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  • 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

  • August 2017 Marysville Municipal Court Case

    Mark W. Garka's Client was charged with a Hit and Run Attended charge. Mark's Client hit a vehicle and a person was in that vehicle at the time of the collision. With Mark's assistance, the person in the car that was hit agreed not to pursue the matter further. Mark's Client's case was dismissed ... Read On

  • May 2017 King County Municipal Court

    Mark W. Garka's Client was contacted by the police while parked in the roadway one evening. He was asked to give a sample of his breath and he blew above the legal limit of 0.15 which requires an enhancement of punishment if he pleads guilty to a Driving Under the Influence charge (DUI). Mark W. ... Read On

  • April 2016: Snohomish County District Court Case

    Mark W. Garka's Client with a CDL contacted the office for representation. We prevailed at his Department of Licensing (DOL) hearing. After the Criminal Motion Hearing, Mark convinced the State Prosecutor to reduce his Client's charge where his Client's CDL was not disqualified but was merely sus... Read On

  • March 2016 Snohomish County District Court Case

    Mark W. Garka's Client was involved in a serious collision that resulted not only with a concussion for the Driver, but also a charge of DUI and Reckless Driving. After many hours post accident, blood was drawn from Mark W. Garka's Client. It took 175 days from the date of violation to receive th... Read On

  • February 2016 Snohomish County District Court Case

    Mark W. Garka's Client was pulled over for speeding and ultimately charged with a DUI (Driving Under the Influence). The State was unwilling to negotiate the DUI since Mark W. Garka's Client did not submit a sample of his breath. The State prevailed during the Criminal Motion but it seemed appare... Read On

  • June 2015 Snohomish County District Court Case

    Mark W. Garka's Client was arrest for Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana/THC. The Arresting Officer applied for and was granted a Search Warrant for Mark W. Garka's Client's blood and a blood draw was performed. The State charged Mark W. Garka's Client with a Marijuana/THC DUI before having... Read On

  • May 2015 King County Municipal Court Case

    Mark W. Garka's Client was involved in a car accident and ultimately charged with a his second DUI. Mark subpoenaed the arresting Police Officer for the Department of Licensing Hearing after he discovered that his Client was not properly advised of his Implied Consent Warning for Breath. The Depa... Read On

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