Monday, July 27, 2009

Move over Cochran/Shapiro/Scheck - here's the Big 3 DUI Defense Attorneys: Tucci, Plascencia & Bartell at this Saturday's Annual DUI Seminar

Attorney of the Year Felipe "Mad Dog" Plascencia and the Mexican American Bar Association host this Saturday's Annual DUI Seminar "Attacking & Defending DUI Cases" held at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. On August 1, 2009, the "Big Three" top DUI attorneys in Southern California bring their talents and lessons to this Annual DUI Seminar: Vincent Tucci, Felipe Plascencia, and Don Bartell.

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In the last five years, Vincent Tucci has personally tried over 85 DUI jury trials with 60 of those jury trials having a successful outcome for the client in all Southern California courts with an emphasis in Los Angeles County and Orange County. Vincent Tucci has represented citizens against the DMV in excess of 1000 times. Vincent Tucci is student certified in Standardized Field Sobriety Tests in accordance with the standards of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Vincent Tucci has also been certified in the administration, calibration & maintenance of the Intoximeter Alco-Sensor IV Preliminary Alcohol Screening Device - the breath test device you may or may not have taken at the scene of your arrest. Currently, Vincent Tucci is the President of the California DUI Lawyers Association - a statewide organization of attorneys representing individuals accused of DUI. Vincent Tucci is the co-chair of the DUI Committee for the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice and sits as a Board of Governor member.

Felipe Plascencia Credentials and Qualifications


Loyola Law School, Juris Doctorate, 1993
California State University, Fullerton, B.A. Psychology, 1989


American Association of DUI Trial Lawyers,
Criminal Courts Bar Association,
Board Member
California DUI Lawyers Association,
Board Member and Specialist Member
Mexican American Bar Association,
Board Member
International Association of Chemical Testing,
Los Angeles County Bar Association,
National College for DUI Defense,


California Public Defenders Association
DUI Seminar, Monterey CA, 2002, 2005 and 2006

Courtroom Evidence, Sacramento 2004

Trial Skills Institute, San Diego 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007

Mexican American Bar Association 2003

Loyola Law School, MABA DUI Seminar 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007

National College for DUI Defense, 2003

Wisconsin DUI Trial Layers, 4th Annual DUI seminar 2004

Oklahoma DUI Defense Seminar 2004

Lorhman DUI Seminars

Irvine, CA 2004

Santa Ana, CA 2005, 2006, 2007

San Diego, CA 2004

Pasadena, CA 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007

In November 2003, Mr. Plascencia was certified on Basic Science of Evidential Breath Alcohol Testing by the Datamaster manufacturer of breath testing instruments in Mansfield, Ohio.

He was certified in the theory of science of evidential alcohol testing, including alcohol and human physiology, practical issues, theory and operation of infrared breath alcohol testing, field and laboratory applications.

He is the only lawyer in the country who owns and possesses the Sample Chamber of the Breath Testing Instruments used by the LA County and Orange County Sheriffs Crime Labs.

He was deemed competent to operate, perform essential diagnostic verifications and calibration of breath testing instruments such as the Data Master cdm (the breath machine used by Orange County and LA County Crime Labs.

He is one of three lawyers in California who is certified to operate and calibrate and administered the Alco Sensor IV Preliminary Alcohol Screening device Portable Breath Machine (PAS). He owns two instruments.

He was NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION (NHTSA) certified in standardized field sobriety tests in the student course in May 2000 in Dallas, Texas, and was NHTSA–certified as a field sobriety instructor in December 2000 in Nashville, Tennessee.

He holds two certificates of completion for the Robert F. Borkenstein Course on “Alcohol, Drugs, and Highway Safety: Testing, Research, and Litigation” based out of Indiana University at Bloomington, one in December 2001, and one in May 2003. This course is taught by the top forensic alcohol scientists in the world such as Dr. Jones, Dr Dubowski and Dr. Forney. He is the only lawyer in the country to receive two certificates from Indiana University. He is certified as a drug recognition expert (DRE).

He is the only lawyer in California who is a member of the International Association for Chemical Testing (IACT). He is a board member of the Los Angeles Criminal Courts Bar Association, California DUI Lawyers Association and the Mexican American Bar Association. He frequently lectures through out California at the California Public Defenders Association’s seminars. He was a speaker at Loyola Law School, the Mexican American Bar Association, San Diego Law School, Lohrman Seminars Group, the California DUI Lawyers Association and the National College for DUI Defense.

Donald Bartell is a partner in the law firm of Bartell & Hensel and has been in private practice for over 25 years. Mr. Bartell is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Notre Dame School of Law. He is on the Board of Directors of the California Deuce Defenders - a statewide DUI defense organization - and he is a frequent lecturer to lawyers from around the state on topics of DUI defense. Mr. Bartell authors a nationwide book on drunk driving - Attacking and Defending Drunk Driving Tests:

Question-by-question and argument-by-argument, Attacking and Supporting Drunk Driving Tests explains how to soften resolute juries by picking apart unyielding police reports and bulletproof lab reports.

These courtroom-proven strategies are supported with understandable science in a coordinated trial attack that will leave the prosecution wondering how its formerly solid case became so weak.

This winning approach to DUI trials is presented step-by-step, and is heavily-supported with pattern arguments, model cross-examinations, case law, science, and motions. The text is filled with helpful suggestions.

He is an editorial consultant for the book California Drunk Driving Law. Mr. Bartell is a pilot and available to handle cases at remote locations by private plane.

Donald Bartell Board Member -Specialist Member
Bartell Beloian and Hensel
5053 La Mart Drive Suite 201
Riverside, CA 92507
PHONE: 951 788-2230 FAX: 951 788-9162