Dear Pennsylvania DUI Lawyer: Do I need a Lawyer for a first time DUI?

Dear Pennsylvania DUI Lawyer: Do I need a Lawyer for a first time 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: Dear Pennsylvania DUI Lawyer, For a first time general impairment DUI, do you think I need to hire…

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Drunk Sleeping is not the same as Drunk Driving

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania along with state and local police are all trying to make our roadways safer…or so they claim.  Once again the evident hypocrisy is crystal clear when it comes to Pennsylvania DUI.  As a Pennsylvania DUI Lawyer, it is my job to show a balanced picture of what is really happening. Decision…

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PA DUI Attorney Shawn Dorward Earns FSA Certification

With states like Pennsylvania reducing the BAC levels for DUI, it has become harder and harder to identify if a driver is actually impaired.  This is an important point because under Pennsylvania law, for a Common Law DUI charge (see our post on the different types of Pennsylvania DUI charges)  the prosecutor must prove that the…

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PA DUI Mailbag: Effects on Non-Pennsylvania Drivers

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: Dear Pennsylvania DUI Lawyer, I am licensed out of state and was recently charged with a Pennsylvania DUI…

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Pennsylvania is Letting Criminals Walk

One popular "solution" to the DUI problem is to toughen the laws and make harsher penalties.  Here in Pennsylvania, that still wouldn’t work because of shoddy police work.  All it will do is lead to more truly factually or legally not guilty citizens among us being convicted and punished.  Here is an investigation from last…

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The McShane Firm: A Commitment to Excellence in Pennsylvania DUI Defense

At The McShane Firm we take our responsibility very seriously. Pennsylvania citizens trust us to defend their liberty, freedom and future against very serious DUI charges. It becomes our responsibility to defend them with integrity and prepare ourselves to offer them the best possible defense. To this ends. Our lawyers combined spend over a thousand…

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PA DUI Mailbag: I Thought .08 was a DUI in PA?

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: Dear Pennsylvania DUI Lawyer, My 20 year old son was charged with a DUI while he tested at…

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Pennsylvania DUI Lawyer Attends ACS Chromatography Training

Recently the American Chemical Society (ACS) held a five day intensive course on Gas Chromatography (GC).  Gas Chromatography is used for DUI blood testing right here in Pennsylvania and around the country.  Any DUI lawyer worth his/her salt should be well versed in how Gas Chromatography works and how it can yield erroneously high blood…

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