Juvenile Life Sentences Found Unconstitutional and Retroactive

On June 25, 2012, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) decided Miller v. Alabama1. In that case, SCOTUS held that mandatory life without parole for juvenile homicide offenders violates the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition on cruel and unusual punishments.2 SCOTUS declared that youth must be taken into consideration when sentencing a juvenile defendant.3 While…

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Attorney Justin McShane Published in Understanding DUI Scientific Evidence

Congratulations to Attorneys Justin McShane and Katherine McShane, of The McShane Firm, who co-authored a chapter in the book Understanding DUI Scientific Evidence.   This book is widely respected in legal circles as it is authored by top attorneys and scientists. The chapter they authored is entitled “Pennsylvania DUID Prosecution: The Measurand Problem” . DUI Drugs (DUID) is a…

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Mandating the Use of Dashcams Can Help Serve Justice Better

Most of the time, dashcams are brought up in conversations about protecting citizens against corrupt police officers.  There is another side.  Dashcams protect police officers too. Many times police encounters hinge on the statements of two people: the office and the citizen.  Usually you end up with two conflicting sides of a story.  Dashcams and…

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