Assault charges lawyer in Lower Paxton (Colonial Park and Linglestown)

The Colonial Park Diner has been a fixture of Lower Paxton Township for decades. So has The McShane Firm. When it comes to assault related charges in Lower Paxton, there is one clear choice for your assault charges lawyer in Colonial Park, Linglestown and all of Lower Paxton: The McShane Firm.

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We highly recommend that you stop on in and say hello to the great folks at the Colonial (Park) Diner. Tell them The McShane Firm sent you. The Ghatas family who used to own and run it are great folks. The new owners especially Rego Reyad are great too. Just down the way is also Crave the Food which is one of Justin McShane’s favorite spots to eat in Lower Paxton. Check out Crave The Food, you will not be disappointed. The Ghattas family now owns Crave. Wonderful

We understand violence

Unfortunately in this world there are bad folks. They do bad things. They attack you. You have the right to defend yourself. Unscripted and unannounced violence is all around us. It is all of our jobs to protect ourselves and our families. Many DAs who prosecute assault charges have never been in a legitimate fight. They have no frame of reference as to what it is like to be afraid for your life or your health. They live in a bubble. It is our job as your trusted and tested self-defense and assault charges lawyer in Lower Paxton to get them to pause and listen. It is something we do well.

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.

We teach self-defense

No other set of lawyers in PA have taught as many citizens as we have about the use of force. None. We have held lectures all over the Commonwealth about it. Most DAs and even some judges believe they know the law of self-defense in PA. Sadly, most are wrong. They hold the incorrect school house rules notion that its the person who strikes first is automatically in the wrong.

The law in PA clearly rejects that. You can absolutely defend yourself. If under the totality of the circumstances you reasonably believed that you needed to use force to defend yourself against potential imminent force, you are justified. You don’t have to wait for the person to slap you. You don’t have to wait for the bad guy to shoot you. PA allows for preemptive self-defense. Most importantly, it’s not Monday morning quarterbacking. Lots of police and DAs love to try to do that. In the heat of the moment we make life or death decisions in nanoseconds. It’s hurt or be hurt. Kill or be killed. That’s the truth

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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.

We know the rules of the street

The rules of the street are simple. You don’t stop until the threat is over. It’s not hit one time. Then siop, and wait to see what the other person does. It’s not I-go-you-go. Fighting in the real world is not about being fair. It is the justified use of force to protect yourself or others without all of the pleasantries and rules we find in boxing or MMA. It is about ending the threat as soon as possible. DAs sitting around sipping lattes second guessing how much force should have been used is not the law. 

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Justin Went Beyond our Expectations

I am a single mother and because of work could not spend enough time watching over my son. Unfortunately, he became involved with gangs and out himself in a very bad position. One of his friends was involved in a homicide and my son was being charged as well.

My sister recommended Justin McShane and we decided to have him represent us. He worked really hard and was very prepared. He cross-examined every witness and in the end my son was acquitted of all of the felony counts and left with a misdemeanor.

When I took my son to Mr. McShane’s office to thank him, he went out of his way to talk to my son about his involvement in gangs. He explained how serious these charges were and that if he continued in that way he could get into a lot of trouble. It looks like my son took that to heart because he has been staying at home more and we’ve been talking about getting him back into school.

Thanks Justin. You’re not only a good lawyer but a good man with a golden heart.




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.

Lower Paxton Assault charges jurisdictions

MDJ covering the South Side of Lower Paxton Township (traditional Colonial Park area)

MDJ office covering the north side of Lower Paxton Township (including Linglestown)

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