August 9, 2016

New Police Tactics for Rural Missouri DWI Cases

New Police Tactics for Rural Missouri DWI Cases It has recently come to my attention that some counties in Missouri are employing a bold new strategy for the investigation of DWI cases. The police in these counties have been told not to administer any field sobriety tests as part of a drunk driving investigation. This bold strategy comes directly from the elected prosecuting attorney in those counties, which raises significant issues about the role of a prosecutor in criminal investigations, but I will get to that in a minute. The goal of this new strategy is to keep skilled DWI […]
July 26, 2016

Can a DWI Be Expunged in Missouri?

Although many crimes cannot be expunged in Missouri, a DWI is one of the exceptions. Not only can a DWI be expunged in Missouri, but if a person meets the statutory requirements for expungement, then the court must grant the expungement. This is a major difference from the limited expungements available in other types of criminal cases where the expungement is at the discretion of a judge. The requirements that must be met for a DWI to be expunged are laid out in RSMo Section 577.054, those requirements are:   Ten years must pass from the time of the offense; […]
July 26, 2016

St. Louis Criminal Lawyers File Suit Against Police

Two St. Louis criminal defense lawyers and a civil rights attorney have filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking compensation for a client due to police and prosecutor misconduct. The criminal case that led to this lawsuit is the local equivalent to the Netflix documentary Making a Murderer. Lincoln County police, with the assistance of the Lincoln County prosecutor handling the case, ignored key pieces of evidence that were proof a man charged with murdering his wife was actually innocent. Based on the police’s own timeline, the husband had an airtight alibi because he was nearly thirty miles away at […]
July 19, 2016

What is the Difference Between DUI and DWI?

When people find out I am a DWI defense lawyer I get asked a number of questions, but one common question is “What is the difference between a DUI and a DWI?” I even remember getting asked this question back when I was in law school and really had no idea about the answer. There was a time back then when I had the mistaken belief that one was related to alcohol intoxication and the other was related to drug intoxication. That answer was wrong, that is not the difference between a DUI and a DWI. The real answer to […]
July 13, 2016

Is Uber the End of DWI’s? What About Self-Driving Cars?

As a DWI defense lawyer I get asked these questions often. The Uber question has been much more frequent since Uber finally came to St. Louis last year. The self-driving car question is starting to pop up more and more as well. The truth of the matter is that Uber is only an improvement on an option that was already available to people: taxis. Uber is much more efficient, and I do believe people are less likely to drive drunk now that Uber is an option because it overcomes several obstacles that have plagued the taxi industry such as long […]
November 27, 2013

Missouri Man Convicted of 7th DWI

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Driver’s License Suspension or Revocation on Wednesday, November 27, 2013. A Missouri man may face serious ramifications after he was found guilty of drunk driving for the seventh time in his life. The man, age 43, was accused of driving drunk even though he was subject to a license suspension at the time of his arrest, according to reports from state authorities. In addition, the man is accused of failing to maintain his driving lane. Since the man was already convicted of six other DWIs, he could face […]
November 23, 2013

Significant DWI Risk Over Thanksgiving Weekend

By Jason Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Saturday, November 23, 2013. The Wednesday night before Thanksgiving is one of the busiest DWI nights of the year for police departments. A combination of the holiday spirit, a long weekend, and people going out to see old friends leads to many impaired drivers on the roads. Law enforcement is well aware of this pattern so there is heightened DWI enforcement on the streets. Starting the Wednesday before, but lasting throughout Thanksgiving Weekend, law enforcement will utilize sobriety checkpoints and DWI […]
November 22, 2013

Missouri Man Facing Trial for DUI Deaths

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Felony DWI on Friday, November 22, 2013. A 27-year-old Missouri man is facing a criminal trial after he was allegedly involved in a June car accident that killed two people. The man is facing vehicular assault charges in connection with the incident in addition to accusations of involuntary manslaughter. The defendant was reportedly driving drunk at the time of the accident. The charges had initially been classified as Class C felonies, but the severity of the allegations was increased in mid-November. The charges are now Class B felonies. […]
November 13, 2013

Tie Found Between Underage Drinking and Caffeine

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Underage Drinking on Wednesday, November 13, 2013. It has been widely publicized that college-age drinkers who combine caffeinated beverages and alcohol experience poor health outcomes. Those individuals are far more likely to require care at a hospital because of their risky decision-making when it comes to alcohol. Now, new evidence suggests that younger Missouri residents involved in underage drinking may also be mixing highly caffeinated drinks with alcohol, leading to an increase in health problems among younger adolescents. The new information comes from a study conducted by an […]