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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.

  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.

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SDPD Officer Arrested Twice in Two Weeks on Domestic Violence Charges Source

As a former Domestic Violence Prosecutor I can tell you that a consistent with DV cases is multiple cases and arrests.  It is a vicious cycle of small incidents which usually sheds some light on the nature of the relationship.  The prosecution sometimes bootstraps the incidents together to establish abuse. It is a challenge for persons accused on Domestic Violence.  Below is more on the story of the SDPD officer accused of DV.

A San Diego police officer accused of domestic violence was arrested Monday for the second time in two weeks and released from jail on bail Tuesday morning.

Gilbert A. Lorenzo, 31, of La Mesa, was arrested April 22, accused of domestic battery against his wife, San Diego police officials said. 

At a scheduled arraignment, the San Diego District Attorney’s Office postponed the hearing, saying charges against Lorenzo were still under review.

Lorenzo was released from custody on bail after spending the night in jail on suspicion of domestic violence.

According to the San Diego Sheriff’s Department, Lorenzo was arrested Monday after an incident that took place in 1900 block of Terrakappa in Spring Valley.

A department spokesperson said he did not know if the victim went to the hospital for any injuries.

When NBC 7 contacted an SDPD spokesperson Tuesday for comment, the department did not have a statement on the new arrest. The spokesperson said the officers’ police powers have been removed and he is not assigned to any police duties.

NBC 7 was referred to the San Diego County sheriff’s office for more information on the criminal case. As of 9 p.m. Tuesday, no details had been released by that office.

According to police, Lorenzo is a seven-year veteran of the department and was working SDPD’s Northern Division and worked in the Mid-City Division in the past.

Lorenzo’s arrest is yet another setback for SDPD, which has dealt with a string of troubles in recent months, including allegations of misconduct against its officers.

Hours after Lorenzo’s initial arrest, SDPD Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman faced the media. The department revoked the officer’s police powers and suspended him without pay as the investigation continued.

In 2009, the city settled a lawsuit filed after Lorenzo, driving a patrol car, struck a woman walking out of a hospital in Hillcrest.

The plaintiff’s attorney in that case told NBC 7 then-officer Lorenzo allegedly made an illegal U-turn, ran a stop sign and struck his client.

The attorney claims Lorenzo initially said he didn’t do it. However, once security video of the collision surfaced, the officer changed his story, according to the lawyer.

The San Diego City Attorney’s office released this statement about the 2009 case on Tuesday:

“Our office defended the City in the civil case entitled Perez v. City of San Diego, involving Officer Lorenzo. Two San Diego police officers investigated the accident and there was a video. Based upon that investigation and the video, our office agreed to mediate and the case was settled in 2010 with city council approval.”

NBC 7 attempted to reach out to Lorenzo and his lawyer Tuesday, but didn’t hear back.

The fulla article can be found here.

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No jail time or picking up trash.

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