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Mark Alan Deters

Mark Alan Deters

also known as Mark Deters

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Speeding & Traffic Ticket, Criminal Defense

About Me

Mr. Deters is a Trial Lawyer, Aggressively Focused on DUI and OVI Defense. Mr. Deters’ background as a DUI and OVI Defense Trial Lawyer, in addition to his extensive experience as a former DUI TOP COP, and DUI Instructor has distinctly prepared him to help you with an Accusation of DUI or OVI.


Because Mark has been on both sides of DUI and OVI Law, he understands the importance of an ACCUSATION of OVI or DUI! BUT YOU ARE INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY!


As DUI and OVI Defense Attorney, Mark fights daily to show that those accused of DUI and OVI may actually be INNOCENT! In fact, Mark received a NOT-GUILTY Verdict in his FIRST DUI / OVI Jury Trial. Since that first NOT-GUILTY, Mark continues to hone his DUI Defense Trial Skills on a Daily basis, through research, education, preparation, and practice!


Mark has numerous DUI Trials and Motion Hearings already scheduled in 2011. In March 2011, Mark Defended a DUI OVI case with a Breath Test REFUSAL to a Jury. That case resulted in a NOT-GUILTY verdict!


Let Mark Help Fight for YOU! Mark understands the complexities of the DUI and OVI Law, and the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicle’s licensing laws. Mark will help get you DRIVING PRIVILEGES! Mark understands that your JOB is important to you—he will help you PROTECT YOUR JOB! He will also help you GET YOUR CAR BACK! Of course, Mark is most concerned about KEEPING YOU OUT OF JAIL!


About Mark:


Mark received a B.A. in Criminal Justice from Lourdes College, a Master of Science from Tiffin University, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Dayton School of Law.


Before attending law school, Mr. Deters was employed with the Ottawa Hills Police Department for nearly 10 years. Mr. Deters attended hundreds of hours of specialized law enforcement training. Some of his advanced law enforcement certifications include:


· National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Standardized


Field Sobriety Testing Instructor,


· Police Instructor,


· Radar and Laser Instructor,


· Law Enforcement Mobile Video Instructor,


· Technical Accident Investigator,


· Accident Reconstructionist.


Mr. Deters was a police Field Training Officer during his years on the department, and he has extensive experience training both recruit and veteran police officers—specifically in DUI and OVI.


As a police officer, Mr. Deters testified in Court frequently in criminal, traffic, and DUI cases. Mr. Deters was awarded the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D.) TOP COP Award, seven years-in-a-row. Mr. Deters received a special honor by M.A.D.D. for achieving 189 DUI arrests during 2005. Mr. Deters made over 1,000 arrests during his law enforcement career, including over 670 DUI and OVI offenders. Mr. Deters also assisted in more than 2,000 DUI arrests by other officers.


Mr. Deters has extensive knowledge of DUI and OVI law, thanks to over thirteen years’ experience in law enforcement and DUI Defense. He has been certified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) to instruct police officers on how to administer field sobriety tests.


Mr. Deters was certified by the Ohio Department of Health for over six years, as a Senior Operator on the BAC DataMaster Breath Test Machine. Mr. Deters personally performed more than 1,000 Breath Tests and Calibration Checks on the BAC DataMaster Breath Test machine. Mr. Deters was previously responsible for the care, maintenance, and calibration checks of the BAC DataMaster Breath Test at the police department.


During law school Mark won the Dayton Bar Association Moot Court Competition. Mark was then selected to compete in the National Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition at the Pepperdine University School of Law. Mark competed in oral argument rounds to panels of top Los Angeles Entertainment Law Attorneys.


Mark also gained academic recognition in law school by achieving the distinguished “CALI Awards” in Criminal Procedure and Cyberspace Law. He received those awards for earning the highest grade of all students in those classes.


Mark is a member of the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, American Bar Association, Ohio Bar Association, Christian Legal Society, and the Dayton Bar Association, where he is a member of the Criminal Law Committee, Appellate Law Committee, and Young Lawyers Division.


Mark was selected by the Dayton Bar Association to participate in its inaugural Leadership Development Program for 2010-2011.


Outside of the office, Mark has been married to his wife, Kimberlee for over 10 years. They have three children: Joe, Courtney, and Jack. The Deters are Members of Kettering Assembly of God, and they are avid Snow Skiers.


Let Mark help you with one of the most difficult times of your life! Call Mark 24 hours/day for a Free Consultation!

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2009

  1. DUI & DWI: 85%
    18 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  2. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 10%
    18 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 5%
    18 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

25 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Mark. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
OHActive200907/18/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Dayton Bar Association Moot Court ChampionUniversity of Dayton School of Law2008
Dayton Bar Association Moot Court FinalistUniversity of Dayton School of Law2008
DUI TOP COPMother's Against Drunk Driving2007
DUI TOP COPMother's Against Drunk Driving2006
DUI TOP COPMother's Against Drunk Driving2005
DUI TOP COPMother's Against Drunk Driving2004
DUI TOP COPMother's Against Drunk Driving2003
DUI TOP COPMother's Against Drunk Driving2002
DUI TOP COPMother's Against Drunk Driving2001

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerDeters Law, LLC2011 - Present
AttorneyDenny Law Office2008 - 2011
Police OfficerOttawa Hills Police Department1997 - 2006

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Victory ProjectBoard Member2011 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2010 - Present
National Motorists AssociationMember2010 - Present
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2009 - Present
Dayton Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Ohio Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Christian Legal SocietyMember2007 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State v. A.R.Jury Trial - NOT-GUILTY!
State v. SyxREVERSED JURY VERDICT - CLIENT GRANTED NEW TRIAL!
United States of America vs. W.N.CASE DISMISSED!

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Dayton Bar BriefsGetting Up to Speed on the Intoxilyzer 80002012
AvvoWhy would the police take you off camera for the field sobriety tests?2011
Dayton Bar BriefsCan Counsel ethically advise clients to refuse a Chemical Test with the consequences of R.C. 4511.19(A)(2)?2010
Dayton Bar BriefsWhen a signed waiver of counsel may not be sufficient to enhance an OVI to a felony2009

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Dayton School of LawN/AJuris Doctor2009
Tiffin UniversityN/AMaster of Science2007
Lourdes CollegeN/ABachelor of Arts2000

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
OVI Trial TechniquesDUI (OVI) Defense2012
Columbus Police Department (D.I.C.E. Training)Driving Impaired Criminal Enforcement (D.I.C.E)2012
University of Dayton School of Law Crim. Law AssociationDUI (OVI) and Criminal Defense2011
University of Dayton School of LawDUI ( OVI ) Defense2011
Ohio House Bill 86Intervention in Lieu of Conviction2011
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers DUI (OVI) Defense SeminarField Sobriety Testing2011
Moi University School of Law (Eldoret, Kenya), Law StudentsDUI (OVI) and Criminal Defense2011
Dayton Bar AssociationDUI (OVI) Defense Update2011
Columbus Police Academy D.I.C.E. Police Certification CourseDriving Impaired Criminal Enforcement (D.I.C.E)2011
Cedarville University Criminal Law AssociationDUI (OVI) Defense2011
Columbus Police Academy D.I.C.E. Police Certification CourseDriving Impaired Criminal Enforcement (D.I.C.E)2010
University of Dayton School of Law Juvenile Law ClinicHorizontal Gaze Nystagmus2009
University of Dayton School of LawDUI / OVI Defense2009