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216 N. Main Avenue Tucson, AZ 85701

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Tucson DUI/DWI Law Firm

Overview

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. In January of 2005, he became the managing partner of the firm; Nesci, St. Louis & West, P.L.L.C. On January 1st, 2010, he and Joseph P. St. Louis created Tucson’s premier law 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...

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. In January of 2005, he became the managing partner of the firm; Nesci, St. Louis & West, P.L.L.C. On January 1st, 2010, he and Joseph P. St. Louis created Tucson’s premier law 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.BestLawyers.com] and also named as one of only four of Tucson’s Top DUI Lawyers by Tucson Lifestyles Magazine.

U.S. News and World Report has awarded Nesci & St. Louis PLLC the rank of Tier One Best Law Firm in 2011 and 2013. [www.bestlawfirms.usnews.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. Mr. Nesci and Mr. St. Louis two of three Board Certified attorneys in the State of Arizona. There are less than fifty Board Certified attorneys in the nation (as of January, 2012). Board Certification is recognized by the American Bar Association.

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 and often serves as an oral argument judge for the Board Certification Committee.

Mr. Nesci is the author of 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 third edition) [www.lawyersandjudges.com]. He is co-author of DUI Defense books for 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.

Mr. Nesci is a team-player within the Southern Arizona DUI Defense Community. He is often involved in large-scale challenges to DUI investigative methods and chemical testing. His opinion is sought by DUI Attorneys across the nation on various issues. He is one of only a handful of attorneys in the country who has ever held a DOT-Compliant Permit to operate an Intoxilyzer® 8000. He owns both an Intoxilyzer® 5000 & 8000 which are used for in-court demonstrations and for research purposes. He is qualified to administer Standardized Field Sobriety Tests under National Highway Traffic Safety Administration & International Association of Chiefs of Police Guidelines.

Mr. Nesci has lectured from coast-to-coast for such organizations as The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, Arizona State University College of Law Alumni Association, University of Mississippi CLE Department, South Texas College of Law CLE Department, Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Arizona Public Defenders Association, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, City of Phoenix Public Defender's Office, Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Indiana Public Defender’s Council, Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Maricopa County Bar Association, Maricopa County Public Defender's Office, Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association, the Mexican-American Bar Association at Loyola, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National College for DUI Defense, the Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorney’s Association, the Nevada State Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Pima County Bar Association, the Pima County Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division, the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the Tucson City Public Defender’s Office, the Utah Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and the Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice.

He has taught seminars on the subjects of Ethics, 4th Amendment Law, Drug Recognition Evaluations (DUI-Drugs/DRE), Cross-Examination, Trial Tactics, Jury Selection, Field Sobriety Testing, 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 is a frequent guest of the John C. Scott radio program in Tucson. The Tucson Weekly named Mr. Nesci "King of the DUI Defense" (December 19, 2002). He has appeared on CNN, Inside Edition, Celebrity Justice, Fox News, Access Hollywood, Court TV and National Public Radio.

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 is married with 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, mechanic, and a Corvette fanatic.

Admissions:

Supreme Court of the United States, 2010

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1995

United States District Court for the District of Arizona, 1994

State of Arizona, 1994

Professional Associations

National College for DUI Defense, Inc. [www.NCDD.com]

Regent, 2006

Sustaining Member, 2001

Member, 1998

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 1995 [www.NACDL.org]

Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Member, 1995 [www.AACJ.org]

Arizona State Bar Association, Member, 1994.

Pima County Bar Association, Member, 1995.

Education:

BA, cum laude, University of Arizona, 1991

Major: Creative Writing

Minor: Communication

JD, University of Arizona College of Law, 1994

Published Opinions:

State v. Bernini, Erica Lea Daughters-White, et al Real Parties in Interest, (Bernini I)

220 Ariz. 536, 207 P.3d 789 (Ariz. Ct. Appeals Div. 2, April, 2009).

State v. Bernini, Erica Lea Daughters-White, et al Real Parties in Interest, (Bernini II)

222 Ariz. 607, 218 P.3d 1064 (Ariz. Ct. Appeals Div. 2, October, 2009).

State v. Joseph Cooperman

230 Ariz. 245, 282 P.3d 446 (Ariz. Ct. Appeals Div. 2, 2012)

Current Publications:

Articles:

The Slope Detector Does Not Always Detect the Presence of Mouth Alcohol, TheChampion, Vol. XXX, No.2, March, 2006, Authors: Michael P. Hlastala, Wayne J. Lamm, & James Nesci. Publisher: NACDL.

Anti-Drunk Driving Group Wants New Prohibition Era, At Issue: Drunk Driving, Editor: Tamara Thompson. Publisher: Greenhaven Press & Thomson/Gale, 2008.

Consumer Books:

How to Beat a DUI. Authentic Anatomical Publishing ©2008 [www.lawyersandjudges.com]

Legal Treatises:

Arizona DUI Defense: The Law & The Practice. Lawyers & Judges Publishing Co. ©2006.

Author: James Nesci. www.lawyersandjudges.com

Arizona DUI Defense: The Law & The Practice, 2nd Edition. Lawyers & Judges Publishing Co. ©2009.

Author: James Nesci. www.lawyersandjudges.com

Arizona DUI Defense: The Law & The Practice, 3rd Edition. Lawyers & Judges Publishing Co. ©2012.

Author: James Nesci. www.lawyersandjudges.com

Florida DUI Defense: The Law & The Practice. Lawyers & Judges Publishing Co. ©2012

Authors: Alan S. Bernstein & James Nesci. www.lawyersandjudges.com

New Hampshire DWI Defense: The Law & The Practice. Lawyers & Judges Publishing Co. ©2010

Authors: Ryan Russman Wagner & James Nesci. www.lawyersandjudges.com

Oklahoma DUI Defense: The Law & The Practice. Lawyers & Judges Publishing Co. ©2008

Authors: Bruce Edge, John Hunsucker & James Nesci. www.lawyersandjudges.com

Texas DWI Defense: The Law & The Practice. Lawyers & Judges Publishing Co. ©2009.

Author: Mimi Coffey & James Nesci. www.lawyersandjudges.com

Utah DUI Defense: The Law & The Practice. Lawyers & Judges Publishing Co. ©2010

Authors: Glen W. Neeley, Jason Schatz & James Nesci. www.lawyersandjudges.com

Virginia DUI Defense: The Law & The Practice. Lawyers & Judges Publishing Co. ©2011

Authors: Robert Battle & James Nesci. www.lawyersandjudges.com

West Virginia DUI Defense: The Law & The Practice. Lawyers & Judges Publishing Co. ©2010

Authors: Harley Wagner & James Nesci. www.lawyersandjudges.com

Contributing Author:

Garriott’s MedicoLegal Aspects of Alcohol, 5th Edition. Chapter 15: Defense of Driving Under the Influence Cases Editor: Dr. James C. Garriott. Lawyers & Judges Publishing Co. ©2008

Drinking/Driving Litigation.

Chapter 20, Intoxilyzer 8000. Thompson/West ©2007 Authors: Nichols & Whited

Awards, Certifications & Significant Courses:

Board Certified, National College for DUI Defense, 2001-2006. Re-certified 2006-2011. Re-certified 2011 to present. (Certification Recognized by the American Bar Association).

Martindale-Hubbell: AV Preeminent-Rated since 2008

The Best Lawyers in America: Specialty Area: DUI/DWI Defense since 2010

Top Lawyers in Tucson - DUI: Tucson Lifestyles Magazine since 2010

www.tucsonlifestyle.com

AVVO 10.0-Rated (www.AVVO.com)

Standardized Field Sobriety Test Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2007.

Intoxilyzer 8000 Breath Alcohol Technician, U.S. Department of Transportation

(Permit Valid: 1/22/2005-1/22/2010)

Medicolegal Death Investigation, Pima Community College, Corporate & Community Education, July, 1995.

Current Positions:

Partner: Nesci & St. Louis, Tucson, Arizona 2010-Present

Regent: National College for DUI Defense 2006-Present

Past Positions:

Managing Partner: Nesci, St. Louis & West PLLC 2005-2009

Solo Practitioner: Law Office of James Nesci, P.C. 1995-2004

 

 

Seminars, Lectures & CLE Taught:

Arizona Attorney's For Criminal Justice (AACJ)

11th Annual Aggressive Defense of DUI

May 3rd, 1997, Tucson, Arizona

Intoximeters RBT-IV Breath Tester: Panel Discussion

Cross-Examination of Police Witnesses

City of Phoenix & Maricopa County Public Defender's Offices

DUI Breakout 1999

February 26th, 1999, Phoenix, Arizona

Blood Alcohol Calculations for the Trial Lawyer

Cross-Examination of the Arresting Officer

Arizona State University College of Law

DUI XIV

September 25th, 1999, Tempe, Arizona

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Materials

Arizona Attorney's For Criminal Justice (AACJ)

13th Annual Aggressive Defense of DUI

April 29th, 2001, Ahwatukee, Arizona

NHTSA Materials & Cross Examination

Maricopa County Bar Association

DUI Extravaganza

June 22nd, 2001, Phoenix, Arizona

NHTSA Materials & Cross Examination

National College for DUI Defense (NCDD)

2001 Summer Trial College

July 26-28, 2001, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Trial Tactics & Strategy: Mock Trial

Pima County Bar Association Young Lawyer's Division (PCBA-YLD)

PCBA Young Lawyers CLE Breakfast Meeting

September 13th, 2001, Tucson, Arizona

New DUI Laws Update

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)

DWI Means: Defend With Ingenuity©

October 4-6, 2001, New York, New York Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada

Slaying the Dragon: Cross Examination of the Arresting Officer

Maricopa County Bar Association

DUI Trial Skills; A Multi-Media Presentation

December 14th, 2001, Phoenix, Arizona

Cross Examination of the Arresting Officer

New York State Bar Association

DWI On Trial, The Big Apple II Seminar

April 25-26, 2002, New York City, New York

Cross Examination of the Arresting Officer

California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ)

Rules of the Road V: Jury Trial of a .17 Blood DUI

September 28-29, 2002, Palm Springs, California

Trial Tactics: Mock Trial

Cross Examination of the Arresting Officer

Las Vegas Bar Association

Killer Cross

October 18th, 2002, Las Vegas, Nevada

Criminal Defense: Advanced Cross Examination Skills

New York State Bar Association

DWI On Trial, The Big Apple III Seminar

June 5-6, 2003, New York City, New York

Opening Arguments: 3 Creative Approaches

National College for DUI Defense (NCDD)

2003 Summer Trial College

July 23-26, 2003, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Beginning-to-Intermediate Cross Examination

Non-verbal Communication

Cross Examination (Demonstration)

Jury Voir Dire

Arizona Attorney's For Criminal Justice (AACJ)

17th Annual Aggressive Defense of DUI

2004, Chandler, Arizona

Pretrial Motions Practice: Winning the Trial Before it Starts

University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law

DUI: The Law & The Practice

March 25th, 2004, Tucson, Arizona

DUI: The Law & Practice (6 Hour Course)

Lorman Education Services

Traffic Law Practices in Arizona

October 6th, 2004, Phoenix, Arizona

The Pretrial Interview

Cross Examination of the Arresting Officer

Final Argument

Pima County Public Defender's Seminar

Public Defender's Brown Bag CLE

January 31st, 2005, Tucson, Arizona

Cross Examination: Field Sobriety Testing

Tucson City Public Defender's Office

Intoxilyzer 8000: The New Enemy

February 23rd, 2005, Tucson, Arizona

Intoxilyzer 8000: Legal & Practical Aspects

Mad Dog Marketing, Inc. & Victor Carmody, Jr. P.A.

Mississippi Intoxilyzer 8000 Course

April 8th, 2005, Jackson, Mississippi

Machine Qualification: Arizona, Mississippi & Tennessee

Arizona Attorney's For Criminal Justice (AACJ)

18th Annual Aggressive Defense of DUI

May 20-21, 2005, Tucson, Arizona

Breath Testing

Blood Testing

Mad Dog Marketing, Inc. & Victor Carmody, Jr. P.A.

Arizona Intoxilyzer 8000 Course

May 21, 2005, Tucson, Arizona

Intox 8000 Machine Qualification: The Frye Standard

Pima County Public Defender & Office of Court-Appointed Counsel

Misdemeanor Practice in the Pima County Justice Courts

July 8th, 2005, Tucson, Arizona

Breath Testing: Intoxilyzer 5000 & Intoxilyzer 8000

Field Sobriety Testing

Pima County Bar Association (PCBA)

Ethical Issues for the Civil Attorney with the Criminal Client

August 31st, 2005, Tucson, Arizona

Ethical Missteps at Trial

Victim's Rights: How to Avoid a Bar Complaint

Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL)

The Intoxilyzer 8000: Building a Better Mousetrap?

September 22, 2005, Orlando, Florida

Intox 8000 Machine Qualification: The Frye Standard

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)

DWI Means: Defend With Ingenuity©

Under the Microscope: Beating DUIs With Science

September 29th - October 1st, 2005, Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada

DRE: Digging up the Dirt

Cross Examination of the Arresting Officer Breakout Session

DRE Breakout: Practical Considerations in the DRE Case

University of Mississippi

Ol' Miss DUI Practice Seminar

October 28th, 2005, Jackson, Mississippi

Cross Examination of the Arresting Officer

Mad Dog Marketing, Inc. & Victor Carmody, Jr. P.A.

Department of Transportation Intoxilyzer 8000 Operator's Certification Course

December 16-17, 2005, Tunica, Mississippi

Machine Qualification & D.O.T. Regulations

Blood Alcohol Calculations

NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Test Guidelines

Arizona Attorney's For Criminal Justice (AACJ)

19th Annual Aggressive Defense of DUI

April 28-29, 2006, Tucson, Arizona

Intoxilyzer 8000: New Test, New Problems

Voir Dire Panel Discussion

New York State Bar Association

DWI On Trial, The Big Apple VI Seminar

May 4-5, 2006, New York City, New York

Blood Testing: From the Vein to the Lab

National College for DUI Defense (NCDD)

2006 Summer Trial College

July 19-21, 2006, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Blood Testing: From the Vein to the Lab

Student Workshops

Mad Dog Marketing, Inc. & Victor Carmody, Jr. P.A.

Department of Transportation Intoxilyzer 8000 Operator's Certification Course

September 14-16, 2006, New Orleans, Louisiana

Machine Qualification & D.O.T. Regulations

Blood Alcohol Calculations

NHTSA SFST Guidelines

Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL)

The Intoxilyzer 8000

October 5, 2006, Orlando, Florida

Intox 8000 Machine Qualifications & The Frye Standard

Lorman Education Services

Nuts & Bolts of DUI Practice

November 17th, 2006, Tucson, Arizona

NHTSA Driving Studies

NHTSA SFST Studies

Ethics: Prosecutorial Misconduct

National College for DUI Defense (NCDD)

2007 Winter Session

January 18-19, 2007, Tucson, Arizona

DRE: Entering the Twilight Zone

 

University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law

Arizona DUI Defense: The Law & The Practice

February 2nd, 2007, Tucson, Arizona (5 Hour Course)

DUI Laws & MVD Consequences

DUI Defense: Pretrial Motions Practice & 4th Amendment Concerns

DUI Investigation: NHTSA Driving Cues & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing

The Cure for Bad Breath

It's a Matter of Bad Blood (From the Vein to the Lab)

Defender's Education, Inc.

New Mexico & Colorado DUI Defense Seminar

February 15-16th, 2007 Albuquerque, New Mexico

The Fourth Amendment

DRE: Digging Up The DiRT

Mad Dog Marketing, Inc. & Victor Carmody, Jr. P.A.

Department of Transportation Intoxilyzer 8000 Operator's Certification Course

February 22-24, 2007, New Orleans, Louisiana

The Cure for Bad Breath

It's a Matter of Bad Blood (From the Vein to the Lab)

Intox 8000 Practical Demonstration

Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Ohio Advanced DUI Seminar

March 8-9, 2007, Columbus, Ohio

Bad Blood--The Smackdown--Ohio vs. the World

National College for DUI Defense & California Defense Lawyer’s Association

We The Jury (The Jury Insight Project)

March 24th, 2007, Los Angeles, California

Indoctrinating Jurors' Brains During Voir Dire

Indoctrinating Jurors' Brains During Opening

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association & The National College for DUI Defense

Mastering Scientific Evidence

April 19-21, 2007, Dallas Texas

Blood Testing: What You Need to Know, But Never Really Wanted to Know

Intoxilyzer 8000 vs. Intoxilyzer 5000

The Scientific Approach to Jury Selection

New York State Bar Association

DWI On Trial, The Big Apple VII Seminar

May 3-4, 2007, New York City, New York

The Cure for Bad Breath

Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association

4th Annual Advanced DUI Defense Seminar

May 11, 2007, Maryland

Attacking Blood Tests: Shattering the Myth

The Cure for Bad Breath

Arizona Attorney's For Criminal Justice (AACJ)

20th Annual Aggressive Defense of DUI

May 18-19, 2007, Tucson, Arizona

New Developments in the Breath Test Wars

South Texas College of Law CLE Department

Forensic & Criminal Law Conference

May 22-23 2007, Houston, Texas

Headspace Gas Chromatography Blood Testing

Panel Discussion: Differing Toxicology Results

The Mexican American Bar Association & Law Offices of Felipe Plascencia

4th Annual DUI Seminar: Attacking & Defending DUI Cases

June 2nd, 2007, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California

It’s Just a Matter of Bad Blood . . . From the Vein to the Lab

Arizona Public Defender’s Association (APDA)

5th Annual Arizona Public Defender Association Conference

June 20-22, 2007, Tempe, Arizona

The Jury Insight Project: Voir Dire & Jury Selection

National College for DUI Defense (NCDD)

2007 Summer Trial College

July 18-21, 2007, Cambridge, Massachusetts

The Cure for Bad Breath

Student Workshops

Regents & Fellows Panel Discussion

Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (LACDL)

Advanced DWI Defense

September 13, 2007, Baton Rouge

The Cure for Bad Breath

Mad Dog Marketing, Inc. & Victor Carmody, Jr. P.A.

Department of Transportation Intoxilyzer 8000 Operator's Certification Course

September 13-15, 2007, New Orleans, Louisiana

The Cure for Bad Breath

It's a Matter of Bad Blood (From the Vein to the Lab)

Intox 8000 Practical Demonstration

California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ)

Rules of the Road X

September 29, 2007, Rancho Mirage, California

Blood Testing: From the Vein to the Lab

University of Mississippi

DUI Defenders’ 2007 CLE Seminar

October 19th, 2007, Jackson, Mississippi

The Cure for Bad Breath

 

NCDD & NACDL

DWI Means: Defend With Ingenuity©

October 25-27, 2007, Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada

Lies, Damn Lies & Statistics: Driving and Field Sobriety Testing

The Jury Insight Project

It's Just a Matter of Bad Blood . . . From the Vein to the Lab

DRE: Digging Up the DiRT

Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan (CDAM)

Advanced Criminal Defense Practice Conference

November 2nd, 2007, Traverse City, Michigan

It's Just a Matter of Bad Blood . . . From the Vein to the Lab

Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice

Defending DUIs Seminar

December 14th, 2007, Seattle, Washington

The Cure for Bad Breath

Mad Dog Marketing, Inc. & Victor Carmody, Jr. P.A.

Department of Transportation Intoxilyzer 8000 Operator's Certification Course

February 28-March 1, 2008, Orlando, Florida

The Cure for Bad Breath

Intox 8000 Source Code, Frye & Daubert Standards

Intox 8000 Practical Demonstration

Indiana Public Defender Council

OVWI Defense

March 7th, 2008, Indianapolis, Indiana

It's Just a Matter of Bad Blood . . . From the Vein to the Lab

The Cure for Bad Breath

Panel Discussion (Open Topics)

University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law

Arizona DUI Defense: The Law & The Practice

March 14th, 2008, Tucson, Arizona

DUI Laws & MVD Consequences

DUI Defense: Pretrial Motions Practice & 4th Amendment Concerns

DUI Investigation: NHTSA Driving Cues & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing

The Cure for Bad Breath

It's a Matter of Bad Blood (From the Vein to the Lab)

Arizona Attorney's For Criminal Justice (AACJ)

21st Annual Aggressive Defense of DUI

May 2-3, 2008, Tucson, Arizona

Intoxilyzer 8000: The New Breath Test Crisis

Arkansas Criminal Defense Attorneys Association

Betting on Justice VIII

May 16, 2008, Tunica, Mississippi

DRE: Digging Up the DiRT

Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorney’s Association(NCDAA)

2008 DWI Seminar

June 6th, 2008, Mahoney State Park, Ashland, Nebraska

It's Just a Matter of Bad Blood . . . From the Vein to the Lab

The Cure for Bad Breath

Arizona Public Defender’s Association (APDA)

6th Annual Arizona Public Defender Association Conference

June 16th-18th, 2007, Tempe, Arizona

DRE: Digging Up the DiRT

Prosecutorial Misconduct, Power Point & Ethics

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

21st Annual Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Short-Course

June 26th, 2008, San Antonio, Texas

Headspace Gas Chromatography

National College for DUI Defense (NCDD)

2008 Summer Trial College

July 16-19, 2008, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Curriculum Committee Chair

Reasonable Doubt: The Ethics of Persuasion

Student Workshops

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

Stuart Kinard Memorial Advanced DWI Cross Examination Seminar

October 2-3, 2008, San Antonio, Texas

There’s Fire Water in that Blood

State Bar of Arizona

DUI Seminar

October 30th, 2008, Tucson, Arizona

Intoxilyzer 8000 Source Code

Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice

Defending DUIs Seminar

December 12th, 2008, Seattle, Washington

It's Just a Matter of Bad Blood . . . From the Vein to the Lab

National College for DUI Defense (NCDD)

2009 Winter Session

January 15th-16th, 2009, Paradise Island, Bahamas

Curriculum Committee Chair

Mad Dog Marketing, Inc. & Victor Carmody, Jr. P.A.

Department of Transportation Intoxilyzer 8000 Operator's Certification Course

Date: February 26-28, 2009, New Orleans, Louisiana

The Cure for Bad Breath

Source Code Update

Intox 8000 Practical Demonstration

Arizona Attorney's For Criminal Justice (AACJ)

22nd Annual Aggressive Defense of DUI

May 7-8, 2009, Tucson, Arizona

The Source Code War: Why We Need It & Why They Won’t Give It Up

The Other Tests, Theirs & Ours: Creating a Disconnect

Headlines Marketing Corporation, Atlanta, Georgia

Forensic Blood & Urine Testing Seminar

May 14-17, 2009, San Diego, California

It’s Just a Matter of Bad Blood (Part One)

It’s Just a Matter of Bad Blood (Part Two)

My Three Favorite Cases (Roundtable/Panel Discussion)

Law Office of David M. Cantor, Tempe, Arizona

In-House CLE

May 30, 2009 Tempe, Arizona

It’s Just a Matter of Bad Blood (Part One)

It’s Just a Matter of Bad Blood (Part Two)

Arizona Public Defender’s Association (APDA)

7th Annual Arizona Public Defender Association Conference

June 17th-19th, 2009, Tempe, Arizona

Bad Blood: From the Vein to the Lab

National College for DUI Defense (NCDD)

2009 Summer Trial College

July 15-18, 2009, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Curriculum Committee Chair

DRE: Diggin’ Up the DiRT

Student Workshops

University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law

Program in Criminal Law & Policy, Fall 2009

September 2nd, 2009, Tucson, Arizona (1 Hour Course)

Source Code & The Constitutional Right to Discovery in Arizona

Pima County Legal Defender’s Office

New Attorney Training Program

September 15-16, 2009, Tucson, Arizona

The Cure for Bad Breath (1 hour)

Bad Blood: From the Vein to the Lab (2 hours)

 

 

 

 

 

 

NCDD & NACDL

DWI Means: Defend With Ingenuity©

Date: October 8-10, 2009, Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada

Lecture:

The Art of Obfuscation: Cross Examining the Arresting Officer

Workshops:

Turning Bad Breath Into Good Breath Through Cross Examination (2 Sessions)

Putting the Freedom of Information Act to Use In Your DUI Practice (1 Session)

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

Stuart Kinard Memorial Advanced DWI Cross Examination Seminar

November 12-13, 2009, San Antonio, Texas

Shootin’ Down the DRE

Mad Dog Marketing, Inc. & Victor Carmody, Jr. P.A.

Department of Transportation Intoxilyzer 8000 Operator's Certification Course

Date: February 18-20, 2010, New Orleans, Louisiana

The Cure for Bad Breath

Intox 8000 Source Code, Frye & Daubert Standards

Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Ohio Advanced DUI Seminar

March 11-12, 2010, Columbus, Ohio

The Intoxilyzer 8000--New Test, New Problems

Direct, Cross & Re-Direct of the Expert in Breath Test Cases

(With Chester Flaxmayer, Jan Semenoff & Bruce Kapsack)

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association & The National College for DUI Defense

17th Annual Mastering Scientific Evidence

April 8-10, 2010, New Orleans, Louisiana

Putting the Cure for Bad Breath to Practical Use--Mock Jury Trial

Arizona Attorney's For Criminal Justice (AACJ)

23rd Annual Aggressive Defense of DUI

May 7 & 8, 2010, Tucson, Arizona

The Art of Obfuscation: Cross Examining the Arresting Officer

Pima County Legal Defender’s Office

Attorney Training Program

June 2, 2010, Tucson, Arizona

DRE: Diggin Up the DiRT

Arizona Public Defender’s Association (APDA)

8th Annual Arizona Public Defender Association Conference

June 9th-11th, 2010, Tempe, Arizona

The Ethics of Persuasion

 

 

 

National College for DUI Defense (NCDD)

2010 Summer Trial College

July 28-30, 2010, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Opening Statement Workshop

Cross Examination Workshop

Closing Argument Workshop

Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

KACDL Gets Mad

August 27-28, 2010, Kansas City, Kansas

The Intoxilyzer 8000--New Test, New Problems

Bad Blood: From the Vein to the Lab

State Bar of Arizona

DUI Seminar

September 30th, 2010, Tucson, Arizona

DRE for Judges

Lyons & Lyons Law Firm, Cincinnati Ohio

Diving Into a DUI Case

February 24-25, 2011, Key West, Florida

Cross Examination: The Art of Obfuscation

Tulare County (California) Public Defender’s Office

11th Annual Public Defender Retreat

April 1-3, 2011, Tuscany Hotel & Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada

Cross Examination: Find the Spot Where the Prosecution is Vulnerable

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association & The National College for DUI Defense

18th Annual Mastering Scientific Evidence

April 14-16, 2011, New Orleans, Louisiana

Bad Blood: From the Vein to the Lab

The Cure for Bad Breath: Walk it Down

Arizona Attorney's For Criminal Justice (AACJ)

24th Annual Aggressive Defense of DUI

Turning Hope Into Reality

May 6 & 7, 2011, Tucson, Arizona

Juror Rejection: Preventing the case from being over before it begins.

Pima County Legal Defender’s Office

Attorney Training Program

June 27, 2011, Tucson, Arizona

The Cure for Bad Breath

National College for DUI Defense (NCDD)

2011 Summer Trial College

July 28-30, 2011, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Opening Statement Workshop

Cross Examination Workshop

Pima County Legal Defender’s Office

Attorney Training Program

August 18, 2011, Tucson, Arizona

Bad Blood: From the Vein to the Lab

NCDD & NACDL

DWI Means: Defend With Ingenuity©

September 15-17, 2011, Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada

Lecture:

The Cure for Bad Breath

Understanding Gas Chromatography

Workshops:

BLAT: Cross of the Blood Alcohol Technician

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

Stuart Kinard Memorial Advanced DWI Seminar

October 13-14, 2011, San Antonio, Texas

Walking the Breath Test Score Below the Legal Limit

New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

There’s a Bullcoming; Are You Ready?

October 21, 2011, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Bad Blood: From the Vein to the Lab (2 Hour Presentation)

Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University Alumni Association

DUI XXVI "Speed DUI" Seminar

January 13th, 2012, Phoenix, Arizona

Overview of the New DUI Law

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association & The National College for DUI Defense

19th Annual Mastering Scientific Evidence

March 22-24, 2012, New Orleans, Louisiana

Mock Trial Defense Team

Arizona Attorney's For Criminal Justice (AACJ)

25th Annual Aggressive Defense of DUI

May 4 & 5, 2012, Tucson, Arizona

What You Cannot Do & How Not to Do It (1 Hour Ethics)

Mad Dog Marketing, Inc. & Victor Carmody, Jr. P.A.

Department of Transportation Intoxilyzer 8000 Operator's Certification Course

Date: May 10-12, 2012, New Orleans, Louisiana

Intoxilyzer 8000 Calibration Checks (Practical Workshop)

Frye/Daubert Source Code Hearings

The Cure for Bad Breath

Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (Practical Workshop)

Expert Testimony: Mock Examination from the Defense

 

 

Utah Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

May 8th, 2012, Salt Lake City, Utah

Dismantling a DUI Case

The Art of Obfuscation: Cross Examining the Arresting Officer

Arizona Public Defender’s Association (APDA)

10th Annual Arizona Public Defender Association Conference

June 20-22, 2012, Tempe, Arizona

Cross Examination of the Arresting Officer

National College for DUI Defense (NCDD)

2012 Summer Trial College

July 26-28, 2012, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Closing Argument Workshop

The University of Arizona, Student Alumni Ambassadors

Careers in Law & Public Policy

October 11, 2012, Tucson, Arizona

Alumni Panel: Careers in Law

NCDD & NACDL

DWI Means: Defend With Ingenuity©

October 18-20, 2012, Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada

Workshop:

Crossing the Breath Test Technician (2 workshops)

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

Stuart Kinard Memorial Advanced DWI Seminar

November 13-14, 2012, San Antonio, Texas

The Gas is Quicker than the Eye

National College for DUI Defense (NCDD)

2013 Winter Session

January 25-27, 2013, Scottsdale, Arizona

Blood Cross Demonstration

University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law

38d Clinical Prosecution Program

February 12th 2013, Tucson, Arizona (1 Hour Course)

DUI Prosecution Overview

Colorado Criminal Defense Bar

Annual DUI Summit

April 4-5, 2013, Breckenridge, Colorado

The Gas is Quicker than the Eye

 

 

 

 

 

University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law

38d Clinical Prosecution Program

March 26th 2013, Tucson, Arizona (1 Hour Course)

Cross Examination (Defense Experts & Defense Witnesses)

National College for DUI Defense (NCDD)

2013 Summer Trial College

July 25-27, 2013, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Cross Examination of the Arresting Officer (Lecture & Demonstration)

Cross Examination Workshops

Closing Argument Workshops

About Nesci & St. Louis

Previous Law Firm Name

  • Nesci, St. Louis & West PLLC, January 1, 2006

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Law Office of James Nesci PC, January 1, 1995
  • Law Office of Joseph P. St. Louis, January 1, 1993

Languages

  • English (Primary)

Practice Areas

  • DUI/DWI 95%

Litigation

  • 100%

Published Works

  • Arizona DUI Defense: The Law & The Practice, 1st Edition, Lawyers and Judges Publishing Co., 1st, 2006
  • Arizona DUI Defense: The Law & The Practice, 2nd Edition, Lawyers and Judges Publishing Co., Second, 2009
  • Arizona DUI Defense: The Law and Practice, 3rd Edition, Lawyers and Judges Publishing Co., Third Edition, 2012
  • Florida DUI Defense: The Law and Practice, Lawyers and Judges Publishing Co., First, 2012
  • New Hampshire DWI Defense: The Law and Practice, Lawyers and Judges Publishing Co., 2010
  • Oklahoma DUI Defense: The LAw and Practice, Lawyers and Judges Publishing Co., First, 2008
  • Utah DUI Defense: The LAw and Practice, Lawyers and Judges Publishing Co., First, 2011
  • Texas DWI Defense, Lawyers and Judges Publishing Co., First, 2010
  • Virginia DUI Defense: The LAw and Practice, Lawyers and Judges Publishing Co., First, 2012
  • West Virginai DUI Defense: The Law and Practice, Lawyers and Judges Publishing Co., First, 2010
  • Wisconsin OUI Defense: The Law and Practice, Lawyers and Judges Publishing Co., First, 2013
  • Garriott's Medicolegal Aspects of Alcohol, 5th Edition, Lawyers and Judges Publishing Co., Fifth, 2008
  • How to Beat a DUI, Authentic Anatomical, First, 2008

Classes and Seminars

  • 11th Annual Aggressive Defense of DUI, RBT-IV Breath Tester, Cross-Examination of Police Witnesses, Arizona Attorney's For Criminal Justice, May 3, 1997
  • DUI Breakout 1999, Blood Alcohol Calculations for the Trial Lawyer, Cross-Examination of the Arresting Officer, City of Phoenix & Maricopa County Public Defender's Offices, February 26, 1999
  • DUI XIV, NHTSA Materials, Axitona State University College of Law, September 25, 1999
  • 13th Annual Aggressive Defense of DUI, NHTSA Materials & Cross Examination, Arizona Attorney's for Criminal Justice, April 29, 2001
  • DUI Extravaganza, NHTSA Materials & Cross Examination, Maricopa County Bar Association, June 22, 2001
  • 2001 Summer Session, Trial Tactics, National College for DUI Defense, July 26, 2001 - July 28, 2001

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Offers Free Initial Consultation

Accepts Credit Cards

Office Information

Address

216 N. Main Avenue Tucson, AZ 85701

Office Hours

24/7

Fax

  • (526) 624-7817

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