Your freedom or your medicine? New ruling on Medical Marijuana and Probation

June 18, 2020

Your freedom or your medicine?

Medical Marijuana and Probation or Parole.

  • Are you on probation or parole and have a medical marijuana card?
  • Are you charged with a crime and are on bail but being told that you can’t use medical marijuana although it was lawfully prescribed to you?
  • Are you concerned that if you are found guilty and sentenced for a criminal offense in Pennsylvania that you might have to choose between your medicine and jail?

Can I get a DUI for using medically approved Marijuana?

June 3, 2020

One may wonder, in Pennsylvania, if I am lawfully using medical marijuana, can I be charged with DUI? Yes, you can!

Why?, some may ask. That I cannot answer. What I can provide you is the truth: they can and will charge you with DUI if you used your medical marijuana.


Warning! Courts are Open! Are you Ready?

May 27, 2020

Don’t miss a court date because you were not prepared!

Courts are reopening, moving dates and implementing new procedures. Many citizens just like you are rushing to hire attorneys to make sure their cases are handled properly. In fact, many citizens are finding it hard to find attorneys to take their cases because many of them are not ready to handle cases via the virtual platforms such as zoom and webex that many courts are using right now. But The McShane Firm is here and ready to go.


Call Me First, Not the Police Back

May 20, 2020

Throughout the years, there have been two types of calls I have received once a potential defendant has been contacted by a police officer or believe that charges are coming. The first conversation (which,unfortunately, is the much more common) goes something like this: “the police left a card on my door so I called them back.” Or, “Mygirlfriend, mother, friend,and/or brother saw my picture on PennLive so I called the police to figure this out.” DO NOT CALL THE POLICE BEFORE YOU CONSULT AN ATTORNEY. I have literally seen people call the police on themselves.


The Conundrum of Constitutional Quarantine: We Hold These Truths to be Self-Evident.

April 29, 2020
Self-evident. That is how the Framers described our fundamental rights when we declared our independence from the British Empire. It was obvious to them that American citizens have rights that pre-exist government and that the US government’s purpose was to protect those rights (not provide them). More importantly it was obvious to them that those most fundamental rights could not be infringed on by the government without narrowly tailored action toward a compelling government interest, such as the protection of American lives from imminent death or serious bodily injury.