April 19, 2016

How Many Beers Does it Take to Get to .08?

How Many Beers Can Someone Drink Before Being Over the Legal Limit? In bars and restaurants everywhere, there are many people who are asking themselves, “How many beers, whiskeys, or glasses of wine can I have before I get .08?” There has never been a simple answer to this question, but it is even more difficult now. The craft beer industry has provided amazing options for all styles of beer, but those beers also have alcohol contents that range from 4.0% all the way to 17.5%. All of a sudden one beer does not count as one beer until we […]
March 30, 2016

Do I Have to Perform Field Sobriety Tests?

  No, you are never required to perform field sobriety tests for a police officer. This is something many people do not know. I can even confess that this is something even my wife did not know until recently. No, she was not the subject of a DWI investigation, but when I was talking to her about writing this blog she was surprised by the answer. The trick here is that police do not make their request to perform field sobriety sound optional. It sounds like an order, or they just move through it as if it is something you […]
September 6, 2015

DWI Leads College Student to Barbie Lifestyle

Tara Monroe, a college student at the Texas State, has made a mockery of her driver’s license suspension after a DWI arrest by driving across campus in a Barbie Jeep. The four-wheeled “toy” vehicle reaches a maximum speed of five mph. The young woman is enjoying her “fifteen minutes of fame” and has become an Internet sensation. The student goes on to tell MySA.com, that “Riding a bike around campus sucks,” and follows, “Like really sucks.” She jokes light heartedly about her plans to take the Barbie Jeep out to celebrate her 21st birthday.   Unfortunately, for most people a […]
August 25, 2015

Not Guilty – Attempted Statutory Sodomy

Jason Korner won a hard fought trial where his client faced life in prison as a sexual predator if he had been convicted of Attempted Statutory Sodomy in the First Degree. The allegation made by the State of Missouri was that Mr. Korner’s client had taken a substantial step towards putting his penis in the mouth of a three year old girl by having his fly down and pulling the little girls head towards his crotch. The client vehemently denies these appalling allegations. Years after the initial allegation, the case finally made it to trial recently in front of Judge […]
July 15, 2015

Car Accidents – “100 Deadliest Days” for Teens – by Criminal Defense Lawyer – Jason Korner

Car accidents remain the number one cause of death for teenagers, and this is never truer than during the summer months. The coveted freedom teenagers enjoy during the summer months also leads to poor decision-making that can result in drunken teens behind the wheel. Although teens are not legally able to buy alcohol, the freedom of summer generally provides opportunities for teens to drink. Teenage drunk driving is the main reason why summer is referred to as the “100 Deadliest Days” for teens.   Summer is a time of experimentation for many teenagers, and that experimenting often includes alcohol and […]
June 11, 2013

Is an Open Container in a Vehicle Illegal in Missouri?

By Jason Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Open Container Violations on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. The State of Missouri has somewhat lax laws when it comes to alcohol, which can generally to traced back to Anheiser Busch residing here in the state. One instance where this can be seen is with laws pertaining to open containers inside a vehicle. Although it is illegal to have an open container if you are the driver of the vehicle, there is no such prohibition for the passengers of the vehicle. There is no Missouri state law against […]
June 11, 2013

Boating While Intoxicated Can Yield Felony Charges in Missouri

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Felony DWI on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Just as a person can face charges for driving while intoxicated in a vehicle, boating while intoxicated is also illegal in Missouri. If a person is found to be operating a motorized watercraft with a blood-alcohol concentration higher than .08 percent, they could be charged for “drunk boating.” Much like felony DWI violations, BWI charges can also be considered a felony if a person has been convicted multiple times. Although some readers in St. Louis may not have known about these […]
June 9, 2013

Vehicular Manslaughter, Seizures, and Mookie Blaylock

By Jason Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Vehicular Manslaughter on Sunday, June 9, 2013. Former NBA star Mookie Blaylock has been charged with Vehicular Homicide in Atlanta, Georgia following an accident where his car crossed the center line and collided head on with another vehicle.  Vehicular Homicide charges in Georgia are similar to Vehicular Manslaughter here in Missouri.  The charges were brought by the proseuctor’s office despite no drugs or alochol were found in Blaylock’s system during initial toxicology tests. It appears that Blaylock may have had a seizure type event while driving his […]
June 5, 2013

St. Louis Teen Charged for Drunk Driving After Hospital Accident

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Underage Drinking on Wednesday, June 5, 2013. On the early morning hours of May 31, a 17-year-old St. Louis girl drove to the emergency room in Chesterfield to drop off a friend who needed treatment. After bringing the friend into the hospital, the teen went to move her car. In the process, she collided with a parked vehicle and the emergency room entrance. When authorities responded to the site of the crash, they noticed that the teenager backed up right into the glass hospital door. Although no details […]