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Driving Under the Influence-Even a Small Amout of Alcohol can Trigger an Arrest

Posted Thursday, March 8, 2018 by Andrew Charles Huff

Any motorist pulled over, found to have alcohol in their system and subsequently placed under arrest for DUI can feel as if their worst nightmare has come true. People accused of driving under the influence can experience an extreme amount of stress about… read more

Seattle Traffic Tickets-What You Need to Know

Posted Monday, February 19, 2018 by Andrew Charles Huff

Most people who travel downtown Seattle, whether in a vehicle, on foot, or bike have probably noticed the numerous new signs and added lanes for travel, sometimes causing some momentary confusion. This year, workers will upgrade Third Avenue so commuters… read more

Field Sobriety Tests-What Should I do?

Posted Monday, February 19, 2018 by Andrew Charles Huff

Most people know what roadside “Field Sobriety Tests” are and many visualize a person teetering on one leg along a highway as a police officer watches intently, looking for any and all clues to use against them. These roadside exercises are used by law… read more

What To Do and What Not To Do When Pulled Over by a Police Officer

Posted Friday, February 9, 2018 by Andrew Charles Huff

*Don’t Pull Over Until it is Safe * When you see those flashing lights behind you, don’t pull over until you have a safe place to do so with room to exit your vehicle if necessary. Areas NOT to pull over include: a highway or road with no shoulder; a… read more

Washington State’s new Breath Test Machines are Here!

Posted Thursday, February 8, 2018 by Andrew Charles Huff

In 2009, the Washington State Patrol began the process of replacing its aging fleet of breath test machines called the DataMaster with something new. Eventually, breath machines called the Draeger Alcotest 9510 were approved and purchased by the state… read more

Court says Due Process Requires Evidentiary Hearings

Posted Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by Andrew Charles Huff

When a person pleads guilty to a crime but allegedly violates the terms of the agreement, is this person then entitled to an evidentiary hearing if they deny the violation? Mr. Caleb Townsend pled guilty to two felony charges pursuant to a plea agreement… read more

Is it a "roadway" or isn't it?

Posted Tuesday, February 6, 2018 by Andrew Charles Huff

So what is considered the actual “roadway” in our state? This was the question recently before our Court of Appeals when a driver was cited for crossing over onto a neutral area separating a highway onramp from an adjacent lane of travel. The driver was… read more

No Weight…No Case

Posted Monday, January 22, 2018 by Andrew Charles Huff

Great outcome today on a traffic matter in Snohomish County District Court. A commercial truck driver was cited for failing to obey a sign directing all vehicles over a certain weight to use the right lane at a specific point so vehicle information can be… read more

Court: Power Point Went Too Far

Posted Monday, January 15, 2018 by Andrew Charles Huff

Does the use of Power Point in trial have its limits? This issue was before the Washington State Supreme Court where the primary question was whether convictions must be reversed in light of a Power Point presentation the prosecuting attorney used during… read more

Prosecutor Can Dismiss a Case, Says Court of Appeals

Posted Thursday, January 4, 2018 by Andrew Charles Huff

Can a judge order a criminal case to proceed forward even when the prosecutor wants to dismiss it for insufficient evidence? That was the situation in Adams County Juvenile Court when the prosecutor decided there was a lack of evidence available to… read more

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