Andrew C Huff’s Answers

Andrew C Huff

Seattle DUI / DWI Attorney.

Contributor Level 12
  1. Any advice for the following statements?: Please I need help! I have been searching for resources, but there are none? If any

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Scott Weymouth Lawrence
    2. Andrew C Huff
    3. Erik Joseph Lombillo
    3 lawyer answers

    As recommended by the others, your primary mission is to retain an attorney or screen for a public defender. Do not talk about your case with any one but your attorney. I would do so immediately so a proper investigation can be done, including interviewing witnesses. People are accused of things they did not do regularly and you need to be ready to defend yourself properly.

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  2. I have to do 120 hours of community service (I live in Seattle, WA). Is there any way I can turn them into a fine and just pay?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Lennard Anthony Nahajski
    2. Andrew C Huff
    3. Kelsey E Ault
    3 lawyer answers

    It is possible to do this, and to be honest, I would think any court would appreciate the revenue these days. However, you will need the permission of the court. So contact the attorney who handled your case or retain a new one to set a Review Hearing for that purpose. Beware, however, that the prosecutor might have an issue with your request if the 120 hours was an agreed condition to your plea. And the 120 hours is quite a bit more than usual, so I'm thinking there must have been some...

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  3. CAN I HAVE 2 ASSAULT 4S DISSMISSED FOR ANY REASON?NO ONE HAS HEARD MY SIDE OF THE STORE AT ALL, ON TOP OF IT? COURT AT 8:30AM!!?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Andrew C Huff
    2. James Regan
    3. Christopher A Swaby
    3 lawyer answers

    Any case can be dismissed if the evidence simply doesn't prove a crime was committed. You need to plead Not Guilty today and tell the court you plan on retaining an attorney. Then contact a qualified criminal defense attorney ASAP. Feel free to contact my office at any time.

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  4. Can a felony be lowered so that it is not a felony even though you said you did it?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Steven Clark
    2. Stan Glisson
    3. Andrew C Huff
    3 lawyer answers

    Absolutely it can. It is solely up to the prosecuting attorney what or even to charge you. Many times, a lower level, first offense felony can actually be charged as a misdemeanor to give you a bit of a break. This happens quite a bit for first offense felony theft cases with a low dollar amount. I would contact a competent, experienced criminal defense attorney right away and not discuss your case with anyone except an attoney at this point.

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  5. I have been told by 3 different Renton police officers that the only assault they recognize is assault 1

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Andrew C Huff
    2. Daniel Nelson Deasy
    3. Joseph Torri
    3 lawyer answers

    I admit that is a very strange statement to make by a police officer. What was the context of these statements? Obviously, there are different degrees of the crime of assault in Washington. Assault 4th Degree is the only one that is a misdemeanor (not counting attempt crimes). I highly doubt this is some sort of police policy for Renton because for one, they would put themselves in serious liability if they only recognized and enforced one type of assault crime. I have represented people...

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  6. Where would i go to answer a bench warrant

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Andrew C Huff
    2. James Edmund Oliver JR
    3. Jennifer Vickers Freeman
    4. William Allen White
    5. Peter Francis Iocona
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    You need to immediately contact the court that issued the warrant. Most courts have a specific hearing or calender for the purposes of appearing and requesting the bench warrant be quashed. Sometimes you can just walk in and other times you have to sign up for these hearings. If you were represented by an attorney, contact them immediately. If not, you should retain one. You could face some additional conditions of release such as bail.

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  7. I blew a .085 on the field sobriety test and got taken into the police station but passed the breath test at the station...

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. James Kevin Hayslett
    2. Andrew C Huff
    3. Andrew Yi
    4. Gregory Wayne Schwesinger
    5. Charles K. Kenyon Jr.
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    It is certainly positive to your case that you were just under the legal limit but as you found out the prosecutor can still charge you with a DUI even if you are under the limit. I have represented individuals with a breath test as low as .05 in the past. However, it is a bit more difficult because they don't have a per se breath test to use against you, so they must rely on any other evidence they might have. Your license should not be suspended unless it is for some other reason, so you...

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  8. My ignition interlock company is saying I have a failed test even though i stop drinking and doing everything with my deferred

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Andrew C Huff
    2. Michael F. Morgan
    3. William Allen White
    3 lawyer answers

    This certainly can be a serious issue when you are on a deferred prosecution because total abstinence is one of the conditions. If your interlock company does report the result to probation, the court will normally set a probation/review hearing to address the matter. If you deny the positive UA, the court can request evidence be presented, usually in the form of documents or testimony supporting the UA. You would also have an opportunity to contest the charge as well. The Court will then...

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  9. If i wanrt to remove my interlock ignition device early , maybe to sell the vehicle , are there any repercussions like suspensio

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jennifer Vickers Freeman
    2. Andrew C Huff
    3. Derek Michael Smith
    3 lawyer answers

    If i understand your question correctly, it is the court imposing the ignition interlock, probably as a condition of your release while your case is pending? If so, there is no mandatory consequences for driving without one, but you could face sanctions from the court. If you sell your car and don't intend to drive, then you need not have one. But if you have one as part of a restricted license, such as an ignition interlock license, then you do face mandatory penalties, such as further...

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  10. Question about DUI assessment challenge with 2nd 3rd opinions

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jennifer Vickers Freeman
    2. Andrew C Huff
    3. James J White
    3 lawyer answers

    Once you file an alcohol assessment with the court regarding a case and it is accepted by the court, you must abide by those terms or risk sanctions for non-compliance. However, if you disagree with parts of the evaluation, you can always go back and request to either file a new evaluation or amend the terms of the current one. To be successful, you will need to have an expert, such as a counselor, to provide testimony supporting your request. You should speak directly with your attorney...

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