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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.

  14. Mark Deniz has consistently been named one of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers.

Holiday San Diego DUI arrests up over last year

San Diego DUI I arrests are up from last year.  The police is in full enforcement.  It is key to be safe and smart.  Do not risk a San Diego DUI.  If you do get stopped please remember your rights.  I would commit these to memory because it will be tough to remember if the situation is happening.  There are just a few main points to remember.  The easiest thing to do is just do not tempt fate and risk a San Diego DUI.  Get a designated driver, Uber, etc. Go Chargers!

What to do if stopped for a San Diego DUI

First, be polite. If being yourself is being a smart-ass; be somebody else.  It is already going downhill when you are stopped. Don't make it worse.  Give him your license and insurance and keep you conversations to a minimum.

Second, decline (POLITELY!) the opportunity to do ANY test - AND THIS IS IMPORTANT - in the FIELD.  That includes any field test like walking a line or "following his pen" or blowing into ANY machine in or at his cop car.  As a general rule, if you are being asked to do a "field test" or to blow into a hand held device at the point of being stopped, the cop already is planning to arrest you.  Don't give him anymore evidence. 

Third, if you ARE arrested, you will be asked to take a test, and likely a breath test.  The cop will read you something about taking the test and the last line is "Will you take the State's Test"?   That test will be given to you at the police station, AND NOT IN THE FIELD AT YOUR CAR.  I tell my clients to take it.  Why? I have had far more success in keeping a failed breath test out of evidence than a refused test.  Plus, you might just PASS IT!  If you don't take it, you will DEFINITELY be booked in jail for DUI or APC.  However, always ask to have a blood test after you take that breath test.  You have that right.  And, that can be very smart.  

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DUI arrests were up this year over a year ago for the Christmas holiday and the number of fatalities remained the same, according to statistics released Friday by the California Highway Patrol (CHP).

Statewide, both DUI arrests and fatalities increased significantly this year over last.

For the 38-hour period between Christmas Eve at 6:01 p.m. and 8 a.m. today, there were 18 arrests for suspicion of drunken driving in San Diego County compared with 12 during the same period in 2013. There were two fatalities, the same as last year.

In California as a whole, 285 arrests for suspicion of drunken driving were made over the holiday compared to 221 in 2013. So far, 15 fatalities have been reported this year, triple the number for the same time period last year.

DUI arrest figures reflect only those made by CHP officers. The fatalities reported were from all law enforcement agencies.

The CHP investigates all crashes on freeways and on all roads in unincorporated areas.

The fulll article can be found here.

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, Chula Vista 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, Encinitas DUI, Oceanside DUI, Ocean Beach DUI, Escondido DUI, Vista DUI, San Marcos DUI, Carlsbad DUI, El Cajon DUI, San Diego Expungement, San Diego Bench Warrant, San Diego Failure to Appear, San Diego Restraining Orders, San Diego Terminate Probation, San Diego Minor Possession of Alcohol, San Diego Probation Violation, San Diego Prop 47, Lakeside DUI, Lemon Grove DUI, National City DUI, Cardiff DUI, Racho Santa Fe San Diego DUI, Rancho Bernardo DUI, Spring Valley DUI, Solana Beach DUI, Leucadia DUI, Golden Hills DUI, North Park DUI, Torrey Pines DUI, Eastlake DUI, Paradise Valley 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. 

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