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Andrew C Huff

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  • Do I need my lawyer present if going to court to prove my community service hours

    IMP case 20 hours community service needed

    Andrew’s Answer

    Any time you appear in court for a criminal matter, it is always advisable to have an attorney with you, in part because an issue could arise that requires you have counsel. However, if you are in full compliance with the conditions and you have proof, you should be okay. I would also bring a couple copies of your proof so you can one with the court.

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  • What is the punishment for a first time probation violation in a first time DUI with reckless endangerment ?

    The violation would be alcohol in a ua .

    Andrew’s Answer

    If you are on probation for a DUI, there can potentially be mandatory jail time for certain violations, such as driving without an Interlock device. But depending on your alleged violation, it would simply depends on if you admit the violation, whether a new charge against you is still pending, any mitigating information, etc. I would contact an attorney right away.

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  • Its my second dui...I have court in two days and want to enter deferred, will I go to jail?

    My first dui was lowered to a neg 1 a little over a year ago, just recently got a dui, I want to enter deferred prosecution, I think it will help me.

    Andrew’s Answer

    A Deferred Prosecution requires that you be diagnosed as an alcoholic and in need of treatment. The statute RCW 10.05 requires a two- year treatment program followed by three years of probation with the court. If you successfully completed the two-year program and comply with all other conditions, the court will dismiss the DUI and will never appear on your record. Entering a Deferred Prosecution program can also keep the Department of Licensing from suspending your license. This is a once in a lifetime privilege as well. You should probably schedule an alcohol assessment right away and retain a competent and experienced DUI attorney right away with your court appearance coming up.

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

    Will this bring back the reckless charge? Or will it still be deferred?

    Andrew’s Answer

    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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  • Traffic infraction , speeding

    should i fight a speeding ticket to keep up a clean record

    Andrew’s Answer

    I would always recommend contesting a speeding ticket. Most of my clients retain me to protect their insurance rates, which tend to increase more and more these days. And the high majority of the time, we can keep the infraction off a record either with a dismissal or an amendment to a non-moving violation, which usually doesn't effect insurance rates. Remember, the prosecutor still has the burden of proof to show you committed the infraction.

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

    Officer provided lawyers number who told me to test . Breath tested twice once at . 15 and second time at . 141 . Quite a variance . Wouldn't let me drink water before test . I had three 20 oz beers over 4 hours so I am surprised . Claimed ...

    Andrew’s Answer

    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 be argued. There might be issues with the stop of your vehicle and/or your arrest. The bottom line is retain an attorney immediately. Here to help.

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  • RCW 46.16A.070?

    This weekend I was pulled over on my motorcycle. I totaled my bike shortly after I bought it, rebuilt it, but never got it inspected, so I was cited with RCW 46.16A.070 when I got pulled over. This is a gross misdameanor. If I get it inspected is ...

    Andrew’s Answer

    There sure is and I would recommend taking all steps to make it compliant. Because this involves a criminal charge, you should retain a competent and experienced criminal defense attorney to handle your case. Many cases can be resolved by way of negotiation with the prosecutor based on evidentiary problems, clean record, type of offense, etc. An effective defense attorney needs to have excellent negotiating skills but also ready to bring those skills into the courtroom if necessary. Many times, evidence can be suppressed by a judge, which will usually weaken the Prosecutor's case. Here to help.

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  • What is the average cost of a lawyer to represent a first time DUI case? Also Avg punishment?

    was speeding pulled over in downtown seattle by WSP refused field test once out of the vehicle. Arrested, car impounded. I was taken to the UW precinct and took breathalyzer there blew over police punched license.

    Andrew’s Answer

    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't go to trial and are negotiated by way of a plea bargain, such as reduced to a lesser offense. A skilled DUI attorney must analyze each case numerous times in order to find issues damaging to the Prosecutor's case. In addition to the criminal case, there is an administrative hearing with the Department of Licensing that must be properly handled by your attorney. Here to help.

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  • Ticket for no license or insurance. Fine is $1,100. Will it go down if I get these things before my court date?

    I just turned 35 yesterday and went to go buy a Sunday newspaper. I have never had a license and I did not have insurance since I rarely drive the car. I was at a red light and a cop pulled up behind me. When the light changed we started to go and...

    Andrew’s Answer

    Agreed. Definitely get licensed and insured. But this is a matter where too much could be at stake, both monetarily and with insurance issues. I would retain an experienced and competent traffic attorney to represent you on this one. Happy to help.

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  • How can I get help getting my drivers license back?

    I have two traffic violations holding me from getting my license back. One is from 2003 out of Benton county and the other is from 2007 out of Des Moines WA. I am a single mom on disability. The fines are in collection and are over 1100.00 which I...

    Andrew’s Answer

    My colleagues are all correct. You will need to contact the agency that has your accounts and request a payment arrangement. Many of these companies will work with you as long as you maintain the terms of any payment agreements you enter into. Once you enter into payment arrangements, provide such documentation to the courts and request they notify DOL. Some courts are willing to work with you on this but many won't or can't until the entire balance is paid off.

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