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Need an attorney when charged with a misdemeanor?

Posted Monday, March 16, 2020 by Andrew Charles Huff

Many potential clients have called my office asking about whether they need an attorney if charged with a misdemeanor as opposed to a felony. The answer is YES, you need an attorney for any criminal charge(s) you are facing, regardless of whether you… read more

How I Fight and Win Traffic Tickets

Posted Friday, March 13, 2020 by Andrew Charles Huff

The question of how I successfully fight traffic tickets 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… read more

COVID-19 and Washington Courts Update

Posted Friday, March 13, 2020 by Andrew Charles Huff

With the COVID-19 scare in full force and effect in Washington state, those with upcoming court hearings are wondering whether they will move forward as scheduled. For the most part, courts have taken the following action: 1. Contested Hearings: Most… read more

Field Sobriety Tests-What They Really Tell You

Posted Tuesday, February 18, 2020 by Andrew Charles Huff

Most of us are familiar with these roadside exercises called Field Sobriety Tests (FST’s) that police officers will administer to people who are suspected of driving under the influence (DUI). We usually envision a motorist pulled over and asked to stand… read more

A Criminal Defense Attorney Representing You

Posted Friday, February 7, 2020 by Andrew Charles Huff

I understand that legal issues can affect anyone and getting the representation you deserve can be difficult. As an experienced criminal defense attorney, I will provide you effective and high-quality legal representation for many different types of… read more

When is a "turn signal" actually required?

Posted Thursday, January 2, 2020 by Andrew Charles Huff

Must a driver always use a turn signal when making a turn or changing lanes when the applicable statute says “when required?” This was the issue before the State Supreme Court regarding a statute governing when a driver must use a turn signal… read more

Alcohol Breath Test Technology Under Attack

Posted Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by Andrew Charles Huff

One regular tool police use to investigate DUI cases is the Preliminary Breath Test (PBT) device, the small handheld device that officer have driver blow into to estimate the BAC. In Washington, a driver does not have to submit to a roadside breath test… read more

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

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