858-429-9982 858-429-9982
  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.

Why should I hire a DUI defense lawyer if I can get a public defender for free?

This is a question that our San Diego law firm gets asked a lot, and for those who aren't familiar with the criminal court system, it makes total sense. Why would you want to pay for something that you can otherwise get for free?

The simple answer is: You get what you pay for. Here's why:

Your case will not get the attention it deserves from a public defender.

Public defenders work hard and many of them are great at what they do, but the nature of their job causes them to juggle a very high number of cases, which means each client only gets a little bit of attention.

It also means that the public defender won't have the time or energy to dig into the scientific and technical details of your case that could get your charge dismissed or reduced.

A public defender won't help you defend your driver's license.

After being charged with a DUI, you will face two separate cases: the criminal case and the administrative case with the DMV. The DMV has control over whether you will lose your driver's license, which is a major concern for most people. Only your DUI defense lawyer will fight for you in both cases.

You face major consequences, so you need the most effective lawyer that you can afford.

When you are facing a DUI charge, you are facing serious consequences, including jail time, hefty fines, the loss of your driving privileges and probation. You need a lawyer who knows how to effectively minimize the consequences you face.

The good news is that you don't have to be rich to afford a good lawyer. Our firm offers payment plans to make our legal services more attainable because we believe that everyone deserves to have an effective lawyer on their side when their freedom is in jeopardy.

You might not qualify for a public defender in the first place.

Everyone isn't automatically assigned a public defender after being charged with a crime. First you need to prove that you are indigent and cannot afford to pay for a private attorney. If you do qualify, you and every other indigent person with court that day will be assigned to the same public defender.

You can't afford not to hire a private DUI defense lawyer.

Mark Deniz is a former veteran prosecutor who offers personalized, aggressive litigation expertise at a price you can afford.

If you value your future, your bank account and your driving privileges, then the Law Offices of Mark Deniz can provide you with an invaluable service after being charged with drunk driving in the San Diego area.

For more answers to frequently asked questions about DUI charges, please visit our website.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

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

Protect Your License