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Case Results

  • April 2022 Snohomish County Municipal Court Case

    Mark W. Garka's Client was arrested for a DUI after hitting another vehicle. The Municipal Officer involved relied on other officers information about the arrest and their reports were not provided in the Department of Licensing report. Therefore, Mark W. Garka won the Department of Licensing hea... Read On

  • March 2022 Snohomish County Municipal Court Case

    The Prosecuting Authority (State/County or Municipal) has two years from the date of the arrest to file DUI charges.  If two years has elapsed, then the case will never and can never be filed.  While this is very unusual, it can happen.  It did happen for one of Mark W. Garka's recent lucky Clien... Read On

  • December 2021 Snohomish County District Court Case

    Mark W. Garka's Client was arrested on suspicion of DUI after having driven off the road and into a field. Mark had the opportunity to talk to the Client not long after the incident. It was agreed that this person should reach out to the owner and make payments for the damage done to the fence. O... Read On

  • November 2021 Snohomish County Municipal Court Case

    As a result from a 911 call from a concerned citizen, Mark W. Garka's Client was pulled over on suspicion of DUI by a City of Mill Creek Officer.  The Officer did not notice any bad driving as the Client had made it safely home.  Mark pointed out the fact the officer didn't notice any bad driving... Read On

  • October 2021 Snohomish County District Court Case

    Mark W. Garka's Client was pulled over because she had accidentally cut someone off while driving a motor vehicle. The Washington State Patrol Trooper involved in the DUI arrest did a quick investigation but it was not thorough.  Mark W. Garka pointed out these issues in the arrest report to the ... Read On

  • September 2021 Snohomish County Municipal Court Case

    Mark W. Garka's Client was arrested for a potential DUI.  He was turned in by a concerned citizen on a 911 call.  The DUI investigation was lacking evidence prior to the arrest.  One Officer actually mentioned that it was illegal to have anything to drink and drive.  The City Prosecutor offered a... Read On

  • September 2021 Snohomish County Municipal Court Case

    Mark W. Garka's Client reached out to our office because he had an old warrant and a concern that he would be going to jail for a long time.  Mark looked into the situation and helped the Client enroll in treatment.  Mark W. Garka also documented all the positive things that his Client had done s... Read On

  • August 2021 Snohomish County Municipal Court Case

    Mark W. Garka's Client drove his vehicle off of the roadway after having ingested a sleeping pill.  Mark W. Garka's Client was concerned about losing his job and his Driver's License.  Since this was a pharmaceutical DUI, there was not a Department of Licensing hearing.  Mark W. Garka talked to t... Read On

  • July 2021 Snohomish County Municipal Court Case

    July 2021 Snohomish County Municipal Court Case Mark W. Garka's Client was pulled over after having left a bar. The City Officer involved did not write a proper DUI arrest report.  Despite the fact Mark W. Garka's Client had a very high breath alcohol level, the City Prosecutor noted that there ... Read On

  • 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

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