Facebookers Admit to DUI

I have blogged before about using social media in a responsible manner.  Social media can be a lot of fun and a great and easy way to keep up with friends.  It is also a great and easy way for the police to keep up with you. Facebook search feature shows public status updates for those…

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Record Number of Pennsylvania DUI Arrests: A lot of Unanswered Questions

A recent report from The Republican-Herald:   Pa. State Police make record number of DUI arrests HARRISBURG, Pa.—Pennsylvania State Police say they made a record number of DUI arrests last year while the number of alcohol-related fatalities dropped more than 10 percent. Commissioner Frank Pawlowski says troopers made 16,900 DUI arrests in 2009, a 4…

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DUI Mailbag: What Does Invalid Sample and Invalid Test Mean?

Every Friday we will take a look at some of the most commonly asked questions about Pennsylvania DUI so that we can clear up any misconceptions and provide you with the most up-to-date and accurate information.  Today: I was recently arrested for a DUI and taken to the station for testing.  The machine was an…

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DUI Hypocrisy: Guilty Before Being Proven Innocent

Drunk driving is a serious problem in Pennsylvania and across the country.  Like most of us, I also wish that people would not make the choice of getting behind the wheel while they are drunk.  To battle this, many people are willing to adopt “any means necessary” to eliminate the DUI problem.  However, sometimes these…

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Attorney McShane to Speak at DUI Seminar in MN

The Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice (MSCJ) presents an annual one-day DWI seminar.  This is the top DWI training seminar in Minnesota and attracts attendees from all over the country.  The MSCJ has invited me to lecture at their 2011 DWI seminar. The MSCJ is a very proactive group and is working hard to ensure that they…

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Media Bias When Covering Pennsylvania DUI

I have often lamented that DUI is one of the most politically charged crimes in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  There are a number of lobbies like MADD and the PA DUI Association that exert inordinate amounts of pressure on politicians to enact stricter Pennsylvania DUI Laws.  In my opinion, as Pennsylvania’s first and only national Board…

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