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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.

  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.

December 2014 Archives

POLICE INCREASE NUMBER OF HOLIDAY SAN DIEGO DUI CHECKPOINTS

I have been seeing the signs all over the freeway that "buzzed driving is drunk driving". It really is true. Be safe and do not risk getting in trouble. I have had several cases of people not ending up being .08%. However, this was found out after they were arrested, spent time in jail, got their vehicle towed, and had their drivers license taken away. We know how the officers will decide if it is close. Have a great holiday season. 

Man suspected of San Diego DUI dies while being detained in San Diego

This is a sad story.  It is interesting to consider in all this why the police thought the person was San Diego DUI.   In this case the person was found in a car.  The car was parked.  They were impaired.  However, there was alcohol in the car with empty bottle and such.  Is it just as reasonable the person parked and began drinking while listening to tunes or talking on the phone?

Holiday San Diego DUI arrests up over last year

San Diego DUI I arrests are up from last year.  The police is in full enforcement.  It is key to be safe and smart.  Do not risk a San Diego DUI.  If you do get stopped please remember your rights.  I would commit these to memory because it will be tough to remember if the situation is happening.  There are just a few main points to remember.  The easiest thing to do is just do not tempt fate and risk a San Diego DUI.  Get a designated driver, Uber, etc. Go Chargers!

San Diego DUI Arrests Up From Last Christmas: San Diego CHP

We are in the midst of the holiday season.  The weekend between two festive occasions.  It is key to be safe and smart.  Law Enforcement is out in force and will undoubtedly arrest if the facts are close.  It is not worth the risk.  Uber is so much easier....

3 arrested during Poway DUI checkpoint

We are all in the thick of the holiday season. There will be more San Diego DUI checkpoints around several locations in the county.  Poway conducts Poway DUI checkpoints often.  The San Diego Sheriffs are very active in the area for DUI and will conduct Poway checkpoints or Poway saturation patrols often. Be safe and remember to know your rights before heading in.

Drunken Drivers, Beware of El Cajon DUI, Chula Vista DUI, National City DUI

I have been seeing the signs all over the freeway that "buzzed driving is drunk driving".  It really is true.  Be safe and do not risk getting in trouble.  I have had several cases of people not ending up being .08%.  However, this was found out after they were arrested, spent time in jail, got their vehicle towed, and had their drivers license taken away.  We know how the officers will decide if it is close.  Have a great holiday season.

13 Arrested on San DUI Counts at 2 Overnight Checkpoints in Encinitas and San Diego

Monday is a big "holiday party" day because its proximity to christmas.  In the next few days people are holding holidays parties of the office, the local watering hole, etc.  I know we used to meet before christmas at the yardhouse.  Police know this as well and there will be checkpoints and saturation patrols around the county.  Be safe and do not tempt fate.  Hope the holidays are faring well for you.

SDPD launches holiday San Diego DUI prevention campaign

I actually like the program.  So often people feel they are less impaired than they really are.  People do not realize they are impaired until they are driving.  Some pull over (sometimes too late).  Other times people feel they are on the way home and can soldier through.  This program can allow people to gauge a little about where their BAC is at.  They can recall how they felt when they did the test to give it some context.

Oceanside police unveil new cruiser

A very interesting way to entice people to looking to law enforcement.  Will it disappoint them when they get assigned to the old crown victoria?  Oceanside DUI cases often occur at night.  Will this vehicle potentially let someone believe the car stopping them is not even an officer?  Most people have a sense of what a squad car looks like.  There are stories of people having fake lights on their vehicles.  Could this open up potential issues for someone being stopped for an Oceanside DUI and they hesitate to pull over because the vehicle looks different?

Senator Ben Hueso gets 'wet reckless' charge

It was fairly obvious from the set of facts that the senator would be offered a "wet reckless" charge instead of a DUI.  His blood alcohol level was really low.  However, with some of the other factors reported (driving the wrong way down a one way lane) he may have wanted to get the matter behind him and not take it to jury trial.  

Prop. 47 may keep addicts from using drug court's treatment program

There is absolutely no doubt that Proposition 47 (Prop 47) has changed the game in terms of how one should look at drug charges.  A felony was usually dangling over someones head if they had San Diego drug charges.  To reduce to the felony or avoid jail they would go into drug program.  With most drug possession cases the fear is that people will stop electing the San Diego drug programs and elect to eat a misdemanor charge.  

Affidavit details Costa Mesa police union ties to Private Investigators

This news really is not suprising.  The police and its union is very devoted to increasing the police budget to pay its members.  The city governments are often faced with budget cuts.  These two forces collide and it can get messy.  

La Mesa police snag grant for traffic enforcement and DUI saturation Patrols

Law enforcement agencies are on the hunt for grant money.  In this case the city of La Mesa won a grant for traffic and La Mesa DUI Saturation patrols (which I describe in detail below).  What needs to be examined is whether there is a number involved to keep the grant.  Police always talk about not having quotas, however, is it not a quota when they have to keep their grant by reaching a certain number?  Can they lose it to an agency that is more deserving because it has more arrests?  All of this needs to be examined.

Former NFLer Titan Blaine Bishop faces DUI charges

DUI Arrests and Charges is one crime that eccompasses most everyone regardless of socio-economic status, color, etc.  Alcohol is prevalent and a part of our culture so DUIs will likely continue to occur. The hope is that people will make better decisions and not risk drinking and then getting behind the wheel.

Poway Deputies increasing DUI and other patrols for holiday shopping season

Criminal Law actually picks up a bit in the holiday season.  San Diego DUIs occur as holiday parties and celebrations go on.  People have a small budget and they decide to take an item without paying because they did not want to disappoint.  People are in a hurry and leave a car unlocked or a purse unattended in an aisle.

San Diego Police Arrest 6 at San Diego DUI Checkpoint in University Heights

Another San Diego DUI checkpoint popped up, netting six arrests.  There were 584 motorists that went through the chckpoint.  It would be interesting to get the stats of how many people were taken out of their cars and suspected of San Diego DUI.

San Diego Senator charged with DUI offered "Wet Reckless"

San Diego Senator was charged with both counts of a DUI in Sacramento. He was stopped after supposedly driving the wrong direction on a one-way street in Sacramento. His blood alcohol content was .08%, and thus the San Diego Senator was charged with both counts of a DUI: driving while intoxicated and driving with a blood alcohol content above .08%.

Man Suspected of San Diego DUI, Carjacking Leads Police to Roof

A San Diego DUI is the least of this guys charges.  He maybe facing under the influence charges.  This charge does not work well with San Diego DUI charges because when you are under the influence of a controlled substance and driving with a San Diego DUI you are ineligible of many programs because the San Diego DUI charge.  The under the influence charge comes with a mandatory jail tme of 90 days alone.  

What you need to know San Diego DUI Probation Violations

According to statistics, over 90% of San Diego DUIs result in the driver receiving some charge.  Someone's best chances in getting a dismissal or their charge reduced to the fullest is getting an experienced San Diego DUI Attorney to handle the case. Most of these resolutions come with the person having to abide by San Diego DUI probation terms.  

Austin PD tries to poach San Diego's cops and SDPD

People like to live in San Diego.  I took a pay cut when leaving one prosecuting agency to be a prosecutor here in San Diego.  Most giveernment agencies know this and can pay accordingly via supply and demand.  There will always be a supply of people wanting to work in San Diego.  San Diego will not be sending recruiters to other cities.

76 drivers busted in Thanksgiving San Diego DUI crackdown

The end of the season DUI enforcement is here.  These numbers is just the beginning as the year comes to a close.  During this time, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) has just a small part of the total of San Diego DUI cases. When you includes agencies like SDPD, Vista PD, and the Sheriff the numbers grow exponentially.

CHP makes 45 San Diego DUI arrests over the Thanksgiving weekend

Thanksgiving is over and the holiday season has begun!  During this time, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) has just a small part of the total of San Diego DUI cases. When you includes agencies like SDPD, Vista PD, and the Sheriff the numbers grow. A San Diego DUI is the last thing you want on the holidays. Do not even tempt fate. Be safe and smart. If you are stopped then know your rights.

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