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Wheels off roadway-Enough for a traffic stop?

Posted Monday, July 10, 2017 by Andrew Charles Huff

Does a police officer have grounds to stop a driver who drove with two wheels over the fog line for approximately 200 feet when traffic began to slow? Washington Appellate Court -Division 1 considered that question in in State v. Kocher and answered… read more

What is SCRAM?

Posted Wednesday, July 5, 2017 by Andrew Charles Huff

In certain cases involving alcohol such as Driving Under the Influence charges, a judge can require defendants to wear what is called a SCRAM device while their case is pending. “Transdermal alcohol monitoring” is a technology that permits the detection… read more

I just got arrested for a DUI. What happens next?

Posted Friday, June 30, 2017 by Andrew Charles Huff

If you find yourself in this position, there are two procedures that you will need to stay on top of. FIRST: Your License Suspension and Hearing. Assuming you have provided an officer with a breath test of .08 or greater OR refused this test, you have… read more

The History of U.S. Blood-Alcohol Level Regulations

Posted Thursday, June 29, 2017 by Andrew Charles Huff

New York first outlawed driving under the influence of alcohol in 1910. However, blood-alcohol level regulations were not introduced until the 1930s. The Early Laws After New York’s prohibition against intoxication, many other states followed suit… read more

Driver’s license suspended due to a DUI? There is relief…an Ignition Interlock License.

Posted Thursday, June 29, 2017 by Andrew Charles Huff

An Ignition Interlock License (IIL) allows a person to drive a vehicle while their license is suspended or revoked for a drug or alcohol-related offense. To be eligible, you must have an unexpired WA driver license and your suspension must be based on a… read more

Removing a Prior Conviction? Yes You Can

Posted Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by Andrew Charles Huff

Many people have contacted me over the years wondering if a prior conviction on their record can be removed. Many have faced potential employment or other issues when a background check reveals a prior criminal conviction. Fortunately, Washington state… read more

Subpoena or Not Subpoena the Officer?

Posted Friday, June 16, 2017 by Andrew Charles Huff

In my years of fighting traffic tickets, the most frequent question I am asked is, “Are you going to subpoena the officer to appear in court?” The reason is of course is that if the officer fails to appear at the hearing, the ticket is dismissed by… read more

State Court Finds Complete Defense Includes Expert Witness

Posted Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by Andrew Charles Huff

A defendant has a right to present a complete defense, which includes obtaining an expert witness at trial, held Washington Court-Division II. Christopher Lyons was charged with second degree assault. A competency evaluation found that Lyons suffered from… read more

Tiger Woods' DUI Arrest-No Alcohol...And He's Not Alone

Posted Friday, June 2, 2017 by Andrew Charles Huff

Most of us have watched Tiger Woods’ enormously successful golf career over the years, as he confidently marched down the course, smashing records and winning events in front of fans and massive television audiences. But the legendary golfer ran smack… read more

Washington BUI: Boating Under the Influence

Posted Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by Andrew Charles Huff

Boating season is here and crafts of all shapes and sizes are appearing on our waterways. The season also inevitably brings Boating Under the Influence (BUI) arrests, a common charge in Washington over the summer months. Unlike Driving Under the Influence… read more

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