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 […]
March 5, 2014

License Suspensions Lifted After Breath Tests Deemed Inadmissible

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Driver’s License Suspension or Revocation on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. The outcome in a Missouri drunk driving case may come down to the distinction between two little words: “and” and “or.” Defense attorneys in the state are seeking to prevent license suspension and other penalties for their clients by arguing that blood alcohol testing equipment must be calibrated using three different values. That camp — advocates for the “and” interpretation of the statute — argues that any evidence collected by a breathalyzer that was not calibrated to all […]
February 28, 2014

Driver Awaits Sentencing for DWI Charge After Three Delays

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Friday, February 28, 2014. A drunk driver who allegedly caused a fatal accident in 2012 may still be waiting for his day in court after sentencing was delayed yet again in his case. The Missouri man pleaded guilty to drunk driving charges in October 2013, one year after causing the deadly wreck. He was released on bond immediately after that criminal proceeding, and he has been free ever since. The man could be facing three to 14 years’ prison time in connection […]
February 21, 2014

Should Stoned Driving Warrant a DWI Charge?

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Friday, February 21, 2014. Missouri residents who have been stopped for drunk driving may be familiar with the standard panel of field sobriety tests. An officer will likely require drivers to follow a pen with their eyes, walk in a straight line and stand on one leg for 30 seconds. Drivers who complete those tests without incident are likely not intoxicated. So far, though, tests do not exist to accurately predict whether a stoned driver should face a DWI charge. With a […]
May 30, 2014

Memorial Day Weekend Brings Horrific DWI Traffic Stops

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Breath Test Refusal on Friday, May 30, 2014. With the Memorial Day weekend occurring just days ago, authorities throughout Missouri and the rest of the nation say they are encouraging drivers to stay safe during some of the most dangerous days on the American roads. In Texas, officers say they are ramping up efforts to prevent drunk driving by enforcing their “No Refusal” policy. That means that if a driver refuses to provide a breath sample during a DWI traffic stop, officers are able to get a warrant […]
May 23, 2014

College Kids Risk Conviction as Stoned Driving Rates Increase

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Underage Drinking on Friday, May 23, 2014. College students in Missouri and other states may be more likely to get behind the wheel while high instead of while drunk. In fact, a new study shows that college freshmen are significantly more likely to both ride with a stoned driver and drive themselves while high. This contradicts statistics that show that more young adults are using alcohol than pot. About 31 percent of those who have smoked marijuana are risking a DWI conviction because they have gotten behind the […]
May 17, 2014

DWI Charge Comes with Big Bill for Driver Who Hit Fountain

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Saturday, May 17, 2014. A man who allegedly crashed into a fountain in Belleville, Illinois, in April may face criminal charges and fines in connection with the property destruction. The 28-year-old man has been cited for a misdemeanor drunk driving charge, in addition to a traffic violation for speeding. He could also be required to pay for the 52,000 gallons of water that were used to refill the fountain, along with other costs on top of the allegations of DWI offenses. Authorities […]
May 7, 2014

Underage Drinking Targeted in Missouri Communities

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Underage Drinking on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Underage drinking is becoming an increasingly important issue throughout Missouri, especially in the wake of a new study that shows surprising results. The Youth Risk Behavior Survey reveals that about two in five Missouri teens have consumed alcohol within the past 30 days. This behavior is dangerous because it could lead to an underage drunk driving charge, which can have serious consequences even for a first offense. The study showed that about 8 percent of the youngsters had driven after drinking, […]
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