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 Charge which was unacceptable because Mark W. Garka had won the civil action with the Department of Licensing. The City Prosecutor then offered a Reckless Endangerment charge which is still a Gross Misdemeanor. Ultimately, Mark W. Garka was able to negotiate a Negligent Driving 1st Degree, which the Client accepted. Mark W. Garka's Client did not serve any jail time, no loss of license, and the case was filed as a Simple Misdemeanor.