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James Nesci

James Nesci


DUI / DWI Lawyer
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Nesci & St. Louis, PLLC
Tucson, AZ

About James Nesci

Attorney Biography

James Nesci often defends cases well into the .30 blood-alcohol range. He has caught more than one police officer lying during cross-examination and some police officers have even refused to grant pretrial interviews to him without a prosecutor or their own counsel present. He was one of the lead attorneys on the Intoximeters RBT-IV breath-testing issue in Southern Arizona which resulted in the suppression of breath tests in over 7,000 cases and the removal of the RBT-IV from the streets of Arizona. He also spear-headed the effort to obtain the manufacturer’s source code and software for the CMI Intoxilyzer 8000. Although the source code was never obtained, he almost single-handedly ground 90% of all DUI prosecutions within the City of Tucson to a halt for nearly three years and obtained breath test suppressions and dismissals in hundreds of DUI cases.

In addition to "traditional" DUI cases which involve alcohol, Mr. Nesci is a recognized expert on the defense of DUI/Drugs cases. Whether they be legal-over-the-counter-medications, prescription medications or illicit drugs, such DUI cases are far more complex and present cutting-edge issues for the courts. He is qualified to administer Standardized Field Sobriety Tests under National Highway Traffic Safety Administration & International Association of Chiefs of Police Guidelines.

In 2006, he was appointed Regent of the National College for DUI Defense, Inc. He was formerly the chair of the Curriculum Committee for the NCDD. Currently, he is the State Delegate Coordinator, a member of the Amicus Committee, Treasurer of the NCDD, Member of the Executive Committee and served as an oral argument judge for the Board Certification Committee.

Mr. Nesci is the author of Nesci's Arizona DUI Defense: The Law & Practice, a legal treatise written for DUI defense attorneys and published by Lawyers and Judges Publishing Company (now in its fourth edition) [www.lawyersandjudges.com].

In 1999 Mr. Nesci became a Sustaining Member of the National College for DUI Defense [www.NCDD.com]. In 2001, he was Board Certified by the National College for DUI Defense, Inc., which is a is recognized by the American Bar Association. He is one of only three Board Certified attorneys in the State of Arizona, and one of less than fifty Board Certified attorneys in the nation (as of January, 2012).

Mr. Nesci has lectured from coast-to-coast on the subjects of Ethics, 4th Amendment Law, Drug Recognition Evaluations (DUI-Drugs/DRE), Cross-Examination, Trial Tactics, Jury Selection, Field Sobriety Testing, Driving Behavior, Blood Alcohol Calculations, Opening & Closing Arguments, Source Code Litigation, Frye & Daubert Challenges, Intoxilyzer 8000 Operator’s Course, Headspace Gas Chromatography, Blood and Breath Testing.

He has represented former Supremes lead singer Diana Ross and Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Tight-End Jerramy Stevens on Extreme DUI charges and fitness guru Richard Simmons on an assault charge.

Mr. Nesci lives in Tucson with his wife and twin daughters. He is an honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Navy where he spent much of his time working as an electrician in the Philadelphia Naval Shipyards. His interests are traveling, fine wines, vintage port and fast cars. He is an amateur race car driver, an accomplished mechanic, and a Corvette fanatic.


Practice Areas

 
DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving (100%)

Résumé - James Nesci

Bar Licenses

Arizona State Bar
Arizona
Member in Good Standing
1994

Education

U of Arizona

Specialty Certifications

National College for DUI Defense
Board Certified Specialist
DUI Defense Law
National College for DUI Defense

Associations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

National College for DUI Defense
Sustaining Member,
Regent
National College for DUI Defense

Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Member
Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice

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Contact James Nesci

James Nesci
Nesci & St. Louis, PLLC
216 N Main Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701
www.azdefense.com
Office: 520-622-1222
Fax: 520-624-7817

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Bar Membership Information

Arizona Bar Membership -

James Nesci - Membership information with The State Bar of Arizona - Find more information about James Nesci on The State Bar of Arizona website including status and disciplinary history.


Specialty Certification Information

DUI Defense Law Certification -

NCDD Board Certification in DUI Defense Law - The NCDD is the only organization in the country that is recognized by the ABA to grant specialty or board certification for DUI Defense Law.


Nonprofit Organizations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers -

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.


Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice -

AACJ seeks to improve the practice of criminal defense law in Arizona, and also serves as an advocate for positive criminal justice reform.


National College for DUI Defense, Inc. -

The NCDD is the largest non-profit, professional organization of criminal defense attorneys focused specifically on defending DUI / DWI and drunk driving related criminal charges throughout the United States and Canada.



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