Drug Defense Lawyer in Jonestown


The attorney that other attorneys turn to for help

We are proud to have earned the reputation as the go-to attorneys for other attorneys nationwide who need help with their cases. Consider this endorsement:

Attorney Mark C., 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.


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.

The call is yours. Make the right call

You are in charge of your life. No one else is. You need to take control again. Put us in your case. Welcome us to the fight for the rest of your life. You will not be disappointed.

What our clients say

Read our 400+ client and peer reviews

Consider this one recent client success story…

Mr. McShane You are the MAN My father John E. and me Maria E. came to your office and explain the charges you said there’s a technicality sited the law to Judge Jennings he didn’t have a clue and once you explained it me and my father was running out the door CASE DISMISSED MY FATHER WAS LOOKING AT SERIOUS JAIL TIME AND WALK AWAY A FREE MAN I SPEAK HIGHLY OF YOU..ALL THE TIME..BECAUSE YOUR MISSION…IS WINNING
-Maria E.


Here is a testimonial from an attorney

Attorney Eric G., San Diego CA

Justin has been, and continues to be a role model for myself, and for many other attorneys across the world. His command on science is unreal. But he also possesses a special talent: he can take huge complex issues, and break them down so they can be understood by everyone. His personality shines as a teacher/professor, and his drive really inspires everyone around him to push themselves to greatness. His approach is one of honesty; objective honesty. And that’s exactly what we need to keep in the Courts across this nation.



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.

International reputation, local experience equals winning

We are internationally known. We do things and know things that other attorneys don’t even know that they don’t know.


Here is a video of Justin performing a colorimetric test on suspected marijuana.

Did you know that Cumberland County has its own drug identification laboratory where it tests seized drugs? The DA’s Office runs it. It is at the old County Prison building above. The testing that they use is not the most modern and pales in comparison to the international forensic standards. That type of knowledge is priceless. When you need the best Drug defense lawyer in Jonestown, you need to come to The McShane Firm. We know the science and the law.


What we will do

First off, we will believe you. You are presumed to be innocent in court. We maintain your innocence. It all begins with listening and caring enough to develop a strategy. The strategy is with one fixed point in mind: winning. We are programmed to win.

Meet our attorneys

Additional considerations when it comes to drug charges

Beyond the battle in the courtroom, there is the battle of personal self-worth, legacy and future. There are many things beyond the immediate concerns of jail and fines to worry about. Consider these additional factors:

Attorney Justin McShane is on the permanent faculty of the American Chemical Society’s Hands-on Drug Identification course that is part of the ACS Lawyer-Scientist course. In this course Justin and others teach the technical aspects of drug identification using instruments such as GC-MS, FTIR and colorimetric tests.

So much on the line

There is so much on the line when it comes to drug charges. Here is information on the legal consequences including maximum sentences, mandatory minimums, fines and the possibility of federal charges



Felony Conviction Consequences in Pennsylvania

Misdemeanor Conviction Consequences in Pennsylvania

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.

Free information on drug charges (including maximum sentences)