Law Offices of Michael Steven Sherman, P.C.

Category: Pennsylvania Law


Mike Sherman Featured In Article On Law Change To Reduce Repeat Drunken-Driving Offenses
February 12, 2014

Mike Sherman was recently interviewed by public radio station WHYY-FM, of Philadelphia, about a change to PA law that would require ALL DUI offenders to have an ignition interlock. This change would require low-risk, first-time offenders who have never been in trouble before to have an ignition interlock, which involves a driver blowing into a breathalyzer-like device in order to start their car engine. There is no data showing that first offenders will not re-offend if they are required to have this ignition interlock, and this could cause people who have been employed for decades to lose their job because they cannot… Read More

Police Must Have Warrant For Blood Draw In DUI Cases
June 4, 2013

On April 17, 2013, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision that will affect all Pennsylvania motorists. In McNeely v. Missouri, No. 11-1425, __U.S.__ (April 17, 2013), the Supreme Court ruled that, absent exigent circumstances, the police must obtain a search warrant before they can require a motorist to submit to a blood draw in DUI cases. What constitutes “exigent circumstances” will be decided on a case-by-case basis. McNeely changes the dynamics of handling DUI cases: you must move to suppress the blood alcohol content result in cases where the blood was drawn without the officer first obtaining a search warrant.… Read More