James Nesci

James Nesci

216 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701

Phone: 520-622-1222

Website: http://www.azdefense.com

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About James Nesci

Member of the Recognition Committee and Co-Chair of the Sponsorship Committee. James Nesci James Nesci is a 1994 graduate of the University of Arizona College of Law and was a solo practitioner for ten years in Tucson, Arizona, before becoming the managing partner in the firm; Nesci, St. Louis & West, P.L.L.C. in January, 2005. On January 1st, 2010, he and Joseph P. St. Louis created Tucson’s premier firm for DUI Defense: Nesci & St. Louis, P.L.L.C.. In addition to writing books on DUI Defense, Mr. Nesci works on large-scale challenges to DUI laws and investigatory techniques. He is AV Preeminent-Rated® by Martindale-Hubbell, has been continuously named as one of The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White since 2010 [www.bestlawfirms.usnews.com ]. In 1999 Mr. Nesci became a Sustaining Member of the National College for DUI Defense [www.lawyersandjudges.com]. He is co-author of DUI Defense books for Colorado, Florida, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin. He is a contributing author to the 5th Edition of the treatise: MedicoLegal Aspects of Alcohol which is a text used by forensic toxicologists across the world and serves as the text for the Borkenstein School at Indiana University. He also authored a consumer book titled: How to Beat a DUI, which is also available at www.lawyersandjudges.com His firm’s practice is devoted primarily to defense of vehicular crimes. At any one time, he typically defends up to twenty DUI cases in several jurisdictions. Mr. 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, prescription medications or illicit drugs, such DUI cases are far more complex and present cutting-edge issues for the courts.


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