Justin McShane

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Justin McShane is a litigating attorney for the Pennsylvania Innocence Project. He has earned Board Certification both in DUI Defense Law by the National College for DUI Defense (the youngest person in the United States ever to be so certified) and as a Criminal Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, a Pennsylvania Supreme Court Approved Agency. Justin has also earned certification in Forensic Sobriety Assessment, the first attorney to do so in the nation. He is a frequent guest lecturer at seminars nationwide attended by prosecutors, police, investigators, lawyers, judges, scientists, and policy-makers, including three times at the ACS National meeting. Justin has presented at the 2011 AAFS national meeting and has been asked to do so again at the 2012 meeting. He was named a fellow with the American Institute of Chemists and a Senior Assistant Chromatography Instructor by the American Chemical Society. He serves as the co-chairman of the Forensic Science section of the American Chemical Society—Chemistry and the Law Division. He is also Chairman/CEO of the McShane Firm, LLC, a six-attorney criminal defense and DUI law firm. He blogs at www.PADUIBlog.com and www.TheTruthAboutForensicScience.com

Stories from Justin McShane

Synthetic Drug Prosecution & Defense
Thursday, October 2nd, 2014


In 1980, designer drugs (e.g., amphetamines, fentanyl derivatives, phenethylamines related to MDMA) in the United States began to enter the marketplace.

PBTs for Drugs: Oral Fluid Collection Devices
Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Historically, impaired driving was most often linked to alcohol impairment. As such, governments and researchers devised roadside portable breath test (PBT) tools for police to use to identify intoxicated drivers. No such roadside test was possible or necessary for drivers suspected of drug impaired driving—at least until now.

Portable Breath Testers: A Potentially Dangerous Non-Specific and Non-Selective Measure at Roadside
Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

The history of alcoholic beverages can be traced to the Neolithic period (ca.