Tag Archives: PA DUI Information

Permalink to The McShane Firm Video Library

The McShane Firm Video Library

Today we are proud to announce the release of our new video library.  This is a collection of our presentations, lectures and video blogs that we are releasing for the benefit of citizens accused of DUI as well as lawyers who want to learn more about how to better defend a DUI case. There are […]

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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 When Will a DUI Come off My Record

When Will a DUI Come off My Record

One of the most common questions people ask me is when will a DUI conviction come off their record.  The short answer is: It won’t.  A DUI conviction will never come off your record. In Pennsylvania, a DUI conviction remains part of your criminal forever.  A DUI conviction or plea of “guilty” or nolo contendere […]

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Permalink to Pennsylvania Police Officer Admits to Lying in DUI Cases

Pennsylvania Police Officer Admits to Lying in DUI Cases

We all want to trust the police and see them as upright protectors of justice. While many police officers are very professional and take their responsibility very seriously, there are others who are corrupt and use unscrupulous tactics that harm the common citizen. Bad cops exist everywhere and there is no shortage of them in […]

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Permalink to How a Pennsylvania DUI Can Affect Your Child Custody Rights

How a Pennsylvania DUI Can Affect Your Child Custody Rights

Under New Pennsylvania Laws: A DUI Conviction for Anyone in Your Home Can Affect Your Custody Rights As I have often mentioned on this blog, the penalties for a Pennsylvania DUI are very severe and they last a lifetime.  Unfortunately, these penalties are only getting more and more severe and have serious ramifications on other, […]

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Permalink to DUI Arrests in York County are the 7th Highest in PA

DUI Arrests in York County are the 7th Highest in PA

I recently came across some statistics about DUI arrests in York County: York County ranks seventh in Pa. DUI arrests York County had one of the highest rates of DUI arrests in the state from 2008-10. But authorities aren’t sure whether that means the number of people who decided to drive under the influence is […]

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Permalink to Bad Technology and Bad Laws Lead to False DUI Arrests

Bad Technology and Bad Laws Lead to False DUI Arrests

DUI are cases are very complex.  Most of the time, the only evidence is the opinion of a bias police officer and a reading from a blood or breath test.  Unfortunately, this opinion evidence coupled with bad technology leads to far too many false DUI arrests.  Here as an excellent editorial on the causes for […]

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Permalink to Challenging DUI Blood Evidence Part 5: Cross-Examining Forensic Experts

Challenging DUI Blood Evidence Part 5: Cross-Examining Forensic Experts

One question young, ambitious lawyers often ask me is, “how do you effectively cross-examine forensic experts?”  Cross-examining the prosecution’s experts is one of the most important stages in a DUI case because if that “expert” testimony is left unchallenged, the blood alcohol reading or the drug concentration result will be accepted and most certainly will […]

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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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Permalink to Challenging DUI Blood Evidence Part 4: Sources of Error in Blood Testing

Challenging DUI Blood Evidence Part 4: Sources of Error in Blood Testing

Being able to challenge DUI blood evidence effectively is one of the ways The McShane Firm separates itself from the rest of the crowd in Pennsylvania.  Our attorneys are experienced at exposing the weaknesses in the government’s case and challenging its evidence.  DUI blood testing inherently has a number of sources of error that can […]

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