About James Tocci
He was born and raised in San Antonio and like most San Antonio’s, will call our city home forever. I attended MacArthur high school and graduated with honors in criminal justice from the University of Texas in San Antonio. While earning my law degree from Texas Tech University i was a member of their prestigious advocacy group, the board of barristers. I spent 7 years with the Bexar county district attorney’s office as an assistant district attorney. While in the da’s office I discovered my passion for trial and developed a rich understanding of criminal law and how to develop winning legal strategies. Having tried well over 100 cases during my tenure, I worked on every type of criminal case ranging from misdemeanor cases to capital murder. In 2006 I had been recognized by Texas monthly magazine as a Texas “super lawyer.” This experience has helped me to build a strong criminal defense practice, never afraid to go to trial and eager to get results for my clients.
He have also seen the unfortunate underbelly of this great city. a city where often what part of town you grew up in matters more than who you are as an individual. I’ve seen first-hand how people are treated very differently and often very poorly by the police and other law enforcement agencies. I have witnessed all to many times how very personal freedoms that belong to everybody that lives in this great city, in this great STATE, have been completely violated and stripped away from us. Unequal treatment of people is something i cannot tolerate and just will not stand for in this community. i don’t care who you are, or where you were born, or what part of the city you’re from, you have the exact same rights as each and every person does in this community. You have the exact same legal rights as our very own mayor or any civic leader or law enforcement officer enjoys. None of these people are above YOU and they enjoy no MORE or less freedom than you deserve and are entitled to.
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