April’s Fools: On April 1, 2014 Pennsylvania becomes a notice and demand state

On February 19, 2014, effective April 1, 2014, upon the joint recommendation of the Criminal Procedural Rules Committee and the Committee on Rules of Evidence, the Supreme Court adopted new Pennsylvania Rule of Criminal Procedure 574 to provide procedures for the admissibility of forensic laboratory reports in lieu of expert testimony. Click for Order Click…

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How a Lawyer-Scientist DUI Lawyer can Help: The toxicology of the Justin Bieber case

How a Lawyer-Scientist DUI Lawyer can Help: The toxicology of the Justin Bieber case There is a large difference between a DUI lawyer and a DUI Lawyer-Scientist. As I wrote before, I am not just a lawyer, not just a defense lawyer, but a trained Lawyer-Scientist. There are not too many of us out there,…

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The science of the Justin Bieber DUI case: How a lawyer-scientist can help

The science of the Justin Bieber DUI case: How a lawyer-scientist can help [Updated on 26 January 2014 at 905 am EST entitled “The Problem with the Resisting Arrest without Violence charge.”] [Updated on 31 January at 1216 pm EST to include the TMZ link to the GPS records.] There are a lot of my…

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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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Challenging DUI Blood Evidence Part 3: Testing for Drugs

Challenging DUI Blood Evidence Part 3: Testing for Drugs

In Pennsylvania DUI cases, blood testing evidence holds a place of great importance because its results are normally seen as accurate and scientific. Prosecutors think that blood evidence is without flaw. This is far from true.  In this series, Challenging DUI Blood Evidence, we offer a simple yet comprehensive look at blood testing in DUI…

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