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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

What are HOV Lanes?

Posted Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by Andrew Charles Huff

Most know that HOV or high occupancy vehicle lanes are intended to help Washington drivers move through busy freeways. They are sections of roadways designated for carpools, transit vehicles, ride-shares, and motorcyclists. The goal of HOV lanes is to… read more

Consultations are Always Free-Here is What to Expect

Posted Friday, April 26, 2019 by Andrew Charles Huff

We always offer free consultation to everyone who calls. There are probably hundreds of questions running through your mind, and I know my website answers some of them. However, there is nothing better than a face to face conversation with someone who… read more

Can you Obstruct police by refusing to answer the door?

Posted Thursday, April 18, 2019 by Andrew Charles Huff

Can a person commit the crime of “Obstruction” by refusing to open the door for officers when responding to a 911 call? This was the question before the Court on a case that started out as a call to police by neighbors and ended up with an arrest for not… read more

New Changes to DUI Laws

Posted Friday, April 12, 2019 by Andrew Charles Huff

It doesn’t take much for a DUI arrest to happen. Even the smallest amount of alcohol can cause an officer to arrest you. Driving Under the Influence can also involve prescription medications if they cause drowsiness or affect your ability to drive. An… read more

Radar v. Laser – How They Work and Are They Reliable

Posted Friday, April 5, 2019 by Andrew Charles Huff

A Radar speed measuring device directly determines a vehicle’s speed by measuring the doppler (speed induced) shift of the return of its transmitted frequency. For example, the sound you sometimes hear of an approaching or receding train or emergency… read more

Washinton's Speeding Laws

Posted Monday, April 1, 2019 by Andrew Charles Huff

Washington has two types of speeding laws: “absolute speed limits” and a “basic speeding law.” The difference between the two are significant. Basic Speeding Law Washington’s basic speeding law prohibits driving at a “speed greater than is reasonable… read more

To Refuse or Not to Refuse

Posted Friday, March 29, 2019 by Andrew Charles Huff

One question I’m frequently asked is if arrested for Driving Under the Influence whether you should provide a breath sample when requested by the officer. The answer really depends on the type of breath test offered but also the potential penalties… read more

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