patience!

    “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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