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For Motorcyclists, Be Safe and Be Legal

Posted Wednesday, May 4, 2022 by Andrew Charles Huff

Many of my friends, family and colleagues enjoy riding motorcycles, either for pleasure, commuting or other reasons instead of using the car. I know a certain judge in Snohomish County who loves talking about his motorcycle and how it allows him to know… read more

Most Popular Reasons for a Traffic Stop…and Potential DUI Arrest

Posted Friday, February 4, 2022 by Andrew Charles Huff

In my years of representing those accused of Driving Under the Influence, there is a consistent pattern to why a police officer would stop a driver that can lead to a DUI arrest. Typically, a DUI arrest is preceded by a traffic stop, whether the police… read more

"Following Too Closely" Tickets-What to Know and How to Win

Posted Friday, January 7, 2022 by Andrew Charles Huff

I have found that in many cases involving multi-vehicle accidents, police officers will commonly cite a driver for the infraction of “Following Too Closely” even of the officer did not witness what happened. However, this is actually one of the reasons… read more

It Pays to Fight Your Traffic Tickets...and Here's Why

Posted Friday, October 29, 2021 by Andrew Charles Huff

Based upon information I have reviewed from courts, the Washington State Patrol has been extremely active this year in stopping drivers and issuing tickets in most all counties including King County. A sizeable chunk of the fines paid on these tickets go… read more

"Too Fast for Conditions" Ticket Dismissed

Posted Wednesday, September 15, 2021 by Andrew Charles Huff

A great outcome in a Contested Hearing today regarding an accident case in King County alleging that my client was driving too fast for the conditions on the road after being in a one-vehicle accident. Under RCW 46.61.400, a person shall not drive a motor… read more

"Pace" Method Used Improperly-Ticket Dismissed

Posted Thursday, August 26, 2021 by Andrew Charles Huff

A great outcome today in a Contested Hearing where my client was cited for speeding. The officer who cited her noted that he obtained her speed using the “pace” method, or using his car’s speedometer to estimate her speed. This “pace” method is recognized… read more

Cell Phone Ticket Dismissed for CDL Driver

Posted Wednesday, August 25, 2021 by Andrew Charles Huff

A great outcome in a contested hearings case where my client was driving his commercial tractor truck and cited for using an “electronic device while driving,” in other words a cell phone. The driver explained to the officer that he was using his cell… read more

Moving v. Non-Moving Ticket. What is the Difference and What Should You Do?

Posted Tuesday, August 10, 2021 by Andrew Charles Huff

I am frequently asked by both current and potential clients whether the traffic infraction they were cited for is a “moving” or “non-moving” violation. Many times this information leads to whether the client will decide to fight the ticket or just pay it… read more

Is the Driving with the "Flow of Traffic" a Valid Defense?

Posted Thursday, August 5, 2021 by Andrew Charles Huff

With regards to traffic law, there might be few more widely spread and believed misconceptions than that of the “flow of traffic” defense. You probably understand what the flow of traffic implies just by reading the phrase, and that’s certainly a… read more

Washington Does Not Use Point System

Posted Thursday, August 5, 2021 by Andrew Charles Huff

Washington state does not use a point system for traffic violations, but instead records each moving violation on your driving record. If you accumulate 6 moving violations within 12 months, the state will suspend your license for a limited period of time… read more

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