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  1. AVVO Top Contributor

    Congratulations Mark!
    Having earned 1,500 contributor points this year, we are pleased to present you with the Top Contributor Award.

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    Congratulations Mark!
    Having earned 1,500 contributor points this year, we are pleased to present you with the Top Contributor Award.

    The prestigious legal rating service AVVO has consistently given Law Offices of Mark Deniz a "Superb" rating.

    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.

    Due to his legal experience Mark Deniz has the privilege of serving on several attorney panels.

    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.

  3. 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.

    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.

  4. Mark Deniz has received AVVO’s prestigious Clients’ Choice award

    Proudly Serving the Community Service 2003

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

    Lawyer.com

    Mark Deniz has achieved Premium status for Lawyer.com which reinforces his credibility and status to the legal community.

    SAN DIEGO | Attorney | MArk L. Deniz,

    Mark Deniz won the Attorney Spotlight for January - San Diego Attorney Jornal

  5. Mark Deniz was recognized with the "Top Contributor" award by Avvo, which provides an open forum on which legal questions concerning DUI Defense and criminal law by qualified legal practitioners.

  1. AVVO Top Contributor

    Congratulations Mark!
    Having earned 1,500 contributor points this year, we are pleased to present you with the Top Contributor Award.

  2. reviews-avvo

    Congratulations Mark!
    Having earned 1,500 contributor points this year, we are pleased to present you with the Top Contributor Award.

  3. The prestigious legal rating service AVVO has consistently given Law Offices of Mark Deniz a "Superb" rating.

  4. Mark Deniz has been a member of the California State bar for over 11 years.

  5. Mark is involved with the San Diego Bar Association serving on its legal panel.

  6. Due to his legal experience Mark Deniz has the privilege of serving on several attorney panels.

  7. 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.

  8. Mark Deniz is a member of California DUI Lawyers Association.

  9. 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.

  10. Mark Deniz has been deemed by The Lead Counsel Rating for providing exceptional legal representation to individuals and businesses.

  11. The firm is a member of the better business bureau who ensures quality service for its clients.

  12. The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers

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

  13. 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.

  14. Mark Deniz has received AVVO’s prestigious Clients’ Choice award

  15. 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.

  16. Proudly Serving the Community Service 2003

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

  17. Lawyer.com

    Mark Deniz has achieved Premium status for Lawyer.com which reinforces his credibility and status to the legal community.

  18. Mark Deniz was recognized with the "Top Contributor" award by Avvo, which provides an open forum on which legal questions concerning DUI Defense and criminal law by qualified legal practitioners.

  19. SAN DIEGO | Attorney | MArk L. Deniz,

    Mark Deniz won the Attorney Spotlight for January - San Diego Attorney Jornal

Life of a San Diego Domestic Violence Case. Former DV prosecutor explains the process of a San Diego Domestic Violence case.

Following the path of a San Diego Domestic Violence case is more important than most other cases in all criminal law.  

The case can be steered in many directions based on the police and prosecution.

Will the case be issued as a felony? Will it be a misdemeanor?  Will it be issued at all?  These are some of the questions it is key to find out and help influence as much as possible when you have been arrested with a San Diego Domestic Violence case.  Contact the Law Offices of Mark Deniz to get the ball rolling at (858) 751-4384. 

Arrested

In many cases, someone is arrested for San Diego Dometic Violence (DV) case as a felony.  The individual has bailed out and spent a lot of money to do so.  People are faced with the dilemma of what to do now.  Court is about 10 days away.  In many cases, the "alleged victim" does not want to prosecute and the incident was not really all that much (definitely not a felony level).  This is a very common situation.

The answer is to be proactive and start working on the case.

First, retain an attorney who has experience and success in San Diego Domestic Violence DV cases.  As a former domestic violence prosecutor, it helped an accused when their attorney spoke "DV language" and was able to sift through the facts together.  

After this, you want to follow a proactive approach to ensure you get information to the prosecution as soon as possible.  Contact the Law Offices of Mark Deniz to get the ball rolling at (858) 751-4384. 

LIFE OF A CASE

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Once someone is booked, the patrol officer drafts an arrest report.  With San Diego Domestic Violence (DV) cases, they get routed to a detective.  A detective is the first location where the case can go a few different routes.  In most cases, the case gets routed to the prosecution for a decision whether to file charges or not.

VERTICAL PROSECUTORS

San Diego Domestic Violence (DV) cases are assigned to special prosecutors.  Domestic violence cases get a special prosecutor who handles the case from start to finish. This is unlike other cases, such as DUI, Theft, assaults, and other general crimes, where a case can be handled by many people during the life of a case.

These prosecutors have special training in domestic violence incidents.  The key as a defense attorney is to supply these prosecutors with more information to make a determination that the case should not be issued.  The key is to get the information to the prosecutors BEFORE they issue charges rather than after.  Like in normal life, when someone makes a decision it is difficult to change their mind.  Contact the Law Offices of Mark Deniz to get the ball rolling at (858) 751-4384. 

CONCLUSION

The best case scenario is that the prosecutor stands down and does not issue charges.  There is a small window from the time of arrest to when the prosecutor makes this decision.  The key is to get information to the prosecution as soon as possible.  With defense, you need to follow the case to stay on top of it and provide the information needed to the right people.  Contact the Law Offices of Mark Deniz to get the ball rolling at (858) 751-4384. 

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