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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

The HipHop Mayor...Hears Guilty 24 times

Posted Thursday, March 21, 2013 by Andrew Charles Huff

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was convicted today 24 times on a multitude of federal charges including racketeering, extortion and the most serious operating a criminal enterprise. He and a longtime pal abused the Mayor’s Office by shaking down… 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

Corrupt Detroit Mayor's Trial Continues

Posted Monday, January 7, 2013 by Andrew Charles Huff

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, elected at 31 years of age with great hopes of turning around a troubled city, is instead entering the midway point through a federal racketeering trial. Kilpatrick, his father Bernard and best friend Bobby Ferguson… 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

Happy Holidays Bellevue Police

Posted Tuesday, December 11, 2012 by Andrew Charles Huff

So it seems like the place to raise some holiday cheer this year would be the Bellevue Police Department’s Holiday Party, including the famous “Pink Panty Droppers” cocktail made famous by the now infamous Bellevue Police Officers and crew. You have no… read more

Legalize Marijuana? It's About Time.

Posted Tuesday, November 27, 2012 by Andrew Charles Huff

Voters in our state recently decided to legalize the possession and use of marijuana with restrictions, allowing the state to tax and regulate it. As a criminal defense attorney, my response is..it’s about time. I say this for a number of reasons. First… read more

Campaign for Washington Attorney General STINKS

Posted Thursday, November 1, 2012 by Andrew Charles Huff

As a practicing criminal defense attorney, I have met the two candidates for Washington Attorney General a number of times over the years. Both Bob Ferguson and Reagan Dunn are intelligent, qualified and hard working attorneys who ironically are both… 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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