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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.

  5. Mark Deniz is a member of California DUI Lawyers Association.

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    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.

San Diego DUI Operations Net Drunken Drivers & License Violators at Separate Checkpoints

Checkpoints are such a live topic in San Diego DUI law.  Law enforcement sets up a stop at some location and citizens must stop and be forced to answer questions and go through a screening.  If someone drank alcohol they will have to prove their sobriety to the officer.  It does not sound bad until you see people being arrested at .04%….05% and other numbers under the limit.  They were arrested and sent to jail (usually for the first time in their lives).  Their vehicle was impounded.  They find out later on that no charges are being pressed because when they told the officer they only drank two blue moons that is all they did drink.

The issue is not going away.  Checkpoints have their place in San Diego.  It is for citizens to be vigilant to ensure the checkpoint is very narrowly tailored and is done in a professional manner as possible.

Read about this weekends check points.

No arrests were made for driving under the influence during a sobriety checkpoint that started Saturday night in Lemon Grove, but six motorists driving on suspended licenses were taken into custody, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. Citations were issued to a total of 20 drivers whose licenses were suspended or revoked, or who were not licensed.

Deputies from the Lemon Grove Station conducted the overnight  DUI operation along one the city’s main corridors, which ran from 8 p.m. Saturday to 2:30 a.m. Sunday near the 7900 block of Broadway, according to sheriff’s Sgt. Michelle McPhail.

McPhail said the purpose of the checkpoint was to get impaired and unlicensed drivers off of roads, educate the public, and highlight deterrence to increase the safety of all drivers by creating a safer driving environment.

A total of 501 vehicles passed through the six and a half-hour checkpoint; 46 were diverted to secondary inspection, and five were impounded.

In Chula Vista, four people were arrested on suspicion of various offenses at a checkpoint in that wrapped up early Sunday.

Nearly 900 vehicles passed through the checkpoint in the 2400 block of Main Street near Industrial Boulevard between 6 p.m. Saturday and 3 a.m., according to Chula Vista police.

Officers arrested two suspected drunken drivers, one for violating probation and another for possession of a controlled substance, police officials said.

Officers also issued 20 citations to those without a license or were driving with a suspended license and one ticket to someone with an open alcohol container, authorities said. Eight additional citations were issued for various other violations.

Both checkpoints were  funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The full article can be found here.


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