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  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.

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  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.

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San Diego Domestic Cycle of Violence or truth coming out?

Domestic Violence is one of the toughest series of facts in all criminal law.  There is a public safety issue and San Diego has a healthy amount of Domestic Violence.  However, emotions get high and accusations are thrown around just as much.  Like any fight between couples it can get nasty fast.  It can begin verbally and turn into trumping the other in hurting them.  This can result with a call to police to get the other in trouble.

On the other hand there is a cycle of violence in San Diego Domestic Violence offenses.  You get a frantic 911 call and a victim who is scared and tired of the abusers actions.  Within 24 hours that same victim is blaming themselves and minimizing the abusers actions.  They will go back and the abuse cycle will begin again.  A good detective will hopefully ferret out the difference.  Hopefully, the independent evidence will show what actually happened.


In any event…a case we wrote about earlier takes a new (yet usual) turn.  Here is some new info to the story:

The wife of the San Diego police officer who was suspended without pay hours after his arrest for domestic violence says the incident has been blown out of proportion.

Tanya Lorenzo spoke, saying the police department “mutilated my husband in public.” She said he is a good person and a good cop who “doesn’t deserve this.”

“It was a situation that got out of control,” said the police officer’s wife. “It was just an argument that got a little bit more out of control than it should have.”

Lorenzo said her safety was never in jeopardy. When asked whether the bruises on her left cheek were from the incident, she declined comment.

Lorenzo told 10News her husband has been struggling with issues surrounding his high-stress job and the low pay that goes along with it. She said she first began noticing a change in him after fellow officer and friend, Jeremy Henwood was gunned down two years ago. 

“Ever since that whole incident I feel like a lot of officers haven’t been the same and I really saw it in him, because he knew him personally,” she said.

She said that although the San Diego Police Department has programs to help officers cope, there is not enough time in the day for an officer with a wife and children to care for to apply for it.

“I just feel that the department doesn’t really let the police officers utilize what’s available to them,” she said.

Lorenzo said she and her husband are living separately, but are not legally separated. 

“To me, that’s not an important matter,” she said. “The important matter is getting him the help he needs and freeing him from this.”

Lorenzo told 10News she posted the $50,000 bail for her officer husband.

“He’s a good person,” she said. “He’s saved so many lives. He doesn’t deserve this.”

Officer Gilbert Lorenzo will be arraigned April 30 in El Cajon and 10News will be there to cover it.

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. 


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