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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.

San Diego DUI charges with Evading VC 2800.2 Resisting arrest

Evading police is a common occurance.  People freak out when they see the police lights.  Others blank out, while some just are imparied.  Having this charge attached to a DUI arrest means aggrevated facts and usually a tougher stance by the judge and prosecution.

Not all DUIs are equal. Sometimes people walk into the office and say their blood alcohol level is .13%. From what they heard that usually means it will just be a fine and a class because that is what happened to their friend a few years back or what they found out while searching google.

That is not the truth. The totality of the facts will dictate the "worth" of a case to the judge, prosecutor, and defense. Case in point the DUI arrest in the article below. The driver may indeed may have a low BAC. However, the other facts (collision, potential scuffle with police) make the facts more aggrevated. What this means is the attorney handling the case must examine the facts to provide context and give the best resolution possible.

In regards to evasion, there is very detailed elements to the offense that need to be met.  I spent a stint in the auto theft task force as a prosecutor and dealt with evasion cases.  There is many elements that need to be met.  Without all of them there can be no charges.

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A suspected drunken driver led California Highway Patrol officers from Sorrento Valley to the Aliso Creek area near Camp Pendleton before being arrested early Friday.

CHP officers began following a gray BMW M3 sedan after it traveled through an area on northbound Interstate 805 near La Jolla Village Drive that was closed for construction shortly before 3 a.m., authorities said.

The driver pulled over on northbound Interstate 5 near Carmel Valley Road and got out, but quickly hopped back in and sped off, according to the CHP.

The high-speed chase continued north on Interstate 5 until the driver eventually pulled into the Aliso Creek rest area and was arrested, according to the CHP. The driver's name was not immediately available.

The full article can be found here.

2800.2. (a) If a person flees or attempts to elude a pursuing peace officer in violation of Section 2800.1 and the pursued vehicle is driven in a willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property, the person driving the vehicle, upon conviction, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison, or by confinement in the county jail for not less than six months nor more than one year. The court may also impose a fine of not less than one thousand dollars ($1,000) nor more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000), or may impose both that imprisonment or confinement and fine. (b) For purposes of this section, a willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property includes, but is not limited to, driving while fleeing or attempting to elude a pursuing peace officer during which time either three or more violations that are assigned a traffic violation point count under Section 12810 occur, or damage to property occurs.

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