April 25, 2014

Missouri Man Awaiting DWI Charges in 3 Drunk Driving Cases

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Friday, April 25, 2014. A Missouri man has been arrested for his third DUI this year after allegedly driving the wrong way down Highway 54 in Callaway County. The man was arrested during the early morning hours on April 17 in connection with the DWI offense. Authorities say that the defendant could face an extended driver’s license revocation if he is convicted on the third drunk driving charge. In addition, the defendant could be required to spend time in jail. Official reports […]
April 17, 2014

State Lawmaker Facing Drunk Driving Charges After Pair of Arrests

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Thursday, April 17, 2014. A Missouri state legislator is accused of driving while intoxicated after being arrested on two separate occasions in Jefferson City. Court documents released on April 7 show that the man, Rep. Steve Hodges, is facing drunk driving charges in connection with an event that occurred in early April, along with allegations stemming from a February traffic stop. The 65-year-old legislator was first elected in 2006, but he will be required to step down in the near future because […]
April 9, 2014

Defendant Facing Up to 7 Years Prison Time for Vehicular Assault

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Felony DWI on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. A 22-year-old Missouri man has entered guilty pleas for three criminal counts in connection with a fatal car wreck in 2012. The defendant has pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree assault and one count of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the case. It is not clear whether the manslaughter charge is officially considered vehicular manslaughter, though it does also carry weighty implications. Authorities say that the driver was intoxicated when he caused the fatal wreck in late 2012. The driver […]
April 4, 2014

Driver Could Get Probation for DWI Charge After Wreck

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Friday, April 4, 2014. A Missouri man has pleaded guilty in connection to three criminal charges related to a fatal drunk driving crash in Columbia. The defendant, age 22, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and second-degree assault for his role in the fatal wreck. The man did not face a formal drunk driving charge in connection with the crash; instead, he was subject to the three other, more severe allegations. Sentencing for the fatal wreck is slated to occur in early June. […]
March 27, 2014

Drunk Driving Charge Possibility Does Not Deter Teen Behaviors

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Underage Drinking on Thursday, March 27, 2014. As high school prom season beckons, growing concern about underage drunk driving is rising within Missouri communities. A new study has brought additional alarming statistics, showing that although today’s teenagers are more educated than ever about the dangers of drunk or distracted driving, they have a hard time saying “no” to those behaviors. Experts say that many of these teens may be close to receiving drunk driving charges because they do not practice what they have preach. A new survey issued […]
June 27, 2014

Man With Extensive History of DWI Convictions Pleads Guilty

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Felony DWI on Friday, June 27, 2014. A Missouri man who has an extensive criminal history with about 150 arrests for various traffic violations was sentenced to a five-year prison term after causing a fatal accident. The defendant, age 56, made a deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter. Had the case gone to trial, the man would have faced charges of vehicular assault and second-degree murder. The defendant is accused of causing a hit-and-run accident that killed a 4-year-old boy and injured that […]
June 20, 2014

Missouri Driver Pleads Guilty to Driving Under License Suspension

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Driver’s License Suspension or Revocation on Friday, June 20, 2014. A 29-year-old Missouri man has pleaded guilty to criminal charges after reportedly causing a fatal drunk crash in 2013. The defendant pleaded guilty to felony DWI, driving without a license, second-degree murder and second-degree assault, according to reports. The man was subject to a license suspension at the time of the fatal collision. Authorities report that this incident marked the man’s third DWI charge, which elevates the severity of the charge to the felony level. Typical charges would […]
June 13, 2014

Lower Conviction Rates Could Result from Looser Alcohol Rules

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Underage Drinking on Friday, June 13, 2014. Two years of debates and several votes have led officials in one Missouri town to lower the age limit for entering a bar. The city council in Maryville has decided to allow 19- and 20-year-old residents into the city’s drinking establishments, although a panel of restrictions would be in place. Bar owners will be allowed to determine whether the younger individuals enter their facilities. The council had enacted an ordinance in January to raise the admission age to 21; that rule […]
June 6, 2014

Drunk Driving Charge for Motorist Accused of Injuring Wife

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Friday, June 6, 2014. A 31-year-old man has been charged with several criminal offenses after allegedly causing a serious drunk driving crash that left his wife with a broken neck. The Missouri man was driving on Interstate 474 in Illinois when he caused the injurious wreck. Authorities say he was engaged in a high-speed chase with police when he ran off the road and struck a tree. The man is facing a drunk driving charge, along with aggravated domestic battery and aggravated […]
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