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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

Ticket Dismissed! Conditions Not Shown to be Unsafe

Posted Wednesday, August 4, 2021 by Andrew Charles Huff

A great win the other day on a “Speed too Fast for Conditions” infraction where RCW 46.61.400 requires a speed adjustment, even below the legal limit, if the conditions of the roadway require a lower speed. Examples include weather conditions or heavy… read more

Unpaid Traffic Tickets No Longer Cause Suspended License

Posted Wednesday, August 4, 2021 by Andrew Charles Huff

Thousands of Washington drivers will now see their licenses reinstated under a court-ordered moratorium on suspensions for unpaid traffic tickets. Previously, people with unpaid traffic tickets would see their driver’s licenses automatically revoked under… read more

Traffic Tickets and Insurance-What You Need to Know

Posted Friday, April 2, 2021 by Andrew Charles Huff

Many people who receive their first ticket in a while usually want to know if it will increase insurance rates if it ends up on their driving record. The answer is “absolutely” a single ticket on your driving record can and most likely will increase your… read more