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DUI "Field Sobriety Tests"-What Are They?

Posted Wednesday, March 1, 2017 by Andrew Charles Huff

Unlike blood alcohol content (BAC) or other DUI tests, field sobriety tests are voluntary in Washington and most other states. In many cases, you can decline to take one. The key is in determining whether or not the field sobriety tests as administered… read more

Washington State Senate Votes to Make 4th DUI a Felony – For 6th Time

Posted Tuesday, February 28, 2017 by Andrew Charles Huff

The Washington State Senate voted 41-0 Thursday morning to make the fourth DUI a felony. This was the sixth time the Senate has given such a measure a unanimous vote since 2015. The previous five times, House leaders declined to bring the measure to the… read more

DUI Case Dismissed-No Probable Cause to Stop

Posted Thursday, February 23, 2017 by Andrew Charles Huff

Great outcome in a DUI case where client provided a breath test below the legal limit but was still charged with Driving Under the Influence of alcohol. The officer stopped my client for failing to stop at a stop sign. We challenged the stop before a… read more

The “Warrant” Requirement in a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Case

Posted Wednesday, February 22, 2017 by Andrew Charles Huff

So when does the State need a warrant to draw and test your blood for alcohol or drugs? The case of Missouri v. McNeely (2013) is the primary reason because it required police to, at the very least attempt to secure a search warrant before taking a… read more

Court Rules “Bad Tow, Bad Search”

Posted Wednesday, February 15, 2017 by Andrew Charles Huff

Police officers are authorized to order a vehicle towed under certain situations such as after an arrest for DUI. But what about in cases where the driver is not under arrest and being transported to the hospital after an accident? The scope of this… read more

Traffic Tickets in Washington

Posted Friday, February 10, 2017 by Andrew Charles Huff

Questions and Answers about Traffic Tickets I have been representing people cited for traffic violations for over 18 years and regularly asked by friends and associates various questions on our traffic laws, which I am always happy to answer. Traffic… read more

Warrantless vehicle search? Court says “Where’s the Nexus?”

Posted Friday, January 27, 2017 by Andrew Charles Huff

Mr. Livingston was on probation with the Department of Corrections (DOC) for an offense and required to maintain compliance with conditions. But did this fact authorize DOC to search Mr. Livingston’s vehicle based on his arrest for an outstanding warrant… read more

Negligent Driving in the 2nd Degree-What it is and what it’s not?

Posted Monday, January 16, 2017 by Andrew Charles Huff

I have represented hundreds of people for various traffic infractions over the years and no violation creates more questions than “negligent driving,” in this case Negligent Driving in the 2nd Degree. Negligent Driving in the 2nd Degree is a traffic… read more

Seattle Police Officers Using Body Cameras

Posted Wednesday, January 4, 2017 by Andrew Charles Huff

A small group of Seattle police officers have stepped up to the visual future by adding cameras to their uniforms with an additional 800 more officers outfitted by the end of next year. The body-cameras, about the size of a pager, will be worn by a dozen… read more

Constitutional right to refuse a breath test? High Court says “Sorry Folks.”

Posted Thursday, December 22, 2016 by Andrew Charles Huff

A person does have certain privacy rights when asked to provide breath or blood from their bodies for testing. This normally occurs when a person is stopped for a DUI and asked to provide a breath or blood test. Some recent case law discussed these issues… read more

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