Category Archives: DUI Refusal

Permalink to The DUI Sink Hole: Part 1

The DUI Sink Hole: Part 1

Being charged with a DUI is a very serious matter. The DUI sink hole opened up for you the minute the officer pulled you over and asked, “Have you been drinking?” But there’s no need to let that hole get any deeper or for you to jump into it. In this 5-part blog series “The […]

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Attorney Dorward Brilliantly Defends PA DUI Case

At The McShane Firm, we pride ourselves on having the the hardest working, most dedicated DUI Attorneys in Pennsylvania.  Recently, Attorney Shawn Dorward secured a total not guilty verdict in a DUI case for a client he had been defending for almost two years.  Most importantly, Attorney Dorward was able to secure a “not guilty” […]

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Test Your Comprehension Skills with Pennsylvania DUI Implied Consent Warnings

Pennsylvania DUI Law Review: DUI Refusals Because of Confusion Under  Pennsylvania DUI Law, when you are arrested you are given the Implied Consent Warnings commonly called the O’Connell warnings, which is in PennDOT DL26 form.  It is read word-for-word and often with no explanation of what the legal terms mean or explanation of what the […]

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Permalink to Dear Pennsylvania DUI Lawyer: License Suspension Due to Refusal

Dear Pennsylvania DUI Lawyer: License Suspension Due to Refusal

Every Friday we take a look at some of the most commonly asked questions about Pennsylvania DUI so we can clear up any misconceptions and provide you with the most up-to-date and accurate information about Pennsylvania DUI laws and related topics. Today: Dear Pennsylvania DUI Lawyer, Please explain Pennsylvania’s Administrative License Suspension Law. The Pennsylvania […]

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Permalink to Implied Consent: It Doesn’t Matter if You Don’t Understand

Implied Consent: It Doesn’t Matter if You Don’t Understand

In Pennsylvania, Implied Consent means that you agree to submit to a chemical test if you are ever asked to do  so by a police officer.  When you go to renew your driving license, it is one of the forms you will have to sign.  It is known by a couple of different names:  the […]

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Permalink to PA DUI Mailbag: Effects on Non-Pennsylvania Drivers

PA DUI Mailbag: Effects on Non-Pennsylvania Drivers

Every Friday we will take a look at some of the most commonly asked questions about Pennsylvania DUI so that we can clear up any misconceptions and provide you with the most up-to-date and accurate information.  Today: Dear Pennsylvania DUI Lawyer, I am licensed out of state and was recently charged with a Pennsylvania DUI […]

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Permalink to Police Brutality and DUI: Forcible Blood Draws

Police Brutality and DUI: Forcible Blood Draws

Some states have passed laws enacting mandatory DUI blood testing meaning that police officers can forcibly draw blood from an unwilling suspect.  This means that even if they refuse to provide a sample of their breath or blood upon demand that the police can apply for a search warrant using forms that are pre-made and […]

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Permalink to DUI Mailbag: What Does Invalid Sample and Invalid Test Mean?

DUI Mailbag: What Does Invalid Sample and Invalid Test Mean?

Every Friday we will take a look at some of the most commonly asked questions about Pennsylvania DUI so that we can clear up any misconceptions and provide you with the most up-to-date and accurate information.  Today: I was recently arrested for a DUI and taken to the station for testing.  The machine was an […]

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Permalink to DUI Mailbag: Refusing DUI Tests in PA

DUI Mailbag: Refusing DUI Tests in PA

Every Friday we will take a look at some of the most commonly asked questions about Pennsylvania DUI so that we can clear up any misconceptions and provide you with the most up-to-date and accurate information.  Today: I was pulled over in Harrisburg and I refused a breath test.  I visited an attorney who told […]

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Permalink to Media Bias When Covering Pennsylvania DUI

Media Bias When Covering Pennsylvania DUI

I have often lamented that DUI is one of the most politically charged crimes in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  There are a number of lobbies like MADD and the PA DUI Association that exert inordinate amounts of pressure on politicians to enact stricter Pennsylvania DUI Laws.  In my opinion, as Pennsylvania’s first and only national Board […]

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