Andrew C Huff’s Answers

Andrew C Huff

Seattle DUI / DWI Attorney.

Contributor Level 12
  1. What is the average cost of a lawyer to represent a first time DUI case? Also Avg punishment?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Joseph C Rome
    2. Jonathan David Rands
    3. Andrew C Huff
    4. Patrick Owen Earl
    5. Victor Ro
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    Like any profession, you will find a range of fees for DUI attorneys. But the money you spend on a good attorney is well spent considering the potential costs down the road if your case is not properly handled, including higher insurance rates. A DUI attorney should be defending those accusd of this crime on a regular basis and must be knowledgeable about the laws, penalties, insurance issues, case follow up, as well as a skilled trial lawyer and negotiator. Most first offense DUI cases don'...

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  2. In the state of Washington, can you accept a plea bargain and plead no contest aka Alfred plea on a Felony Harassment DV case ?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Andrew C Huff
    2. Kenan Lee Isitt
    3. Victor Ro
    4. David Hammerstad
    5. Patrick Owen Earl
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    These are all good questions but honestly can't be answered until knowing more about the case, the allegations, the evidence, etc. At this point, your friends attorney is probably in the best position to answer them. But what I can tell is Alford pleas are hardly ever a good idea, especially in DV cases. They should only be used for specific purposes relevant to each case. And if he does take a plea offer at his next hearing, there will be further hearings as well with the case after the...

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  3. I got a deferred reckless driving ticket, but I just got a speeding ticket.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Andrew C Huff
    2. Jessica Lorene Campbell
    3. Mitchell Reuben Greene
    4. Vitaliy Kertchen
    5. Michael Douglas Shafer
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    It sounds like a deferred sentence on a plea to Reckless Driving. This means you were convicted or pled guilty to Reckless Driving, a gross misdemeanor, and were given a deferred sentence by the judge. This means you may withdraw your guilty plea, enter a plea of Not Guilty, then the court will dismissed your case, as long as you have met the conditions of the deferred sentence. Check your Judgment and Sentence paperwork if that is what happened with your case.

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  4. DUI in Pierce County - is Deferred Prosecution available for a first time DUI? The BAC was .02

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Shane M Silverthorn
    2. Vitaliy Kertchen
    3. Andrew C Huff
    4. Patrick Owen Earl
    5. James Edmund Oliver JR
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    My first question is were you actually charged with a DUI with a .02? It is difficult to believe a prosecutor would actually charge someone with being impaired when your BAC is barely registering and certainly well below the legal standard. If you have been charged with a DUI, you need to fight it and save the deferred prosecution. You really need to challenge this charge as simply insufficient to sustain a DUI charge. Any toxicologist will testify that someone with a .02 cannot be...

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  5. If a person is in your face screaming and cussing and wont back up when asked is it legal to push them away from you?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Andrew C Huff
    2. Scott Weymouth Lawrence
    3. Valerie Semmes Bouffiou
    4. James D. Laukkonen
    5. Bruce J. Finlay
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    You are allowed to use reasonable force when your life/safety is placed in danger but no more than is reasonable or necessary. The amount of force really depends on the situation and the circumstances. For example, you obviously cannot use a weapon unless you have a reasonable immediate fear for your life or the life of others. In your situation, you are in your own home with a man smoking meth in your home who is getting in your face. It sounds like you tried to use words but it didn't...

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  6. Alford plea DUI to neg 1 max 90 days in jail so if i violated my prob the max that could be done is the 90 days?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Erik P. Kaeding
    2. Andrew C Huff
    3. Robert Daniel Kelly
    4. James J White
    5. Kenan Lee Isitt
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    Yes, the maximum jail time that could be imposed would be 90 days. However, you rarely see this type of sentence. If you violate your probation, the court can impose fines as well. But it also depends on the type of violation too. For example, if you get a second DUI, you face extremely high penalties because the Neg. 1 still counts as a prior DUI if you are convicted of one. Also, if you are doing any sort of treatment as a part of your Neg. 1 case and you violate that, the court can...

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  7. Out of state DWI. What gets reported to my home state? What are the effects on my CDL?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Andrew C Huff
    2. Patrick Owen Earl
    3. Nicole Hankins
    4. Derek Anthony Patrin
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    The best advice is to consult a Maryland attorney first to find out what the official outcome of your case was, as different states use different terms. Washington usually recognizes other state's "conviction" information to the particular offense but you need to verify how your case is being reported, I.e. how it was resolved formally. Also in Washington, any driving offense involving alcohol, even in a personal vehicle, can effect a CDL here, so have your attorney check thoroughly on that.

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  8. First time in Washington State DUI. Can I avoid this being reported to my home state CA. No priors. Willing to abstain alcohol.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Vitaliy Kertchen
    2. Andrew C Huff
    3. Scott Weymouth Lawrence
    4. Donna Eugenia Vasilkovs
    5. Patrick Owen Earl
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    Unfortunately, anything that appears on your record in Washington will be known by California since most states are part of a national network so out-of-state activity can be found. Your best bet is to retain a competent and experienced DUI attorney to represent you. Despite a high breath test, on occasion we can get those results suppressed by a judge due to procedural or legal errors since there must be a strict procedure followed. Other issues effecting a breath test's accuracy can also...

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  9. I was contacted by phone by a detective who wanted to hear my side of the story regarding an alleged sexual assault 3 wks ago.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Vitaliy Kertchen
    2. Andrew C Huff
    3. Jessica Lorene Campbell
    4. John Robert Kormanik
    5. Scott Weymouth Lawrence
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    As my colleagues have all stated, you absolutely should not speak with anyone about this matter, especially law enforcement. The only person you should discuss this situation with is a competent and experienced criminal defense attorney, who you should retain immediately. Detectives who contact you are simply doing there job, and that is to find evidence to be used in a prosecution. They are trained to elicit information from people they suspect of a crime, so you do not want to give them...

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  10. Can dui's be taken off my record after 5-7 years?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Andrew C Huff
    2. Scott Weymouth Lawrence
    3. Lennard Anthony Nahajski
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    Unfortunately, state law does not currently allow a judge to vacate a DUI conviction.

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