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Wrongly Convicted? It Can Happen and Here’s How

Posted Friday, March 30, 2018 by Andrew Charles Huff

The best legal representation doesn’t always protect someone accused of a crime from being wrongfully convicted. Despite the use of modern surveillance and DNA evidence, a jury convicting an innocent person can still and does happen on occasion. Here are… read more

You Get the Late Night Arrest Call...Now what?

Posted Monday, March 19, 2018 by Andrew Charles Huff

You get a call in the middle of the night from a friend or family member who has just been arrested for Driving Under the Influence. You can hear the stress in their voice and you want to help. So what do you do? It can be just as difficult to see someone… read more

Washington’s New Breath Test Device: Draeger Alcotest 9510

Posted Friday, March 16, 2018 by Andrew Charles Huff

When the Washington State Patrol decided to finally replace its aging fleet of DataMaster and DataMaster CDM breath machines, it did so out of necessity. The DataMaster manufacturer National Patent Analytical Systems announced that they would be no longer… read more

DOL Decision-No Refusal of Breath Test

Posted Wednesday, March 14, 2018 by Andrew Charles Huff

Great outcome this week in an administrative hearing with the Department of Licensing based on an alleged “refusal” to take a breath test after my client’s arrest. In this case, the arresting officer claimed my client “refused” to provide a breath sample… read more

When (or if) Should I Speak with the Police if Suspected of a Crime?

Posted Monday, March 12, 2018 by Andrew Charles Huff

As a criminal defense attorney, I am asked frequently about when or if a person should speak with police and under if so, under what circumstances. In answering these questions, here are some points to consider before speaking with the police: First, the… read more

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