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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

Can police ask a lawfully seized passenger to search her purse?

Posted Monday, February 25, 2019 by Andrew Charles Huff

If police conduct a lawful traffic stop of the car’s driver, can they also ask a passenger for consent to search a purse left inside the car after the owner mentioned her prior drug conviction? This issue was recently before the Washington State Court of… read more

Can police “stop and search” you?

Posted Tuesday, February 19, 2019 by Andrew Charles Huff

Washington state police cannot search a car without a search warrant. To search a car, police must instead petition a judge for a warrant and then carry out the search within a specific time frame. This ruling by the Washington State Supreme Court held… read more

Defense attorney on a case now the prosecutor?

Posted Tuesday, February 19, 2019 by Andrew Charles Huff

What happens to a case when the defense attorney has been elected county prosecutor? An interesting situation arose after Mr. Garth Dano was elected Grant County Prosecuting Attorney but a case was returned on appeal he was previously involved in. Prior… read more

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