Drug Defense Attorney in Halifax


The government doesn’t want you to hire the best and most effective Drug Defense Attorney in Halifax. They don’t want you to hire The McShane Firm. Why? Results matter. We get results. The drive we have to winning is second to none. Outworking the government, knowing more than the government knows and have guts is what we do. The Halifax Police Department and the Pennsylvania State Police patrol the area. They love to arrest folks. We love to free folks. Don’t let them get you. You get us instead.

When selecting which attorney to hire, please consider:

  • Can you call anytime and talk to a live person?
  • Do they offer payment plans with no credit checks?
  • Will your attorney be attentive and explain what’s going on?

At The McShane Firm, we answer yes to all of these questions. We strive to provide you with a great customer service experience during this tough time.

Types of drug charges

Stumble upon

Most drug cases come in generally two forms. The first is what we call a “stumble upon.” This is when a police officer or state trooper stops a car or has some sort of interaction with a citizen and just happens through the course of it to find drugs. They stumble onto it. Pure luck.

These cases require an intimate knowledge of search and seizure law. This type of experience is hard earned through the courtroom. It is about knowing how to set up the police at the preliminary hearing (first hearing) where we frame the case up nice and tight for a suppression hearing. A suppression hearing is where we ask the judge to suppress (throw out) some part of the case. Such as the physical evidence (e.g., the seized drugs) or the arrest itself. We know the law because we produce Pennsylvania’s top rated case law podcast called “Pennsylvania Case Law Update While You Drive” podcast.

We review each and every case published in PA for the week. If your attorney doesn’t subscribe to it, they will miss out on the ever changing world of search and seizure. But why look to hire someone who listens to the law? Why not hire the folks who make and change the law? That’s us.


The second type of drug case is a snitch built case. This is where the police basically create drug dealing. What they do is they bust someone for possession. This person who is now in trouble now will do anything and everything to get out of trouble. This includes setting other folks up. Now who are they going to set up? The real drug dealer? No. They look to set up someone who is generally not involved. Why? They don’t want to shut off the source of their drugs. So, the snitch has powerful incentive to create a drug dealer boss out of you. Otherwise, they are the one holding the baggies.

What is The McShane Difference?

  • We take time to understand your personal needs and goals. Then we cater our legal strategy to fit you.
  • We care about you. We listen and return phone calls. We will take time to explain things so you are not left anxious in the dark.
  • We will make this as easy as possible. We will try to minimize the number of times you have to be in court which means less disruption of your work and family life.

Does this sound like what you are looking for in an attorney? If yes, then take the next step and call (717) 657-3900.


Maximum penalties, mandatory minimum sand more

What is at stake is everything. We’re not here to tell you BS. The truth is that this will hurt you. No matter the outcome. The journey to not guilty is full of setbacks, unknowns and anxiety. But there is more than hope.

Free information on drug charges (including maximum sentences)

All you need to know about Drug Charges in PA

Attorney MC, Portland OR

I was referred to Mr. McShane by a colleague who was impressed by his expertise and diligence. Mr. McShane graciously agreed to work with us as local counsel in an important matter pending in Federal Court. In doing so, Mr. McShane demonstrated his dedication to performing in the highest tradition of the Bar. Mr. McShane strikes me as a smart and dedicated attorney. I will not hesitate to refer clients to him whenever I have the opportunity to do so. I know Mr. McShane will work hard for any client who comes into his care.


Our Clients are entitled to a Bill of Rights which states:

  • Our clients have the right to expect, we will be proactive in communication. You will hear it from us first. We will return all phone calls, texts and emails promptly.
  • Our clients have the right to expect plain speaking, straight shooting. No B. S.
  • Our clients have the right to expect us to do it right the first time, every time.
  • Our clients have the right to expect us to be on time and professionally prepared for all court appearances, and all meetings.
  • Our clients have the right to expect that they will be fully informed at all times.

This is our promise to you. Call today to get us on your side: (717) 657-3900.

Learn more about the consequences of criminal charges

Felony Conviction Consequences in Pennsylvania

Misdemeanor Conviction Consequences in Pennsylvania

How to save yourself

No one can save you but you. You are responsible for you. You are responsible for your own rescue. We throw you this lifeline now, but you have to grab it. Grab it and don’t let go!