The Pennsylvania Association for Drunk Driving Defense Attorneys

The Pennsylvania Association for Drunk Driving Defense Attorneys Representing Excellence in Pennsylvania DUI Defense The Pennsylvania Association for Drunk Driving Defense Lawyers (PADDDA) is a collegial association of attorneys who advocate on behalf of the motorist among us who has been accused of a DUI or DUI-related offense by the Government.
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The PADDDA is governed by a set of Bylaws that has been adopted by its members. The PADDDA has different committees tasked with specific responsibilities. The past, current and anticipated future purposes of the PADDDA can be found in its committee structure. All of the committees are currently active and are pursuing their established and stated goals. Members of the PADDDA are among the most qualified and experienced DUI defense attorneys in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. They share a commitment to honest, skillful, and determined DUI defense for all citizens of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Mission: Formed in 2011, The Pennsylvania Association for Drunk Driving Defense Attorneys is a collegial association of attorneys who advocate on behalf of the motorist among us who has been accused of a DUI or DUI-related offense by the Government. Our members share a commitment to honest, skillful, and determined DUI defense for all citizens of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court fiddles while Centre County burns
05/27/2015
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court fiddles while Centre County burns

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court fiddles while Centre County burns

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court fiddles while Centre County burns A political opinion piece by Justin J. McShane The honor and the integrity of the Pennsylvania judiciary has perhaps rightly been called into question with the Cash for Kids scandal (2008), Joan Orie Melvin (2012), Seamus P. McCaffery

Driving while medicated is the next big law enforcement push
05/13/2015
Driving while medicated is the next big law enforcement push

Driving while medicated is the next big law enforcement push

Reports across the country show the cops are gearing up for the next big push: “Drugged-Driving”. Drugged-driving, sometimes referred to as DUI-Drugs (DUID), is when someone drives under the influence of either illicit or legal prescription drugs that are deemed to cause impairment. Some of the mos

Cop jump defendant in courthouse- injure public defender
05/11/2015
Cop jump defendant in courthouse- injure public defender

Cop jump defendant in courthouse- injure public defender

If you heard that a group of six men beat up a defendant in a courthouse, you would probably think they were rival gang members or other criminals. Nope. Sorry. It was the police: Cop’s scuffle with suspect leaves attorney injured MORE THAN a half-dozen Philadelphia police officers jumped and beat

Judge Grine sued all of us….. and lost
05/07/2015
Judge Grine sued all of us….. and lost

Judge Grine sued all of us….. and lost

I titled this “Judge Grine sued all of us….. and lost” because when Judge Grine of Center County sued TC Tanski and The McShane Firm, LLC in a purely self-serving attempt to curb public speech and debate over his actions as a public figure, he in reality was attacking us all. All members of the […]

FBI “experts” help convict a man using hair analysis, Except the hair was from a dog
05/06/2015
FBI “experts” help convict a man using hair analysis, Except the hair was from a dog

FBI “experts” help convict a man using hair analysis, Except the hair was from a dog

This is abhorrent- a travesty of justice. For decades, FBI hair analysis “experts” gave FALSE testimony in court to help their prosecution buddies: The Justice Department and FBI have formally acknowledged that nearly every examiner in an elite FBI forensic unit gave flawed testimony in almost all

A Comment on the Draft Documents from the National Commission on Forensic Science
04/24/2015
A Comment on the Draft Documents from the National Commission on Forensic Science

A Comment on the Draft Documents from the National Commission on Forensic Science

Recently, the National Commission on Forensic Science (NCFS) released a series of draft regulations through regulations.gov: Initial DRAFT Recommendation on AFIS Interoperability Initial DRAFT Recommendation on MECIN Initial DRAFT Recommendation on National Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibi

Freedom of Speech is Freedom to Question Judges
04/21/2015
Freedom of Speech is Freedom to Question Judges

Freedom of Speech is Freedom to Question Judges

Freedom of Speech is Freedom to Question Judges An opinion piece by Justin J. McShane For a background of the Grine et al v. The McShane Firm, et al. lawsuit, I offer the following: Justice or an Abortion of Justice? Are some Judges and the Elected DA in Centre County out of Control? #SpeakTruthToP

Is the “fix” in for Stacy Parks Miller?
04/14/2015
Is the “fix” in for Stacy Parks Miller?

Is the “fix” in for Stacy Parks Miller?

Is the “fix” in for Stacy Parks Miller? An opinion piece by Justin J. McShane Lately we have blogged a lot on here about Centre County, some of the judges in Centre County, The elected DA Stacy Parks Miller, and Bruce Castor. Justice or an Abortion of Justice? Are some Judges and the Elected DA […]

Ever met a Judge in America who is against Free Speech? We have.
04/14/2015
Ever met a Judge in America who is against Free Speech? We have.

Ever met a Judge in America who is against Free Speech? We have.

Ever met a Judge in America who is against Free Speech? We have. As regular readers will know, a sitting Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, Judge Grine of Centre County, sued The McShane Firm and Attorney TC Tanski to try to muzzle protected political speech. As I wrote earlier (Justice or an […]

Does Bruce Castor’s association with Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller rightfully raise eyebrows? Is Ca...
04/13/2015
Does Bruce Castor’s association with Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller rightfully raise eyebrows? Is Castor’s acceptance of being appointed as a “Special Deputy District Attorney” call into question his decision-making?

Does Bruce Castor’s association with Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller rightfully raise eyebrows? Is Castor’s acceptance of being appointed as a “Special Deputy District Attorney” call into question his decision-making?

Does Bruce Castor’s association with Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller rightfully raise eyebrows? Is Castor’s acceptance of being appointed as a “Special Deputy District Attorney” call into question his decision-making? An Opinion Piece By Justin J. McShane As first reported on The

Congratulations to Cathi Leigh!
04/10/2015
Congratulations to Cathi Leigh!

Congratulations to Cathi Leigh!

Cathi Leigh McAdams was recently elected as President of the Central Pennsylvania Paralegal Association (CPPA). Cathi Leigh has previously served as CPPA’s 1st Vice President and 2nd Vice President. The mission of the CPPA is: To promote, protect and advance the paralegal profession and its interes

Attorney McShane Lectures for the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association
04/08/2015
Attorney McShane Lectures for the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association

Attorney McShane Lectures for the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association

In my time lecturing on forensic science, I have had the honor of instructing scientists, judges, policy-makers, defense attorneys and even prosecutors. I think it is important that all the stakeholders in the criminal justice system know the science involved so we can make sure we are not convicti

Attorney McShane Hosts Anti-Doping Workshop at the ACS National Meeting
04/06/2015
Attorney McShane Hosts Anti-Doping Workshop at the ACS National Meeting

Attorney McShane Hosts Anti-Doping Workshop at the ACS National Meeting

Science and the Law intersect in many different places- one of them being in doping. As part of my responsibilities as the co-chair of the Forensic Science section of the ACS-Chemistry and the Law Division, I organized a unique workshop dealing with anti-doping laws and science which was held at the

USADA presents at the ACS National Meeting about Doping in Sports
04/01/2015
USADA presents at the ACS National Meeting about Doping in Sports

USADA presents at the ACS National Meeting about Doping in Sports

USADA presents at the ACS National Meeting about Doping in Sports On March 23, 2015, Attorneys Justin J. McShane of The McShane Firm, LLC and Josh D. Lee of Ward, Lee and Coats moderated a symposium at the national American Chemical Society meeting in Denver, Colorado. The symposium concerned the

#SpeakTruthToPowerInCentreCounty hearing is at 9 am April 2, 2015 at the Centre County Courthouse Annex
04/01/2015
#SpeakTruthToPowerInCentreCounty hearing is at 9 am April 2, 2015 at the Centre County Courthouse Annex

#SpeakTruthToPowerInCentreCounty hearing is at 9 am April 2, 2015 at the Centre County Courthouse Annex

Please share this post. Free Fun Entrainment. Bring some popcorn. In our prior post Justice or an Abortion of Justice? Are some Judges and the Elected DA in Centre County out of Control? We tried to answer that question. Although the case law is squarely against the plaintiff, although the facts are

Justice or an Abortion of Justice? Are some Judges and the Elected DA in Centre County out of Control?
03/30/2015
Justice or an Abortion of Justice? Are some Judges and the Elected DA in Centre County out of Control?

Justice or an Abortion of Justice? Are some Judges and the Elected DA in Centre County out of Control?

An opinion piece by Justin J. McShane Justice or an Abortion of Justice? Are some Judges and the Elected DA in Centre County out of Control? This Firm comes into the public spotlight in the middle of an alarming series of events that has been well played out in the Centre Daily Times, but has […]
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But they took a blood test…
03/25/2015
But they took a blood test…

But they took a blood test…

Many people think that if the police took a blood test that test came back positive for any drugs or over the BAC limit, they will automatically be convicted of a DUI. This is simply not true. A DUI blood test is a piece of paper with a result. In reality, it is an opinion. […]
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Could a federal bill end policing for profit?
03/23/2015
Could a federal bill end policing for profit?

Could a federal bill end policing for profit?

Policing for profit is a big problem in our criminal justice system. Whether it’s traffic tickets or summary citations, the enforcement of many laws are in the interests of raising money instead of truly protecting the public. Although many policing agencies deny having a ticket quota, many have co

How smoking legal weed in another state can get you a DUI in Pennsylvania
03/20/2015
How smoking legal weed in another state can get you a DUI in Pennsylvania

How smoking legal weed in another state can get you a DUI in Pennsylvania

With marijuana becoming legal in more and more states, it is important to discuss how those laws affect all those who drive in Pennsylvania. Under Pennsylvania law, driving with any level of Delta-9-THC (THC), 11-Hydroxy-Delta-9-THC (THC-OH), and/or 11-Nor-9-Carboxy-Delta-9-THC (THC-COOH) [beyond th

Should filming the police be illegal?
03/18/2015
Should filming the police be illegal?

Should filming the police be illegal?

One of the more interesting effects technology has had on criminal justice is the fact that people have cameras and are using them. Smartphones are ubiquitous and they give common citizens a powerful tool to help them report any harmful activity. But what about when citizens film the police? Many

Charged with a DUI? There is hope.
03/09/2015
Charged with a DUI? There is hope.

Charged with a DUI? There is hope.

Just because you have been charged with a DUI, it’s not over. In fact that is just the beginning. At The McShane Firm we fight and do whatever it takes to win your case.
The post Charged with a DUI? There is hope. appeared first on Pennsylvania DUI Blog.

Giving you back your life- That is what we do!
03/06/2015
Giving you back your life- That is what we do!

Giving you back your life- That is what we do!

Being charged with a DUI can be a very scary situation. It can devastate your future. At The McShane Firm we understand this and work to get your life back on track- to let you breathe again. Because of our commitment to our clients, we get many reviews and letters of thanks like the one below: […]

Should Municipal Police Officers Be Trained in Modern DUI Practices? Does it Matter When the Government Lies to Win? McS...
03/05/2015
Should Municipal Police Officers Be Trained in Modern DUI Practices? Does it Matter When the Government Lies to Win? McShane v. HACC (PSP) and What Timothy Ebersole Said

Should Municipal Police Officers Be Trained in Modern DUI Practices? Does it Matter When the Government Lies to Win? McShane v. HACC (PSP) and What Timothy Ebersole Said

This is part one of a multi-part opinion and analysis series on McShane v. HACC (PSP). Should Municipal Police Officers Be Trained in Modern DUI Practices? Does it Matter When the Government Lies to Win? Analysis and Opinion related to McShane v. HACC (PSP) and What Timothy Ebersole Said In a prior

The McShane Firm Back in the News
03/04/2015
The McShane Firm Back in the News

The McShane Firm Back in the News

The McShane Firm was back in the news recently when a Dauphin County Judge issued a ruling ultimately blocking Harrisburg from enforcing three gun ordinances. These were among the five ordinances challenged by U.S. Law Shield which is represented by The McShane Firm. Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse

Public Defender Arrested for Defending Her Client’s Constitutional Rights
03/02/2015
Public Defender Arrested for Defending Her Client’s Constitutional Rights

Public Defender Arrested for Defending Her Client’s Constitutional Rights

Very disturbing story out of San Francisco. A public defender was arrested for trying to defend her client’s right to an attorney: SF Public Defender Detained By Police After Trying To Intervene With Questioning Of Client SF deputy public defender Jami Tillotson says she was only trying to protect

Giving Cops “The Silent Treatment” at DUI Checkpoints
02/20/2015
Giving Cops “The Silent Treatment” at DUI Checkpoints

Giving Cops “The Silent Treatment” at DUI Checkpoints

An attorney in Florida has recently proposed a tactic that drivers can use to avoid questioning at a DUI checkpoint. Boca Raton attorney Warren Redlich suggests using a sign like the one he is holding. He has made a YouTube video, which has gone viral, showing how it works . But could this method w

PA Police to be out in full force on Super Bowl Sunday
01/31/2015
PA Police to be out in full force on Super Bowl Sunday

PA Police to be out in full force on Super Bowl Sunday

As with any other holiday, you can expect an increased presence from police on Super Bowl Sunday. That means extra roving patrols and DUI checkpoints. While many of us will be out and about enjoying time with our family and friends, police will be out in full force stopping us at DUI roadblocks wi

DOJ does a 180 and puts discovery back into discussion for the NIST/DOJ  National Commission on Forensic Science
01/31/2015
DOJ does a 180 and puts discovery back into discussion for the NIST/DOJ National Commission on Forensic Science

DOJ does a 180 and puts discovery back into discussion for the NIST/DOJ National Commission on Forensic Science

In a dramatic turn of events as covered here in Federal Judge resigns from National Commission on Forensic Science and The Jed Rakoff and Matt Redle, co-chairs, Subcommittee on Reporting and Testimony Memo, US Senior District Judge Jed Rakoff resigned in protest from the National Commission on Foren

The Jed Rakoff and Matt Redle, co-chairs, Subcommittee on Reporting and Testimony Memo
01/29/2015
The Jed Rakoff and Matt Redle, co-chairs, Subcommittee on Reporting and Testimony Memo

The Jed Rakoff and Matt Redle, co-chairs, Subcommittee on Reporting and Testimony Memo

Breaking news I just received a copy of the joint memorandum that was co-authored by the Honorable Jed S. Rakoff and Matt Redle, co-chairs, Subcommittee on Reporting and Testimony that was forwarded to Brette Steele, Senior Advisor on Forensic Science and Senior Counsel to the Deputy Attorney Gener

Federal Judge resigns from National Commission on Forensic Science
01/29/2015
Federal Judge resigns from National Commission on Forensic Science

Federal Judge resigns from National Commission on Forensic Science

The sole federal judge appointed to the NIST/DOJ National Commission on Forensic Science has resigned in protest, according to his reported email, over what he feels is inappropriate attempt by the Department of Justice to restrict the scope of the Commission. In the resignation, Judge Rakoff makes

How PA treats truck drivers unfairly
01/26/2015
How PA treats truck drivers unfairly

How PA treats truck drivers unfairly

Commercial truck drivers are hardworking people. Most of them are extremely professional and keep a pristine driving record. Just like all of us, they are human beings and can mistakes. Unfortunately, a mistake for them is treated much harsher than a mistake for an average driver. When a CDL hold

Man Freed After Serving 35 years 11 months and 8 days in Prison for An Arson-Murder that Wasn’t
01/23/2015
Man Freed After Serving 35 years 11 months and 8 days in Prison for An Arson-Murder that Wasn’t

Man Freed After Serving 35 years 11 months and 8 days in Prison for An Arson-Murder that Wasn’t

PRESS RELEASE Press Conference on Saturday January 24, 2015 at 1pm at The McShane Firm, LLC 3601 Vartan Way, 1st Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17110 all are welcome. Man Freed After Serving 35 years 11 months and 8 days in Prison for An Arson-Murder that Wasn’t (Harrisburg, PA and Bellefonte, PA)– In July 1

FreedomMan Freed After Serving 35 years 11 months and 8 days in Prison for An Arson-Murder that Wasn’t
01/23/2015
FreedomMan Freed After Serving 35 years 11 months and 8 days in Prison for An Arson-Murder that Wasn’t

FreedomMan Freed After Serving 35 years 11 months and 8 days in Prison for An Arson-Murder that Wasn’t

PRESS RELEASE Press Conference on Saturday January 24, 2015 at 1pm at The McShane Firm, LLC 3601 Vartan Way, 1st Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17110 all are welcome. Man Freed After Serving 35 years 11 months and 8 days in Prison for An Arson-Murder that Wasn’t (Harrisburg, PA and Bellefonte, PA)– In July 1

Winner of the Annual Charity Poll!
01/22/2015
Winner of the Annual Charity Poll!

Winner of the Annual Charity Poll!

Every year The McShane Firm conducts a charity poll as a token of our appreciation to our readers and fans. The results for our annual charity poll are: (Drum roll please) First Place- $500 winner: PAWS of Central PA Second Place $250 winner: The Boys & Girls Club of Harrisburg Third Place $100 win

Traceability… it’s for the dogs!
01/21/2015
Traceability… it’s for the dogs!

Traceability… it’s for the dogs!

This adorable little wiry girl is “Sky” – or to be more accurate “GCh AfterAll Painting The Sky.” Americas most prestigious canine club named her the top dog at the 2014 Westminster Kennel Club dog show. Want to know more about Sky’s family tree? Thats easy. We can just hop on the internet and trace

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