Andrew C Huff’s Answers

Andrew C Huff

Seattle DUI / DWI Attorney.

Contributor Level 12
  1. 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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  2. My case is out of Burien , Washington . do you get good time on house arrest

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Andrew C Huff
    2. James J White
    3. Derek Michael Smith
    3 lawyer answers

    The answer to your question is no, the judges in the Burien court or any other court I have appeared in do not grant good time credits towards a sentence for serving house arrest. The only way it could happen is for a judge to specifically order it, but again it is very unlikely.

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  3. Can I still be hired in WA for gov. with petty theft. Its dismissed. Been a year. I had a year probation payed no fines at all.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jessica Lorene Campbell
    2. Vitaliy Kertchen
    3. Andrew C Huff
    3 lawyer answers

    My colleagues are correct in that there are various dispositions to criminal cases and even those that eventually lead to a complete dismissal can still show up on a criminal background check. A matter that was dismissed might not appear on your criminal history but anytime you are charged with a crime, there is a record of it , even beyond the courthouse. It's primarily due to the Information age we live in and if someone is conducting a routine background check, your charging information...

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  4. Do i now have a felony?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Teresa Lynn Border
    2. Scott Weymouth Lawrence
    3. Andrew C Huff
    4. Sean Patrick Kuhlmeyer
    4 lawyer answers

    Fortunately, you will not be facing a felony DUI due to your history as you have explained it. The felony DUI law makes it a felony when you have four prior ones during the last 10 years. So it will be charged as a gross misdemeanor. I can also tell you that a prosecutor will not be in any mood to negotiate a reduction due to your history unless the evidence is extremely poor. Also, if you have not been arraigned for the charge yet, the judge most liklely will impose some strict conditions...

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  5. Will I be drug tested at my pretrial hearing?

    Answered 11 days ago.

    1. Matthew Robert Kaminski
    2. Joseph Anthony Breidenbach
    3. Andrew C Huff
    4. Steve Daniel Santiago
    5. Shashi S Jairam
    5 lawyer answers

    Prior to being charged, a police officer is only authorized to draw and have your blood tested for alcohol and drugs per judicial warrant unless you are involved in certain felony cases such as vehicular homicide. However, since you have been charged, the court does have great authority to impose what are called "conditions of release" while your case is pending. This includes bail, abstain, etc. but can also include testing your blood/urine for substances. But for a first offense DUI, most...

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  6. 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?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Andrew C Huff
    2. James D. Laukkonen
    2 lawyer answers

    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...

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  7. Travel to Aruba with past DUI arrest?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Andrew C Huff
    2. Wayne Rodgers Foote
    2 lawyer answers

    He should have no trouble gaining entry into Aruba. Canada is primarily the culprit on this issue.

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  8. Traffic infraction , speeding

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Bradley G Barshis
    2. Kenan Lee Isitt
    3. Vitaliy Kertchen
    4. Scott Weymouth Lawrence
    5. Craig Andrew Cahoon
    6. ···
    8 lawyer answers

    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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  9. Is burglary a strike in Wa State?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Andrew C Huff
    2. Dennis James Dressler
    3. James J White
    3 lawyer answers

    The law you are referring to is called the persistent offender law, and the definition is outlined in section 9.94A.030 of the Revised Code of Washington. There are three degree of Burglary in Washington and only 1st Degree Burglary is considered a "strike" under RCW 9.94A.030.

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  10. For a first degree misdemeanor; theft 3rd degree - if you pleaded guilty. Paid the fine. It doesn't go on record?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Andrew C Huff
    2. Ryan Hogaboam
    3. Jeffrey W Holmes
    3 lawyer answers

    Unfortunately, whenever you plead guilty to a criminal offense and are sentenced, it will be reported as a conviction and becomes part of your criminal history. I don't know why your attorney told you otherwise. Depending on some facts with your case, you could have a remedy, for example requesting a court allow you to withdraw your guilty plea or set aside your sentence, or some other action. When did you enter a plea and when were you sentenced? Did you have a copy of the plea form? You...

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