Mark Lawrence Deniz
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Mark Lawrence Deniz

Be proactive, find solutions, and get the best possible outcome. Have a former senior prosecutor on your side.

Law Offices of Mark Deniz, APLC

2831 Camino Del Rio South
Suite 307
San Diego, CA 92108

Phone: 858-751-4384

Website: denizdefense.com

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About Mark Lawrence Deniz

San Diego DUI & Criminal Defense Attorney Mark Deniz has dedicated his firm to helping people who find themselves facing tough times. His proactive, solution-finding approach has resulted in years of proven success. When someone is facing criminal charges, you want an attorney with the training and experience that Mark Deniz brings. San Diego DUI & Criminal Defense Attorney Mark Deniz has won numerous awards during his 17 years as an attorney. This includes: • Top Criminal Defense Lawyer * Author of Published DUI book. * Instructor of DUI defense to attorneys • Perfect Rating by Avvo • Clients Choice award for eight years straight. • Spotlight on Attorney Journal Magazine. • and many more Before moving to the defense side of the bar, Mark Deniz was an award-winning prosecutor for almost 10 years. He has spent years as both a Deputy District Attorney and a San Diego Deputy City Attorney. He was trained in the handling of DUI & Criminal cases. He was trained at the Department of Justice National Advocacy Center in Columbia, South Carolina. His time as a San Diego Prosecutor helped establish him with prosecutors and Judges, who he now works with on behalf of his clients. While as both a Prosecutor and Defense Attorney, Mark Deniz has handled the range of criminal defense spectrum from basic misdemeanors to the most serious felony cases. You want a former San Diego DUI & Criminal Defense Attorney Prosecutor on your side. San Diego DUI & Criminal Defense Attorney Mark Deniz as specialized his practice in Criminal Law, since he became an attorney in 2003. Before becoming an attorney, he has worked in the Sheriff’s Department, County Counsel’s Office, and worked with senior citizens. Attorney Mark Deniz is a native of Southern California. He earned a scholarship playing college football and was awarded the honor of Academic All-American. After college, he spent a few years as a high school educator and a varsity football coach. He then followed his dreams and attended law school. Mr. Deniz learned the prosecutor's side of the law while working for the DA's office. He knows where the law stands on criminal issues. He also understands where the law is weak, where evidence can be deemed inadmissible, and when cases have a good chance of being thrown out or dismissed. Mr. Deniz opened his own practice to focus on criminal cases. He brings his vast knowledge and first-hand experience to bear on every case he takes in his private practice. With his depth of experience, he knows how to get favorable results. He knows there is a way to work with clients with compassion, instead of the impersonal approach found in many law firms, and those without the knowledge of the inner workings of the prosecution. “Solutions” is the motto and goal of the firm, helping people get through tough times. About Me Mark Deniz is a native of Southern California. He earned a scholarship playing college football. He earned the honor of Academic All-American. After college, he spent a few years as a high school educator and a varsity football coach. He then followed his dreams and attended law school. During law school he focused on helping people navigate through the legal system. He had internships with Prisoner Legal Services, Marin County Counsel, and Contra Costa Senior Legal Services. In January 2004, he joined the ranks of the District Attorney’s Office. There, he learned behind-the-scene intricacies of criminal prosecution and was quickly promoted to Deputy District Attorney IV. Mr. Deniz worked closely with law enforcement. He went on ride-a-longs with police offices, reviewed police reports, filed criminal charges, negotiated plea bargain deals, interviewed expert witnesses and successfully tried more than 50 jury cases. He received training in evidence, trial technique, and felony sentencing from the California District Attorney Association. In March 2009, he became a Deputy at the San Diego City Attorney’s Office.http://www.sandiego.gov/cityattorney/divisions/criminal/ As a Deputy City Attorney he spent time in several units including the Domestic Violence, Issuing, and general trial unit. In 2012, he tried 13 jury trials alone. He was Prosecutor of the Month for September 2011 and November 2012. He has conducted over 70 jury trials as well as hundreds of motions and hearings. He handled thousands of cases while with the City Attorney’s office alone. Mr. Deniz learned the prosecution’s side of the law from the inside out, with all its strengths and weaknesses. This is unique and vital knowledge for a defense attorney. Preferring private practice and being well-armed with first-hand experience in the District Attorney’s office and the City Attorney’s office, Mr. Deniz opened his own practice, focusing on San Diego DUI and San Diego criminal cases. With his depth of experience, he knew there were better ways to get favorable results besides the generic, impersonal approach often found in big law firms, and those without the knowledge of the inner workings of the prosecution. Mr. Deniz opened his own law firm to satisfy clients’ needs for individualized, professional services, tailored to give a quality defense that has reasonable and realistic fees. At the Law Offices of Mark Deniz, Mr. Deniz provides his personalized, aggressive litigation expertise to each and every case. Your case will not be assigned to a junior-level associate. By handling the cases himself, Mr. Deniz provides his clients with top-shelf attention. Criminal Law has many attended and unintended consequences; you must have quality representation. You have to try your best to get out of an unsympathetic and comp


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