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Misdemeanor Offense: The Court Process

Posted Wednesday, May 9, 2018 by Andrew Charles Huff

I routinely receive questions from folks about what to expect of the court process when charged with a misdemeanor offense. While being charged with a misdemeanor crime is not nearly as serious as a felony, it can still effect your day-to-day life. The… read more

Seattle Traffic Tickets: Pre-Hearing Conference or Not?

Posted Friday, May 4, 2018 by Andrew Charles Huff

The many changes and additions to the signage guiding our cars and bikes through the busy streets of Seattle have caused a rise in traffic citations for failing to obey or follow the signs. Examples include limiting the times to turn left or right and… read more

Left Lane Travel- The Court Makes a Ruling

Posted Wednesday, May 2, 2018 by Andrew Charles Huff

We’ve all experienced this situation while cruising down the freeway in the left lane. There’s no one in front of us when all of a sudden we come upon a vehicle taking up the left lane and slowing everything down. But is this left-lane driver committing a… read more

Are “Speed Traps” Legal in Washington?

Posted Friday, April 6, 2018 by Andrew Charles Huff

The answer is no, speed traps are not allowed in Washington except with some limited exceptions. But first, what exactly is a “speed trap” in our state? A “speed trap” is when law enforcement uses a pre-measured distance of roadway and then calculates the… read more

Speed Measuring Devices-How They Work

Posted Friday, March 30, 2018 by Andrew Charles Huff

I have represented literally hundreds of people who have been cited for speeding and other traffic violations. Those who have been pulled over for speeding likely know that your vehicle speed was likely recorded by a laser or radar Speed Measuring Device… read more

Wrongly Convicted? It Can Happen and Here’s How

Posted Friday, March 30, 2018 by Andrew Charles Huff

The best legal representation doesn’t always protect someone accused of a crime from being wrongfully convicted. Despite the use of modern surveillance and DNA evidence, a jury convicting an innocent person can still and does happen on occasion. Here are… read more

You Get the Late Night Arrest Call...Now what?

Posted Monday, March 19, 2018 by Andrew Charles Huff

You get a call in the middle of the night from a friend or family member who has just been arrested for Driving Under the Influence. You can hear the stress in their voice and you want to help. So what do you do? It can be just as difficult to see someone… read more

Washington’s New Breath Test Device: Draeger Alcotest 9510

Posted Friday, March 16, 2018 by Andrew Charles Huff

When the Washington State Patrol decided to finally replace its aging fleet of DataMaster and DataMaster CDM breath machines, it did so out of necessity. The DataMaster manufacturer National Patent Analytical Systems announced that they would be no longer… read more

DOL Decision-No Refusal of Breath Test

Posted Wednesday, March 14, 2018 by Andrew Charles Huff

Great outcome this week in an administrative hearing with the Department of Licensing based on an alleged “refusal” to take a breath test after my client’s arrest. In this case, the arresting officer claimed my client “refused” to provide a breath sample… read more

When (or if) Should I Speak with the Police if Suspected of a Crime?

Posted Monday, March 12, 2018 by Andrew Charles Huff

As a criminal defense attorney, I am asked frequently about when or if a person should speak with police and under if so, under what circumstances. In answering these questions, here are some points to consider before speaking with the police: First, the… read more

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