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Warnings About Marijuana Required in a DUI Arrest

Posted Friday, December 16, 2016 by Andrew Charles Huff

Now that adults can legally light up a joint in our state, did arresting officers in a DUI case have to notify Ms Murray about marijuana when requesting she submit to a breath test? The Washington State Supreme Court recently decided this issue based on a… read more

Radar verses…..LIDAR?

Posted Thursday, December 8, 2016 by Andrew Charles Huff

The next time you see a police officer standing along the side of the road pointing a speed measuring device (SMD) at oncoming cars, it might now be a “radar gun.” Instead, the technology has evolved and more of these devices are what is called LIDAR… read more

The Accuracy of a Speed Measuring Device Must Be Proven

Posted Monday, December 5, 2016 by Andrew Charles Huff

It’s hard to be sitting in traffic court for long and not hear the case of Seattle V. Peterson referenced by either attorneys or judges. This case provides the framework for the use of speed measuring devices (radar guns) in court and essentially requires… read more

The lights go on in your rearview mirror...now what?

Posted Friday, November 11, 2016 by Andrew Charles Huff

You are driving home one late evening and you realize that maybe you consumed one too many alcoholic drinks when suddenly those lights go on behind you signaling you to pull over. You feel your heart start to race and you feel nervous. So what do you do… read more

Seattle Municipal Court: Pre-Hearing Conference v. Contested Hearing

Posted Friday, November 11, 2016 by Andrew Charles Huff

I have represented hundreds of people cited by Seattle Police for various infractions that are naturally filed in Seattle Municipal Court. Seattle Municipal Court has a traffic hearings procedure that includes a type of hearing you should be aware of, in… read more

Officer, how can you tell my speed?

Posted Tuesday, November 8, 2016 by Andrew Charles Huff

As a traffic attorney, I am asked regularly by friends about how an officer can determine your vehicle speed by using that handheld device they have pointed at traffic. A very brief explanation….A radar gun is a Doppler unit that may be hand-held or… read more

Officer, you still need that warrant...

Posted Monday, November 7, 2016 by Andrew Charles Huff

A police officer must have a warrant to search you or your property with a few limited exceptions. The extent of these “exceptions” were put before the Court of Appeals-Division Three recently against someone in the great outdoors. A Fish and Wildlife… read more

Traffic Ticket Options

Posted Friday, October 28, 2016 by Andrew Charles Huff

What is Mitigating a ticket? When you choose to mitigate a traffic ticket, you are admitting you did it and simply requesting the judge lower your fine. The ticket will then appear on your record. When deciding whether to reduce your fine, the judge will… read more

So who needs a traffic attorney?

Posted Friday, October 21, 2016 by Andrew Charles Huff

Well, probably anyone who has received a traffic ticket and wants to keep it off their record. And that is the key…to keep the ticket off one’s record. But do all tickets end up on your driving record? Not quite. State law mandates that “moving… read more

5-Hour Energy too Deceptive for Washington AG

Posted Friday, October 21, 2016 by Andrew Charles Huff

The makers of 5-hour ENERGY® violated the state’s Consumer Protection Act by making claims in thousands of ads that were not backed by scientific evidence, according to a ruling filed in King County Superior Court. After a three week trial that ended in… read more

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