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Field Sobriety Tests-Perform Them or Refuse?

Posted Thursday, December 14, 2017 by Andrew Charles Huff

“Would you mind performing some voluntary field sobriety tests to make sure you are okay to drive?” This question is the most inaccurate and disingenuous request an officer can make in a DUI investigation. The reason is that these roadside “field sobriety… read more

Seattle Traffic Tickets-Here’s What You Do

Posted Friday, November 17, 2017 by Andrew Charles Huff

If you are ticketed by a Seattle Police Officer, your matter will most likely be filed in Seattle Municipal Court. You need to first check the “Contested Hearings” box on your ticket and mail it into the court within 15 days. But instead of immediately… read more

Do Traffic Laws Apply to Parking Lots?

Posted Wednesday, November 8, 2017 by Andrew Charles Huff

A friend of mine asked me the other day about what laws apply to vehicles moving around a parking lot versus a regular public road. For example, can you be ticketed for running a stop sign in a parking lot? Traffic laws such as stop signs and other common… read more

DUI-Breath Test and No Breath Test

Posted Friday, November 3, 2017 by Andrew Charles Huff

Most people are aware that to commit the crime of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) means driving with an alcohol concentration at .08 or higher. But there is also another definition and that is driving when affected by alcohol and/or drugs. In other… read more

Speed Measured by RADAR

Posted Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by Andrew Charles Huff

RADAR stands for Radio Detection And Ranging, and is a general term for determining the range, angle, or velocity of objects. Modern traffic radar uses the Doppler effect, which is an increase or decrease in the frequency of waves traveling between an… read more

Speeding Ticket Dismissed

Posted Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by Andrew Charles Huff

Great outcome in Burien District Court last week. My client insisted she was not driving over the speed limit and wanted to fight this ticket. After reviewing the officer’s reports, I then checked the service records for the radar gun used in the stop… read more

Should I Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney?

Posted Saturday, October 21, 2017 by Andrew Charles Huff

If you are even considering this question, you should consider contacting an experienced Seattle defense attorney who can fully review your situation and advise you on your next steps. Most likely, if you are asking this question either you or someone you… read more

Misconduct by the Government…But Not Prejudicial?

Posted Saturday, October 21, 2017 by Andrew Charles Huff

Our State Supreme Court just ruled the Government disclosing their Toxicologist witness the morning of trial was misconduct, but had not prejudiced the defendant in this case. The Court noted the prosecution had disclosed the names of nine toxicologists… read more

If You Steal a Riding Lawn Mower, Are You also Stealing a Car?

Posted Saturday, October 21, 2017 by Andrew Charles Huff

If you steal a lawn mower, then are you guilty of Theft of a Motor Vehicle…or just a lawn mower? Our State Supreme Court was asked to decide that question recently and decided that a riding lawn mower does not fit the definition of a “motor vehicle” under… read more

The Draeger Alcotest 9510 Breath Machines are Coming!

Posted Saturday, October 14, 2017 by Andrew Charles Huff

The Washington State Patrol has been slowly replacing the old DataMaster Breath test Machines with the new German-manufactured Draeger Alcotest 9510, a device primarily based on the same flawed fundamentals as the old machines. At this point, King County… read more

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