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"Smoke on the Water" - New BUI Changes Afloat

Posted Monday, June 17, 2013 by Andrew Charles Huff

The rock band Deep Purple in their classic hit wrote about making records on Lake Geneva before someone burned the place to the ground. Guitarist Ritchie Blackmore’s infectious and highly-recognizable riff can stir up even the remotest party animal deep… read more

Beware of Drinking on the High Seas

Posted Friday, May 17, 2013 by Andrew Charles Huff

Consumption of alcohol on navigable waters has a long tradition, going back to the British Royal Navy, where the alcohol ration given to all sailors at noon was 4.5 liters of beer, which was replaced in 1655 with half a pint of rum after the British… read more

Use those transcripts!

Posted Friday, February 22, 2013 by Andrew Charles Huff

Here is another reminder why transcripts of previous hearings can be so helpful. The arresting officer in my client’s DUI case was testifying in court about my client’s appearance and mentioned three things that didn’t quite jive. So I pulled out the… read more

Something Doesn't Add Up Here...

Posted Monday, February 11, 2013 by Andrew Charles Huff

There is no question that driving a motor vehicle while your ability to do so is significantly affected is wrong. We all know this and as a society we want these laws enforced. That’s why in the state of Washington, RCW 46.61.502 criminalizes those… read more

WSP to Switch Breath Testing Machines

Posted Friday, December 21, 2012 by Andrew Charles Huff

There is currently only one evidentiary breath test instrument approved for use in the State of Washington by law enforcement…the BAC DataMaster, manufactured by National Patent Analytical Systems located in Mansfield Ohio. These devices are used to test… read more

Artificially high breath tests...they do happen.

Posted Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by Andrew Charles Huff

As a Washington DUI and criminal defense attorney, I deal with breath tests for alcohol on an almost daily basis. In Washington, we currently use the BAC DataMaster Breath Test Machine, the only approved device for breath testing for alcohol admitted in… read more

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