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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.

How to Avoid a DUI in San Diego

I have been asked by several people “what do I do if I am stopped?”.  I thought it would be good to give you a guide…

How to Avoid a DUI in San Diego, California

  1. Wait 12 hours after your last drink before driving. Consider taking a cab, having a sober friend drive, walking, or taking a hotel room. This is the easiest, safest way to avoid a DUI.
  2. Make sure all of your headlights, tail, brake, and signal lights are all working properly and that you have both rear and front license plates. Make sure that you turn on your headlights at night. Make sure your registration is current and properly displayed. Keep your car in good shape. Do not drive without a valid license and proof of insurance in your possession. You should keep your license, registration and insurance documents in the same place (put them all in an envelope in your glove box before you go out at night).
  3. Be polite and respectful. Obey the rules of the road: Drive at a reasonable speed, and at or below the maximum limit. Don’t weave or lane straddle. Use your turn signals. Come to a complete stop at stop signs and red lights. If you have a flashy car know that everyone, including police, is looking at you. Make sure the flash is legal. Do not throw cigarettes or trash out of the car window. Don’t blast loud music from your car. Make your drunk friends puke before they get in the car. If you do nothing to attract attention, then you will not be pulled over.
  4. DO NOT TAKE ANY VOLUNTARY BALANCE OR COORDINATION TESTS, and DO NOT LET THE OFFICER CHECK YOUR EYES – Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus  (after all, he is not an “ophthalmologist” or an “optometrist”).
  5. If you are 21, or older, DO NOT TAKE A “ PAS” breath test (preliminary alcohol screening test). Tell the police you have been told the portable test is not as accurate as the real “implied consent“ tests and that you know you don’t have to take it.
  6. If arrested and accused of DUI, make your first choice to take a Urine test. If the police won’t give you that option, take a breath test, then ask the police to give you a test that will save a sample. Choose Urine, and make sure and explain to the police that you want a sample by the least invasive and painless procedure, with the least chance of being infected with “Aids” or Hepatitis “C”.
  7. If arrested, immediately hire an attorney who is a specialist member of California DUI Attorneys Association, and a member of the National College for DUI Defense, as well as one who is trained and certified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration(NHTSA) and The International Association for Chiefs of Police (IACP).  Make sure they have conducted at least 50 jury trials. This will insure that your lawyer is highly skilled in DUI Defense.
Good luck and be safe!


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

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Hit and Run, with a DUI with a jhigh BAC    
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