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Traffic Tickets and Insurance-What You Need to Know

Posted Friday, April 2, 2021 by Andrew Charles Huff

Many people who receive their first ticket in a while usually want to know if it will increase insurance rates if it ends up on their driving record. The answer is “absolutely” a single ticket on your driving record can and most likely will increase your… read more

Reasonably Avoiding Damage to Vehicle is Not Negligent

Posted Wednesday, March 31, 2021 by Andrew Charles Huff

A great outcome today in a disputed hearing after my client was cited for “Negligent Driving in the 2nd Degree” under RCW 46.61.525, an infraction which prohibits driving which is both “negligent and endangers person or property.” In this case, my client… read more

Citizen Informants and Traffic Stops

Posted Wednesday, March 17, 2021 by Andrew Charles Huff

Law enforcement official rely on “citizen informants” and the information they provide to catch criminals. But can police conduct a warrantless traffic stop based on an informants’ information? This was the issue before the Washington Court of Appeals… read more

Washington Supreme Court Invalidates Every Drug Possession Conviction - Ever

Posted Tuesday, March 16, 2021 by Andrew Charles Huff

The Washington Supreme Court just ruled that criminalizing simple possession of drugs is unconstitutional. This ruling extends to every simple possession conviction regardless of drug, quantity, time, or classification, whether felony or misdemeanor. The… read more

Ticket Dismissed in King County

Posted Tuesday, February 23, 2021 by Andrew Charles Huff

A great outcome in a traffic case recently filed in King County but the offense took place in Snohomish County. In this case, the officer first observed my client “appear to be speeding by a visual estimation” while on I-5 in King County heading… read more

Hit and Run-What Does the Law Require?

Posted Thursday, February 11, 2021 by Andrew Charles Huff

In my practice I have represented many people accused of striking another vehicle and then immediately leave the scene. There are several reasons why a person decides to leave a collision, however small without stopping and providing their name and… read more

Arrested for DUI? Here is What You Need to Know Regardless of Covid

Posted Wednesday, December 23, 2020 by Andrew Charles Huff

Covid-19 has changed the way we go about our daily business such as jobs, seeing friends and our daily activities. But for the many arrested for Driving Under the Influence, the procedures have not changed much, and immediate action is still needed on… read more

Fighting a Traffic Ticket is Covid Safe

Posted Tuesday, December 22, 2020 by Andrew Charles Huff

As we continue to battle Covid-19 in our daily lives with mask wearing, social distancing and other steps, one task this disease has not affected is effectively fighting a traffic ticket. This means that if you are one of the many who are cited for a… read more

DUI Arrest? Remember the "Seven Day Window"

Posted Wednesday, December 9, 2020 by Andrew Charles Huff

Covid-19 has affected the legal justice system in our state, including those arrested for Driving Under the Influence. Many courts routinely require a court appearance the next business day for a DUI case. However, these hearings have been delayed as… read more

What is the “Pace” Method for Measuring Speed?

Posted Tuesday, October 27, 2020 by Andrew Charles Huff

A client asked me the other day about how police officers can measure the speed of a car without using a speed measuring device (SMD), commonly known as a radar or lidar. The question came about because she was recently pulled over by a Washington state… read more