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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. 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.

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  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.

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    Mark Deniz has proudly served as a member of the California state bar since 2003.

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SLO now has police officer dedicated to DUI enforcement

San Diego is utilizing saturation patrols, which I describe here.  The article claims the officer will focus only on vehicles who exhibit “clear signs” of  impairment.  What are those signs in the streets?   The truth is the benefit saturation patrols bring come with a side effect that citizens who live in the area are subjected to more tickets as well as interrogations.  It is up to those persons to determine the cost-benefit analysis of these patrols.  

Here is the article about SLOs new dedicated DUI officer.

A new position at the San Luis Obispo Police Department is solely dedicated to taking drunk drivers off the streets.

San Luis Obispo is ranked 18 out of 93 for alcohol-involved collisions among California cities with a population between 25,001 and 50,000 residents, according to a 2010 survey by the California Office of Traffic Safety, which is funding the position.

“That’s bad,” said San Luis Obispo police Captain Chris Staley. “We want to be number 93.”


Officer Tim Koznek, who has been assigned to the role, will work Wednesday through Saturday nights, when statistics indicate that most of San Luis Obispo’s DUI-related incidents occur.

Officers will always pull over a driver who exhibits clear signs of drunk driving, but “if you see a minor vehicle violation on the way to another call, you are not going to stop,” Staley said.

However, having an officer free to only focus on driving violations — rather than responding to the numerous noise and downtown bar complaints that take up officers’ time on weekends — could make a real difference in catching drunk drivers, he said.

The California Office of Traffic Safety has funded the position for one year, with the potential for renewal if effective.

“This position has been needed for a while. The town kind of runs on alcohol,” Koznek told The Tribune.

In his first weekend on the job, Koznek made six DUI arrests in the city of San Luis Obispo.

In comparison, an officer busy with other calls might make one DUI arrest in a night, Staley said.

Koznek will also provide DUI-related training to other department personnel, and community outreach.

“Hopefully knowledge of our SLOPD’s dedication in DUI enforcement will serve as a deterrent for some when the time comes to hand the keys to a sober driver,” Police Chief Steve Gesell said.

The Full article can be found here.


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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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