Washington DUI DWI Defense Lawyer
Serving Washington State, including
Seattle, Mill Creek, Lynnwood, Everett
DON'T LET A DUI ARREST RUIN YOUR LIFE!
I WILL FIGHT TO SAVE YOUR LICENSE AND YOUR FREEDOM.
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS. GET THE LEGAL COUNSEL YOU NEED.
Have you been arrested for a DUI in Washington State? Make sure your rights are protected and that you get treated fairly by hiring a qualified attorney with experience handling DUI cases in the Western Washington State area.
If you’ve been charged with a DUI, you’re most likely feeling scared and confused right now. Being arrested, taken to jail, fingerprinted, and photographed is a harrowing process. And—on top of that—if you feel like you were treated unfairly, you’re probably also pretty angry.
Driving under the influence is a serious charge that can have extreme consequences in other parts of your life. You could potentially:
- Forfeit your license
- Pay skyrocketing insurance fees
- Be charged excessive fines
- Go to jail
- Miss out on future job opportunities
Untangling yourself from the fallout of a DUI arrest is complicated. You need a lawyer who can help you figure out your next steps and guide you through them.
Thinking about pleading out by yourself to save a few bucks? You might be surprised to learn that this can be even more expensive. Going it alone can land you in even more trouble than you’re already in—yet unfortunately, people make this mistake all the time. The good news is you don’t have to be one of them.
Don’t risk your freedom and future. Partner with an affordable and experienced Washington State DUI lawyer today!
Keep reading to find out how.
Save your license and stay out from behind bars
My name is Mark W. Garka, for years, I’ve been helping DUI defendants protect their rights and ensure fair treatment. The legal system is tricky, but with the right guidance, you’ll begin to understand the full implications of your situation and identify the steps you’ll need to take next.
Did you know there are 20+ ways to challenge the charges you’re currently facing? When you consult with me, I’ll walk you through some of these. If one or more apply, I can help you formally raise the challenge so your case is as strong as possible.
Couldn't Ask for Better
Mark's internal procedures and knowledge of the local system were top-notch. Going through this new experience (for me), Mark and his staff were excellent in explaining the procedure, expectations and likelihood of the various outcomes. His process for prepping his clients for their court dates helped dramatically. I don't know how badly the result would have been without his counsel. If you are in need of his services, listen to what he says and follow his recommendations. Be assured that he will be integral in getting you the best outcome possible.
- James, a DUI client
Plenty of lawyers just fill out forms and talk to the Deputy Prosecuting Attorney. That’s it. But in many cases, your best option is to fight. Those are the cases I gravitate toward, because my practice is built on the belief that you were arrested when you shouldn’t have been—and that’s where I come in.
My goal is simple: to get your record clear. I work hard to absolve you of all charges, prevent you from losing your license, and keep you from serving time.
No lawyer can guarantee they’ll be successful. Each case is unique and depends on many variables. Is the judge assigned to your case harsh or lenient on drunk driving? Does the Deputy Prosecuting Attorney plan on going after you with unusual rigor? There’s just no way of predicting the external factors you might face. Regardless of your situation, I can help. When you work with me, you get a highly skilled lawyer who is fiercely passionate about protecting your rights.
At the very least, I’ll do everything I can to make sure you’re treated fairly.
Get the legal expertise you need.
Deputy Prosecuting Attorneys prosecute DUI cases every day. They know all the legal nuances that strengthen their cases. According to the law, the Deputy Prosecuting Attorney only needs to prove that, after drinking, you were not able to safely drive your vehicle, or that your blood alcohol level exceeded a certain limit. On the surface that sounds pretty cut and dry—and probably even a little scary.
But fortunately for you, it’s not quite that simple.
You see, if challenged, the Deputy Prosecuting Attorney will also have to prove several other key things:
- The arresting officer followed the letter of the law and arrested you properly
- You were lawfully advised of your rights
- The equipment used to test your blood alcohol level was in working order
- The person who checked your blood alcohol level was certified to perform the test
If the Deputy Prosecuting Attorney has any information that could potentially prove your innocence, he is legally bound to give it to you. An experienced attorney knows this and can get the Deputy Prosecuting Attorney to comply.
That’s where I come in.
Nobody Could Have Done A Better Job With My Case Than Mark Garka
When I met Mark I knew right away that he was going to get the job done. His politeness and professionalism is without a doubt the best I've seen out of the many lawyers I checked out for my dui. When it came down to business he was always ready to get me up to date and tell me what to do next. I had a very unique case and he handled it with perfectionism. I didn't blow when I was charged with my dui and was told that I would automatically lose my license for a year. I don't know what I would've done without Mark. He knew exactly what to do during my dol hearing and nailed it. Somehow I still have my license and will not have to worry about transportation for the next year. I would recommend Mark to anyone who is going thru the dui process for the best advice and get you the deal that you most desire. Now that my dol hearing is done and we won the case, he can get a head start on what to do next for my criminal hearing which should go well and I know will end up with something better than a dui stuck on my record. I can't say how much I appreciate the work he has done for me and I'm sure will continue to do throughout the rest of my case. If you want a top notch lawyer for your dui, then I would not look any further than to call Mark Garka.
I know how to make the motions your case requires—motions that will force the Deputy Prosecuting Attorney to prove that every step of your arrest followed the law.
When you retain my services for your DUI case, you’ll get expert legal help from an experienced attorney who has guided many defendants through the complexities of the Washington State legal system. To ensure you’re treated fairly, I’ll search for as much information as possible to strengthen your case:
- Names, addresses, and recorded statements for everyone the Deputy Prosecuting Attorney plans to call as a witness
- Any information the Deputy Prosecuting Attorney has in his/her possession that shows you’re
innocent or could lighten your sentence
- Records demonstrating the blood alcohol equipment used to test you was working 100% properly
- Solid proof that you were appropriately advised of your rights
I also talk to the Deputy Prosecuting Attorney before your case goes to court to request the proof that will be presented and let the Deputy Prosecuting Attorney know which parts of the case I plan to contest. Sound strange? There’s actually a good reason for this. When a case is challenged, the Deputy Prosecuting Attorney is forced to invest extra time (which they rarely have, since they juggle many cases at once) to produce stronger evidence and more witnesses.
Free consultation—A $250 Value
After being arrested for a DUI, most people aren’t sure what to do next. Should you contest it? Will you win? And what happens if you don’t? These are the types of questions you’ll get answered during a free consultation session with me.
You’ll learn everything you need to know during an hour long in office conference. I’ll give you an analysis of the facts, share my professional opinion, and discuss potential approaches. I’ll also lay out all the options available to you and give you an understanding of how the judicial process works.
Plus, I’ll give you a step-by-step tour through the court system. You’ll learn the difference between:
- Motor Vehicle Hearings
- Pretrial Conferences
- Suppression Hearings
You’ll also discover how evidence against you might be invalid. I’ll review the official complaint and determine whether roadside tests or police testimony can be thrown out.
And if you’re hesitant about confiding in me, you can relax. Everything you tell me— during the no cost session or any other time—is completely confidential. And this holds true even if you choose not to retain me.
I am very happy with the results of Mark Garka’s hard work. He is knowledgeable and experienced in handling his cases, and he is always available for questions or reassurance. I would highly encourage anyone who needs help to give Mark Garka a call.
- Marcus W.
I urge you to take advantage of your free consultation, a $250 value. There’s absolutely no obligation. You’ll never owe any money until you decide—in writing—to proceed.
Let me protect your rights
If you decide to retain me as your attorney after your free consultation, I will clearly explain my fees and payment plans. All of my fees are laid out in plain English and are easy to understand, so you’ll never be blindsided by surprise charges. I custom tailor flexible payment plans to meet most every budget.
In summary, here are the benefits you’ll get by contacting me:
- A free initial phone conversation: Start putting the pieces back together with a free, no obligation consultation with an experienced DUI attorney.
- Personal attention: Get phone calls returned promptly, stay informed, and get authoritative answers to all of your questions.
- Reasonable and guaranteed fees: No surprises here! You’ll know in advance exactly how much retaining me will cost. And you don’t pay a dime until you’ve agreed—in writing—to work with me.
To talk to someone who is ready and willing to fight your case, call me today at 425-422-5818 to schedule your free consultation or fill out a Client Case Information Sheet and our office will return your call immediately.
Remember, there’s absolutely no risk on your part. You’ll get all of your questions answered, and learn about the DUI process and judicial system. And if you’re still not convinced that I’m the right person to fight for your exoneration, simply walk away with no obligation.
Whatever you do, it’s essential that you take action fast. When you were arrested, your driving privileges were likely suspended. So it’s important to know that you only have twenty days—from the time of arrest—to make a formal response to your revoked privileges. Waiting too long can cost you! Call me today and I’ll tell you exactly how to handle the issue.
The charges against you are serious and have lifelong implications. Make sure you put your case in capable hands.
Call me today, and I’ll fight to help get your life back on track.
Mark W. Garka
Law Offices of Mark W. Garka, PLLC
Mill Creek Commons Law Center
16708 Bothell-Everett Highway, Suite 104
Mill Creek, WA 98012
P.S. One final thing in case you’re still undecided: other charges besides the DUI may have been filed against you. If there are other minor complaints (less severe than misdemeanors), I’ll take care of those too—at no extra charge.
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