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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.

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    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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  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.

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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.

  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.

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Considering what you want to say when stopped for a San Diego DUI. DUI Lawyer Attorney explains what someone can do

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As a former prosecutor for almost 10 years and a San Diego DUI defense attorney, I often get the question, "what exactly do if I get stopped for a San Diego DUI?".

The first thing is to not risk drinking and driving. If it is close, the officers will err on the side of arresting. There is not a situation that is worth it. Do not let your guard down. Many people Uber home and feel the need an hour later to head to a late night stop (Jack in the box is a frequent location). If you do get arrested for a San Diego DUI, be proactive and contact the Law Offices of Mark Deniz at (858) 751-4384. Again, the best defense is to not drink and drive at all.

What to do when stopped for a San Diego DUI?

What to do when someone is stopped by police and they believe the police want to conduct a San Diego DUI driving under the influence investigation. First, I am going to assume the person has drunk or may have marijuana or other substance in their system.  If someone did not drink, then ask the officer why they stopped you and proceed to handle the case in a non-San Diego DUI driving under the influence situation.

If someone feels the police may want to conduct a San Diego DUI investigation, then someone would want to be as ready as can be.

Before you get pulled over

Keep breath mints ready and pop them in as soon as you see the police activate their lights. Have air freshener ready to go and spray before you stop the vehicle. Someone needs to make sure they have easy access to their driver's license, insurance, and registration if they get pulled over. They should have it in your hand by the time police come to the window.

If the stop is in daytime, put sunglasses on. If they ask the person to take off the sunglasses they should say they have sensitive eyes.

If they ask "have you been drinking", say "I respectfully do not want to discuss my day. I have asked a lawyer once about my rights and he said to do this. I would like to not make any statements unless I have to." Remember, if you do get arrested for a San Diego DUI, be proactive and contact the Law Offices of Mark Deniz at (858) 751-4384.

If the officer asks why are you not wanting to speak when being asked some basic questions that someone may reply, "sorry, I love to protect my rights, I spoke to a lawyer on what I can and cannot do. I prefer not to discuss my day".

Officer will either give you the ticket (for the stop) or will ask you out of the car.

If they ask questions, someone can say, "I would like to not make any statements unless I have to."

If the officer asks you to do any tests or follow their pen someone can say, "I would like to not do any tests unless I have to."

If the officer arrests someone for a San Diego DUI driving under the influence charge, then they should continue to make no statements. If you do get arrested for a San Diego DUI, be proactive and contact the Law Offices of Mark Deniz at (858) 751-4384.

Breath or blood test

If someone is on probation or under 21 years old, someone has to perform the handheld preliminary alcohol screening gadget, known as a PAS, lifeloc, or also sensor (depending on the agency). If someone does not fit those two criteria, then someone can decline to take the test. Remember, someone should be courteous to the police. They can say they want to decline the test, and not refuse it. It is semantics but every little word will be examined and scrutinized.

If someone has been arrested, they can tell police "I would like to not take any chemical unless I have to". The officer may say you are required by law to submit to a test. If they say this, a prudent action would be to request blood. If you do get arrested for a San Diego DUI, be proactive and contact the Law Offices of Mark Deniz at (858) 751-4384.

Conclusion

I want to stress the best way to avoid a San Diego DUI driving under the influence arrest is not to risk it. However, there are many instances where someone may have had truly a drink or two and they are worried they might be close to the legal limit. In these cases, someone wants to ensure their case is as favorable as can be. You want to consider some of the scenarios above. You want to then retain an attorney who knows how to handle the situation. If you do get arrested for a San Diego DUI, be proactive and contact the Law Offices of Mark Deniz at (858) 751-4384.

Hire a Proactive, affordable, and quality defense when you are facing San Diego DUI charges. Whether you have been charged with 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, 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 gov

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