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Draeger AlcoTest Breath Machine’s Accuracy Called Into Question

Posted Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by Andrew Charles Huff

Many of the alcohol breath test machines used by police on DUI cases can often be unreliable, according to a recent New York Times investigation. The investigation found these machines showing skewed results with alarming frequency, even though they are… read more

Appeals Court: Backpack Must Be Actually “Possessed” To Be Searched

Posted Thursday, October 31, 2019 by Andrew Charles Huff

Can police search a person’s backpack if actual “possession” was not established? Not so, says Washington’s Court of Appeals. An interesting case involving young Ms Alexander sitting in a field with friends marked by a ‘No Trespass” sign. Police arrive to… read more

Sorry Officer, You Can’t Sit There

Posted Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by Andrew Charles Huff

Can a defendant get a fair trial if a corrections officer is allowed to stand next to the witness chair while defendant is testifying? This was the issue following a guilty verdict by a jury of James Gorman-Lykken after the defendant testified but did so… read more

How I Fight and Win Traffic Tickets

Posted Thursday, August 8, 2019 by Andrew Charles Huff

This question is one I’m asked by clients, friends, and colleagues who don’t practice traffic defense and my answer is always the same…a thousand different ways. When I first review the discovery documents of any case, I look at the face of the ticket to… read more

Boating Under the Influence-This is a Crime

Posted Thursday, August 1, 2019 by Andrew Charles Huff

Summer time in Washington means more boats out on the water…and many times this includes enjoying an alcoholic beverage while on the waves. But like driving a car, if you are stopped for Boating Under the Influence you will face gross-misdemeanor charges… read more

DUI and License Suspensions

Posted Friday, July 19, 2019 by Andrew Charles Huff

A charge of Driving Under the Influence or even a simple traffic ticket can potentially put your driver’s license at risk if you don’t take proper action. The Department of Licensing (DOL) process is confusing and complex with hard deadlines. You can face… read more

DUI Blood Test Results-How to Fight Them

Posted Thursday, July 18, 2019 by Andrew Charles Huff

Since the state of Washington legalized the personal use of marijuana, I have seen a steady rise in arrest for those suspected of smoking too much weed and driving a vehicle. Whether or not you are at the legal limit of 5 ngs of THC, you can most likely… read more

Traffic Ticket in Pierce County? Here’s What To Do

Posted Thursday, July 18, 2019 by Andrew Charles Huff

I regularly represent folks who have received speeding and other traffic tickets in the Tacoma and unincorporated Pierce County area. This is an active area for law enforcement to regularly stop drivers and issue tickets for speeding, failure to stop, not… read more

Traffic Tickets in Snohomish County

Posted Tuesday, July 16, 2019 by Andrew Charles Huff

If you have been cited for a traffic infraction in Snohomish County, your ticket will be filed in one of four courts currently used for traffic (and criminal) matters. Here are the four courts currently used by Snohomish County: Cascade Division 415 E… read more

Why Fight a Traffic Ticket? Here is Why….

Posted Monday, July 8, 2019 by Andrew Charles Huff

When you are driving down the highway and suddenly see those lights flash in your rearview mirror, most of us feel the blood rushing to our face and nerves tied in knots. And if given a ticket, it’s critical to handle it properly or else you could face… read more

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