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Stopped for a DUI? This is What to Expect

Posted Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by Andrew Charles Huff

Many cases for Driving Under the Influence begins with a regular traffic stop but ends up as a full blown DUI investigation. When this happens, police officers normally request a person perform Standardized Field Sobriety Tests to determine whether they… read more

Take All Misdemeanor Charges Seriously

Posted Friday, June 14, 2019 by Andrew Charles Huff

Misdemeanor charges are less serious then felony offenses but the consequences can be just as serious in the real world if not handled properly by an experienced attorney. Gross misdemeanors are punishable by up to a year in jail and fines up to… read more

The DUI Process in Washington

Posted Tuesday, June 11, 2019 by Andrew Charles Huff

I have represented folks charged with Driving Under the Influence from all walks of life, and I understand being arrested and cuffed can be a very frightening experience. So, what should you do if you have been accused of Driving Under the Influence… read more

But Is It a Uniform?

Posted Thursday, May 30, 2019 by Andrew Charles Huff

When is a police uniform a “uniform” when running from the police officers? This somewhat odd question was the specific issue in the recent appeal of Michael Connors, who challenged his conviction of “Attempting to Elude a Police Officer.” In his appeal… read more

Over the Legal Limit of .08? There is Hope

Posted Friday, May 24, 2019 by Andrew Charles Huff

A Washington driver may be found guilty of Driving Under the Influence in several ways. For an alcohol-based case, a person may be found guilty if a jury determines a person’s blood alcohol content (BAC) was .08 or above within two hours of driving. With… read more

Negligent Driving in the First and Second Degrees

Posted Friday, May 24, 2019 by Andrew Charles Huff

There are two types of “negligent driving” offenses in Washington state law but with huge differences between the two laws. The main difference is “Negligent Driving in the First Degree” is a criminal offense while “Negligent Driving in the Second Degree”… read more

You Can Unlock But Not Start That Vehicle

Posted Wednesday, May 22, 2019 by Andrew Charles Huff

A great dismissal today in Seattle Municipal Court of a Physical Control case involving some new automobile security features and whether a person could unlock a vehicle but not actually start the engine. Client walked back to his truck to sleep while… read more

Washington Traffic Tickets-What's the News

Posted Friday, May 3, 2019 by Andrew Charles Huff

If you received a Washington traffic ticket recently, you might be wondering what to do next. The good news is not every traffic violation is the same, and most drivers can keep these tickets off their records, preventing costly insurance hikes. **Traffic… read more

Ticketed in Seattle? Here's What You Do

Posted Thursday, May 2, 2019 by Andrew Charles Huff

If you are one of the many who have been cited by a Seattle Police Officer for speeding, not obeying a traffic sign, talking on your cell phone or other traffic violation, there are some important thigs you should know. 1. Immediately request a “Contested… read more

Is Stealing a Snowmobile Considered Auto Theft?

Posted Thursday, May 2, 2019 by Andrew Charles Huff

If a person steals a snowmobile, are they stealing a “motor vehicle” or just a lawn mower? This was the issue before our state’s Division III Appellate Court. Stealing a motor vehicle in Washington is a class B felony. But is a snowmobile considered a… read more

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