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David E. Hershey

DUI and DWI Attorney at Mechanicsburg, PA

4.9   65 reviews
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1985
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    70%

    36 years, 2,000 cases

  2. Speeding and traffic ticket
    20%

    36 years, 1,500 cases

  3. Transportation
    10%

    36 years, 200 cases

“I help my clients avoid license suspensions so they can maintain their livelihoods. Anyone with a serious traffic violation should be zealously represented. I have seen too many situations where a lawyer without experience inadvertently enters into a plea bargain on behalf of a client and the client ends up in the unemployment line because they lost their license.”

 

The loss of driving privileges can be devastating. David E. Hershey applies a keen understanding of licensing rules to protect drivers’ rights and help them keep their driver’s licenses and their livelihoods. Mr. Hershey has more than 23 years of experience in all areas of traffic law representation.

 

Since 1987, Mr. Hershey has handled in excess of 2,000 traffic cases in South Central Pennsylvania. Known throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as one of the foremost authorities on defending traffic and driver’s license cases, Mr. Hershey is the course planner and presenter of a continuing education seminar for Pennsylvania attorneys on driver licensing issues.

 

He teaches other lawyers about commercial driver license violations and how they differ from state to state. Mr. Hershey routinely represents clients in Penn DOT driver license suspension appeals before the Courts of Common Pleas and in Administrative Hearings before the Department of Transportation. Mr. Hershey’s experience includes jury trials with DUI and Homicide by Vehicle cases, as well as other types of criminal matters. He also handles overweight violations and registration violations for trucking companies and owner operators.

 

He is also a course instructor for the Minor Judiciary Education Board for the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, where he has taught the Vehicle Code to Magisterial District Judges throughout the state since 1998. Mr. Hershey has lectured and conducted seminars on DUI and driver licensing topics for numerous organizations and groups. A former Hearing Committee member of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Disciplinary Board, Mr. Hershey is now available to represent other lawyers facing disciplinary action.

 

Mr. Hershey is a graduate of the University of Toledo (Ohio) School of Law and received his undergraduate degree from the Pennsylvania State University. He began his career as a Deputy District Attorney in Dauphin County, where he served as a special DUI prosecutor and gained experience in the nuances of traffic law. Mr. Hershey is a member of the Pennsylvania, Dauphin County and York County Bar Associations. He is also a member of the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association.

Location

Colgan & Associates
611 Gettysburg Pike, Suite 201
Mechanicsburg, PA, 17055
Colgan & Associates
1 East Market St.
York, PA, 17401
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  65 customer reviews
Posted by Marco | March 1, 2024
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Great results
Atty. David E. Hershey represented our trucking company in a very concerning traffic ticket. He was able to get the best possible outcome for this matter. We sure appreciate Mr. Hershey's ability to get this taken care of.
Posted by Allison | January 15, 2024
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Great lawyer
David always answered my calls quickly and the one time he didn’t he gave me a call back right away. He won my traffic court case and overall was a great lawyer. I would and have recommended him to friends!
Posted by anonymous | December 5, 2023
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Mr. W
Mr. Hershey was incredibly honest and conducted himself well while negotiating on my behalf. I was able to avoid a suspension which would have negatively impacted my ability to provide for my family.
Posted by Joel | December 4, 2023
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CDL
He was great, I was facing a disqualification on my cdl & he made it go away quickly. The best $1,200 I’ve spent
Posted by anonymous | November 6, 2023
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Outstanding Legal Representation with Wisdom and Integrity
I was facing a challenging situation when I was arrested for DUI while on a visa in the US. The experience left me anxious about my immigration status on top of the legal implications. Of all the attorneys I consulted, Attorney Hershey stood apart in his ability to empathize and reassure me during a difficult time. Beyond his professionalism and through legal knowledge, he treated me with genuine compassion. Attorney Hershey patiently answered all my questions, clearly explaining the process ahead and possible outcomes. He represented my best interests in resolving the case. He ensured he was present for all court hearings and all I had to do was see him skillfully handle the case on my behalf. Throughout the journey, Attorney Hershey provided the rare combination of expert guidance along with a human touch. His care and transparency brought immense relief in my situation. I wholeheartedly recommend his services to anyone seeking outstanding legal counsel coupled with sincerity and wisdom.
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Posted by Christopher | November 2, 2023
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Great Lawyer
Very Professional experience, and honest would recommend Mr. Hershey to anybody that needs him
Posted by Michael | October 30, 2023
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David Hershey Review
David was quite clear about my options and got me the best arrangement possible by communicating with the DA. I got additional community service hours but did not lose my license.
Posted by Ardeshir | September 28, 2023
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Absolutely Excellent
I greatly appreciate for all your time and effort with my traffic ticket. Very professional and knowledgeable.
Posted by Travis | September 28, 2023
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Speeding ticket
The officer refused to cut me a break so we had the hearing. While I wasn’t promised anything, Mr Hershey used his tactical knowledge of the legal system to defeat my opponent, the Lower Paxton PD. I went on to drive another day…
Posted by anonymous | July 6, 2023
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Great Job
Mr. Hershey re-arranged his schedule to meet with me the day following my initial call to him. Mr. Hershey was knowledgeable about the law and advised me wisely, all while treating me with compassion and concern. I would definitely recommend Mr. Hershey to anyone who needs representation regarding a traffic matter.
Posted by Larbi | June 13, 2023
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Traffic violation
Great job,thank you david for representing me,I recommend David E -hershey to anyone who’s facing any traffic violation .
Posted by anonymous | May 23, 2023
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Traffic violation
Attorney Hershey was very helpful during the consultation with telling me what my options are, possible outcomes, and what he can do for me. Then during the court date he gave me a run down of what will happen and then was able to get the outcome we wanted! He was really nice and genuinely interested in helping my case. I highly recommend him to anyone!!
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Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2023
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Driving on a suspended while on a dui
Case got dropped down to just a fine instead of house arrest or possible jail time.
Posted by Richard | March 1, 2023
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David Hershey, a Life Saver
When confronted with my legal situation, Mr. Hershey was recommended to me by one of my attorney friends, stating Mr. Hershey would provide the finest of service for me. Very apprehensive as to my problem, I met with Mr. Hershey. After obtaining a complete background, he spelled out the procedure in representing me and also recommended a course of action for me to take prior to the hearing, which I completed. At the hearing he represented me in the most professional manner possible and obtained an outcome which was totally acceptable based on my wishes. He is professional, knowledgeable, and very responsive to any questions I had. It would be a pleasure to recommend him to others.
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Posted by Sherrie | February 24, 2023
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Helped When I Needed It
Very responsive, reasonable fee and perfect outcome!! David Hershey listened to my side of the story and represented my case with care. Highly recommended!
Posted by frank | January 10, 2023
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frank armstrong- director hr, safety & loss control
he did an excellent job handling our DOT issue with our employee. he represented us well at the hearing. he was great at communicating the issues we were facing and the solutions.
Posted by anonymous | June 6, 2022
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Traffic Accident
Mr. Hershey was so helpful in answering our questions concerning my traffic accident. He was very quick to respond to me and was very thorough in his investigation. My husband and I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | January 7, 2022
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The best lawyer
He’s help me so much on my case, he explain it to me very well. He’s the best. I 100 percent recommend him
Posted by anonymous | November 5, 2021
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Good communication
Attorney Hershey assisted with a case about my teenager. He gave good advice and communicated well through the process. He regularly gave me updates without asking.
Posted by anonymous | September 28, 2021
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Excellent
Had a minor traffic offense and had it resolved expertly. Couldn't have asked for better!
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Traffic Ticket Lawyer
  • Colgan and Associates
  • 2002 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Mancke, Wagner, Hershey & Tully
  • 1987 - 2002
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Dauphin County District Attorney's Office
  • 1986 - 1987

Education

  • University of Toledo College of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 1984
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 1981

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Homicide by Vehicle DUI
  • Case Dismissed
  • Opinion and order granting motion to suppress evidence
  • Motion to Suppress was granted
  • motion to supress evidence
  • Evidence suppressed. District Attorney nolle prossed charge--did not appeal ruling

Associations

  • Pennsylvania Motor Tuck Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Pennslyvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Attorney Member
  • 1992 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020

Publications

  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI)
  • Solving Drivers License Problems
  • 2015
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI)
  • Solving drivers licensing problems
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Solving Driver License Problems
  • 2017
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Solving Driver License Problems
  • 2015
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Solving Driver License Problems
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (11)
Endorse David
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"Atty. Hershey's advocacy for his clients and his knowledge of criminal procedure in Pennsylvania are both extremely admirable. It is so important to find a criminal defense attorney who is both versed in the law and skilled in the courtroom; Atty. Hershey meets both qualifications with the highest degree of proficiency."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known David for over 20 years and he is one of the best attorneys in the state in this field."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked both alongside Dave and across the aisle from him, and he is a tremendous lawyer. He courtroom skills are first class and he is well respected in the legal community. I highly endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Attorney Hershey. Attorney Hershey is experienced in all areas of DUI and traffic law. Attorney Hershey works to diligently protect his client’s rights - and helps his clients make informed decisions so they can move forward with their lives."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Attorney Hershey. Attorney Hershey has more than 23 years of experience in all areas of traffic law. Attorney Hershey is known throughout Pennsylvania as one of the foremost authorities on defending traffic and driver’s license cases."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is an expert when dealing with any matter regarding PennDot. I have referred numerous clients to him and he has exceeded all of their expectations."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr. Hershey for more than a decade. He's an expert in DUI defense and drivers' licensing issues and maintains an excellent work ethic. Mr. Hershey also has a true compassion for the needs of his clients and a strong desire to secure the best results for them. I am confident in his service when I refer clients to him."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When your driver's license and livelihood are on the line, it is a uncomfortable situation to face. Utilizing his skills and expertise in traffic law along with his personalized approach, Attorney Hershey eliminates that discomfort and provides meaningful results for the people he helps. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a very well respected attorney and very knowledgeable. He is always helping his clients and working towards the best outcome for their case."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A true "lawyer's lawyer." Prepares a case like no other. Dave has years of experience in DUI, traffic and criminal defense cases as well as the ability to litigate almost any type of case. I highly recommend Dave."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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