The Importance of Choosing the Right Lawyer

You Will Have Almost No Chance of Winning Your DUI Case if You Choose the Wrong Lawyer

There are some really bad lawyers out there who will give you bad advice about Pennsylvania DUI
There are some really bad lawyers out there who will give you bad advice about Pennsylvania DUI

If you are facing DUI charges in PA, you are up against an experienced prosecutor armed with professional witnesses (police officers) and “scientific” evidence who is looking to convict you.  The only way to stop them is having a strong defense.  However, just because someone is a practicing attorney, doesn’t mean he/she is a good lawyer.  Unfortunately, many people end up choosing the unprofessional, incompetent quasi-lawyers.  The results can be devastating.  Bad lawyering is listed as one of the main causes of wrongful conviction by the Innocence Project:

Asleep on the job
A review of convictions overturned by DNA testing reveals a trail of sleeping, drunk, incompetent and overburdened defense attorneys, at the trial level and on appeal. And this is only the tip of the iceberg. Innocent defendants are convicted or plead guilty in this country with less than adequate defense representation. In the some of the worst cases, lawyers have:

• slept in the courtroom during trial
• been disbarred shortly after finishing a death penalty case
• failed to investigate alibis
• failed to call or consult experts on forensic issues
• failed to show up for hearings

In the context of Pennsylvania DUI, we hear about many DUI attorneys in PA who encourage clients to quickly plead guilty without conducting a proper investigation into the facts and challenging the prosecution’s evidence. Many lawyers in the area do not have the knowledge and training required to properly challenge DUI blood tests and forensic evidence. As a result, they give their clients bad advice rather than admit their own shortcomings. Being innocent or wrongly accused isn’t enough. You need to have a DUI attorney who can marshal the resources necessary to defend you aggressively and to full effect.

At The McShane Firm, we pride ourselves on being the most prepared and dedicated DUI attorneys in PA. No where else in Pennsylvania can you find such a team of highly trained DUI expert attorneys who have real courtroom experience and have defended cases from first time DUI to DUI homicide. We are committed to excellence in DUI defense and we are prepared to fight your case using every inch the law allows.

Robert Frost once said “A jury is twelve persons chosen to decide who has the best lawyer.”

Justin McShane

PA DUI attorney Justin J. McShane is the President/CEO of The McShane Firm, LLC - Pennsylvania's top criminal law and DUI law firm. He is the highest rated DUI attorney in PA as rated by Justin McShane is a double Board certified attorney. He is the first and so far the only Pennsylvania attorney to achieve American Bar Association recognized board certification in DUI defense from the National College for DUI Defense, Inc. He is also a Board Certified Criminal Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, a Pennsylvania Supreme Court Approved Agency.

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