How to Save Yourself from a False DUI Conviction

How to Save Yourself from a False DUI Conviction

Over the holidays, many Pennsylvania drivers will be stopped by police for DUI.  Law enforcement is a human endeavor and police officers are prone to mistakes which can lead to false arrest.  As citizens fit is up to you to arm yourself with knowledge of the law so you can protect yourself against a false…

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Christmas and New Years Pennsylvania DUI Checkpoints

Christmas and New Years Pennsylvania DUI Checkpoints

State and local police across Pennsylvania will be conducting more DUI checkpoints on Pennsylvania roadways over the upcoming holidays.  These are the busiest times of the year for DUI checkpoints because of the high traffic volume and increased support police departments receive from special interest groups. In an effort to keep the public informed, Pennsylvania…

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Attorney Dorward Brilliantly Defends PA DUI Case

At The McShane Firm, we pride ourselves on having the the hardest working, most dedicated DUI Attorneys in Pennsylvania.  Recently, Attorney Shawn Dorward secured a total not guilty verdict in a DUI case for a client he had been defending for almost two years.  Most importantly, Attorney Dorward was able to secure a “not guilty”…

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Bad Lawyering Leads to False Convictions

Bad Lawyering Leads to False Convictions

One of the main causes of false convictions is bad lawyering.  Often time overworked and under-experienced lawyers take on cases they can’t handle leading to an unprepared, weak defense. They are pushed into trial unprepared.  This problem is especially pronounced in DUI cases where there is a huge reliance on scientific evidence.  Many lawyers advertise…

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PA DUI Attorney to Present at NACDL National Seminar

PA DUI Attorney Justin McShane has been invited to speak at the highly regarded “Making Sense of Science” Seminar hosted by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.  The title for this seminar is ” Forensic Science and the Law”. Attorney McShane has been invited to give a lecture entitled “Pharmacology for Lawyers.”  Pharmacology is…

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Distracted driving is just as dangerous as DUI, but Pennsylvania lawmakers are turn a blind eye to it.

Distracted Driving Increasing Despite Bans

Recent survey by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) showed that driving while using a cellphone has increased over the past year despite the fact that this has been banned by a large number of states.  How widespread is this problem?  According to reports about distracted driving, 18% of people surveyed by NHTSA admitted…

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Police in Pennsylvania are gearing up for more DUI checkpoints over the holidays.

Pennsylvania DUI Checkpoints: Are They Really Worth It?

While most of us will be enjoying the next few weeks as part of the holiday season, police all across Pennsylvania are gearing up for the DUI Checkpoint season.  As a part of their DUI enforcement efforts, PENNDOT, Pennsylvania State Police and local police from all across the Commonwealth will be setting up more and…

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Police Officers Really Do Lie About DUI

In my many years as a Pennsylvania DUI Attorney defending the rights of those accused, I have seen many, many cases of police officers “fudging” or “shading” the truth and even outright lying. This is one of the main reasons why anyone who is accused of a DUI should have an experienced PA DUI lawyer…

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