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Study: Eyewitness Testimony is Unreliable.

Posted Friday, October 13, 2017 by Andrew Charles Huff

A recent Australian study has concluded that when too many eyewitnesses are in unanimous agreement with one another then their testimony is more likely to be unreliable. The fascinating and counterintuitive results could have serious implications for the… read more

Search Warrant Needed for Homeless Camper’s Tent?

Posted Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by Andrew Charles Huff

Do police need a warrant to search a homeless man’s tent even if camping illegally? Pippin was a homeless man, living in a tent on public land in Vancouver. Police officers approached his tent and requested that he come out. When he didn’t and officers… read more

Washington’s DUI Laws Toughest in Nation

Posted Friday, September 29, 2017 by Andrew Charles Huff

Washington State’s DUI laws are among the toughest in the nation and every couple of years the State Legislature makes them tougher in some way. The DUI statute RCW 46.61.506 criminalizes those under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, driving with a… read more

Traffic Ticket Challenge Reaches Iowa Supreme Court

Posted Friday, September 29, 2017 by Andrew Charles Huff

A dispute over a $75 speeding ticket has climbed through the levels of Iowa’s court system, reaching the lofty heights of the Iowa Supreme Court for oral arguments. Ms Marla Leaf received a speeding ticket when a traffic camera allegedly caught her… read more

Language Issue Helps Saves Client's License

Posted Friday, September 22, 2017 by Andrew Charles Huff

A great outcome last week on a DUI case. My client was arrested for Driving Under the Influence but declined to take a breath test at the station, and therefore faced a year-long license suspension. However, English is a second language of my client and… read more

Five Years Crime Free for Firearms Restoration-But When Does that Time Apply?

Posted Thursday, September 14, 2017 by Andrew Charles Huff

A person with a criminal conviction can petition the Superior Court to restore firearm rights but one of the conditions is five crime-free years. But when do these five years without a new conviction actually apply? This was the question posed to the… read more

Physical Control? A DUI without the Driving

Posted Tuesday, September 12, 2017 by Andrew Charles Huff

Picture this scenario…You have been out with friends one night and enjoyed a couple of alcoholic beverages. You start to drive home but along the way it hits you that you have consumed a bit too much alcohol and probably shouldn’t be driving. So you do… read more

What About Grooming or Coffee While Driving?

Posted Tuesday, September 5, 2017 by Andrew Charles Huff

Our state is the latest to implement tougher distracted driving laws to the displeasure of many. Our new law, which took effect July 23, 2017, prohibits drivers from using almost any handheld device, including not just phones but also tablets, laptops… read more

Being ARrested? Ten Things NOT to Do

Posted Friday, September 1, 2017 by Andrew Charles Huff

Nobody plans on being arrested, but you may be arrested for simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time. The basic rule is to simply listen to the officer and do as your told, “Put Your Hands Behind Your Back” and do NOT do any of these Ten Things… read more

New Law Prohinits All Cellphone Use and...Grooming?

Posted Friday, September 1, 2017 by Andrew Charles Huff

A new traffic law in Washington prohibits those who drive under the influence…of electronics. The new distracted driving law, referred to as “E-DUI,” prohibits drivers from using a cell phone or any electronic device while driving, even when stopped at a… read more

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