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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.

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


As a former prosecutor I saw many people getting in trouble for suspended license.  One of the main reasons was the driver received 4 points in 12 months.  Now that I run my firm it is vital that one of your initial questions to ask a client 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.  This suspension is separate from a San Diego DUI imposed suspension.

Violation Point Assessment

Violation points are assigned to Vehicle Code sections and any other code section, or city or county ordinance, involving the safe operation of a motor vehicle. Any violation occurring as a pedestrian or a bicyclist has no point assigned. The department may suspend and place on probation, or revoke, the driving privilege of a negligent operator.

Per Vehicle Code section 12810.5a, a Class C negligent operator has

  • 4 or more points in 12 months,
  • 6 in 24 months, or
  • 8 in 36 months.

Although a Class A or B driver without a special certificate may be allowed 2 additional points, a violation received in a commercial vehicle carries 1 1/2 times the point count normally assessed (12810.5b VC). A minor, under 18 years of age, may receive a 30-day restriction for 2 points in 12 months, or be suspended for 3 points in 12 months (12814.6 VC).

For example, if a client picked up a speeding ticket on I-5 in December they have 1 point.  A San Diego DUI comes with two points.  

That driver would have to spend several months driving virtually error free because another ticket for cell phone use…rolling a stop sign…speeding, would result in a suspension.

I always …always make sure my client know this and emphasize taking traffic school if given the choice.

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, Ocean Beach 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 at (858) 751-4384 or send an email to mark@denizdefense.com. 


One Point Count California Vehicle Code Violations

SectionViolation
2800Disobedience to traffic officer
2800.1Evading peace officer
2801Disobedience to fire official
2803, 2803a, 2803b, 2803cUnsafe vehicle load
2815Disregarding non-student crossing guard
2816Youth bus/children crossing highway
2817Disregarding funeral escort officer
2818Crossing safety flares/cones
14603Violation of license restrictions
21100.3Disregarding traffic officer’s directions
21209, 21209aDriving in bicycle lane
21367, 21367a, 21367b, 21367cDisobedience to traffic signs/controller
21451, 21451a, 21451bIllegal movement/green light/arrow
21452, 21452aIllegal movement/yellow light/arrow
21453, 21453a, 21453b, 21453cIllegal movement/red/light/arrow
21454, 21454a – d, 21455Traffic signals
21457, 21457a, 21457bDisobedience to flashing signals
21460a, 21460bDouble lines/one broken line
21460.5cUse of two-way left turn lane
21461, 21461a, 21462Disobedience to traffic control device
21650, 21650a – fKeep right
21651, 21651aCrossing divided highway
21652Entering highway from service road
21654, 21654a, 21654b, 21655, 21655bLane use/slow moving vehicle
21655.8High-occupancy vehicle lane/entering/exiting
21656 – 21662, 21662a, 21662bImproper lane use
21663Driving on sidewalk
21664Freeway ramp/entering/exiting
21700Load obstructing driver’s view
21701Interfering with driver’s control of vehicle
21702, 21702a, 21702bDriving hours limitation
21703, 21704, 21704a, 21705, 21706Following too closely
21707Driving in fire area
21709Driving in safety zone
21711Towed vehicle swerving
21712, 21712a, 21712d, 21712f, 21715, 21715a, 21715bUnlawful riding/towing
21717Turning across bicycle lane
21750 – 21757, 21758, 21759Illegal passing
21800 – 21804, 21804a, 21804bRight-of-way
21805, 21805bYielding right-of-way to horseback rider
21806, 21806aYielding right-of-way to emergency vehicle
21807Unsafe operation of emergency vehicle
21950, 21950a, 21951, 21952Yielding right-of-way to pedestrian
21954, 21954bDue care for pedestrian on roadway
21960aProhibited use of freeway
21963Yielding right-of-way to blind pedestrian
22100 – 22105Turning and U-turns
22106Unsafe starting/backing of vehicle
22107 – 22111, 22111a, 22111b, 22111cSignaling turns and stops
22112, 22112aSchool bus signaling
22348, 22348a, 22348cSpeed/use of designated lanes
22349, 22349.5Maximum speed
22350, 22351, 22352, 22352a, 22352bBasic/prima facie speed limit
22354, 22355Exceeding posted/freeway speed limit
22356, 22356bMaximum speed 70 mph
22357, 22358.4Speed in excess of local limits
22359, 22360, 22361Speed in excess of local limits
22362Speed/construction zone
22363Restricted speed/weather conditions
22364Speed/traffic lanes
22400, 22400a, 22400bDriving too slow
22405, 22405aSpeed/bridge/tunnel
22406, 22407Maximum designated vehicle speed
22409, 22410Speed/solid/metal tires
22413Speed limit on grades
22450, 22451, 22452, 22452a, 22452bStop required/railroad crossing
22454Stop for school bus
23109, 23109b, 23109dSpeed contest/aiding or abetting
23116, 23116aTransporting person in truck load space
23127Driving on trails and paths
23220Drinking while driving
23222, 23222a, 23222bMarijuana or open container/driving
23235Ignition interlock verification
23244, 23244bDefeating ignition interlock device
23253Disobedience to toll highway officer
23270, 23270aUnauthorized towing
23330, 23330cWidth/load of vehicle at crossing
23336Disobedience to sign/vehicle crossing
24002, 24002a, 24002bUnsafe/unlawfully equipped vehicle
24004Operation after notice by officer
24250Lighting equipment
24409, 24409a, 24409bFailure to dim lights
24604Lamps/flag for extended load
25103, 25103a, 25103bLamps on projecting load
26301, 26302, 26302a, 26302b, 26302cBrakes
26303, 26304, 26304a, 26304bBrakes/combination vehicles
26307Forklift truck brakes
26311, 26311a, 26311b, 26311cAll wheel service brakes
26456, 26457Brakes/stopping distance
26458, 26458a, 26458.5Braking system/towing vehicles
26502aAdjustment/use of air brakes
26503 – 26506, 26506a, 26507Airbrake system
26508, 26508a – c, 26508e – k, 26508oEmergency stopping system
26520, 26521, 26522Vacuum brakes
27360, 27360a – c, 27360.5, 27360a – cChild Passenger restraint
27363, 27363bChild seat belt
27800, 27801, 27801a, 27801bMotorcycle/passengers and equipment
29001, 29002Fifth wheel connecting/locking device
29003a, 29003b, 29003cHitch and coupling device
29004, 29004a – c, 29006, 29006aTowed vehicle coupling
29201Pole dolly/load and length
31301, 31301aCaldecott tunnel restrictions
31303, 31303b, 31303c, 31303eHazardous waste transportation
31402Farm labor vehicle/unsafe operation
31540, 31504bRemovable containers/regulations
31614, 31614a, 3164b, 31614d – f 31614h, 31614iExplosives transportation
32104, 32104a, 32104b, 32105, 32105a, 32105c-eInhalation hazard transportation
32106, 32106a – dInhalation hazard transportation
34102Tank vehicle regulations
34501.2, 34501a, 34501cDriving hours limitations
34506, 34506a – gDriving hours, equipment, maintenance, operation
34506.3Safety regulation violation
34509, 34509c, 34509dVanpool vehicle maintenance inspection
35784, 35784a, 35784bViolation of special permit
35784.5, 35784a, 35784bExtralegal load/weight
36400Lift-carrier/speed
36705Bale wagon load width during darkness

Two Point Count Out of State Violations

SectionViolationSectionViolation
02Speed contest/aiding or abetting38DUI/dangerous drugs not narcotics
15Reckless driving46Manslaughter without gross negligence
16Reckless driving/injury47Manslaughter with gross negligence
17Drunk driving81DUI/BAC 0.04% aor more/commercial vehicle
18Drunk driving/injury82DUI/commercial vehicle
19Hit and run84DUI/controlled substance/commercial vehicle
20Driving while suspended or revoked85Hit and run/commercial vehicle
37DUI/narcotics89-90Reckless driving/commercial vehicle
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