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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.

How does a San Diego DUI conviction affect Teachers?

It is essential as a San Diego DUI attorney in navigate the client through the process.  A person needs to find out the extent of how this event will affect them.  I believe it is a vital for the attorney to investigate the possibilities and begin moving to the most favorable position as possible for the client.  Today we are focusing on teachers.  San Diego has some of the best educators in the country.  Whether it is a family bound teacher in Poway or a young professional in Pacific Beach, these persons are anchors in the community.  My mother was a teacher.  I was a teacher for a few years before heading into law.  I have a special place in my heart for educators.  Here is how a San Diego DUI can affect a teacher.

The Teaching Credentialing Commission has the authority to suspend or revoke a teaching credential for a criminal offense, such as a San Diego DUI, or other unprofessional conduct. Under the Educational Code, the admonishment of a teacher may be privately or publicaly done, and where alcohol abuse is determined by the Commission, an applicant for licensing may be denied or a license may be revoked.

A revocation, however, is more common where the facts of a San Diego DUI are egregious such as where there is a high blood alcohol level, an accident, children are involved, or the arrest took place while driving to or from work. Without aggravated factors, however, a simple first-time San Diego DUI should not cause a teaching credential revocation.

When a teacher or school administrator, however, is arrested for a second, third or felony San Diego DUI or another type of alcohol-related offense, the Commission may investigate the matter thoroughly. Regardless of the number of violations, a single DUI conviction may still hinder recruitment, advancement and additional opportunities to teach or coach.


What is paramount is retaining an experienced lawyer who knows how to analyze the evidence, mitigate the facts and present appropriate defenses. A San Diego DUI case has specific facets that make it unique from any other type of criminal offense. A San Diego DUI is comprised of the driving, the officer’s initial observations, the administration of Field Sobriety Tests, the Preliminary Alcohol Screening (PAS) Test, and the chemical testing comprising of a breath and/or blood test. All of these must be investigated, motions to the court presented, defenses prepared, negotiations utilized and ultimately, if we are not satisfied, a jury trial conducted.

Hire a Proactive, affordable, and quality defense when you are facing San Diego DUI charges.  Whether you have been charged of a San Diego DUI, Poway DUI, La Mesa DUI, Santee DUI, Mission Valley DUI, Clairemont DUI, Point Loma DUI, La Jolla DUI, Carmel Valley DUI, Mira Mesa DUI, Pacific Beach DUI, Del Mar DUI, Carmel Valley DUI, Encinitas DUI, Oceanside DUI, Ocean Beach DUI, Escondido DUI, Vista DUI, San Marcos DUI, Carlsbad DUI, El Cajon DUI it is vital you need to hire an attorney who knows how to defend your rights and can determine if the government can prove their case.  Contact the Law Office of Mark Deniz now for a free case evaluation at (858) 751-4384 or send an email to mark@denizdefense.com. 


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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