DUI Defense Testimonials
WON the DOL hearing! Mr. Garka set realistic expectations and nailed my DOL hearing! I am extremely satisfied with the results Mark and staff attained. He focused on key details surrounding my case and kept overall strategy for the "BIG Win" at the forefront at all times, should we be going to court with the state. I was pleasantly surprised at the professionalism and service Mark employed. His attention to detail and strategic thinking is no doubt how we won our DOL case (Huge hurdle!!). Now I can go about my life without the MANY challenges of losing my driving privileges. I have no doubt Mr. Garka will come through in the state hearing and nail it as well. Couldn't be happier, THANK YOU!
Posted by a DUI Client
Mark is quite simply an expert in the field of DUI defense. He is not only intimately familiar with the case law and recent developments, but is also very well connected within the field. Every time we appeared in court, Mark was catching up with acquaintances, maintaining his relationships and bettering my case in the process. Mark is thoughtful, cautious, and down to earth. He was careful not to overpromise, but in the end he overdelivered!
Posted by a DUI client
Worth the money!
Never promised anything but worked hard and helped out every step of the way, great staff! We beat the DOL hearing with his hard work and also beat the state with his staff's hard work.
Posted by a DUI client
Fair, cost effective, knowledgeable and a real nice guy. Mark is awesome. My flat fee included an investigator and 18 months of persistence. Mark really got into the specifics of the case, turned out excellent pre-trial motions and briefs and put the prosecutor on notice that we would not fall easily. In the end -- CASE DISMISSED.
Joe, DUI Client
I appreciate your representation in this matter. Your extensive knowledge in this area of law as well as your attention to the most minute details allowed me to keep my driving privileges and reduced penalties I may have faced on the criminal side of the case. Overall, I felt the case turned out better than expected, especially due to some unique circumstances. Your patience and professionalism throughout this ordeal kept me at ease. In the future, if I need further representation, you'll be the first person I call.
My 2nd DUI, reduced to Negligent Driving. Mark is amazing. Prosecuting Attorney would not budge. I had an attorney prior that was experienced. He suggested I go Deferred Prosecution. No other way or 45 days minimal in Jail! I dismissed him. Then found Mark. He was kind enough to take my case. He presented the Prosecuting Attorney with a blast of data. She budged!! No jail! No deferred! Only minimal fine! What can I say other than he is incredible! Do ALL things he asks of you. This is so very important. You WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED IN MARK. Thanks MARK
L.G., Former Client
Thank you so very much for all your help with my multiple cases over the
past few years.
Hopefully I won't be needing your services again since I've found my
sobriety, but I will not hesitate to highly recommend you to anyone I know
who could use them.
Again, thank you so much for everything you've done for me, it's a shame we
had to meet under such unpleasant circumstances.
It was truly a pleasure working with you and your office.
D. M., Former Client
This is the first and last time I will be arrested for a DUI. I found Mark
by referral. Another attorney stated a fee and said I should represent
myself for my DOL hearing because I would lose.
Mark represented me and he got a reduction on my criminal case. Due to his
professionalism and experience, my DOL hearing was thrown out with ZERO
repercussions. Thank You Mark. I will never need your legal services again
but I will recommend you to anyone that is arrested for a DUI.
M.B., DUI Client
I had never been arrested before, I didn't know DUI law, and I was
considering going with a public defender. If you are in a similar situation,
my advice is that you hire Mark. The prosecutor and judge can turn your life
upside down even if your BAC is below .08. I learned afterward that many DUI
attorneys charge more than twice what Mark charges, and they aren't as good.
Mark insured that I got the best outcome possible, which in my case was a
significantly reduced charge that might not even raise my insurance rates.
When the process was over, I told Mark that I was sorry it had ended because
it was so good to be working with him.
T.B., Former Client
Mark and his staff are wonderful. They are all very helpful and return
calls promptly when questions arise. Mark's efforts, specifically, are
greatly appreciated. Mark's knowledge of all aspects of the DUI legal
process is exceptional. I recommend Mark to anyone seeking quality legal
assistance for matters related to DUI charges.
J.P., Former Client
Mr. Garka’s knowledge of the system and all of its players is truly impressive. Throughout the entire process, it seemed as if everyone knew and respected him. I was very lucky to have him in my corner.
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
MARK GARKA is the attorney you need. And YES; despite whatever anyone has told you personally or professionally; you do NEED an attorney for many reasons if you want the best possible outcome. My DUI was dismissed and the Department of Licensing dismissed it also. It's VERY important you hire the right attorney. Mark has established excellent professional relationships with other professionals and this is a critical factor in getting positive outcomes. He is extremely skilled; you will always be informed and his staff is excellent.He is also affordable. After interviewing several lawyers I hired MARK GARKA. I highly recommend you do too.
Former Client, Lake Stevens, WA
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 have known Mark for many years as a co worker and a friend. I never thought I'd need to hire him to help me with a criminal traffic ticket! Yes, bad stuff happens to good people but there are good people out there to help with the bad stuff, and Mark is one of them. Mark is a former law clerk, prosecutor, and now a defense attorney. So I knew Mark was the one that could help me out of this insane situation I found myself in. Mark's sense of humor and knowledge helped keep me grounded during the district court litigation. Mark always kept me up to date and told me what to expect. With Mark on the case, my criminal ticket was dismissed and my fine was lowered. I couldn't have done this without Mark. I hope I am never in a situation where I will need him in a criminal defense case, but I am here writing so that if you or someone you know need criminal defense, I recommend Mark and give him the five-star rating.
Criminal Defense Client
Thank you for your recent letter, and especially thank you for being indispensable in resolving my case. It would not have happened without your patience, persistence, and compassionate guidance. Five years later, I am better for it. Keep up the good work, which at $1K/year, is the best bargain there is.
I want to thank you for your exemplarity representation of my cases.
I was very impressed with your actions and those of your staff and associates. I believe you did the best you could, and the results were more than satisfying.
Most importantly, I felt I was treated with respect, kindness and professionalism.
I would and I have recommended you to anyone in need of your superlative services.
R. A., Snohomish County
Mark is very professional, but also very personable. I highly recommend Mark Garka if you are looking for a good DUI attorney. I had never been in any kind of trouble and did some stupid things and made statements to the trooper that didn't help my case. I blew over a 0.15. Needless to say, I thought I was going to have the book thrown at me. Mark got me a "no test" DUI, which carries the same penalties as blowing under a 0.15. There is a huge difference in jail time, suspension of your license and fines. Mark has also been available for questions though out this ordeal (even after it was all over). I made a mistake that I will not make again and I am thankful to Mark for all his help.
Mark is a very good attorney and he has the resources and network to help you through the process. He will do everything to make the best or possible outcome and I also believe that he did a good job representing my case.
After interviewing three different attorneys I chose Mark Garka. He struck me as knowledgeable, charismatic and trustworthy - a
combination of traits that I did not sense with the other attorneys I interviewed.
Given the circumstances of my arrest, I was very surprised andimpressed when Mark informed me of the Prosecuting Attorney's
recommendation for my sentencing. Even the judge said "It looks likeyour attorney has worked out a very good deal for you".
In the end, my charge was reduced to something much less detrimental than a DUI.
Thank you Mark Garka,
C. B., Lynnwood
This man is not only a great lawyer, but a perfect gentleman as well! His knowledge of the system, and the great care he took through every phase of what I can only describe as a "great ordeal" for myself, was nothing short of exceptional at the very least for how he handled my matter.
This was my first time having to go through the DUI process so I was very nervous about the whole situation and overwhelmed with the procedures and steps I was about to have to go through. Mark was recommended by a friend and I’m so happy he did. Mark lifted a huge weight off my shoulders. He made me feel very comfortable and I trusted him; he was very organized and stayed on top of things. My DUI case turned out better than I or anyone else thought it would go. Even the judge said that I was getting off pretty good. I would most definitely recommend Mark.
J. L., Bellingham
Mark was able to mitigate my problems to a NON traffic misdemeanor. He kept me informed and was able to lighten my mood allowing to deal with my underlying problem.
Mark made a painful and awkward problem seem manageable. He covered all the bases and made me feel like he TRULY had my back at every turn. He kept me informed every step of the way. He is extremely knowledgeable and shares that volume of knowledge in a way that does not intimidate. His knowledge was exceeded only by his compassion. God forbid you should ever find yourself in the position of needing this type of legal assistance, you simply cannot do better. The man is a superstar and I cannot recommend him highly enough!
Thank you so much for all you did for me. I will never forget what you did and I promise you I have learned my lesson and I am a better person. Thanks again so very much. Thank you just does not seem to be enough.
Mark- I just wanted to say thank you for everything you did for me and my case these past few months. You made the entire process so much smoother and helped me so much with all of my countless questions and I really appreciate it. You know you won’t be seeing me again but if I know anyone who finds themselves in my situation, you know I will be sending them your way.
Dear Mr. Garka, I want to thank you for doing a great job. You saved me and I really appreciate it a lot. You are a good man. Have a great day and keep up the good work.
Mark, your kindness and promptness are greatly appreciated. My family thanks you for your assistance during our difficult time.
Thank you for everything. You are truly the best of the best and I will always recommend you.
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.
Just a quick note to say, “thank you” again for all of your help. Sorry we had to meet under such bad circumstances, but it was truly a pleasure working with you.
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