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    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.

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    Avvo Rating 10.0 Superb Top Attorney DUI

    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. Avvo Top Contributor 2015 DUI

    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. Avvo Rating 10.0 Superb Top Attorney DUI

    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.

November 2013 Archives

Not guilty verdict for San Diego chalk protester

“Your scientist were so preoccupied as to whether they could, they did not stop to think whether they should”.

-Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) from Jurassic Park. It can be seen here.
I spent almost 10 years as a prosecutor. During that time I have issued thousands of cases. This quote always stood out with me because sometimes the facts could technically be argued a crime, but the totality of the facts really did not warrant issuing charges.

The case below is a perfect example of why a prosecutor needs to think before issuing. Obviously, the community spoke by rendering a not guilty verdict. The prosecution wields so much power and is trusted by the community to be guardians of justice. It is not a law school test, trying to find every crime that can technically be alleged. We are talking about the government and individual’s rights and their quality of life.

What happens if you win or lose a San Diego DUI DMV/APS Hearing?

When Someone is arrested of a DUI in San Diego the police officer will take away someone’s drivers license and give them a pink paper that is a temporary license. This license is good for 30 days. At that point, the person has 10 days to contact the San Diego DMV and request a hearing to challenge whether or not the license will be suspended. If you do not call the San Diego DMV and set the hearing in 10 days right to challenge the suspension will be forfeited. If you do call within 10 days, your license remains valid until the decision of after the hearing (which can be months).

San Diego DUI Checkpoint - 11 arrested downtown

11 arrested at downtown DUI checkpoint
SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Eleven motorists were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and 12 vehicles were impounded during an overnight driver’s license/sobriety checkpoint in downtown San Diego, a police officer said Saturday.

Pacific Beach PB Group upset over cancelled DUI checkpoint

Checkpoints ultimately make a community safer because impaired drivers are off the road…..but at what price? Potential long waits while police process the checkpoint. More members of the community investigated and detained to show they are not impaired. It is a delicate balance. Here is an example of when members of the community want the checkpoint and why. This balance is one a community will continuously need to have.

Benefits of getting an expungement in San Diego

Perhaps there is a felony conviction somewhere in your past. Maybe you think it was a minor felony as felonies go, and you served your time and can move on with your life. It might be a misdemeanor DUI conviction. Unfortunately, in the society we live in, the reality is that something like a criminal conviction follows you everywhere, even if it is just a misdemeanor. You may not think it’s worth the time, money and effort to get your record expunged. If that’s true, here are five reasons why you will definitely want to reconsider. A San Diego expungement definitely has its benefits.

San Diego DUI Focus Missouri v. McNeely- argument from the other side

As a proud member of the California DUI Lawyers Association, I have the privilege to discuss legal issues with some of the finest legal minds in DUI Defense. I attended the summer session at Harvard Law school and the experience added to the arsenal of knowledge that will ultimately benefit my clients.

San Diego City Attorney establishes new sentencing policies for San Diego DUIs by integrating Ignition Devices (IID) for more cases

The San Diego City Attorney’s Office is rolling out a new sentencing policy for DUIs prosecuted by their office. On DUIs with BAC levels .15 and higher they will require an ignition interlock device for one year.

What is an Ignition Interlock Device for San Diego DUI

A breath alcohol ignition interlock is a device that is installed in the dashboard of a person’s vehicle who has been required by the courts to have an ignition interlock device installed in their vehicle as a condition of having their license reinstated in order to drive. You will also be required by the DMV to provide proof of SR22 insurance coverage before they will reinstate your driver’s license.

Latest, Proven Results

Area of Practice: DUI Defendant charged with a DUI with a prior blood alcohol level of .14%.
January 2015
Outcome of Case:
No jail time or picking up trash.

Area of Practice: Minor in Possession of Alcohol with one year mandatory license suspension.
January 2015
Outcome of Case:
An infraction (ticket) with no drivers license issues.

Area of Practice: DUI Defense- 1st time DUI
January 2015
Outcome of Case:
"Wet Reckless" with no trash pickup or jail time.

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