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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.

“When Your Clocked At 420”… As in a San Diego Marijuana DUI

The Law Office of Mark Deniz has the privilege of enlisting some of the best young legal minds in San Diego.  One of these persons is George Konugres.  George is a third year law student at Cal Western SOL.  He has an extremely impressive resume and has an intense desire to help people.   He was invited to write on subjects that he comes across while working with the firm.  In just this past week George 2nd chair a trial of ours in El Cajon as well as participated in a Felony Preliminary hearing. 

Today, he is writing about Marijuana San Diego DUIs


“When Your Clocked At 420”… As in a San Diego DUI

by George Konugres

Law Offices of Mark Deniz San Diego Dui

  Per
the California Vehicle Code 23152(e) driving under the influence of marijuana
is a criminal violation. To prove a San Diego Dui marijuana, the people must
show 1) You were driving or drove the vehicle 2) That your mental abilities
were so impaired by marijuana that you were unable to drive with the caution of
a sober person, using ordinary care, under similar circumstances.

Proving
San Diego Dui marijuana is difficult. The most common arguments are that the
driver was not “per se” impaired and even though chemical test shows presence
of marijuana the drive was not intoxicated at the time.

As
to the first point, the drive was not impaired per se. In a San Diego DUI alcohol,
impairment can be presumed from a blood alcohol level of .08% or greater. Another
wards, when someone’s blood alcohol level in San Diego DUI is .08% or great,
there is scientific evidence indicating the level of impairment. Marijuana
consumption cannot be quantified like blood alcohol levels. There is no way to
prove the amount of marijuana consumed and when it was consumed. This makes it
hard to charge a San Diego DUI marijuana and one reason you should fight a San Diego
DUI marijuana.

As
too point two, even though marijuana is present in ones system it does not mean
they are impaired. Urine tests are usually given to detect tetrahydrocannabinol
(THC) the mind-altering ingredient present in marijuana. However, a positive
urine test only shows that marijuana has been in the system. It cannot indicate
when it was in the system, how much was in the system, or the level of
impairment. So, you may have smoked marijuana 2 days ago but the urine test performed
after a San Diego DUI marijuana will indicate the presence of THC even days
after consumption. The more frequent a user the longer the marijuana stays in
the system.

It
is hard to be convicted of San Diego DUI marijuana. Therefor you should not
plead or accept a charge of San Diego DUI marijuana. Call the Law Offices of
Mark Deniz if you have been charge with a San Diego Dui marijuana.

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. 


Latest, Proven Results

Outcome of Case: Wet Reckless

DUI .13% BAC, with a collision  
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Infraction-disturbing the peace
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Outcome of Case: Case Dismissed

DUI with BAC of .21%
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