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Latest Pittsburgh News and Press about Shrager Defense Attorneys...

Below are news stories of high-profile legal cases that Attorney David J. Shrager and his law firm have been involved with in the Pittsburgh region. See also our news video compilation.

Attorney Shrager Discusses Murder-for-Hire Allegations Against His Client

In an Westmoreland County alleged murder-for-hire case, Pittsburgh Criminal Defense Attorney, David J. Shrager, expressed concerns about the continued sealing of evidence by prosecutors and emphasized the significant language barriers his client faces, highlighting the need for two translators during the trial. Attorney Shrager also pointed out that communication difficulties had impacted his client’s interactions […]

Attorney Shrager Discusses Man’s Jumping Out of Window

Attorney David J. Shrager discusses the case where a man accused of attempted homicide died after jumping through window while in police custody. “‘I don’t think that civil rights were violated in any way, whether or not they violated department policies, which would be an issue of more negligence, which is different than a civil […]

Pittsburgh Attorney Lyle Dresbold Secures a Not-Guilty Verdict in a Federal Charges Case

“Probably the hardest trial he has defended” is what Attorney Lyle Dresbold of Shrager Defense Attorneys stated in regard to his latest not-guilty verdict for a police officer facing felony charges. Also below Attorney Dresbold discusses this case on Spreaker “Talk of the Town” podcast. Mon County deputy found ‘not guilty’ Listen to “Talk of […]

Get to Know Shrager Defense Attorneys in 2023

During this two-minute and thirty-five-second video please enjoy learning more about Shrager Defense Attorney’s criminal defense lawyers and philosophies.

New PA DUI Laws 2022

PA House Bill 773 (2022), also known as Deana’s Law,” was approved by Governor Tom Wolf on July 11, 2022 and became EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 9, 2022 (120 days from July 11, 2022). 2022 Act 29 increases the grading and penalties of DUI convictions for certain repeat DUI offenders. What Has Changed? 1) Addition of 2nd […]

Marijuana Smell, Alone, Insufficient for Warrantless Search: Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

Because marijuana use is legal in PA for certain individuals under the Medical Marijuana Act (MMA), the smell of it, per se (in of itself), is not sufficient to establish probable cause to conduct a warrantless search. Commonwealth v. Barr, No. 28 MAP 2021, Pa. (Dec. 29, 2021) Brief History Leading Up to This Ruling […]

Attorney David J. Shrager Throws a Strike at PNC Park

Attorney David J. Shrager gets the privilege of throwing a strike during tonight’s Pirates game at PNC park.

Courts Are Working Through Backlogs In Criminal Cases Postponed Due To The Pandemic

Attorney David Shrager explains why some case proceedings were postponed during the pandemic, and how courts are now getting around to the backlog. In the wake of the pandemic, many criminal courts, including the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, are returning to in-person trials and are facing a buildup of cases from the last […]

Allegheny County Jury Trials Resume in New Location

Allegheny County will resume process of jury selection and jury process at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.  As the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reported, the new jury selection process will now take place in the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. While other counties have already resumed jury trials, Allegheny County has been put on hold […]

New Pennsylvania DUI Laws and the ARD Program

June 2020 DUI law continues to change. Read our latest Lawyers Journal article and learn how a new Superior Court decision can decrease the penalties for those accused of DUI in PA and how these may create changes in the different ARD Programs in each county. Thank you to our team Erin Suzanne, Frankie Exler, Dana Williams, Cory Ricci, Jennifer […]

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Read more news stories and watch news videos of other high-profile Pittsburgh law suits in which David J. Shrager has represented clients.