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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.

February 2014 Archives

MADD Classes and a San Diego DUI

The Law Office of Mark Deniz has the privilege of working with some of the best young legal minds in San Diego. One of these persons is Alyssa Frazier. Alyssa is a law student at Thomas Jefferson School of Law. She is on the law review and one of the top of her class. She has an intense desire to help people. She was invited to write on subjects that she comes across while working with the firm.

Today, she is writing about Madd Classes and how they relate to a San Diego DUI.

San Diego DUIs and Field Sobriety tests

It is important to discuss the circumstances that led to your arrest with an experienced NHTSA trained attorney. The officer likely relied on the performance of the tests when arresting, so it only makes sense to closely examine whether the test was done properly. Were the proper instructions given? Was all other factors considered? This is just one part of a proactive and through defense. Read on…

San Diego DUI Focus on the Driving Issue Element

Driving.. it is one of the two elements in a San Diego DUI. As a former Deputy District Attorney I can tell you these are the toughest cases for prosecutors in San Diego DUI. Why? Because it does not matter if the person is drinking or what blood alcohol level they are…..because they were not driving. Read On…

MARSHAWN LYNCH TO PLEAD DOWN DUI CASE

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch expects to see his driving under the influence trial in California come to an end on Friday when he pleads guilty a lesser charge of reckless driving.

San Diego DUI Focus on APS hearings and Hearsay Evidence

Today, we will be hearing from guest writer Alyssa Frazier. Alyssa is a law student at Thomas Jefferson School of Law.  She is on the law review and one of the top of her class. She was invited to write on subjects that she comes across while working with the firm.

The 4th Point? San Diego DUI and Negligent Operator Ssuspension

it is vital that one of your initial questions to ask a client facing a San Diego DUI is whether they have had a traffic violation in the last 12 months. If so, I let them know a San Diego DUI conviction has yet another risk. That risk is getting 4 points in one year and your license will be suspended. Read on….

A San Diego DUI focus on Drunk-driving penalties by state

License suspension is one of the most severe consequences of a San Diego DUI. Since the suspension is through the DMV (and thus civil), someone going through a Public Defender will not have an attorney navigate them through the process. Read on…

What is "Hearsay Evidence" and how does it relate to a San Diego DUI?

The hearsay rule in relation to San Diego DUIs is so full of exceptions that even many lawyers don’t understand exactly how it works. San Diego DUI attorney Mark Deniz is a person you can turn to with any questions about hearsay in California law. Read on…

Drunk Driving Vs. Distracted Driving: Which Poses A Bigger Threat?

Public health advocates and concerned citizens have been fighting to reduce the rates of drunk driving for decades, but texting, app use and other smartphone activities are a relatively new phenomenon and their effects aren’t yet fully understood by the public. Read on….

The hidden San Diego DUI consequence….the DMV APS License Suspension

A San Diego DUI attorney must represent their client dealing with two separate entities…..the criminal court system and the California DMV. Most of my clients list getting their drivers license privilege restored as one of the most important aspects of the San Diego process (behind potentially going to jail). Read on…

Must the police read me my Miranda Rights in a San Diego DUI?

When speaking to my clients I frequently am told the “officer never read me my Miranda rights when he asked me out of the car”. Despite common misperceptions there is no blanket legal requirement for police officers to read Miranda rights during a San Diego DUI arrest. Read on…

How to breakdown a San DIego DUI investigation

How does someone thoroughly examine a San Diego DUI investigation? To me, the easiest way to break it down is to take it from the officers perspective. Lets ask the questions a San Diego DUI officer should as they proceed with a San Diego DUI investigation. Read on…

15 Motorists arrested at Pacific Beach DUI Checkpoint

There is no doubt checkpoints and saturation patrols unearth impaired drivers.  However, it does come with a price (read below).  For example, I have heard officer Zirpolo in court basically say that he considers most people are likely impaired when they see them driving in the early morning hours in Pacific Beach. Now, there is no doubt some truth to that.  However, what does this mean?  This means that if you are sober and it is Sat night and you are trying to find parking in Pacific beach.  Drive a little slow while finding a parking spot, or drive just a tad off....and you will have lights behind you.   It is something to think about when a good theory comes out in its practice.

DUI Lawyer Slammed for ‘Willful Disobedience’

San Diego DUI litigation and trials is a fight over details. The officer is looking for the most minute of details to find impairment. The defense is showing those red eyes can be reasonably caused by the fact the individual was up at 7am that morning and it is now 2am the next day. These small details make the difference in San Diego DUI cases. Read on…

How a San Diego DUI affects Pilot Licenses and Certificates for Airline Pilots

It is essential as a San Diego DUI attorney in navigate the client through the process. San Diego is home to several pilots who use the city as their hub. Here is how a San Diego DUI can affect Pilot Licenses and Certificates for Airline Pilots.

CHP adds eyes on the road for Super Bowl weekend

Before we head into the article, I would venture to say the game being a blowout will reduce the number of DUIs.  People likely left earlier than normal and did not drink as much as if they were glued to the seat for the entire game.   It's a night Sgt. Nick Doko, an acting sergeant with the CHP office based in Hayward, has had to work ten years in a row. He compares it to New Year's Eve.
 
"People like to celebrate, have a good time, and alcohol's often a part of that,"  Dokosaid. "We're certainly okay with people having a good time but we always want to make sure people know that if you've had anything to drink at a party, your best bet is to have someone else that's going to be the designated driver."

How does a San Diego DUI conviction affect a real estate agent

How does a San Diego DUI can affect a real estate agent?

The California Department of Real Estate licensing requires applicants to disclose all criminal convictions and any pending criminal matters.
The department then reviews each act individually and determines whether or not to issue the real estate license.

How a San Diego DUI affects Truck Drivers

Although a San Diego DUI impacts everyone seriously, the commercial motor vehicle driver, class A, can suffer the greatest consequences as a result of being convicted of driving with alcohol and/or drugs. Today the focus is on how a DUI affects truck drivers. Read On….

San Diego DUI and how if affects a Professional License for a Nurse

San Diego is home to countless numbers of nurses. Whether it is a family bound nurse in Allied Gardens or a young professional in Pacific Beach, these persons are anchors in the community. Here is how a San Diego DUI can affect a nurse.

Latest, Proven Results

Outcome of Case: Wet Reckless

DUI .13% BAC, with a collision  
October 2017

Outcome of Case: felony Vandalism

Infraction-disturbing the peace
October 2017

Outcome of Case: Case Dismissed

DUI with BAC of .21%
October 2017

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