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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.

    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.

  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

    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.

  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. 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.

December 2013 Archives

Tips to Avoid a San Diego DUI on New Years Eve

New Years Eve is approaching us. People often want to know what they need to do when they get a San Diego DUI, but equally (if not more) important is knowing and following a number of smart practices that you can take prior to getting a San Diego DUI to avoid getting one in the first place. Police are saturating several areas in San Diego. Taking the time to practice these extra steps will save you the stress, hassle and expense that comes from being arrested and charged with a San Diego DUI.

Here are some tips to avoid getting pulled over and arrested for a San Diego DUI.

San Diego DUI focus Driving on a suspended license courthouse stings

As a former prosecutor I cannot tell you how often I was preparing for a San Diego DUI trial when I would find out the individual picked up a suspended license case. San Diego DUI cases can be challenging for a prosecutor (with the right attorney), but a suspended license case is much easier. The suspended license case was leveraged and usually the case resolved.,

SAN DIEGO DUI Focus What is the PAS Device?

A PAS is a device used in preliminary
breath tests to determine the blood-alcohol level of an individual.
When an officer pulls over someone they suspect have been drinking, the officer may
ask the suspected person if the officer can administer a preliminary breath test. The test is usually requested in the field sobriety phase of a San Diego DUI arrest.

Gaslamp San Diego DUI Checkpoint Leads To 29 Arrests

I cannot stress that as we enter the holidays that you be safe and responsible. Police will stop you and will error on the side of arrests.

Twenty nine motorists were facing drunken driving charges Monday following their arrests at two separate sobriety checkpoints in downtown San Diego over the weekend, police announced Monday morning.

Inside the Firm focus- Case Manager Zoe Booke

I like to for people to know a little on the inside operation of the firm. We hope to present to the public the fine individuals you will meet when working with our firm.
Case Manager Zoe B is an important cog in the operation of the firm. Zoe wears several hats within the organization, including investigations and marketing. However, her emphasis is with case management of a San Diego DUI case. Firm owner Mark Deniz states, “Zoe has a knack for customer service. She is a natural”.

San Diego DUI Research - A helpful guide to knowledge

I often receive inquires from the website to assist persons accused of a San Diego DUI or researching the field. These may be attorneys, students, or the accused of a San Diego DUI. I tell them one of the main reasons for my website is to be a database for San Diego DUI knowledge to assist the public. I tell them to begin reviewing my San Diego DUI section of the website. However, the search may be more detailed in finding out case law or the statues themselves. Below I have attached some good resources to help with gaining more knowledge in San Diego DUI law.

San Diego DUI Focus on what is "slurred speech"

As a former prosecutor who has reviewed thousands of reports, there are few San Diego DUI police reports that do not indicate that the suspect’s speech was slurred. Often the officer will have written a variation on a theme by describing the speech as “thick and slurred,” “slurred and stuttering,” or perhaps even “unintelligible.”

Former NBA Star Arrested for DUI

A DUI can happen to anyone. It is a fine line between the legal drinking and then driving and drinking while impaired. Here is a case in point.

Phoenix Suns broadcaster Tom Chambers has apologized to the NBA team and its fans after being arrested on suspicion of DUI.

San Diego DUI Focus on what is "slurred speech"

As a former prosecutor who has reviewed thousands of reports, there are few San Diego DUI police reports that do not indicate that the suspect's speech was slurred. Often the officer will have written a variation on a theme by describing the speech as "thick and slurred," "slurred and stuttering," or perhaps even "unintelligible."

Punished for Life A focus on San Diego Expungements

As a Former Prosecutor it was a joy to tell the judge we had no opposition to an expungement. This meant the individual had done what society has asked them and to move on with their life. As an attorney who works on San Diego Expungements the joy is doubled. I will say that there is a lot of barriers set up for these people.

San Diego Police officer arrested on DUI and receives special treatment

As a former Prosecutor of 10 years I can tell you there is a lot of questionable actions between the lines in the recent arrest of a San Diego Police Officer on San Diego DUI charges.

Another San Diego police officer has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving (San Diego DUI), this time a relatively new hire who was ticketed by the California Highway Patrol and released.

California Supreme Court Outlaws Science In San Diego DUI Cases

Scientific evidence challenging the accuracy of breathalyzers is not admissible, California Supreme Court rules.San Diego has some of the best DUI attorneys in the country. Several have begun finding ways to get around this ruling to continue arguing a credible issue. Read more…

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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