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    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.

UBER & LYFT RESPONSIBLE HELPS REDUCE San Diego DUIs

Uber & LYFT has no doubt reduced the number of DUIs here in San Diego.  You dont need to call a friend to pick you up when you feel you need a ride home.  The cost is usually reasonable.

One area I have seen these businesses help with DUIs is when my clients are serving their "Hard" 30 day suspension.  If they do lose the APS hearing, we try to fashion the suspension to fall on a weekend.  This minimizes the impact on peoples jobs.  UBER and LYFT is a good method for people to get to work and such during that driving ban that usually comes with a DUI.  It is different coming to work in a regular vehicle rather than a yellow taxicab can make all the difference.

I really believe Uber and Lyft has helped with this just as much as reduce DUIs on the front end.

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Ride-sharing app 'Uber' has been in San Diego since 2012. 'Uber' has experienced its fair share of controversy, but a new study says the service is helping save peoples' lives.

All it takes is a quick click, a few taps and a ride from 'Uber' is just a few minutes away. It's so easy, it's the reason a study out of 'Temple University' says 'Uber' is responsible for the decline in drunk driving deaths across California.

"I think the problem before 'Uber' was around was it was very difficult to get a ride, especially at those off times," says Christopher Ballard, General Manger of 'Uber San Diego'.

The study looked at alcohol-related driving deaths from 2009 to 2013. In cities with 'Uber', DUI death rates fell between 3.6% and 5.6%. "For us, it's a win, win.

Anything that's out there, any service that is convenient for folks that are out consuming alcohol, anything that allows them to get home safely, we're very supportive of," says Steve Lykins, Executive Director of Mothers Against Drunk Driving San Diego Affiliate.

Lykins says it doesn't matter what type of ride-sharing app people use. As long as they don't drink and drive, tragic deaths that families never recover from can be prevented.

"The impact is long term and it affects them in so many ways," adds Lykins, "Whether it's a friend, family, co-worker, and it's somebody who's instantly gone or seriously injured, that person can never be replaced."

The study is not affiliated with 'Uber' and one of the researchers got the idea after using the service.

'Uber' says it tracks data on its own and has noticed that people are requesting the service after having too much to drink.

"The requests spike when the bars are closing, late in the morning for example," adds Ballard, "What it shows us is given transportation alternatives that are safe, reliable, convenient, and affordable, like 'Uber', San Diegans are making that responsible choice to request 'Uber' and not drink and drive."

The research will continue and if the study's findings hold nationally, around 500 lives would be saved every year by people using 'Uber.

If you or someone you love is charged with a DUI you need to call our office now at (858) 751-4384 for a free consultation. 

The full article can be found here.

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