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    Mark Deniz has been named one of The National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys “Top 10” Attorneys.

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    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.

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    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.

San Diego County Law Enforcement may be wearing Body Cameras soon DUIs

In light of recent events there appears to be a push in obtaining Body Cameras.

Video is such a great tool for the field of law.  It is a memorialization of what happened.  It helps both law enforcement and those accused.  One key point I wonder is how long will the video be stored and not purged.  For instance, someone accused of a San Diego DUI may be able to show they were in fact not the driver of a vehicle.   The video would show who exited the drivers side.  However, the police would not be wanting the video.  It would be defense counsel.  A person has to be arrested, get out of jail, find and retain and attorney.  The attorney would have to gather facts before they would even have a chance to subpoena the video.

The CHP has Dash Cam videos called MVARS.  The video is an effective tool in discerning how the San Diego DUI stop went.  I have had situations where the client said something was said or done that just was not on the video.  The fact it did not happen helped resolved the issues the client had and the case was resolved.

It could be weeks....  would the video be there?  It is something to consider when choosing a video program.  There is several instances when you realize incidents occur that the video could settle what happened.

As a former prosecutor and now as defense it was frustrating to try to obtain video only to find out it has been purged.  The first part of advocating for clients is knowing as many resources to aid them.  This video can be one of those aids.  

I am proud to say SDPD (San Diego Police) has been implementing the body cameras earlier.  The devices are not on every officer, which makes it tough because it is not known whether the officer is one that is fixed with the body camera.  For example, most who deal with San Diego DUIs know that every CHP car has an MVARs video.

For all sides in the matter I hope the body cameras become an everyday tool of law enforcement.

The Presidents announcement can be found here.

images-4-w640.jpegPresident Barack Obama on Monday proposed new funding meant to help improve relations between police departments and minority communities, saying there is a "simmering distrust" between the two groups that extends well beyond the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.The White House has asked for $263 million in funding for police body cameras and training in the wake of the shooting death of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown.

The program, which would need congressional approval, would offer a total of $75 million over three years to match state funding for the cameras by 50 percent, helping to pay for more than 50,000 of the devices.

The announcement came as Obama held a series of meetings with law enforcement personnel, civil rights leaders and Cabinet officials to discuss possible reforms to ease mistrust towards police, particularly in minority communities.

"This is not a problem just of Ferguson, Missouri. This is a national problem," Obama said.

The administration also said Monday that it will not make major changes to a program that transfers military equipment to state and local law enforcement agencies, but will instead focus on better oversight, transparency and training to ensure that the equipment is used properly. The president did say he would work to ensure the United States is not building a "militarized culture" in its police forces.

Obama will also announce the creation of a new task force - led by Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey and former Office of Justice Programs AG Laurie Robinson - to prepare recommendations for "21st century policing."

Obama acknowledged the inaction of previously assembled task forces, but pledged to "follow through" in his remaining two years as president.

"This time will be different because the president of the United States is deeply vested in making it different," he said.

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. 


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