Choosing the field of criminal defense was an easy decision for me. I strongly believe in the rule of law and the right to a fair trial for all individuals, regardless of their guilt or innocence. This belief was deeply influenced by my experiences growing up in a communist country where the legal system was frequently used as a tool of oppression by the state. In that environment, many people were denied due process, access to legal counsel, and the presumption of innocence. Witnessing this injustice firsthand made me realize how crucial it is to have an independent and effective defense to prevent sham trials, human rights violations, and social unrest.
During those difficult times, I also had the privilege of observing the bravery of lawyers who fearlessly defended dissidents, activists, and marginalized groups, often putting their own safety at risk. These courageous attorneys challenged the abuses of power and the authorities' violations of the law, serving as inspiring examples of dedication to justice.
Now, as a criminal defense lawyer, I consider my role to be twofold. Not only am I responsible for defending the rights and interests of my clients, but I also have a duty to uphold the integrity and legitimacy of the legal system. I approach each case without making any assumptions or readily accepting my clients' guilt solely based on their arrest. Instead, I meticulously scrutinize the evidence and thoroughly assess the prosecution's arguments.
My aim is not to evade or manipulate the law, but rather to challenge it when it is unjust, unclear, or inconsistent. My work revolves around ensuring that every individual, regardless of the charges against them, receives a fair and just trial. I take great pride in championing the principles of justice and due process, and I am fully committed to serving my clients with unwavering integrity and dedication.
Choosing a Criminal Defense Attorney
If you have been accused of a crime, it is important to seek legal counsel as soon as possible. A criminal defense attorney can help you navigate the legal system, protect your rights, and ensure that you receive a fair and just outcome.
At the Law Office of Nicolai Cocis, we are committed to providing our clients with the highest quality criminal defense representation. We have a proven track record of success in defending individuals accused of a wide range of crimes.
If you or a loved one has been arrested in Temecula, Murrieta, Winchester, Menifee or Lake Elsinore, please contact our office today for a free consultation. We will be happy to discuss your case and answer any questions you may have.