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Is DUI Representation Always Helpful?

Posted by Mark Garka | Nov 09, 2018 | 0 Comments

DUIs are a common occurrence throughout the United States, and many people charged with DUIs believe there is no point in contesting the charges. They take the stand and plead guilty without even talking to a criminal defense lawyer, an ill-advisable choice in all DUI scenarios. Why is DUI repres...

Can I Get in Trouble as a Passenger During a DUI Arrest?

Posted by Mark Garka | Oct 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Driving while under the influence (DUI) charges only affect a driver of the vehicle; however, some charges impact passengers during DUI arrests. Unfortunately, many passengers are unaware of these potential charges, so everyone who enjoys going out with friends should read this blog in its entire...

Top 3 Reasons Why DUI Cases Are Thrown Out

Posted by Mark Garka | Sep 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

In 2014, over a million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics. This is an exceptionally high number, but many of these drivers were never convicted for the crimes they were charged with. In fact, DUI cases are thrown out so regularly that we compiled the to...

Mistakes Police Officers Can Make While Stopping You

Posted by Mark Garka | Aug 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

If you have been arrested for a DUI in the state of Washington, you may be facing difficult charges. The good news is that the police officer may have made mistakes while stopping you on the road! The following is a list of common mistakes law enforcement make while pulling individuals over for...

Research Shows Breathalyzer Test Has Major Flaws

Posted by Mark Garka | May 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Millions of drunk driving arrests are being questioned now that the source code for a police breathalyzer that is widely used in multiple states is being scrutinized by researchers. This is just the latest case of technology having real life consequences on those accused of crimes. The issue in q...

What to Know About E-DUIs

Posted by Mark Garka | Apr 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

In late July last year, Washington enacted their new distracted driving law, known as an E-DUI: driving under the influence of electronics. Texting or holding a phone to your ear while driving has been illegal in the state for some time now, but you may not be as familiar with the new restriction...

City of Seattle to Vacate Low-Level Marijuana Convictions

Posted by Mark Garka | Feb 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Approximately six years ago, Washington voters passed Initiative 502, legalizing the possession and recreational use of marijuana for those age 21 and over. Now, Seattle's government is taking another major step in this process, moving to vacate low-level marijuana possession convictions. City At...

Beware of Distracted Driving DUIs

Posted by Mark Garka | Jan 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Starting at the beginning of last December, the Lynnwood Police Department began conducting distracted driving emphasis patrols. Distracted driving encompasses anything from changing the radio station to texting while driving. Because police officers will be twice as diligent about catching distr...

Washington Man Arrested for DUI for THC in System

Posted by Mark Garka | Jul 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

In May, a 53-year-old Washington man was arrested for DUI and discovered to have more THC in his system than legally permitted. The legal limit for THC, the active ingredient found in marijuana, is 5 nanograms in the state of Washington. He had 54 times that much. Arrested for an alleged hit-and...

Seattle Man Arrested for Viagra-Fueled DUI

Posted by Mark Garka | Jul 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

A Seattle-area man recently learned the hard way that you don't have to be drunk in order to be arrested for DUI. Law enforcement arrested him after he crashed his car into a local parking garage and could not smell the odor of intoxicants, but believed him to be under the influence of prescripti...

Fireworks & Alcohol Don't Mix: Here's Why

Posted by Mark Garka | Jun 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

With American Independence Day coming up on the 4th, many people are already geared up for a fantastic night of bright lights and loud noises. However, before you start lighting up those bad boys, there are a few important facts to consider, including one of the most important: never use firewor...

Teen Drinking on the Rise Thanks to Alcohol Deliveries

Posted by Mark Garka | May 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Teen drinking at parties has surged in recent years, leading to a staggering rise in the number of underage drunk-driving arrests, accidents, and fatalities. Many people attribute this sudden increase to the fact that it easier for underage individuals to obtain alcohol than it perhaps has ever b...

New State Law Will Affect Washington Drivers

Posted by Mark Garka | May 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Recently, Washington's governor, Jay Inslee, signed bills designed to halt fatal and severe driving accidents that had been rising in recent years. One bill made it an offense to do almost anything while driving and holding a mobile phone, including texting, using social media, or using the Inter...

Drug-Related Accidents on the Rise According to 2015 Data

Posted by Mark Garka | May 05, 2017 | 0 Comments

A recent report from the Governors Highway Safety Association has shed some light on a growing safety hazard on our roads: drivers intoxicated by drugs are causing more accidents and fatalities than ever before. The problem only gets worse when you consider that many of the drugs which can cause ...

Lawmakers Considering Lowering Blood Alcohol Limit

Posted by Mark Garka | Mar 07, 2017 | 0 Comments

Washington law enforcement may soon have the green light to crack down even harder on potentially-intoxicated drivers. A bill that was introduced into the state House of Representatives on February 1 seeks to lower the legal limit for blood alcohol content from 0.08% to 0.05%, making potentially ...

New Tostitos Bag Helps Curb Super Bowl Drunk Driving

Posted by Mark Garka | Feb 06, 2017 | 0 Comments

Did you attend a Super Bowl party this past weekend? If you're like millions of other Americans, you likely did, and you may have noticed a unique looking bag if Tostitos chips were served. Developed by Goodby Silverstein & Partners, this bag has a very small system in it that can detect microsc...

New Alcohol Monitoring "Tattoo" Could Save Numerous Lives

Posted by Mark Garka | Jan 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Could a tattoo be what ultimately saves thousands of lives by preventing DUI accidents? Researchers from the University of California San Diego are hoping so. Utilizing a grant from the National Institute of Biomedical Imagine and Bioengineering, the University has developed a small device that ...

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