Disabled Man Arrested for DUI

Disabled Man Arrested for DUI

I recently wrote about a case that PA DUI Attorney Shawn Dorward represented where his client’s severe illness was mistaken for a DUI. This is not an isolated incident.  In fact, overzealous police officers who are locked-into arresting as many people as possible commit this type of oppression sometimes frequently all over the country.  What’s […]

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Pennsylvania State Police Violate Our Rights While Fishing for DUI

Pennsylvania State Police Violate Our Rights While Fishing for DUI

As a Pennsylvania DUI Lawyer and resident of this great state, just like everyone else, I too wish there were no DUI drivers on Pennsylvania roadways.  In my opinion, better education and training for Pennsylvania state and local police is the key to saving lives.  As it stands, the training police officers receive on drunk […]

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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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Record Number of Pennsylvania DUI Arrests: A lot of Unanswered Questions

A recent report from The Republican-Herald:   Pa. State Police make record number of DUI arrests HARRISBURG, Pa.—Pennsylvania State Police say they made a record number of DUI arrests last year while the number of alcohol-related fatalities dropped more than 10 percent. Commissioner Frank Pawlowski says troopers made 16,900 DUI arrests in 2009, a 4 […]

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DUI Tunnel Vision: How Contextual Bias leads to False Arrests

Contextual bias is a particular problem with respect to DUI arrests, not just in the state of Pennsylvania but in the entire country. Through often politicized law enforcement initiatives such as Operation Night Hawk and other similar DUI focused patrols, intense pressure is placed upon police officers and troopers to “hunt” drunk drivers.  They are […]

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