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  2. Mark Deniz is a member of California DUI Lawyers Association.

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    Mark Deniz has been named one of The National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys “Top 10” Attorneys.

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    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.

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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.

This Halloween, Be Very, Very Afraid Of DUI Charges

Halloween is one of the busiest times of the year for bars and nightclubs in the San Diego area. Many people will be dressing up in their best costumes for an evening of fun out on the town. Most of these ghosts, goblins and zombies will be enjoying a few drinks while they are partying, and Halloween has a reputation for being an extremely dangerous time of the year on roadways.

San Diego has had a recent increase in DUI-related fatal accidents, and law enforcement agencies throughout the region will have increased DUI patrols to look for drunk drivers throughout the fall. Those who encounter sobriety checkpoints or are pulled over by police need to prepare themselves for what will happen at this time. Officers will be looking for any signs of impairment, and, if they observe anything suspicious, this will allow them to continue with their DUI investigation. This article discusses some of the frequently asked questions that motorists may have if stopped by police.

Do I Have To Answer The Officer's Questions?

No. You do not have to say anything to police. You are free to refuse to answer their questions, however, they will still be able to continue with their DUI investigation. If you stop talking, they will likely increase their efforts to find something to help them prove that you are operating under the influence.

Do I Have To Take Field Sobriety Tests?

No. You do not have to undergo these tests. In fact, doing so may give the police the information they need in order to obtain a conviction. Like refusing to talk to police, refusing field sobriety tests will not end your stop. Police will keep looking for something that supports their suspicions.

Do I Have To Take A Blood, Breath or Chemical Test If Asked?

You may refuse this test, if requested, by an officer, but, know that this will result in an automatic license suspension. In addition, police will take the steps to obtain a warrant which will require you to submit to the officer's request. One way or the other, the police will be able to gather the results from this test and use it against you at trial.

What Do I Do If I Am Charged With DUI?

First, don't panic. Even if you think there is nothing that can be done, there are always options available to you. Speak to an experienced attorney before saying anything to police. Your future is important, and you need someone who understands how to fight DUI charges on your side.

At the Law Offices of Mark Deniz, our attorney has handled hundreds of DUI cases throughout his career. He will work together with you to find out what actually happened in your case. We know how important your license is to you, and we will help you protect your driving privileges. 

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