June 2012 Snohomish County District Court Case
Having been pulled over for speeding, a Deputy Sheriff made contact with Mark W. Garka's Client. Mark's Client was forced to wait for a Trooper to come investigate a possible DUI. His Client's breath test was nearly 1.5 times the legal limit. The Trooper failed to appear at the Department of Licensing (DOL) hearing, Mark won the case and his Client retained his Driver's License. From the initial observation to the arrival of the Washington State Patrol Trooper, 33 minutes had elapsed and Mark was able to convince the State Prosecuting Attorney that the delay was improper. Mark was able to negotiate a reduction from DUI to Reckless Endangerment. His Client did not lose his Driver's License criminally nor civilly (DOL) and did not go to jail.