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Washington red light camera tickets

Posted Friday, May 12, 2017 by Andrew Charles Huff

In Washington, a red light camera ticket does not appear on your record and therefore does not result in any points. However, you may be subject to a maximum fine of $250. Are they Worth Fighting? Traffic cameras are now posted at numerous intersections… read more

How many types of breath test machine are used in Washington?

Posted Friday, May 12, 2017 by Andrew Charles Huff

I am routinely asked about which breath test machine is currently being used in Washington state to measure alcohol content after an arrest for Driving Under the Influence (DUI). The answer is at the current time the state is using TWO breath test… read more

DUI Charge? You can fight it

Posted Friday, May 5, 2017 by Andrew Charles Huff

If you are facing charges for driving under the influence, you must remember that you still have the right to defend yourself. As an experienced criminal attorney in Washington state, I can help you fight this DUI charge. Here are some of the most common… read more

Should I Fight a Traffic Ticket?

Posted Friday, May 5, 2017 by Andrew Charles Huff

Yes, you should because they matter to your insurer and will lead to rate increases in your auto insurance. The cost of auto insurance depends on a range of factors. Some of these may be specific to your individual circumstances but one main factor is… read more

What You Need to Know About The Draeger Breath Test Machine

Posted Tuesday, May 2, 2017 by Andrew Charles Huff

In 2014, the Washington State Patrol unveiled the Draeger 9510, the new breath test machine to be used in DUI cases across Washington. This new breath test machine replaces the Datamaster and Datamaster CDM machines, which had been used in our State for… read more

What is “The Doppler Effect?”

Posted Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by Andrew Charles Huff

We have all seen police officers standing by their patrol car aiming a radar gun at oncoming traffic. But how do these handheld devices actually work and are the accurate? Radar guns work by directing a radio signal towards a vehicle, then receiving back… read more

So when can you “legally” speed in Washington?

Posted Friday, March 31, 2017 by Andrew Charles Huff

As an attorney who defends people cited with various traffic laws, I am asked that question occasionally. Many people believe that you can exceed the speed limit if you are passing another vehicle taking up the left hand lane. RCW 46.61.100 requires that… read more

SPD Body Cams Under Scrutiny

Posted Thursday, March 30, 2017 by Andrew Charles Huff

Seattle’s long-awaited plan to equip police officers with body cameras has hit a snag. The City must wait until a federal judge overseeing reform efforts in the Police Department resolves a thorny issue: Should officers be allowed to watch video from… read more

Criminal and Driving Bills Still Alive in State Legislature

Posted Thursday, March 16, 2017 by Andrew Charles Huff

As the State Legislature progresses on, the following bills are still alive and kicking as work continued on in Olympia. House Bill 1384 aims to protect victims of sexual assault by allowing courts to issue permanent protection orders. Currently, victims… read more

Estimating Your Speed? Three Ways in Washington

Posted Thursday, March 2, 2017 by Andrew Charles Huff

Police officers wanting to determine your speed have three valid methods recognized in our state by courts. They are 1) Speed Measuring Device (radar or laser) 2) Pace Method and 3) Aircraft. The most popular method is the use of a “speed measuring… read more

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