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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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Lawful Gun Owners: Know Your Rights

Everyday lawful gun owners are wrongfully arrested.  It’s an unfortunate fact of life.  In the eyes of the police, the guy with the gun is the bad guy.  Watch the video below: This is why we have out together a new blog for Pennsylvania’s Law Abiding Gun Owners- PennLAGO.com. We encourage gun owners to learn…

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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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Congratulations to Cathi Leigh!

Cathi Leigh McAdams was recently elected as President of the Central Pennsylvania Paralegal Association (CPPA).  Cathi Leigh has previously served as CPPA’s 1st Vice President and 2nd Vice President. The mission of the CPPA is: To promote, protect and advance the paralegal profession and its interests through fostering creative expansion of paralegal roles, at all…

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Attorney McShane Lectures for the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association

In my time lecturing on forensic science, I have had the honor of instructing scientists, judges, policy-makers, defense attorneys and even prosecutors.  I think it is important that all the stakeholders in the criminal justice system know the science involved so we can make sure we are not convicting innocent people. Recently I was invited to…

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Attorney McShane Hosts Anti-Doping Workshop at the ACS National Meeting

Science and the Law intersect in many different places- one of them being in doping. As part of my responsibilities as the co-chair of the Forensic Science section of the ACS-Chemistry and the Law Division, I organized a unique workshop dealing with anti-doping laws and science which was held at the 249th ACS National Meeting & Exposition on March…

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