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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.

September 2015 Archives

San Diego Law Enforcement to crack down on suspected DUI drivers

There is no doubt police have to a duty to investigate when they believe there is a DUI.  For some officers, just stopping someone in the late evening is a DUI investigation.  Someone has to almost "prove" that they are not impaired.  If you are driving home tired you will have many of the same clues officers use to arrest people.

San Diego Police SDPD needs community oversight

There should be more community oversight.  The citizens review board needs more teeth to be effective.  The police will review but usually do all they can to protect the officer.  The City Attorneys office may review for prosecution purposes but also will have a thought in the back of their head about lawsuits against the city.  Can they be impartial?   

Facing San Diego DUI Charges but Live in Another State? Out of state DUIs

I am finishing up with a handful of summer cases where my clients lived out of state.  These cases are always different in handling than DUI cases where the person lives in the area.  There are many wrinkles when dealing with an out of state driver getting a San Diego DUI.  We will jump into some of the issues and how to deal with them.

Stages in a San Diego DUI Court Process and DMV

When your legal practice is focused on one type of law you hear the same questions with virtually every client.  The most common questions is, "do I or should I go to court" and "what is going to happen on that date".

The answer to the first question is that if you have retained an attorney, you do not have to attend court in most DUI cases.  It usually does not help to attend.  There has been some instances in which it helped (but not many and it is for very specific reasons).

San Diego DUis from caffinated alcohol drinks

As Pittbull would say "Don't stop the party yeah yeah yeah!" We all love a good party especially here in San Diego. It may be a summer day in The Historic Gas Lamp barhopping, or a cabana spot at San Diego Hard Rock's Intervention; either way when the party starts there is no stopping. A common drink amongst day drinkers and late night club goers is "Vodka Red Bull." One part vodka of your choice, and one part Red Bull makes for a wild ride that could result in a San Diego DUI.

Serving A Subpoena On A Law Enforcement Agency In a San Diego DUI

Every good defense attorney knows that one needs evidence to build a solid San Diego DUI case. Most evidence that will be used in a San Diego DUI trial is to be exchanged between the state and the defendant, through informal discovery under evidence code 1054. However, I do not want to be reactive and wait for the evidence to trickle to me.  What you want to do is go out and procure the evidence yourself.  Be proactive and review the weight of the evidence before the prosecution has a chance to review it.  I have seen videos that would of hurt my clients case that went unseen by the prosecution because we got the video ourselves and the prosecution had notrequested it.

Charger football is here & now is the time for San Diego Handicap Placard Violations

I just reviewed the stats to determine my fantasy football team. The weather is starting to change (ever so slightly). Fall is creeping into the picture. This means football season and another year of school kicks in. This is in addition with the daily San Diego calendar which includes a myriad of events and downtown life. A part of making these events easier is a handicap placard.

San Diego Police Refuse to Release Video Showing Cop Killing Man Holding Pen

An investigation is an investigation.  The officer makes observations and sometimes takes action.  If there is an incident or arrest there is a report written usually within 24 hours.  This ensures the officer is placing the facts in his memory while fresh.

Labor Day DUI Crackdown Continues with Overnight Checkpoints in San Diego County

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!

101 on Saturation Patrols over DUI Checkpoints

DUI Checkpoints occur all over California. There is several checkpoints this weekend all over San Diego county.  However, there is more and more emphasis on Saturation patrols. Saturation Patrols usually result in more DUI arrests than checkpoints. Each comes with its issues.

SAN DIEGO LAW ENFORCEMENT TO CRACK DOWN ON SUSPECTED DUI DRIVERS

People are wondering what to do after a weekend arrest.  The best course of action is to be proactive.  Do not wait until the court date to help your case.  Retain and attorney who will get a plan together so you know have a clearer picture of what you are looking at when coming into court and how to deal with the issues.  It begins today with the labor day weekend.  If you or someone you love is charged with a DUI or other crime you need to call our office now at (858) 751-4384 for a free consultation. 

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DUI with a BAC of .13%. 
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