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Washington Breath Test Machines-What’s the Status?

Posted Friday, July 27, 2018 by Andrew Charles Huff

Washington has approved three breath testing machines for DUI investigations: 1) the Datamaster, 2) the Datamaster CDM, and 3) The Draeger Alcotest 9510. The first two machines, the Datamaster and e Datamaster CDM are being phased out in favor of the… read more

Arrested for DUI? What You Should Know

Posted Friday, July 20, 2018 by Andrew Charles Huff

As a criminal defense attorney representing those accused of, among other things Driving Under the Influence (DUI), I routinely receive calls from people just arrested who are feeling completely overwhelmed. No matter the circumstances, you will be… read more

U.S. Supreme Court Rules for Cell Phone Privacy Interests

Posted Friday, June 22, 2018 by Andrew Charles Huff

When the government wants to track an individual’s location through cell phone records over an extended period of time, they need to get a warrant, says the U.S. Supreme Court in a major ruling on privacy. As most know, anyone can track your whereabouts… read more

Traffic Ticket by Radar

Posted Thursday, June 21, 2018 by Andrew Charles Huff

Radar guns or Speed Measuring Devices work by sending and receiving radio signals. They work by directing a radio signal towards a vehicle, then receiving the same signal as it bounces off the vehicle. Using what is known as the Doppler Effect, the device… read more

More Problems with the Draeger Alcotest 9510 Breath Machine

Posted Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by Andrew Charles Huff

Washington state’s new breath test machine the Draeger Alcotest 9510 uses two sensors to measure alcohol content in a breath sample: An infrared beam that measures how much light goes through the breath, and a fuel cell that measures the electrical… read more

It’s the Source Code, Stupid!

Posted Thursday, June 14, 2018 by Andrew Charles Huff

The source code behind a police breathalyzer widely used in multiple states – and millions of drunk driving arrests – is under fire. It’s the latest case of technology and the real world colliding – one that revolves around source code, calibration of… read more

Terry Stop? What’s a Terry Stop?

Posted Thursday, June 14, 2018 by Andrew Charles Huff

Most people know that as a general rule, a police officer cannot search you or your vehicle without probable cause, according to article I, section 7 of the Washington State Constitution. But there are exceptions to this warrant requirement. In fact… read more

Problems with Proving Impairment by Machine

Posted Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by Andrew Charles Huff

There are several ways a person may be found guilty of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in Washington. First, when a driver’s blood alcohol content (BAC) was .08 or above within two hours of driving. Also, when it’s shown their ability to drive was… read more

Assault Charge-You Can Beat It

Posted Friday, May 25, 2018 by Andrew Charles Huff

An Assault charge can be frightening and potentially life-changing if not handled properly and effectively. My past clients charged with assault involved words or more at a bar, a heated argument with a spouse or an altercation with a neighbor. The crime… read more

Privacy Rights and Car Rental Agreements-U.S. Supreme Court Hands Down a Win for Privacy

Posted Monday, May 14, 2018 by Andrew Charles Huff

The U.S. Supreme Court just ruled that some who rents a car does not automatically have diminished privacy rights if their name isn’t on the rental agreement. The unanimous opinion is a victory for privacy rights advocates who were concerned that police… read more

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