June 27, 2013

Actor’s Drunk Driving Case Leaves Court Hungry for Evidence

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Thursday, June 27, 2013. In April, actor Jeffrey Wright was arrested for driving while intoxicated during the early hours of the morning. The star, who will appear in an upcoming installment of the popular “Hunger Games” series, was brought into custody at a nearby police station. While there, a breath test showed no alcohol content. Readers in St. Louis may be relieved to hear that the drunk driving charges were recently dropped. Reports indicate that Wright’s blood-alcohol concentration registered at 0.00 percent […]
June 19, 2013

Drunk Driving Arrest May Extend Missouri Man’s License Revocation

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Driver’s License Suspension or Revocation on Wednesday, June 19, 2013. Under Missouri law, there are a variety of serious consequences for being convicted on drunk driving charges. In addition to potential jail time and fines, a person could lose his or her driving priveleges. On a first drunk driving conviction, an individual typically faces at least 30 days of driver’s license suspension. However, if a person is arrested for driving while intoxicated multiple times, they could get their license revoked for quite some time. This what might happen […]
June 14, 2013

Can You Get a DWI for Taking Nyquil, Tylenol, and Aleve?

By Jason Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Friday, June 14, 2013. In a recent DWI case, a St. Louis County prosecutor was pursuing the theory that the defendant was intoxicated by a combination of over the counter medicines. The defendant had admitted to police that he had “chugged some nyquil,” maybe a third of a bottle, that he had consumed four Tylenol, and two Aleve. The prosecutor was going to attempt to prove her case by endorsing an expert witness who specifically testifies in cases of intoxication by […]
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 […]
September 18, 2013

DA Attempting to Use Prior DWI in Vehicular Manslaughter Trial

By Jason Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Wednesday, September 18, 2013. A York, Pennsylvannia District Attorney is planning to introduce evidence of a prior DWI and alcohol classes during the trial of man now charged with several charges including vehicular manslaughter. The DA disclosed his intention to use this evidence during a pretrial conference with the judge and defense attorney. Prior DWI’s Generally Inadmissible as Evidence The general rule in criminal trials is that evidence of prior criminal acts is not admissible as evidence. Such evidence would unduly […]
September 17, 2013

Vehicular Manslaughter Charge for Woman Who Ran Over Boyfriend

By Jason Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Vehicular Manslaughter on Tuesday, September 17, 2013. A St. Louis County woman has been charged with vehicular manslaughter after running over her boyfriend in Overland. Rachel Collier and her boyfriend had been drinking and fighting in a car on August 23rd. When her boyfriend got out of the car, she moved over to the driver’s seat and began driving, at which point she hit him. The man was later pronounced dead at a local hospital. Blood draws of Ms. Collier’s blood alcohol content several hours after the […]
September 13, 2013

Study Explores Why More Women are Being Arrested for DWI

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Friday, September 13, 2013. The most recent drunk driving statistics from the Federal Bureau of Investigation reveal that men comprised 75 percent of all DUI arrests in 2011 and that roughly 40 percent of all males killed in motor vehicle accidents during this timeframe were under the influence of alcohol. While this would seem to point to a growing problem of impaired driving among men, researchers say it’s actually the exact opposite. The number of women arrested for DWI has increased significantly, […]
September 6, 2013

NFL Players Union to Try New Tool in Fight Against Drunk Driving

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Friday, September 6, 2013. Football fans here in St. Louis and across the state of Missouri are busy gearing up for the Rams home opener this coming Sunday. In fact, even though kickoff is still many hours away at this point, it hasn’t stopped local sports broadcasters and beat writers from providing every last detail about the team’s preparations and about the league in general. Interestingly enough, as meticulous as the media coverage of the National Football League typically is, many outlets […]
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