October 2013 Snohomish County District Court Case
Mark W. Garka's Client was arrested for a DUI. His coordination and speech were fine. The Trooper questioned the affect his age would have on the field sobriety tests, therefore he did not ask Mark W. Garka's Client to perform them. Mark W. Garka negotiated with the Deputy Prosecuting Attorney and reduced his Client's DUI charge to a Negligent Driving in the First Degree charge. He was facing a loss of his Driver's License of 2 years because he refused the breath test. The reduction from a DUI to a Negligent Driving in the First Degree resulted in him not losing his license. In the Department of Licensing Hearing, the Trooper was subpoenaed and he did not appear. Therefore, the hearing was won and Mark W. Garka's client did not lose his Driver's License from the Civil action as well.