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  1. Mark Deniz has been a member of the California State bar for over 11 years.

    Mark is involved with the San Diego Bar Association serving on its legal panel.

    Due to his legal experience Mark Deniz has the privilege of serving on several attorney panels.

    Mark Deniz is a top contributor on Avvo providing outstanding legal advice. Mark Deniz also serves on the Avvo Legal Panel. The only San Diego Criminal Defense attorney who is on the panel.

  2. Mark Deniz is a member of California DUI Lawyers Association.

    Nation's Premier | NACDA | Top Ten Ranking 2014

    Mark Deniz has been named one of The National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys “Top 10” Attorneys.

    Mark Deniz has been deemed by The Lead Counsel Rating for providing exceptional legal representation to individuals and businesses.

    The firm is a member of the better business bureau who ensures quality service for its clients.

  3. The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers

    Mark Deniz has consistently been named one of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers.

    Mark Deniz is a member of the prestigious National College for DUI defense and has completed its intensive summer session curriculum conducted at Harvard Law School.

    Mark Deniz has received AVVO’s prestigious Clients’ Choice award

    The prestigious legal rating service AVVO has consistently given Law Offices of Mark Deniz a "Superb" rating.

  4. Proudly Serving the Community Service 2003

    Mark Deniz has proudly served as a member of the California state bar since 2003.

    Mark Deniz has consistently been named one of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers.

  1. Mark Deniz has been a member of the California State bar for over 11 years.

  2. Mark is involved with the San Diego Bar Association serving on its legal panel.

  3. Due to his legal experience Mark Deniz has the privilege of serving on several attorney panels.

  4. Mark Deniz is a top contributor on Avvo providing outstanding legal advice. Mark Deniz also serves on the Avvo Legal Panel. The only San Diego Criminal Defense attorney who is on the panel.

  5. Mark Deniz is a member of California DUI Lawyers Association.

  6. Nation's Premier | NACDA | Top Ten Ranking 2014

    Mark Deniz has been named one of The National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys “Top 10” Attorneys.

  7. Mark Deniz has been deemed by The Lead Counsel Rating for providing exceptional legal representation to individuals and businesses.

  8. The firm is a member of the better business bureau who ensures quality service for its clients.

  9. The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers

    Mark Deniz has consistently been named one of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers.

  10. Mark Deniz is a member of the prestigious National College for DUI defense and has completed its intensive summer session curriculum conducted at Harvard Law School.

  11. Mark Deniz has received AVVO’s prestigious Clients’ Choice award

  12. The prestigious legal rating service AVVO has consistently given Law Offices of Mark Deniz a "Superb" rating.

  13. Proudly Serving the Community Service 2003

    Mark Deniz has proudly served as a member of the California state bar since 2003.

  14. Mark Deniz has consistently been named one of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers.

Essential DUI Laws


As you prepare to defend your clients in a DUI case, it is important to be able to be familiar with the relevant laws.   Below is a list of essential laws that relate to DUIs.  Knowing these statutes inside and out is one part of having a solid DUI defense.  I know this list assists my clients as we navigate through the process.  

Drunk Driving Laws


Under 21 DUI Laws


VC23352.3: Person Under 18 Convicted of DUI


VC23136: Under 21 Driving with a BAC of .01 or More


VC23140: Under 21 Driving with a BAC of .05 or More



DUI Law


VC23152: Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol


VC23153: Driving Under Influence of Alcohol or Drugs Causing Injury


VC23220: Drinking While Driving


VC23222: Possession of Marijuana or Open Container While Driving


VC23223: Possession of Open Container in Motor Vehicle


VC23224: Possession of Alcohol in Vehicle: Person Under 21



DUI Penalties


VC23536: Penalty: First Conviction


VC23540: Penalty: Second Offense Within Ten Years


VC23546: Penalty: Third Conviction Within Ten Years


VC23550: Penalty: Fourth or Subsequent Conviction Within Ten Years


VC23550.5: Penalties: Conviction Within 10 Years of Prior DUI Conviction



DUI Enhancements


VC23558: Causing Death or Serious Injury


VC23572: Minor Under 14 Years of Age in the Vehicle


VC23577: Refusal to Submit to a Chemical Test


VC23582: Speeding While Driving Under the Influence



DMV Hearing Code – Driver’s Licenses


VC14100: Demand for Hearing


VC14100.1: Hearing Procedure


VC14101: No Hearing


VC1103: Waiver of Hearing


VC14104: Notice of Hearing

Hire a Proactive, affordable, and quality defense when you are facing San Diego DUI charges.  Whether you have been charged of a San Diego DUI, Poway DUI, La Mesa DUI, Santee DUI, Mission Valley DUI, Clairemont DUI, Point Loma DUI, La Jolla DUI, Carmel Valley DUI, Mira Mesa DUI, Pacific Beach DUI, Del Mar DUI, Carmel Valley DUI, Encinitas DUI, Oceanside DUI, Escondido DUI, Vista DUI, San Marcos DUI, Carlsbad DUI, El Cajon DUI it is vital you need to hire an attorney who knows how to defend your rights and can determine if the government can prove their case.  Contact the Law Office of Mark Deniz now for a free case evaluation. 


Latest, Proven Results

Outcome: Case Dismissed

Felony Domestic Vioence   
May 2017

Outcome: Wet Reckless

Hit and Run, with a DUI with a jhigh BAC    
May 2017

Outcome: Case Dismissed

DUI with a checmical test refusal  
May 2017

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