Teacher Charged with DUI in PA: What you need to know

A Pennsylvania Teacher must report their criminal convictions to the School Board According to the Pennsylvania School code, a school teacher must report their criminal convictions to the school board.  In some instances, this may result in the teacher being deemed ineligible to teach.  These rules affect: Teachers Principals Secretaries School Nurses Coaches Cafeteria Staff […]

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We help Doctors who are accused of DUI

Are you a doctor accused of a DUI? The McShane Firm can help! Statistics indicate that drug and alcohol abuse are the third most common triggers for Medical Board disciplinary action against physicians. The most common form of drug or alcohol-related charge relates to driving under the influence-DUI. Your Medical License could be Suspended Many […]

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Prescription Drug DUI Information

Police in Pennsylvania, and especially around Harrisburg, have stepped up their enforcement of prescription drug DUIs:  Some common medications that people have been arrested for are: Ambien Prozac Valium Xanax Klonopin Oxycodone Methadone Recent surveys indicate that American are taking more prescription drugs than ever.  Under Pennsylvania’s impaired driving laws, police can charge you with drugged driving […]

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High costs for refusing breathalyzer test among new Pennsylvania laws for 2018

A new law that recently went into effect has established a huge, new license restoration fee for drivers who refuse testing. High costs for refusing breathalyzer test among new Pennsylvania laws for 2018 Pennsylvania police will have a new financial incentive to make suspected drunk or impaied drivers consent to a breath or blood test […]

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CDL Drivers

Important information for CDL Drivers Charged with a DUI

If you are the holder of a Commercial Driver’s License (“CDL”) in Pennsylvania, it’s extremely important that you understand how a DUI conviction may affect your career and your future.  For you, a DUI is more than a simple charge. A conviction could spell the end of your CDL career. This is why you should […]

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New Bill passes the State Senate and calls for tougher DUI Laws

A new bill sponsored by Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr. (R-44) will increase the penalties for many DUI offenders if passed into law.  The state senate has passed this legislation by a margin of (47-4). Summary of the Proposed Bill The bill proposes a number of changes, including: Creating a felony grading for people convicted […]

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dui drugs

Can I be Arrested for Driving While Using Prescription Drugs?

You can be arrested for driving while using a number of prescription drugs.  The following are some common prescription drugs we see drivers arrested for: Xanax Klonopin Oxycodone Methadone Ambien Prozac Valium According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2014, around 22% of all drivers were impaired by drugs. Nearly 50% of […]

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