PENNSYLVANIA DRUNK DRIVING LAWS

At The McShane Firm, we know that being charged with a DUI in Pennsylvania can be unnerving, that is why we are here to help throughout the process. If you have a drunk driving charge, you have the right to fight. Don’t be confused by complicated PA drunk driving laws. Contact us and let us help you through the process of understanding what to expect. We have years of experience with drunk driving cases and we vow to fight your DUI charges. Call now for a free consultation with a DUI attorney who knows the Law and Science.

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At The McShane Firm, We Fight DUI Charges

The McShane Firm prides itself on its professionally aggressive representation of your DUI, We treat every case with extreme care and attention; no detail is left unexamined, regardless of the intensity of the case, because we know that each case is important to those involved. Let The McShane Firm fight DUI charges for you and let us help guide you to obtain a better understanding of PA drunk driving laws.

Pennsylvania DUI Laws

You can find more information about DUI laws by using the links below:

What is a Preliminary Hearing?

A preliminary hearing is where a lot of charge bargaining occurs, such as reduction, amendment or the withdrawal of charges. While a preliminary DUI hearing is technically about whether or not the Commonwealth can meet its burden of prima facia before a Magisterial District Judge, the true purpose of this hearing is three fold.

  • First, The McShane Firm can present the case in such a way that all, or some, of the charges are dismissed because there is a lack of competent evidence to sustain the Commonwealth’s burden.
  • Second, it ‘locks’ the testifying witnesses into their stories so that if they change their stories or lie about the situation later on, they can be impeached with their prior inconsistent statement.
  • Third, it establishes and develops potential suppression issues or allows you to preliminarily explore the type and quality of evidence against you.

Due to the importance of these three aspects, a preliminary hearing is crucial to your case, and without proper representation, you make it easier to convict you of your DUI or drunk driving case.

Attorneys at the McShane Firm

Meet Our Attorneys

Justin J. McShane, Esq.
Justin J. McShane, Esq.

Chairman/CEO
Specializing in DUI and Criminal Law
Timothy M. Barrouk, Esq.
Timothy M. Barrouk, Esq.

Senior Litigation Associate
Shawn M. Dorward, Esq.
Shawn M. Dorward, Esq.

Litigation Associate
Katherine McShane, Esq.
Katherine McShane, Esq.

Litigation Associate
Richard S. Roberts Jr., Esq.
Richard S. Roberts Jr., Esq.

Litigation Associate
Kaitlyn Clarkson, Esq.
Kaitlyn Clarkson, Esq.

Appellate and Post-Conviction Attorney
Jason Jefferis, Esq.
Jason Jefferis, Esq.

Litigation Associate

Hundreds Have Trusted Us. You Will Too.

Comment_MarkJustin is very responsive. He returned all of my calls, many times immediately. He really cared about my case and was able to protect me from jail. He is excellent. If you need a criminal defense attorney hire him.

Criminal Defense, (Client)

Comment_MarkI could not be happier with the attorney I selected. There are hundreds of local attorneys and Justin McShane is by far the best. His services are worth every penny.

T.M., (Harrisburg, PA)

Comment_MarkI am satisfied and impressed at how much Justin did to help my cause. I can’t say enough how I appreciated his dedication.

J.M., (Harrisburg, PA)

Comment_MarkMy husband was driving home while after having drinks with some friends. Unfortunately, he got involved in a major accident in which the driver of the other car was seriously hurt.
Justin was able to get the charges reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor.

M.A., (York, PA)

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