July 2012 Snohomish County District Court Case
Already having a prior DUI within seven years, Mark W. Garka's Client was arrested again for DUI and he was nearly twice the presumptive legal limit of .08. One of the Officers failed to appear at the Department of Licensing (DOL) hearing. Mark asked to depose the officer in the hearing with a Private Investigator. Numerous issues arose in his case and Mark was able to negotiate a DUI charge to a Negligent Driving in the First Degree. Mark's Client served zero days jail. Mark's Client engaged in treatment during the Court process and therefore was able to stay out of jail because he demonstrated a need to get treatment. Mark's Client had been facing a loss of license for a year on this case but because of the reduction to Negligent Driving in the First Degree and a Department of Licensing (DOL) win, he never lost Driver's License not did he go to jail.