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Andrew C Huff

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

    I live in Maryland half the year and Washington state the other half where I keep my CDL. I got a DWI in maryland earlier this summer in my personal vehicle. At court I was given Probabtion Before Judgement for DWI (driving while impaired, bac .0...

    Andrew’s Answer

    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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  • Do I hire an attorney when fighting a Failure to obey an officer. RCW 46.61.022. I already pleaded not guilty.

    I was driving and came across a U-Haul blocking the road on the opposite lane and no flares or cones of any kind in sight. A person stepped out into my lane of travel and started to wave his arms so I slowed down until I noticed that it was a poli...

    Andrew’s Answer

    As with most legal matters, you need to retain an attorney to represent you. Your explanation of what occurred sounds understandable and to be honest, this is not the most serious charge but still one you need to deal with. Most attorneys, myself including, gladly offer free consultations to discuss your case.

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  • Can parents be held liable/sued for adult son's criminal actions - adult son lives with parents

    parents knew adult son was involved in criminal behavior (drugs, burglary, etc). they stayed in denial for years. they continued to provide shelter in their home to "reduce the danger to society as a whole". adult son burgled neighbor's home, vand...

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    Unless there is evidence the parents aided or abetted their son, or took specific actions to obstruct any pending investigation, I think it would be difficult to prove civil liability by the parents for the actions of their adult son. But it really comes down to proving exactly what the parents knew and what, if any actions, the law would require they take, or not take, depending on the circumstances.

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  • My huband transfered our car to his brothers name but the dmv still left him as legal and his brother as registered

    If his brother were to get pulled over will the legal owner come up will there be a problem when cop is behind can they see who registered and whos owner

    Andrew’s Answer

    It really is important to make sure all vehicle documents are updated because really anything out of the ordinary can cause some further scrutiny by law enforcement. Go to your local DOL office immediately and get everything updated.

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  • Any experience lawyers with DOL's Facial Recognition hearing?

    I just got a letter from the DOL suspending my license for a year for using a false name on a previous ID. What should I do?

    Andrew’s Answer

    My colleagues are correct. You need immediate legal counsel, especially one who has worked on DOL and licensing issues.

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  • I pled guilty to a DUI in Idaho, now WA wants me to install a ignition interlock device. Do I have to or is there any other way?

    My First driving offence ever. I'm willing to do everything else they stated on the DMV form except for installing the device

    Andrew’s Answer

    Assuming you are moving to or already live in Washington, most states will honor another state's licensing restrictions if you move to another state. So if Idaho is requiring that you only drive with an ignition interlock device due to a DUI conviction, Washington, which has a similar law, will also require it as well. There are a few exemptions, such as driving a work-only vehicle owned by your employer, but you should discuss your options with an experienced and qualified attorney.

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  • This is my 3rd dui and im out on bail my last dui was 2001 this 1 i got pulled over for speeding but no breath test no fieldtest

    I was not drinking and the officer and myself got into a heated conversation i pissed him off and he arrested me . Can i go defered? I can not afford an att. And my pre trial is tomm. What are my chances of beating this with a court appointed lawy...

    Andrew’s Answer

    A deferred prosecution is a program for diagnosed-alcoholics that requires two years of treatment followed by three years of probation. You only are eligible once I your life for this. However, depending on the facts of your case, you might have a pretty solid defense, especially if there is no breath test of field sobriety tests. At the very minimum, I would consult with an attorney to review your options. With multiple DUI's and still being on probation, it is well worth speaking with a professional.

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  • A former friend is accusing me of holding his cash box, that I do not have, and not returning it. Can I be charged with theft?

    I received an email from a former friend saying he wants his cash box back. He is claiming he asked me to hold it for him and now wants it back. However, I am not in possession of it. He said he has called the police and I have 48 hrs to respon...

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    First, I would not worry about your friend simply showing up at your house with police in tow. Law enforcement can generally only search your house with a warrant and for these types of cases, they would simply take a report and send it to the Prosecutor's Office for a decision on whether to file charges. But to answer your question, if you don't have your friend's property and you never took it without permission, you cannot be guilty of theft. Committing theft means you intentionally took or deprived another of their property without permission. At this point, I would follow law enforcements advice and not communicate with this person or discuss it with anyone except an attorney.

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  • Interlock device

    I got 2 dui in wa state in 2 years . Now I don't have car . I still need interlock device or something else . Or i should ask judge ?

    Andrew’s Answer

    Ignition Interlock Device requirements are mandated under law by the Department of Licensing under specific circumstances, such as a DUI conviction, entering a deferred prosecution, etc. The court only gets involved with an IID when a judge decides to impose this requirement as a condition of release while a case is pending or as a requirement when sentenced. I would advice speaking with an attorney to make sure you are in full compliance not only with any IID requirements, but also other requirements because of your multiple DUI history.

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  • I'm on 5 years, unsupervised probation for a DUI. I failed my interlock 5 times within 3 weeks. What will happen?

    I failed the first 4 times on one morning, because I was so baffled. Later that day, I passed, drove 2 miles, failed, and then passed again. I had it recalibrated so I wouldn't get locked out of my car. Then 2 weeks later, it failed me twice in on...

    Andrew’s Answer

    You need to immediately speak with an attorney who can prepare for a Review Hearing set by the court to address the issue. But to be honest, you are not alone in having problems with Ignition Interlock Devices. I have has several clients who have had problems with them. In part, the technology still needs to be perfected but some companies use contractors to provide these devices instead of doing it themselves, leading to occasionally shoddy equipment but also some poor customer service when there is a problem. Don't hesitate to get ahead of this issue because you could face potential sanctions and licensing consequences if the problem persists.

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