Tag Archives: Guide to Choosing the Right Lawyer

Permalink to Why You Should Consult with a DUI Lawyer (Even if You are Guilty)

Why You Should Consult with a DUI Lawyer (Even if You are Guilty)

Being charged with a DUI can be very confusing and scary.  There are many details to take into consideration before making an decision on how to proceed with your case.  If you make the wrong moves and are miscalculate, you could end up in jail and face a lengthy license suspension. As a PA DUI […]

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Training to be the Best

Our regular readers know that I place a lot of emphasis on advanced DUI training and lecturing. In 2011 I spent over 600 hours in training seminars and will top that again this year.  That’s the equivalent of 3 months solid of training.  There is no DUI lawyer in PA who spends this much time […]

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Permalink to Why You Shouldn’t Represent Yourself in DUI Case

Why You Shouldn’t Represent Yourself in DUI Case

Abraham Lincoln once said – “He who represents himself has a fool for a client” Lincoln, an attorney himself, said it best and this is particularly the case with DUI. Pennsylvania DUI laws are complex and DUI evidence is highly technical.  Still, many citizens feel they can represent themselves.  This is not a wise decision. […]

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Permalink to How Bad Can a Bad Lawyer Really Be?

How Bad Can a Bad Lawyer Really Be?

No matter how many times it’s said,  some people still don’t understand how bad a bad lawyer can really be.  The Innocence Project list bad lawyering as one of the leading causes to false convictions.  Here is an excerpt from on of the profiles highlighting this issue: The exoneration and release of Jimmy Ray Bromgard […]

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Permalink to The Difference Between a DUI Professional and a Wannabe

The Difference Between a DUI Professional and a Wannabe

Robert Frost once said: A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer. Choosing the right lawyer is a decision that can have a profound effect on the outcome of your case.  A good lawyer will do everything they can to protect your rights while a bad lawyer can lead […]

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Permalink to 5 Questions to Ask a DUI Lawyer You Plan to Hire

5 Questions to Ask a DUI Lawyer You Plan to Hire

For many people who are charged with a DUI, this is their first encounter with the criminal justice system.  DUI cases are unique because they are highly technical and require scientific knowledge as well as legal expertise to defend properly.  This is why choosing the right lawyer is the single most important decision you can […]

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Permalink to What Happens When You Choose the Wrong Lawyer

What Happens When You Choose the Wrong Lawyer

For a person charged with a DUI, selecting the right lawyer is the most important choice they can make. In my travels across Pennsylvania and across the country, I have noticed a huge difference in the approach that attorneys take in handling DUI cases: There is one group which rigorously prepares and defends DUI cases […]

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Permalink to Bad Lawyering Leads to False Convictions

Bad Lawyering Leads to False Convictions

One of the main causes of false convictions is bad lawyering.  Often time overworked and under-experienced lawyers take on cases they can’t handle leading to an unprepared, weak defense. They are pushed into trial unprepared.  This problem is especially pronounced in DUI cases where there is a huge reliance on scientific evidence.  Many lawyers advertise […]

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Permalink to Challenging DUI Blood Evidence Part 6: Questions You Should Ask Your Attorney

Challenging DUI Blood Evidence Part 6: Questions You Should Ask Your Attorney

When you are facing a Pennsylvania DUI case involving blood evidence, you need an experienced and knowledgeable attorney to defend your case. Understanding DUI blood testing involves having a high level of knowledge in many disciplines of science. If your lawyers does not understand blood testing, you will have almost no chance of winning your […]

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Permalink to The McShane Firm: A Commitment to Excellence in Pennsylvania DUI Defense

The McShane Firm: A Commitment to Excellence in Pennsylvania DUI Defense

At The McShane Firm we take our responsibility very seriously. Pennsylvania citizens trust us to defend their liberty, freedom and future against very serious DUI charges. It becomes our responsibility to defend them with integrity and prepare ourselves to offer them the best possible defense. To this ends. Our lawyers combined spend over a thousand […]

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