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 in King County, after the required 60 days of speedy trial had elapsed. The King County State Prosecuting Attorney realized their mistake and dismissed the case and sent the case to Snohomish County, ½ a year later. The Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney picked up the case and realized that they had less than 30 days of speedy trial remaining. Mark W. Garka negotiated his case and his Client entered a plea criminally where the Client did not lose his Driver's License, nor did he need to install an Ignition Interlock Device (IID). Mark W. Garka also won the Department of Licensing (DOL) hearing, therefore no IID or SR22 insurance required civilly. Mark W. Garka saved his Client nearly $5000 in costs and fees.