July 2010 Snohomish County Municipal Court Case
Mark W. Garka's Client was arrested for Driving Under The Influence of Marijuana. The City Prosecutor offered Mark's client a charge of Negligent Driving in the 1st Degree. After consulting with Mark, the Client declined the City Prosecutor's offer. After further negotiations, the City Prosecutor offered to dismiss the Driving Under The Influence of Marijuana and charge Mark's Client with Possession of Marijuana (POM). Possession of Marijuana carries a mandatory 1 day in jail. Mark discussed with his client the implications of a Possession of Marijuana charge and the client declined this offer as well. Mark continued to negotiate further with the City Prosecutor. The City Prosecutor then offered a charge of Attempted Criminal Possession of Marijuana. The client accepted this offer and no jail time was served by the client.