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Assault Charges and Washington Law

Posted Monday, July 13, 2020 by Andrew Charles Huff

Washington state law has four specific degrees of assault which prosecutors can charge someone with, depending on the specific nature of the assault. While always considered a “violent” offense by the law, an assault charge will be classified as a… read more

Washington's "Open Container" Laws

Posted Tuesday, June 30, 2020 by Andrew Charles Huff

Washington has open container laws that are in place to discourage the act of literally drinking while driving. However, Washington state has an additional factor in open container law: marijuana. What is an Open Container? A summer approaches, I… read more

Is a Snowmobile Considered a “Motor Vehicle” if Stolen?

Posted Monday, May 4, 2020 by Andrew Charles Huff

Julia Tucker stole a snowmobile and was subsequently convicted of Theft of a Motor Vehicle. However, on appeal she argued that she could not have committed this crime because a snowmobile is not a motor vehicle under that law. She cited a prior decision… read more

Domestic Violence Charge-You Need Legal Representation

Posted Wednesday, April 22, 2020 by Andrew Charles Huff

A criminal charge of Assault is a matter that must be taken very seriously regardless of the specific allegations or whether you believe in your innocence. Such a case depends on the specific allegations and whether classified as a misdemeanor or felony… read more

Police Still Ticketing Drivers-Know Your Rights

Posted Tuesday, April 14, 2020 by Andrew Charles Huff

As we all continue to deal with the many changes to our lives and help others also effected by the coronavirus or Covid-19 outbreak, one change is that we are staying at or close to home for a while pursuant to the Governor’s stay at home order. This has… read more

Suspended License? You Have Options to Keep Driving

Posted Friday, April 10, 2020 by Andrew Charles Huff

An arrest for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) can lead to a potential license suspension if you provide a breath or blood test above the legal limit, refuse to provide a breath test or are convicted of either a DUI or Reckless Driving. The length of the… read more

Past Criminal History? You Do Have Options

Posted Tuesday, April 7, 2020 by Andrew Charles Huff

A past criminal conviction can keep you from a new job, financial assistance or any other opportunity that a previous brush with the law can hold you back from. Many folks have called me seeking help when a past conviction kept them from a new… read more

Gun Stores Provide an “Essential Service?” Some Think So.

Posted Thursday, April 2, 2020 by Andrew Charles Huff

Governor Inslee’s emergency “stay-at-home” order mandates that all non-essential businesses be temporarily closed while the state and nation combat the coronavirus or Covid-19. But several gun owners in the state are saying “not so fast.” Many firearm… read more

Coronavirus “Stay at Home” Order Update

Posted Tuesday, March 31, 2020 by Andrew Charles Huff

As most residents know, Governor Jay Inslee imposed an emergency “stay at home” order to all state residents along with practicing social distancing as we continue to battle the coronavirus and reduce infection rates. The Governor’s Order allows… read more

Governor's "Stay at Home Order"-What Does It Mean?

Posted Wednesday, March 25, 2020 by Andrew Charles Huff

On March 23, 2020, Governor Jay Inslee issued an Executive Order directing state residents to stay at home for both work and play while we move forward in battling the Coronavirus. The Governor’s Order mandates all residents to stay home, except for those… read more

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