San Diego Criminal Defense & DUI Lawyer

Mr. Deniz is an exceptionally effective and experienced attorney. Mark and I worked together as prosecutors where..

The Best Defense Is A Good Offense: Proactive Defense

The key is to be proactive. Mark L. Deniz is a former senior prosecutor who knows how to examine a case. The firm prides itself on being proactive. This often results in charges and punishments being reduced or dismissed.

- Unlike many criminal attorneys who simply react to the prosecution, our firm is proactive because the firm does some the following:

- Obtains information about the client that helps the court and prosecutor know the character of the accused.

- Begin proactive measures, including enrolling into courses, etc.

- Preparing and conducting any pre-arraignment hearings (such as a DMV Administrative per se hearing)

- Interviewing witnesses and examining the incident area

- Reaching out to the prosecution to aggressively advocate on your behalf.

The key is to be proactive. Give the prosecution the full story of the case and situation and allow them to read more than the police reports, which may be slanted. Call us at so that we can get the ball rolling.


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Unfortunately, most defense attorneys wait until hearing dates or until the prosecutor offers a plea bargain before taking serious action on your case. This is reactive and ineffective. You should not settle for less than the absolute maximum benefit out of any kind of deal with the prosecution.

At The Law Offices of Mark Deniz APLC in San Diego, we take important and specific actions together following your initial consultation with me. We take full advantage of the time between your arrest and initial court date.

Cost-Effective, Strategic Counsel And Representation

I offer a free case evaluation, competitive pricing and affordable payment plans. Most people do not have the money laying around for professional defense representation, but once you understand your full legal options, the full gravity of the charge(s) against you and my dedication to your success, you will be convinced of my firm's value.

"If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur." — Red Adair, world renowned American oil well firefighter

Focused On DUI And Criminal Defense

Criminal defense attorneys in San Diego and throughout California are not all equal. I understand that you need the best value for your money, but committed, proactive defense representation is critical to your future. I am interested in helping you as much as possible, working hard to protect your license, job, rights and best interests.

I have handled dozens of jury trials that have gone to verdict, hundreds of jury trials to successful resolution, hundreds of motions and hearings, and thousands of cases as a prosecutor and a defense attorney with over 10 years of experience.

As a former veteran prosecutor, I understand the strengths and weaknesses of prosecution techniques. I have received extensive training in all areas of criminal law, including evidence, trial technique and felony sentencing.

Hands-On Legal Services Personalized To Your Case

I handle your case myself and collaborate with expert witnesses as necessary to ensure your defense is comprehensive, custom-tailored and ready for efficient navigation in the legal system. The best defense is a good offense, and criminal law is no different.

Please email or call my office today at 858-429-9982 to schedule a free initial consultation and case evaluation with me, attorney Mark Deniz.