Category Archives: DUI Drugs

Permalink to “Darkness” sends 20 to the ER in PA

“Darkness” sends 20 to the ER in PA

Pennsylvania has seen share of K2 and spice emergencies, due to bad batches, or overdoses during over the past years. One brand in particular, called Darkness is responsible for sending 20 patients into the ER at PinnacleHealth during the first weekend of August 2016. Dauphin County’s Drug Task Force and Harrisburg police are investigating to […]

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Question: Can I be charged for a DUI if I take Prescription Marijuana?

While medical marijuana will be legal in about 18 to 24 months from now, it may cause a problem with the charge of DUI Drugs (DUID). That is because the inactive chemical (the metabolite) in marijuana (Delta 9 carboxy THC) can remain in the bloodstream for weeks. If a cop pulls you over you could […]

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Permalink to Bad batch of K2 causing problems in PA

Bad batch of K2 causing problems in PA

Synthetic marijuana has been around for years now but a recent “spike” in overdoses has brought it back into the spotlight. Synthetic marijuana products like spice and K2 are illegal in Pennsylvania as well as across the country.  These designer drugs are made in laboratories and sold commercially.  While they are sold as marijuana substitutes, they […]

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Permalink to Driving while medicated is the next big law enforcement push

Driving while medicated is the next big law enforcement push

Reports across the country show the cops are gearing up for the next big push: “Drugged-Driving”. Drugged-driving, sometimes referred to as DUI-Drugs (DUID), is when someone drives under the influence of either illicit or legal prescription drugs that are deemed to cause impairment.  Some of the most common prescription drugs people are being arrested for […]

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Permalink to In Pennsylvania, do I have to keep all of my prescription drugs in their original containers or have the prescription with me?

In Pennsylvania, do I have to keep all of my prescription drugs in their original containers or have the prescription with me?

In Pennsylvania, do I have to keep all of my prescription drugs in their original containers or have the prescription with me?     As DUID lawyers, we often get “tag along” charges that our clients are charged with when they are accused of DUID. One of those tag along charges is violation of 35 […]

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Permalink to When do prescription drugs expire in Pennsylvania? Warrantless Fishing expeditions in DUID cases by the Government

When do prescription drugs expire in Pennsylvania? Warrantless Fishing expeditions in DUID cases by the Government

As more and more efforts by our government are being made to try to criminalize legitimate medical palliative care issued by a trained clinician, the more a DUI lawyer has to learn and know about the law and the science behind pharmacology. This is never more true than in the case of Driving Under the […]

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Permalink to A Puff in Colorado Could Mean a DUI in Pennsylvania

A Puff in Colorado Could Mean a DUI in Pennsylvania

Recently, Sen. Daylin Leach, a Democrat who represents parts of Delaware and Montgomery counties, took a trip to Colorado to investigate the effects of marijuana legalization there.  He toured a number of facilities and even sampled the product. While smoking marijuana is perfectly legal in Colorado, the two puffs he took in a hotel there could […]

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Permalink to The science of the Justin Bieber DUI case: How a lawyer-scientist can help

The science of the Justin Bieber DUI case: How a lawyer-scientist can help

The science of the Justin Bieber DUI case: How a lawyer-scientist can help [Updated on 26 January 2014 at 905 am EST entitled “The Problem with the Resisting Arrest without Violence charge.”] [Updated on 31 January at 1216 pm EST to include the TMZ link to the GPS records.] There are a lot of my […]

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Permalink to Does what happen in Colorado Stay in Colorado? How Smoking Weed Legally Can Land You a Pennsylvania DUI

Does what happen in Colorado Stay in Colorado? How Smoking Weed Legally Can Land You a Pennsylvania DUI

As of January 1, 2014, the state of Colorado became the first state to legalize marijuana possession and recreational use under certain circumstances. People can now buy marijuana like alcohol. If you are 21 or older, you can buy up to an ounce at a licensed store, as long as you have a Colorado ID. […]

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Permalink to Justin McShane’s Qualifications in DUI Drug Cases

Justin McShane’s Qualifications in DUI Drug Cases

Not every attorney is equipped to defend DUI drug cases. In fact, almost none are.  Just because someone has a law license and therefore can represent you, doesn’t mean that he or she is competent to represent you. But who wants an attorney who is only competent?  Don’t you deserve the very best? There are […]

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