Pennsylvania DUI Info

Fact: You will have absolutely no chance to win your DUI case if you choose the wrong attorney.

Pennsylvania DUI Attorneys

Just as you would not go to a doctor who specializes in foot-related issues (podiatrist) for brain surgery, don’t trust your liberty, your life and your driver’s license to a PA DUI attorney who takes any old case that walks in the door. You deserve not just a good attorney, but rather the very best PA DUI attorney to help you.

  • ALL of the attorneys at The McShane Firm, LLC have advanced training in the science behind DUI blood results including blood testing at the Axion Analytical Laboratories. They have all preformed gas chromatography on actual Gas Chromatographs (the machines that analyze the blood). It is a strong area of focus for The Firm.
  • ALL of the attorneys at The McShane Firm, LLC have been trained in both the Instructor rating (the highest rating) in the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, Advanced Roadside Impairment Driving Enforcement, as well as Drugs that Impair Driving and Drug Recognition Expert Courses according to the NHTSA curriculum.
  • ALL of the attorneys at The McShane Firm, LLC are frequent invited guest speakers to various audiences
  • We are the only DUI Pennsylvania firm in the mid Atlantic states that has 7 full time dedicated attorneys who focus on DUI and DUI defense. We don’t do divorce or custody. We can’t do the settlement of your house. We do DUI
It is OK to be selfish and demand the best!

When you go to ask the qualifications of the PA DUI attorney who you are going to trust with your life and your driver’s license, ask whoever it is the following Checklist questions:

McShane Press Mashup

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The Problem of Residual Mouth Alcohol

In this video, Attorney McShane demonstrates how residual mouth alcohol can create a false positive on the CMI Intoxilyzer SD-2 and the Intoximeters Alco-Sensor FST.

Creating a False PBT Positive With Ordinary Bread

In this video, Attorney McShane how to create a false positive on an Intoximeters Alco-Sensor FST using ordinary household bread.

Question 1: When was the last time you went to trial?
The McSHANE FIRMQUESTIONTHE OTHER PERSON
Are you a Certified Breath Alcohol Test Technician as recognized by the United States Department of Transportation?
Have you ever actually seen a Breathalyzer in operation? Not just on a video but actually live, in person?
Do you own an operable Intoxilyzer 5000EN?
Do you own an operable BAC DataMaster?
Do you own an operable SD-2 and an SD-5 Pre-arrest Breath Test and an Intoximters FST?
Do you own a Guth Laboratories Simulator and know how to use it to calibrate Breath machines? Have you ever seen one (other than on video)?
Have you ever used one?
Have you ever even seen live in-person a Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometer?
Do you hold the highest certificate AS AN INSTRUCTOR in the administration of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests as taught per the curriculum of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the International Association of Chiefs of Police?
Do you hold the highest certificate level in the administration of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests as taught per the curriculum of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the International Association of Chiefs of Police??
Have you received a certificate in Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement as taught per the curriculum of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the International Association of Chiefs of Police??
Have you received the maximum amount of training possible for attorneys in the procedures employed by a Drug Recognition Expert (used by the police to “spot” controlled substance impaired drivers) according to the NHTSA curriculum like “Drug Recognition Experts”?
Have you taught thousands upon thousands of lawyers the science behind DUI cases? (McShane)
Are you a member of the faculty of the Borkenstein Drug Course (the foremost annual seminar on Drugs and Impaired Driving attended by lab scientists)? (McShane)
Have you been invited to teach Gas Chromatography to trial and appellate judges all over the US? (McShane)
Have you attended and/or taught thousands of hours of training to judges, lawyers (defense and prosecutors), scientists, and equipment manufacturers? (McShane)
Have you been elected to be a Fellow at the American Institute of Chemists? (McShane)
Have you attended, completed and hold a certificate in phlebotomy (the drawing of blood and analysis of blood)? (McShane)
Have you attended and received a certificate in “Accident Scene Reconstruction” as part of your Continuing Legal Education? (mcShane)
Are you a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Science? (McShane)
Have you received specialized training relevant to the defense of CDL truck drivers?
Do you get invited to speak all over the United States and even internationally on topics involving DUI and DUI science? (McShane)
Are you are regularly invited national and international lecturer where other attorneys from all over the United States have come to learn? (McShane)
Can you explain with specificity how a Gas Chromatograph and/or Mass Spectrometry works so I can understand it?
Have you been a featured guest lecturer at the Pennsylvania State Police cadet classes? (McShane)
Have you been asked to speak at various academic institutions on Jury trial advocacy? (McShane)
Have you actually served as a Juror in a trial?
Are you Board Certified in Criminal Law? (McShane)
Have you strictly defended those accused of a crime and DUI and never prosecuted a single person for anything and especially not for a DUI?
Do you actually take preliminary hearings and don’t just waive them into Court to “work something out later”?
Do you presume me to be innocent?
Do you actually challenge the stop of the vehicle, the reason for the arrest and the blood/breath or refusal result pre-trial?
Do you actually take DUI cases to trial?
Do you actually know exactly what you are doing?
Did you write two authoritative treatises (book) on DUI Defense that actually have an ISBN number that are copyright protected and are widely available at Barnes and Noble, Amazon and others?
Are you selective in the cases that you take and limit the number of cases so you can devote as much time as you need to them?
Do you have available to you a Doctor and/or PhD who is an expert in the collection and analysis of my blood specimen who you can use to later challenge the result in Court if necessary and appropriate? (Be sure to ask the attorney the name of his/her expert and the last time he/she used that person in trial)
Do you have available to you a medical doctor who is an expert in forensic toxicology and emergency room medicine who can examine the accuracy and the collection method of my blood result to later challenge it in Court if necessary and appropriate? (Be sure to ask the attorney the name of his/her expert and the last time he/she used that person in trial)
Do you have available to you the foremost expert in the field of the Standardized Field Sobriety Testing and Drug Impaired Driving analysis (Drug Recognition Expert) who holds instructor ratings in both who can challenge the results and whether or not I am a good candidate for the tests to begin with and use this expertise in Court if necessary and appropriate? (Be sure to ask the attorney the name of his/her expert and the last time he/she used that person in trial)
Do you have available to you an internationally recognized expert in infrared breath testing spectrometry and Evidentiary Breath Test machine maintenance and calibration who can examine the accuracy and collection method of my breath test result to later challenge it in Court if necessary and appropriate? (Be sure to ask the attorney the name of the expert and the last time he/she used that person in trial)
Do you have available to you an internationally recognized expert in accident scene reconstruction who can later challenge the State’s result in Court if necessary and appropriate? (Be sure to ask the attorney the name of the expert and the last time he/she used that person in trial)
Are you discriminating in your practice? Do you decline to represent those that you know you cannot help out in a fundamental way?
Are you Board Certified in DUI Defense? (McShane)
Do you operate 24 hours a day and 7 days a week with an emergency line that goes directly to an attorney?