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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.

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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.

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    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

Can someone avoid jail on a second time San Diego DUI? DUI with a prior. DUI Lawyer Attorney explains. How to avoid jail.

As a former Prosecutor for almost ten years, there is no doubt San Diego DUIs have gotten tougher penalties over the years.  New San Diego DUI laws and guidelines have gotten tougher.  Nowhere is this more evident than with a San Diego DUI with a prior.   Call the Law Offices of Mark Deniz now to be proactive at (858) 751-4384.

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Differences between a first and second time San Diego DUI

Fines

The fine usually goes up a thousand dollars or so.  This is not the biggest deal when facing a San Diego DUI with a prior.


DUI Education Courses

These courses are usually a part of the plea agreement.  In a first time San Diego DUI, most people complete a three-month class.  A second time DUI course is much longer.  There are ways to bring the courses down, but it is more of the exception rather than the rule.  You want to explore your situation to see if your case is one of these fits into one of these exceptions.  These courses involve a lot of coursework, in-person classes, videos, and more. Not only does it eat up your time, but you also have to pay for it.

Jail Time

It is actually possible to get jail time for a DUI. This often does not happen on your first time San Diego DUI (unless you hurt someone). However, especially as you go up in number, your likelihood of being behind bars only goes up. On January 1, 2019, San Diego adopted new sentencing guidelines which increased the punishment for multiple San Diego DUIs.  What used to be a virtual guarantee of no jail is now a likely jail case.  Do not believe your friend who had a friend who said they had three DUIs and they did not see jail.  There is a new era.


So...does this mean there is no chance for a nonjail situation?  No way.  It is much more difficult.  The key is to be more proactive than ever to find legal defenses and present mitigation to get you the best resolution possible.Call the Law Offices of Mark Deniz now to be proactive at (858) 751-4384.

License Status

If you get your first DUI, it comes with its fair share of challenges. However, a second-time offense comes with a two-year license suspension.  There are strategies that can keep you on the road. Call the Law Offices of Mark Deniz now to be proactive at (858) 751-4384.

CONCLUSION

The key is to be proactive and put yourself in position to get the best resolution possible.  Call the Law Offices of Mark Deniz now to be proactive at (858) 751-4384.

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, 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.

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