January 15, 2014

Man Facing Drunk Driving Charge for Injurious August Accident

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Wednesday, January 15, 2014. An out-of-state driver is facing charges of second-degree assault by operating a vehicle while intoxicated after he was indicted by Missouri judge this month. The man, age 27, is accused of causing an accident in early August 2013 west of Carthage, injuring one man so severely that he was sent to the hospital emergency room. That driver admitted to drinking before getting behind the wheel, and he reportedly failed field sobriety tests at the scene of the accident. […]
January 10, 2014

Missouri Man Gets 14 Years for Vehicular Manslaughter

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Felony DWI on Friday, January 10, 2014. A 34-year-old Missouri man will spend 14 years in prison in connection with a car accident that killed his young son and injured four other victims. The man was recently sentenced in connection with the car accident. He had pleaded guilty to several charges, including involuntary manslaughter and second-degree assault. The man received a total of 21 years’ prison time, but two of the sentences will be served concurrently, lowering the total to 14 years. Official reports show that the vehicular […]
January 6, 2014

2,200 DWI Cases Impacted by Crime Lab Errors

By Jason Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Monday, January 6, 2014. Prosecutors have admitted errors in blood alcohol test results in 2,200 DWI investigations. The crime lab errors occurred at a lab in Orange County, California. The lab error was caused by a calibration problem in a machine used to test blood alcohol samples. The calibration error will affect well over a thousand samples, including samples that may result in a higher blood alcohol content when retested on a properly calibrated machine. The lab errors are so worrisome […]
January 4, 2014

The St. Louis “No Refusal Zone” and Politics

By Jason Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Breath Test Refusal on Saturday, January 4, 2014. St. Louis City recently set up a highly publicized “No Refusal” Zone for New Year’s Eve. The idea of a No Refusal Zone is that any person arrested for DWI who refuses to voluntarily submit to a chemical test to determine blood alcohol level will then be forced to submit to the test. The person is forced into the test because the arresting police officer and the prosecutor’s office, here the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office, will request search […]
January 3, 2014

St. Louis Cops to Push BAC Tests After DWI Arrests

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Breath Test Refusal on Friday, January 3, 2014. Missouri law enforcement officers have announced a new tactic to combat drunk driving in the state. Police in St. Louis say they will start using a “No Refusal Zone” technique during traffic stops this holiday season, prohibiting motorists from opting out of Breathalyzer tests. Those pulled over for DWI traffic stops will be required to submit to a blood test if they refuse to take a breath analysis at the scene. A system has already been set up to accommodate […]
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 […]
March 19, 2014

Reps: License Suspension Not Enough for DWI Offenders

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Driver’s License Suspension or Revocation on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. Although the number of DWI arrests in Missouri dropped significantly between 2012 and 2013 — from 29,560 to 25,594 incidents — many in the state say that more needs to be done to curb repeat drunk driving offenders. In many cases, drivers in the state are only subject to license suspension; they may not spend any time in custody. Advocates for new legislation want to change that, requiring additional severe penalties for those with multiple DWI charges. Some […]
March 12, 2014

Mom Facing DWI Charge After Toddler Falls Out of Car

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Wednesday, March 12, 2014. A 30-year-old woman is facing multiple charges after a young child reportedly fell out of her vehicle while she was driving. The woman is facing a DWI charge in addition to allegations of possession of marijuana, child endangerment and failure to provide proof of insurance, among others. The incident occurred on Chipman Road in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Official reports show that the driver was preparing to turn onto Hwy. 50 when the 1-year-old child in the back of […]
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