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Attorney McShane to Present at the 2013 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting

This week a workshop proposal was accepted by the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) for the 2013 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting to be held on February 18.  My presentation is “Melendez-Diaz, Bullcoming, and  Williams: Scientific Evidence and the Right to Confrontation.” Science is great.  Scientific evidence has lead to the exoneration of many innocent […]

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Pennsylvania DUI Attorney Wins Appeal in The Superior Court of Pennsylvania

I recently had the opportunity to defend a Pennsylvania DUI case that ended in a conviction for my client at trial.  However, I appealed the judgment to The Superior Court of Pennsylvania and they overturned the verdict.  However, in doing so, the Superior Court for the first time in Pennsylvania applied in its published opinion […]

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Permalink to You have heard of the NAS (National Academy of Sciences) study, but have you heard of STARD?

You have heard of the NAS (National Academy of Sciences) study, but have you heard of STARD?

Congress recently commissioned the National Academies to make a searching examination of the state of forensic science in the Courtroom in America. This systemic and detailed examination resulted in a report entitled “Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward”. The forensic science community was all ablaze as a result of the condemning […]

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Piece of Paper Reads: “You’re Guilty”. Well Not Any More.

Imagine a place where you are accused of a crime.  Where you can lose your liberty.  Where you can lose your job.  Where you can lose everything you have worked so very hard for. Imagine that during this trial, the Government only introduced a single piece of paper that reads “You’re Guilty”.  That’s it. Imagine […]

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