February 25, 2013

Parade Organizers Hope Cooler Ban Will Curb Underage Drinking

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Underage Drinking on Monday, February 25, 2013. They finally did it. The organizers of Dogtown’s famed St. Patrick’s Day Parade banned coolers from this year’s event. The Ancient Order of Hibernians hope to curb excessive drinking and underage drinking on what is traditionally, right or wrong, a fairly beer-centered celebration. Incidentally, St. Patrick’s Day is also when a lot of people who didn’t expect to go to jail end up there because of an alcohol-related charge such as DWI. St. Louis residents should keep in mind that police […]
February 22, 2013

Felony DWI Charge for Manchester Motorcyclist

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Felony DWI on Friday, February 22, 2013. It’s no picnic to face DWI charges, especially if you’re up against a second or third offense. In Missouri, if you’re categorized as a persistent offender, you could face felony-level penalties if convicted. Still, a close look at the details of a drunk driving arrest can sometimes reveal mistakes in police procedure, and that means there is the possibility of a reduction or dismissal of charges. In any case, it’s important to move aggressively against the allegations to achieve the best […]
February 12, 2013

On Breath Test Refusal and Parked Vehicles in Missouri DWI Cases

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Breath Test Refusal on Tuesday, February 12, 2013. Some common DWI issues have come up in a recent case in Ladue. Police say that a 25-year-old man from St. Louis was passed out in his car when officers approached his vehicle in a parking lot. He was allegedly behind the wheel, and the engine was running. The man was charged with persistent-offender DWI because, if he is convicted, it would be his third offense. He was previously convicted of drunk driving in 2012 and in 2008. As is […]
February 4, 2013

Felony DWI Charge for Young Woman Arrested in Wildwood

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Felony DWI on Monday, February 4, 2013. In Missouri, you can be charged with felony DWI in a couple of situations. If you have two prior drunken driving convictions, a third conviction will be regarded as a felony. Felonies, of course, carry significantly tougher penalties than misdemeanors. A first or second DWI offense is typically treated as a misdemeanor; that is, unless a DWI crash happens and a person is injured. Even if it’s your first DWI charge, an injury to a passenger or some other person will […]
January 30, 2013

New Forensics May Call DUI Blood Tests into the Question

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Wednesday, January 30, 2013. Breathalyzers, field sobriety tests, and extracted blood samples are some of the many ways that officers can test the intoxication level of a driver suspected of being drunk behind the while. While the accuracy of these tests has been improving as medical and chemical technology advances through the 21st century, human error remains a very real factor in all DUI and DWI investigations. A great number of Missouri residents who have been charged with a DWI may be […]
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 […]