Category Archives: The McShane Firm

Permalink to Expungement or Limited Access: Can you hide your prior conviction?

Expungement or Limited Access: Can you hide your prior conviction?

By Kaitlyn Clarkson, Esquire and Amanda Jones, Pa/C.P. Governor Tom Wolf signed Pennsylvania Senate Bill 166 in February of 2016, expanding the current PA laws regarding access to criminal history. The Senate passed this bill unanimously while the House did not bring the bill up for a vote. This new law will be effective November 14, […]

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Permalink to Congratulations to Cathi Leigh McAdams and Amanda Jones

Congratulations to Cathi Leigh McAdams and Amanda Jones

The CPPA (Central Pennsylvania Paralegal Association) recently re-elected Cathi Leigh McAdams as President, and elected Amanda Jones as Vice President.  Both of these extraordinary women have been working for The McShane Firm for a number of years. This is a testament to the hard work and dedication both of them put in on a daily basis. The mission […]

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Clients Rave about Attorney Tim Barrouk

Known for his excellent reputation in Central Pennsylvania, Attorney Timothy M. Barrouk represents his clients with enthusiasm and guts. His hard work and dedication are second to none. As a trial court advocate, he is never afraid to take it to the government.  He is always the most prepared lawyer in the court room. Attorney Barrouk […]

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Permalink to Why DUI Attorneys Shouldn’t Announce the Arrest of Celebrities on their Websites or Blogs

Why DUI Attorneys Shouldn’t Announce the Arrest of Celebrities on their Websites or Blogs

Lot’s of people jump to conclusions when news of a celebrity DUI breaks. Recently, this was the case with former NFL quarterback Vince Young. The media makes it look like that charge is a conviction. What is more disheartening is that many DUI lawyers also operate this by posting these very slanted news reports without […]

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Permalink to For Pennsylvania DUI and Criminal Cases There is Only One Choice

For Pennsylvania DUI and Criminal Cases There is Only One Choice

The McShane Firm is synonymous with excellence in DUI and criminal defense.  We have succeeded in a number of high profile cases.  The media know and recognizes our hard work.  Here is a mashup of some of our many interviews in the media:

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Permalink to Attorney Justin McShane Published in Understanding DUI Scientific Evidence

Attorney Justin McShane Published in Understanding DUI Scientific Evidence

Congratulations to Attorneys Justin McShane and Katherine McShane, of The McShane Firm, who co-authored a chapter in the book Understanding DUI Scientific Evidence.   This book is widely respected in legal circles as it is authored by top attorneys and scientists. The chapter they authored is entitled “Pennsylvania DUID Prosecution: The Measurand Problem” . DUI Drugs (DUID) is a […]

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Pennsylvania Marijuana Charges

Marijuana is classified as a controlled substance in Pennsylvania. It is a Schedule I drug. While other states have moved to legalize it, marijuana remains totally illegal in PA and carries some very serious penalties for those who are charged. While possession of marijuana, controlled substances, or drug paraphernalia is a serious offense, you aren’t […]

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Old Age Arson Science has been Debunked

The arson science that we grew up hearing about is dead. Good riddance. I have blogged extensively about arson science especially in connection to the James Hugney Sr. case. (Please see: Man Freed After Serving 35 years 11 months and 8 days in Prison for An Arson-Murder that Wasn’t) It’s actually wrong to call it “arson […]

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Permalink to You Need Legal Representation When Accused of Theft in PA

You Need Legal Representation When Accused of Theft in PA

Theft is a serious crime that can cause you a lifetime of embarrassment and ruin your name.  You may face jail time if you are convicted. If convicted, you will have a crimen falsi conviction that can be used in criminal or civil court to call into question any testimony or statements that you make […]

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Lawful Gun Owners: Know Your Rights

Everyday lawful gun owners are wrongfully arrested.  It’s an unfortunate fact of life.  In the eyes of the police, the guy with the gun is the bad guy.  Watch the video below: This is why we have out together a new blog for Pennsylvania’s Law Abiding Gun Owners- PennLAGO.com. We encourage gun owners to learn […]

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