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  • August 2014 King County District Court Case

    Mark W. Garka's Client was stopped for driving on shredded tires and she was also exhibiting signs of consuming alcohol and ultimately she was arrested for a DUI. His Client refused the field sobriety tests, the portable breath test, and she failed to give a sample of her breath in the police sta... Read On

  • July 2014 Snohomish County District Court Case

    Mark W. Garka's Client was pulled over for weaving and he was suffering from low blood sugar levels. His Client made it very clear to the Trooper that it was the low blood sugar that was causing the signs of impairment even though it was clear that he had consumed alcohol at the time of his arres... Read On

  • June 2014 Snohomish County Municipal Court Case

    Mark W. Garka's Client was arrested for a DUI. Mark W. Garka argued that this case was actually a Physical Control case and not a DUI case because the Client never moved his vehicle and was actually asleep in his vehicle for quite a while when the Officer arrested him. Through investigation, Mark... Read On

  • May 2014 Snohomish County Municipal Court Case

    Mark W. Garka's Client was stopped for speeding and ultimately arrested for DUI. The arresting officer was subpoenaed for the Department of License Hearing but the officer failed to appear, therefore, Mark W. Garka won the Department of Licensing Hearing. Through investigation it was discovered t... Read On

  • April 2014 King County District Court Case

    After attending a Holiday Party, Mark W. Garka's Client was arrested for a DUI. He failed the Field Sobriety Tests and he was then arrested for a DUI. Subsequently, he refused to give a sample of his breath at the police station. After negotiations with the State Prosecuting Attorney, the State o... Read On

  • February 2014 Snohomish County District Court Case

    Mark W. Garka's Client was involved in a one car accident in Snohomish County. His Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) was 0.19, more than 2 times the legal limit in Washington State. His case was filed in the incorrect County; King County. Mark W. Garka immediately set his Client's case for trial ... Read On

  • January 2014 Snohomish County Municipal Court Case

    Mark W. Garka's Client was arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) with a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) three times the legal limit. At his Client's Department of Licensing (DOL) hearing, Mark W. Garka asked the arresting Officer, who was subpoenaed to the hearing, if he observed his C... Read On

  • December 2013 King County Municipal Court Case

    Mark W. Garka's Client was arrested after sitting in a motor vehicle for well over an hour in a parking lot. His Client had been drinking and talking on the telephone and she had no intentions of driving. His Client was arrested for Physical Control. Mark W. Garka won the Department of Licensing ... Read On

  • October 2013 Snohomish County District Court Case

    Mark W. Garka's Client was arrested for a DUI. His coordination and speech were fine. The Trooper questioned the affect his age would have on the field sobriety tests, therefore he did not ask Mark W. Garka's Client to perform them. Mark W. Garka negotiated with the Deputy Prosecuting Attorney an... Read On

  • September 2013 King County District Court Case

    Mark W. Garka subpoenaed two Washington State Patrol Troopers to appear at his Client's Department of Licensing (DOL) Hearing. Mark W. Garka was informed that one of the Troopers had retired from the Washington State Patrol. Therefore, Mark W. Garka won the DOL Hearing because the Trooper was una... Read On

  • August 2013 Snohomish County District Court Case

    Texting while driving can cause a major accident. The following happened to one of Mark W. Garka's Clients when she was texting while driving. After his Client was arrested for a DUI, the Washington State Patrol Trooper advised Mark W. Garka's Client of her implied consent warnings. At the point,... Read On

  • August 2013 Snohomish County Municipal Court Case

    While preparing for Mark W. Garka Client's Department of Licensing (DOL) Hearing, Mark W. Garka determined that the Washington State Patrol Trooper involved in this case had retired. Because of his absence in the DOL Hearing, Mark W. Garka won his Client's DOL civil action. Mark W. Garka was able... Read On

  • July 2013 Snohomish County District Court Case

    Mark W. Garka's Client had a mouth piercing that the City Officer failed to have her remove prior to her giving a sample of her breath. In her Department of Licensing (DOL) Hearing, the City Officer confirmed that in fact he did not have her remove her mouth piercing. The presence of a foreign ob... Read On

  • June 2013 Snohomish County District Court Case

    Mark W. Garka's Client was in a car and someone else was driving. That person stopped the car illegally in a turn lane and then freaked out and ran from the car. Mark W. Garka's Client felt like she needed to act responsibly and she drove the car into a parking lot. A Trooper saw her and arrested... Read On

  • April 2013 Department of Licensing DOL Hearing

    Mark W. Garka subpoenaed the two Troopers that were present at the arrest of his Client. One Trooper failed to appear. The Trooper that did show up admitted under oath that Mark W. Garka's Client was confused as to the potential ramification of a license revocation. It appeared that the Trooper w... Read On

  • March 2013 King County Municipal Court Case

    Mark W. Garka's Client was arrested for being in actual Physical Control of a motor vehicle. Mark W. Garka brought to the City Prosecuting Attorney's attention that there were issues with the case including that his Client was safely off the roadway. The City Prosecutor offered a Reckless Driving... Read On

  • February 2013 King County Municipal Court Case

    Mark W. Garka's Client was arrested in a local city where he ultimately blew a 0.13 breath alcohol level. Reason for the stop? The Officer did a "California Stop" through a stop sign and almost hit Mark W. Garka's Client, therefore causing him to swerve to miss the Officer. The Judge said that th... Read On

  • January 2013 King County District Court Case

    Mark W. Garka's Client was arrested for a DUI with a breath alcohol level of nearly 3 times the legal limit. Mark subpoenaed the Trooper to appear at the Department of Licensing (DOL) hearing and the Trooper failed to appear, therefore Mark won the hearing. Mark informed the State Prosecutor that... Read On

  • January 2013 Snohomish County District Court Case

    Mark W. Garka's Client was arrested for DUI and ultimately did not provide a sample of his breath. Mark subpoenaed the trooper for the Department of Licensing (DOL) hearing and the Trooper showed up late and she was not prepared. The Department of Licensing Hearing Officer dismissed the case. Mar... Read On

  • December 2012 Snohomish County District Court Case

    Mark W. Garka's Client was arrested for a DUI after he hit a tree. There was a small child as a passenger in his car. There was no Department of Licensing (DOL) action against him because alcohol was not involved. The State was not able to prove Driving while Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcoh... Read On

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