Tag Archives: Pennsylvania Criminal Defense

Permalink to Pennsylvania Marijuana Charges

Pennsylvania Marijuana Charges

Marijuana is classified as a controlled substance in Pennsylvania. It is a Schedule I drug. While other states have moved to legalize it, marijuana remains totally illegal in PA and carries some very serious penalties for those who are charged. While possession of marijuana, controlled substances, or drug paraphernalia is a serious offense, you aren’t […]

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Old Age Arson Science has been Debunked

The arson science that we grew up hearing about is dead. Good riddance. I have blogged extensively about arson science especially in connection to the James Hugney Sr. case. (Please see: Man Freed After Serving 35 years 11 months and 8 days in Prison for An Arson-Murder that Wasn’t) It’s actually wrong to call it “arson […]

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You Need Legal Representation When Accused of Theft in PA

Theft is a serious crime that can cause you a lifetime of embarrassment and ruin your name.  You may face jail time if you are convicted. If convicted, you will have a crimen falsi conviction that can be used in criminal or civil court to call into question any testimony or statements that you make […]

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Permalink to Charged with an Assault in Pennsylvania? We Can Help

Charged with an Assault in Pennsylvania? We Can Help

Assault is a very serious crime in Pennsylvania.  If you have been charged, here are some things you should remember: Even a “Simple Assault” charge can result in jail time.  For example, “Simple Assault with Mutual Consent” (i.e. a plain old fashioned one-on-one fist fight where both people want to fight), can result in up […]

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Permalink to The criminalization of gun ownership

The criminalization of gun ownership

Our right to own firearms is enshrined in the Constitution.  It’s inalienable. It’s unquestionable.  So why do the government, law enforcement and the media continue to turn law abiding gun owners into the bad guys? Take for instance the statements of a police chief in Beloit, Wisconsin who said residents should let the police search their homes for […]

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McShane Firm Wins Freedom Through DNA Evidence

In January 2012, T.G. was wrongfully accused and imprisoned for the crimes of Aggravated Assault on Police Officer with Deadly Weapon Enhancement (car), Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Receiving Stolen Property, Carrying a Firearm without a License, Possession with the Intent to Deliver, Escape, Drug Paraphernalia, and Criminal Mischief when a car that was stopped nearly dragged […]

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Permalink to Superior Court Will Review Ruling in Road Rage Conviction

Superior Court Will Review Ruling in Road Rage Conviction

Last week, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania agreed to review its ruling on Curtis A. Williams Jr.’s aggravated assault and reckless endangerment convictions in the Easter 2009 road rage case.  Williams is represented by Attorney Justin McShane and Attorney Josh Auriemma of The McShane Firm. The Facts of the Case Curtis A. Williams Jr. of […]

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