Tag Archives: DUI FAQs

Permalink to The first 5 things to do after being arrested for a DUI

The first 5 things to do after being arrested for a DUI

Being arrested for a DUI can be a very frightening and confusing experience. For many people it is their first run-in with the law. If you have been arrested for a DUI, there are certain important things you should know and steps you should take RIGHT NOW to make sure you don’t weaken your case. […]

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Does the Cop smelling marijuana really mean anything?

Another attorney recently emailed me asking me about what a cop smelling marijuana really means.  It is a very interesting question because smell often comes up in cases involving alcohol and marijuana.  Here are some thoughts: Just because someone’s clothes smell like marijuana (assuming that the cop identified it correctly which is not exactly a […]

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Permalink to Pilots and DUI — FAQs

Pilots and DUI — FAQs

I am a pilot and was arrested for a DUI. I am worried about how this will affect my pilot license? What do I do? As a pilot, you are required by the Federal Aviation Agency to report your DUI motor vehicular offense within 60 days of the arrest under 61.15(e). There is also an […]

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Permalink to Money is Important, but Justice is Priceless.

Money is Important, but Justice is Priceless.

The following was an editorial that was printed on the front page of The Paxton Herald. Money is Important, but Justice is Priceless.   By Justin J. McShane, JD, F-AIC     I dream of a time when there are no drunk drivers on the road. Drunk driving costs lives and ruins families. It is […]

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Permalink to Top 10 Reasons You Should Hire an Attorney, Even Before You Have Been Charged

Top 10 Reasons You Should Hire an Attorney, Even Before You Have Been Charged

10. This won’t go away: If they took your blood, they are going to find something. Whether it is alcohol or prescription drugs, you can expect a charge as soon as the blood reports get back from the lab. 9. Intimidation: When we are retained, we fax the officer to make sure they know that […]

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Permalink to I Just Got a DUI- What Do I Do Next?

I Just Got a DUI- What Do I Do Next?

Anyone who was out and about in Central Pennsylvania, must have noticed the increased number of DUI patrols and checkpoints in the area, especially in Harrisburg, York and Lancaster.  If you were on of the unfortunate ones to get arrested, you are probably upset and confused. Will I go to jail?  Will I lose my […]

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Permalink to Basic Court Etiquette

Basic Court Etiquette

Whether it’s a DUI preliminary hearing or a domestic violence case, there are basic courtroom etiquette that are important to follow. Many of these points may seem simplistic or even downright obvious but as many people have never been to court and make mistakes in this regard, I feel it is well worth mentioning. Remember, […]

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Permalink to 5 Ways to Avoid a DUI (After Getting Pulled Over)

5 Ways to Avoid a DUI (After Getting Pulled Over)

The cops have pulled you over on suspicion of a DUI.  Here are 5 practical tips you can use to avoid a DUI conviction…

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Permalink to Why Do You Support DUI?

Why Do You Support DUI?

In my years of defending DUI cases in Pennsylvania, one of the most common misconceptions I come across is people questioning why I support DUI.  The fact of the matter is, I don’t support drunk driving.  It is dangerous and many lives are needlessly lost because of DUI each year.  Asking a DUI defense attorney […]

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Permalink to Pennsylvania DUI: You can’t afford it

Pennsylvania DUI: You can’t afford it

At PA DUI Blog we have detailed the numerous criminal and financial penalties of a DUI conviction in Pennsylvania and the honest truth is, a DUI conviction is horribly costly and will cost you for the rest of your life.  When you factor in the fines, increased insurance premiums, time lost at work and possible […]

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