May 2012 Snohomish County District Court Case
Mark W. Garka's Client was pulled over for having an inoperable headlight and making a "California Stop". Mark's Client was arrested for DUI and she provided a sample of her breath at nearly twice the legal limit. The Trooper did not have Mark's Client remove her mouth jewelry and it was therefore determined that the breath test was invalid. This was further reinforced in the Department of Licensing (DOL) hearing. Mark was able to negotiate a reduction of the DUI to Negligent Driving in the First Degree. Mark's Client did not lose her Driver's License nor go to jail.