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DUI Arrest? Remember the "Seven Day Window"

Posted Wednesday, December 9, 2020 by Andrew Charles Huff

Covid-19 has affected the legal justice system in our state, including those arrested for Driving Under the Influence. Many courts routinely require a court appearance the next business day for a DUI case. However, these hearings have been delayed as… read more

What is the “Pace” Method for Measuring Speed?

Posted Tuesday, October 27, 2020 by Andrew Charles Huff

A client asked me the other day about how police officers can measure the speed of a car without using a speed measuring device (SMD), commonly known as a radar or lidar. The question came about because she was recently pulled over by a Washington state… read more

Seattle Municipal Court Cancelling Probation Fees

Posted Thursday, September 24, 2020 by Andrew Charles Huff

Seattle Municipal Court will no longer charge fees for probation and other supervision services. The court’s new policy just took effect and is based primarily on the Covid crisis and those who simply cannot pay these fees. The court’s judges voted… read more

Traffic Tickets Can Be Dismissed

Posted Monday, September 14, 2020 by Andrew Charles Huff

It’s a very common situation these days to become distracted while driving due in part to the multiple traffic signage, other vehicles around you, cell phone…Let’s face it…driving is a multi-functional task that requires your attention and focus. But… read more

Covid-19 and Courts

Posted Friday, August 21, 2020 by Andrew Charles Huff

We are all dealing with Covid-19 in different ways as we move through both our personal and professional lives with friends, family and colleagues. Those with Covid-19 are most likely in quarantine and hopefully feeling better and those without are being… read more

Do Not "Defund" SPD

Posted Friday, August 7, 2020 by Andrew Charles Huff

I live in Seattle and love our city, the people, places and history that make this area an amazing place to live. I am also a practicing criminal defense attorney in downtown. I am fearful for the safety of my family and many others if the Seattle City… read more

Assault Charges and Washington Law

Posted Monday, July 13, 2020 by Andrew Charles Huff

Washington state law has four specific degrees of assault which prosecutors can charge someone with, depending on the specific nature of the assault. While always considered a “violent” offense by the law, an assault charge will be classified as a… read more

Washington's "Open Container" Laws

Posted Tuesday, June 30, 2020 by Andrew Charles Huff

Washington has open container laws that are in place to discourage the act of literally drinking while driving. However, Washington state has an additional factor in open container law: marijuana. What is an Open Container? A summer approaches, I… read more

Is a Snowmobile Considered a “Motor Vehicle” if Stolen?

Posted Monday, May 4, 2020 by Andrew Charles Huff

Julia Tucker stole a snowmobile and was subsequently convicted of Theft of a Motor Vehicle. However, on appeal she argued that she could not have committed this crime because a snowmobile is not a motor vehicle under that law. She cited a prior decision… read more

Domestic Violence Charge-You Need Legal Representation

Posted Wednesday, April 22, 2020 by Andrew Charles Huff

A criminal charge of Assault is a matter that must be taken very seriously regardless of the specific allegations or whether you believe in your innocence. Such a case depends on the specific allegations and whether classified as a misdemeanor or felony… read more

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