April 2011 Snohomish County District Court Case
Mark W. Garka's Client was arrested for Driving Under The Influence (DUI) even though his Blood Alcohol level at .07 was under the legal limit. During his arrest, Mark's Client declined the field sobriety tests. Despite the low Blood Alcohol Level, the State charged him with a DUI and asks that he serve 30 days in jail because he had a prior DUI charge. Mark and his Private Investigator determined that the reason for the stop by the State Trooper was questionable. Mark negotiated further with the State. The State then offered to dismiss the DUI and recite as a Negligent Driving in the 1st Degree. The client accepted this offer and he did not lose his license. He will not need SR22 insurance or need an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) installed.