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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.

November 2014 Archives

Tow Trucks and San Diego DUIs Checkpoints

If you sit back and look at a situation where someone makes a lot of money you have to question how it comes about.  When there is a San Diego DUI checkpoint there is a slew of tow truck guys wanting arrests.  Those companies get the contract to get the calls when there is a DUI arrest.  However, at checkpoints people get towed for suspended licenses and a variety of other reasons.

Domestic Violence a major issue in San Diego

Below was an article I was reading about Domestic Violence.  It really is an issue.  As a former Domestic Violence Prosecutor you get an insight into sad situations of abuse.  Those prosecutors are fighters and will fight more than most other types of vertical prosecutors.

Inside the Huddle: Spotlight on team member Zoe Booke

The firm has had the pleasure of having some quality people work within the firm.   Today we focus on Case Manager Zoe Booke.   Being a case manager is one of the most diverse positions in the office.  In addition to handing the fees they ensure the case is meeting all its benchmarks set by Attorney Mark Deniz.

A shout out to team member Alyssa Frazier

Our firm has had the privilege of having some great young legal minds working for our clients.  Alyssa Frazier has stood out amongst the talented group.  The firm is proud to see her take her talents to the San Diego Public Defenders office.  It is sad to see her go but our goal is to help our team members achieve their goals.  Since she interviewed for our firm her goal was to help people and be a Public Defender.

Proposition 47, How Will it Affect San Diego? Crime SDPD

Today we will be hearing from Alyssa Frazier.   Alyssa is a 2L at Thomas Jefferson School of Law.  Law firm owner Mark Deniz states, "Alyssa has been thrown into the fire and has been handled them well.  Her ability to grasp the concepts of criminal law so fast has been impressive".

San Diego Restraining Orders are not bulletproof

"There is going to be an endgame".  This is what a client of mine said yesterday after getting him a San Diego restraining order a few months ago.  He knows that although he is protected by the law.  The restrained person will have no doubts in crossing over the line.  He is probably right.  There is not much the police nor myself can do.  I tell him to ensure you get proof.  If he can show proof...a snapshot, video, etc.  The restrained would be arrested.

Threat alleged in San Ysidro school board race seeking restraining order

San Diego Restraining orders are very serious matters.  In this case the petitioner will be seeking a civil harassment order.  The result is eventually a full blown hearing to determine if a permanent restraining order goes in place. Restraining Orders can be helpful in ensuring there is no harm but I have seen the process abused.  It will be interesting to see if the order gets granted in the situation below.

SDPD San Diego Police PADRES SHORTSTOP CABRERA CHARGED FOR RESISTING ARREST AFTER SUSPICION OF DUI

The California Highway Patrol CHP made this San Diego DUI arrest which means there is likely video.  The video, called the mobile video audio recording system (MVARS) is usually equipped in most CHP patrol cars.  When the siren light is activated the video automatically goes back one minute to capture what has been going on.  In most cases there is audio.  Fortunately, there is a good chance what went on that day is likely captured.  

Video shows San Diego Police SDPD choking student

I saw this story in the news.  Obviously there is more to the story than the video.  The interesting aspect of a PC 148(a)(1) resiting arrest trials is the focus that is put on the officers actions and reactions.  In most other cases it is key to see what the accused did to determine whether a crime was committed.  However, these cases (as well as San Diego DUIs) really take a look at the officer.  Did they follow procedures?  Did they properly assessed the situation to use the force allowed in the matrix?  The jury takes in the situation and determines whether the force used was reasonable.

San Diego Law Enforcement Split over Prop 47 SDPD Drug

There is no doubt too much money is going in the jail system.  There is situations and crimes where people are going into jail which should be avoided.  This proposition no doubt does not touch serious crimes where jail is mandatory and appropriate.   We are talking about lower crimes, specifically drug charges.

San Diego Civil Harassment Order Restraining Order

Getting along with neighbors is easier said than done.  There are times when you have to compromise, or agree to disagree.  In a best case scenario, you both remain civilized.  Then there are times where one neighbor begins harassing the other. 

Latest, Proven Results

Outcome: Case Dismissed

Felony Domestic Vioence   
June 2017

Outcome: Case Dismissed, No Action by the DMV

DUI with a refusal    
June 2017

Outcome: Not Guilty at Trial. Case Dismissed

Minor in Posession, with one year Drivers License Suspension  
June 2017

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