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  • June 2021 County District Court Case

    Mark W. Garka's Client was pulled over because of speed and a couple of lane deviations.  The Washington State Patrol Trooper made contact with Mark's Client and noticed that the Client had potentially been drinking.  The Client exited the vehicle and performed standardized field sobriety tests (... Read On

  • November 2020 Snohomish County District Court Case

    Mark W. Garka's Client was a passenger in his own motor vehicle.  The Driver, who was ultimately arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) drove off the road into a highway median.  Mark's Client, who was also intoxicated, woke up and jumped into the Driver's seat after the Driver had fled t... Read On

  • October 2020 Marysville Municipal Court Case

    Having been arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Reckless Driving, Driving While License Suspended - 2 (DWLS), and an Obstruction of Justice charge, Mark W. Garka's Client's plate was full of criminal charges.  After intense negotiations and the passing of time, Mark was able to reduce... Read On

  • September 2020 Snohomish County District Court Case

    Mark W Garka's Client was arrested for a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) with a breath test at a 0.08.  The State Prosecutor would not offer a reduction for the case.  This is a case that went to trial, and Mark was able to convince a jury that the breath test result was questionable and it sho... Read On

  • August 2020 Snohomish County District Court Case

    Mark W Garka's Client was arrested for a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) after driving into a traffic median and hitting a sign.  A Municipal Police Officer and a Washington State Trooper were involved.  Mark was able to convince the Washington State Prosecutor that due to his Client's lack of ... Read On

  • July 2020 Snohomish County District Court Case - CASE DISMISSED!

    Mark W Garka's Client was arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Reckless Driving (RD), and Hit and Run Attended (H&R A) which means that someone was in the car that was hit.  His Client was arrested at a friend's house.  All of this came as a huge shock, because his Client was not impai... Read On

  • June 2020 Lynnwood Municipal Court Case - CASE DISMISSED!

    Mark W. Garka's Client drove his brand new vehicle to a local convenience store and bought beer. He had a rather recognizable sports car. Inside the convenience store he talked to a Municipal Police Officer.  When his Client was parking his car at the convenience store, the Municipal Police Offic... Read On

  • November 2019 Mill Creek Municipal Court Case

    Mark W. Garka's Client was pulled over by a local Municipal Police Officer. The reason for the stop is unclear. Mark W. Garka subpoenaed the Municipal Police Officer to testify in the Department of Licensing hearing so the Officer could be interviewed. After the Municipal Police Officer was done... Read On

  • April 2019 Monroe Municipal Court Case

    Despite prior DUI charge and a high Blood Alcohol level (BAC), Mark convinced the City Prosecuting Attorney that there were potential fatal issues with his Client's case. With this knowledge, Mark won the Department of Licensing (DOL) hearing for his Client. Mark W. Garka's Client did not lose hi... Read On

  • March 2019 Snohomish County District Court Case

    Mark W. Garka's Client was pulled over for allegedly having a “load muffler violation” because the car was traveling too loudly and he was arrested for a DUI. During the Department of Licensing hearing, Mark convinced that Department of Licensing Officer that this was a simple allegation from the... Read On

  • October 2018 Bothell Municipal Court Case

    Mark W. Garka's Client was arrested for Physical Control (PC) while his Client was parked in a hotel parking lot. His Client had been parked for about 2.5 hours and was asleep when the officer approached the car. Despite being safely off the roadway, his Client was still arrested for PC. Mark pre... Read On

  • September 2018 Snohomish County District Court Case

    Mark W. Garka's Client was arrested for a Marijuana DUI. His Client narrowly avoided a Police Officer in a round-a-bout. Per Mark's advice, his Client participated in an evaluation and completed an Alcohol Drug Information School class and Victim's Impact Panel. Mark W. Garka convinced the State ... Read On

  • August 2018 Lynnwood Municipal Court Case

    Mark W. Garka's Client was arrested for a DUI with 2 small children in the car. In addition to the DUI charge there was an enhancement of two reckless endangerment charges because there were two young kids in the car. Mark W. Garka convinced the City Prosecuting Attorney to dismiss the two reckle... Read On

  • June 2018 Upper Kittitas County District Court Case

    Mark W. Garka's client was pulled over because his headlight was out. His Client performed the Field Sobriety Tests (FST) on the roadway in snow and in icy conditions. He blew a 0.16 BAC in the police station and was arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI). A BAC over 0.15 is ... Read On

  • May 2018 Everett Municipal Court Case

    Mark W. Garka's Client was in a one car collision with a sign. His Client performed the Field Sobriety Tests (FST) on the roadside and gave a sample of his breath (BAC) in the station. He blew a 0.10 BAC which is above the legal limit. The City Prosecuting Attorney's offer was to plead guilty as ... Read On

  • April 2018 King County District Court, Seattle Division Court Case

    Mark W. Garka's Client was pulled over for speeding. He declined to do the Field Sobriety Tests (FST) and declined to give a sample of his breath; he was then arrested for a DUI. He had prior alcohol related charges but none of them were Driving Under the Influence (DUI). He spent 4 days in jail ... Read On

  • March 2018 Marysville Municipal Court Case

    Mark W. Garka's Client had back to back DUI arrests in different jurisdictions. Mark convinced the City Prosecuting Attorney that there were flaws in his Client's case and he was able to convince them to reduce the DUI charge to a Reckless Driving Charge despite his Client having a previous DUI c... Read On

  • March 2018 Snohomish County District Court Case

    Mark W. Garka's Client was arrested for a DUI after a Trooper made contact with his Client when her wheel fell off of her car. His Client had a BAC (breath alcohol concentration) of 0.13. After much negotiation with the State Prosecuting Attorney and the Client showing proof of treatment and ADIS... Read On

  • February 2018 Snohomish County District Court Case

    Mark W. Garka's Client was pulled over by an Officer after his Client squealed his tires in front of the Officer. A Trooper was called to assist in the DUI arrest and Mark's Client passed all of the field sobriety tests but failed the portable PBT test. His Client was charged with DUI and DWLS (D... Read On

  • January 2018 Mill Creek Municipal Court Case

    It was alleged that Mark W. Garka's Client was driving his vehicle as noted by a 911 caller. The City Officer found a vehicle that slightly matched the alleged Drunk Driver's vehicle. Nobody identified the Driver of the car. Mark W. Garka used this argument to win the Department of Licensing (DOL... Read On

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