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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.

April 2014 Archives

Crash Victim’s Family Protests Fundraiser for San Diego DUI Suspect’s Legal Fees

Two families stood divided Saturday at a Barrio Logan park over a tragic DUI crash that killed two people last weekend.
In Chicano Park, family and friends of DUI suspect Mario Carranza took donations to raise money for his legal defense. Read on….

Watching what you drink...San Diego Police seek suspect in sexual assault of an SDSU student

Two men were detained and a third man got away early today following a short pursuit in Kearny Mesa stemming from the apparent drugging and sexual assault of a female San Diego State student, police said. Read on….

San Diego Inmate Escapes Jail

On Monday, March 21, 2014, at approximately 3:00 p.m., an inmate escaped from the central courthouse in downtown San Diego located at 1173 Front Street. Read on…

9 Suspected San Diego DUI Drunken Drivers Arrested at Downtown San Diego DUI Checkpoint

Nine motorists were arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and 13 vehicles were impounded during an overnight sobriety/driver’s license checkpoint in the East Village section of downtown San Diego, a police officer said Sunday. Read on…

San Marcos DUI checkpoint yields 5 DUI arrests

Law enforcement officers arrested five allegedly impaired drivers at an overnight checkpoint in San Marcos, authorities said today.

An estimated 3,270 vehicles passed through the checkpoint in the 1300 block of W. San Marcos Boulevard near Discovery Street between 8 p.m. Friday and 2 a.m., sheriff’s Sgt. David Cheever said. Read on…

Donovan McNabb jailed after 2013 DUI arrest and San Diego DUIs

It is rare to see someone with financial resources to do jail time on what appears to be a generic DUI.  One likely reason is the lack of custody alternatives for an out of state driver.  I had a client from Los Angeles not be eligible for any programs due to all San Diego alternative custody programs not be feasible in Los Angeles and with her job.  In San Diego there is several forms of "custody".  The court sentences an individual to custody time.  The attorney and individual seeks out the best program they are eligible for as well as qualify for.  For example, CPAC allows you to go to work, DUI programs, and home.  You really cannot deviate from those routes.  CPAC does not work for my client who is a supplier for a popular drink and drives all around San Diego.

Dina Lohan pleads guilty to drunk driving, speeding

There is a reality that no matter what you may have to plead to a DUI.  I can only imagine Lohan hearing about one of the best attorneys in New York.  She goes in and he talks about his successes (which there in fact may be).   The reality is she was impaired and law enforcement did the proper procedures and protocols, what your argument comes down to is theories.  In this case there appears to potentially be a necessity defense...a weak argument...but an argument.

The CPAC program and San Diego DUIs

When someone is arrested for a DUI, that person, along with many other obligations, may have to do time in jail. This can be very difficult for some people, as many people have jobs and families that require their presence and attention. If eligible, one alternative to jail is the County Parole and Alternative Custody Unit Home Detention Electronic Monitoring Program (CPAC). Read on….

The CPAC program and San Diego DUIs

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.

Serving A Subpoena On A Law Enforcement Agency In a San Diego DUI

Every good defense attorney knows that one needs evidence to build a solid San Diego DUI case. Most evidence that will be used in a San Diego DUI trial is to be exchanged between the state and the defendant, through informal discovery under evidence code 1054. However, many times additional evidence is required for trial. Read on…

Serving A Subpoena On A Law Enforcement Agency In a San Diego 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. 

A ride singing Karyoke much better than a ride to jail for a San Diego DUI

A tale of two videos. Last night I had an evening meeting with a client. We watched his MVARs video and it was sad. You heard his emotion as the officer was proceeding to arrest him for a San Diego DUI. It was very traumatic.

I then watched a video from this LYFT driver. It was very fun and looked to add some fun to some already fun nights.

A different decision…one that may seem small…has two very different endings. Read on….

Consent searches and San Diego DUI

If an officer asks you to search your car know your rights and determine whether you want to consent to the search, but also know that the officer may still be able to search your car even if you say no. Read on….

Consent searches and 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.

ARRAIGNMENT FOR SDPD SAN DIEGO POLICE DETECTIVE ACCUSED OF DUI

Stages in a DUI Case

Arraignment is the first official step in the criminal court process.  You enter the plea (not guilty).  It is your first crack to talk to the prosecution in court on the case.
For most persons charged with a San Diego DUI....it is one step among many in their case.

Latest, Proven Results

Outcome of Case: Dismissed

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Outcome of Case: Dismissed

DUI   
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Outcome of Case: Wet Reckless

DUI with a BAC of .13%. 
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