I have practiced in York County since 1999. I clerked with Judge John S. Kennedy who was assigned a criminal court caseload and civil motions when I clerked for him. He later presided over all DUI and serious vehicle cases for several years, developing the "Target 25" program during that period, but he has since rotated out of adult criminal court.
I am a member of the Pennsylvania Criminal Defense Lawyers, and I have presented at multiple education events offered by them to criminal defense lawyers on the Right to Confrontation as it relates to DUI law as well as how to defend DRE (Drug Recognition Expert) cases. I have trained all the Magisterial District Judges in Pennsylvania on Drug Recognition Expert testimony.
I was Treasurer for the York County Bar Association and later a member of its Board of Directors for about a decade.
I served as Treasurer for the Pennsylvania Immigration Resources Center (PIRC) and was member of its board for several years. I did this because I value our country's immigration heritage as well as the freedom to pursue a better life that my ancestors enjoyed. I also believe that legitimate refugees from human trafficking and torture must be offered sanctuary someplace in the world.
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Joe is an excellent and knowledgeable advocate for his clients. His skill and dedication especially shine through in the DUI context where Joe doesn't hesitate to challenge the scientific evidence offered by the prosecution.
Jeffrey Rowe Criminal Defense Attorney
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Service Award||York County Bar Association||2011|
|Technological Development Service Award||York County Bar Association||2004|
|Owner||Gothie Law Firm P.C.||2013 - Present|
|Owner||Gothie Law Firm LLC||2003 - 2012|
|Associate||Anstine & Sparler||2000 - 2003|
|Law Clerk for Hon. John S. Kennedy||York County Court of Common Pleas||1999 - 2000|
|Senior Tax Analyst||Ernst & Young||1997 - 1999|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center||Treasurer||2008 - Present|
|York County Bar Association||Director||2005 - 2011|
|York County Bar Association||Past Treasurer||2004 - 2005|
|Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|First trial in Adams County, PA involving a DRE (Drug Recognition Expert)||My client, accused of DUI while on drugs, was acquitted of DUI.|
|Acquittal: False Reports and Criminal Trespass||Client acquitted of all serious charges|
|DUI dismissed - Defendant refused alternate alcohol test||Case dismissed on motion.|
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|Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1997|
|Lehigh University||Accounting||BS - Bachelor of Science||1994|
|York County Bar Association CLE Program||Drugs, DUI, and DRE: Practical Steps for Confronting a Drug Recognition Expert ("DRE") at a Drug DUI Trial||2014|
|2014 DUI & Motor Vehicles||DRE on the cheap: How to beat the DRE when your client has limited funds||2014|
|2013 DUI & Motor Vehicles||The Right to Confront||2013|