Attorney Barrouk Admitted to The US Supreme Court Bar

Attorney Tim Barrouk of The McShane Firm is known for his hard work in the courtroom.  He has now been admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States bar permitting him to argue before the highest court in the land. I have blogged/bragged before about how Attorney Barrouk was recently named a Super Lawyers Rising…

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Innocent Man Imprisoned for 15 years is Freed

Another example of how  a corrupt and over-zealous prosecutor can ruin lives: Jabbar Collins, wrongfully convicted of murdering rabbi 15 years ago, won’t be retried: DA’s office The Brooklyn district attorney’s office won’t retry a man wrongfully convicted of murdering a rabbi 15 years ago – canceling a hearing into misconduct allegations against a top prosecutor….

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PA DUI Mailbag: No Contest in DUI Cases

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: What will happen if I plea "no contest" in my Pennsylvania DUI case? For a Pennsylvania DUI cases…

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Congressional Bill calls for alcohol detectors in vehicles

The Government wants to install alcohol detectors in cars, but is that a good idea? Schumer calls for alcohol detectors in vehicles WASHINGTON — Sen. Charles E. Schumer said Thursday he’ll push for legislation to boost alcohol-detection technology in cars, which he said could greatly reduce drunk driving — especially for repeat offenders. Basically the…

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Cognitive Bias: An Interview with Justin McShane

I was interviewed recently by Christine Funk for The Women’s Information Network about cognitive bias.  Here is the link: Cognitive Bias: An Interview with Justin McShane In this interview I explain the flaw in every single one of  us humans suffers from called cognitive or contextual bias.  I have blogged before about how this effects…

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PA DUI Mailbag: Should I Take a Preliminary Hearing for a DUI?

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: Why would I want to hire an attorney for a preliminary hearing if all I want to do…

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Faulty Machines Lead to 400 DUI Convictions in D.C.

Just because someone blows a high number, doesn’t mean they are guilty of DUI.  These breath machines are quirky and if not calibrated properly (a very common problem) they can yield artificially high measurements.  They are not specific or selective for exclusively drinking alcohol or ETOH.  Look what happened in our nation’s capital: 400 drunken-driving…

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Harrisburg DUI Attorney Justin McShane to Present at ACS National Meeting

DUI involves a lot of science.  From biology to physiology to chemistry to pharmacology, a diligent DUI attorney must have a firm grasp of the scientific aspects involved in a DUI case. In an effort to provide the very best representation to my clients, I have spent countless hours studying scientific papers, attending seminars and…

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Government-Funded Study Calls for Overhaul of Nation’s Crime Labs

Here is an article about the famous National Academy of Sciences study. I thought I should post it as a follow up to my post about the crime labs in San Francisco. Government-Funded Study Calls for Overhaul of Nation’s Crime Labs Forensic science has helped send thousands of suspected murderers, rapists and other alleged criminals…

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