August 2011 Snohomish County District Court Case
Mark W. Garka subpoenaed the arresting Washington State Patrol Trooper for his Client's Department of Licensing (DOL) Hearing. After hearing the Trooper's testimony during the Department of Licensing Hearing, Mark convinced the Department of Licensing Hearing Officer that there was no reasonable basis for the Trooper to arrest his Client. The Hearing Officer agreed and found in the Client's favor. The Client did not lose his license from the Civil action against him and he was able to continue to drive. Mark provided the State Prosecutor with this DOL decision and the State offered a reduction to a Criminal charge of Negligent Driving in the 1st Degree. Negotiations pursued and Mark convinced the State Prosecutor that a traffic infraction, a Non-Criminal charge, would be more appropriate. Mark therefore saved his Client's Driver's License both Civilly and Criminally and kept his Client's record clean.