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Fight to Save your Washington State License!
There may be ways your attorney can help save your driver's license and right
to drive. But don't risk driving on a suspended license, the risks are too
If you drive after losing your license, you may be charged with a Gross Misdemeanor crime punishable by up to a year in jail, a $5,000 fine, and a suspension of your license for a year.
If you are here on a visa, you
could be deported, if you drive without a license.
Also beware that an INTERNATIONAL DRIVER'S LICENSE is not a valid alternative if your Washington State License has been suspended!
See my driver's license FAQ page for
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
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.
What can I do to Save my Washington State Driver's License?
- First and foremost, hire an experienced attorney. There are many
factors to consider. I can help you with all the steps below, and point out
other challenges that may be specific to your situation.
- Request a hearing from the DOL, and request the officer's presence. It will give
you a preview of a trial, a rarity in criminal cases. The officer who
signed the affidavit and notice of hearing must show up and justify the
revocation. Other officers may be subpoenaed.
- Retest the sample. Testing errors may save your license.
- Investigate the adequacy of the stop. The officer must have had a
reasonable suspicion that a crime or traffic infraction was being
- Investigate the adequacy of the arrest and request for a test. The
officer must have developed a reasonable belief that you were impaired
- Check the times of events. Officers must perform the tests within certain guidelines and follow the Washington Administrative Code when performing a test.
- Check the labeling of the sample. It must be identified as being
- Attend the motor vehicle hearing. Listen for fabrications and other
Call me for a consultation on these or any other Washington State
DUI license or related issue.
Mark W. Garka, Washington State DUI Lawyer
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