Tag Archives: DUI Myth Busters

Permalink to Florida Man Refuses Breath Test, Says, ‘I done seen it on the MythBusters’

Florida Man Refuses Breath Test, Says, ‘I done seen it on the MythBusters’

A Florida man who was charged for a DUI recently refused the breath test because he said, ‘I done seen it on the MythBusters’. Man in Fort Pierce refuses sobriety test, says ‘I done seen it on the MythBusters’ A man being questioned in a DUI investigation smelled of booze and told deputies he’s “not […]

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Do You Believe in DUI Blood Tests?

A frustrated judge once asked me, “Justin why don’t you ever stipulate to a forensic science result?” They answer is simple: Because they are not reliable. For those who are not familiar with the terminology, “stipulating” means accepting the result of a forensic test without questioning it. Many The vast majority of lawyers do this, […]

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DUI Myth Busters: The Police Have Thorough DUI Training

One of the common misconceptions among the general public, judges and the police themselves, is that police officers have ample DUI training.   I can tell you from my experiences as a DUI attorney in Pennsylvania, that this is not the case.  Whether it is Pennsylvania State Police or local police, the vast majority of officers […]

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DUI Myth Busters: Field Sobriety Tests are Meaningful

A widely held misconception, amongst both law enforcement and the general public, is that the standardized field sobriety tests are a valid method for determining impairment.  This just simply is not true. Here are some simple questions that will show you why these field sobriety tests are meaningless: Have you ever stumbled while walking? Does […]

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DUI Myth Busters: High BAC Can’t be Won

Many people who are charged with a DUI believe that cases with a reported High BAC number cannot be won.  This, however, is not correct. (At The McShane Firm, we have won many high BAC cases in the past: High BAC cases won by The McShane Firm) A good DUI lawyer is trained in how […]

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DUI Myth Busters: Breath Test Accuracy

They say that the breath tests are accurate and are specific to ethanol.  However, you can get a positive results for using  hand sanitizing liquid or even for being diabetic.  You can even get a DUI for eating plain white bread: Why are we putting people in jail and suspending licenses based on this ridiculous […]

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