May 8, 2013

Social Host Laws Target Underage Drinking in Suburban St. Louis

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Underage Drinking on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Spring is a busy and exciting time for many high school students. Between prom and graduation, there is much to celebrate. As a result, teenagers may make the decision to consume alcohol at a party, which can produce a number of unintended consequences. As such, a number of communities in St. Louis County have ramped up efforts to create and enforce social host laws. Just last year, the city of Chesterfield, Missouri, passed a social hosting ordinance that would hold adult […]
May 7, 2013

A Rockstar, Vehicular Manslaughter, and Prescription Pills

By Jason Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Vehicular Manslaughter on Tuesday, May 7, 2013. The recent arrest of Todd Harrell for vehicular manslaughter can teach us valuable lessons. Harrell, the bassist for the band Three Doors Down, was arrested in Nashville following an accident resulting in the death of a man in another vehicle. During the police investigation, Harrell failed field sobriety tests, admitted to drinking, admitted to taking the painkiller Lortab and the anti-depressant Xanex, and was found in possession of several other pills in his vehicle. Unfortunately, this is not just the […]
May 2, 2013

Felony Drunk Driving Charge Compounds Missouri Man’s Trouble

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Felony DWI on Thursday, May 2, 2013. In any criminal case, a person’s background can play a role in the outcome of a trial. Perhaps no one knows this better than a Missouri man who was recently arrested and is now facing his seventh set of drunk driving charges. As a result of these most recent charges and six prior convictions, the 52-year-old Chesterfield resident is charged with felony driving while intoxicated as a chronic offender charges in court. This repeat DWI charge may be an explanation as […]
April 25, 2013

First-Time Missouri DWI Charge Can Cause License Suspension

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Driver’s License Suspension or Revocation on Thursday, April 25, 2013. Being charged with drunk driving is something that should be taken seriously by all St. Louis residents. The consequences of a conviction aren’t limited to fines or potential jail time. Being found guilty on DWI charges will cause a person to temporarily lose his or her driver’s license in Missouri, even on a first offense. According to state law, first-time DWI offenders automatically lose their license for a period of 30 days. Any subsequent drunk driving convictions often […]
April 18, 2013

A Suspect’s Rights During Pre-Arrest Police Questioning in a DWI Case

By The Law Office of Jason A. Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Felony DWI on Thursday, April 18, 2013. It looks like a murder case currently before the United States Supreme Court could have a significant impact on DWI investigations. The case of Salinas v. Texas was heard by the Court on April 17, 2013 to determine if a suspect’s silence prior to his arrest can be used against him during a prosecutor’s case at trial. Although there is a world of difference between a murder investigation and a DWI investigation the issue presented […]
August 2, 2013

Highway Patrol Announces DWI Efforts for August

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Friday, August 2, 2013. The Missouri State Highway Patrol recently announced that it is planning saturation efforts in multiple counties designed to stop and prevent driving while intoxicated. Specifically, Highway Patrol officers will be conducting sobriety checkpoints at different times throughout August in Jefferson, St. Charles and Lincoln counties. The checkpoints will be administered by MSHP officers in cooperation with local law enforcement agencies. According to the MSHP, these specific counties were chosen for focus efforts due to the particularly high number […]
July 31, 2013

Judge Gives Former St. Louis Cop Probation for Off-Duty Crash

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Wednesday, July 31, 2013. Earlier this week, a sentence was handed down in a drunk driving case involving a former officer with the St. Louis Police Department who was involved in a serious accident during the holiday season two years ago. According to the court documents, the then 27-year-old police officer drove his vehicle the wrong way down a one-way street in South City during the early morning hours of December 24, 2011 before colliding with a patrol car being driven by […]
July 29, 2013

Top DWI Defenses – Drinking After Driving

By Jason Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Monday, July 29, 2013. Every now and then a DWI case will come into my office where my client actually had an opportunity to drink alcohol between the time he was driving and when the police show up to investigate. Many times this will happen when there was some kind of minor accident involved. The scenario can play out like this: person driving the car gets in a small accident right in front of a bar. After exchanging information with the […]
July 24, 2013

Missouri Officer’s Blood Alcohol Test May Be Unconstitutional

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. On November 27, 2012, a Winnona, Missouri police officer drove to the Winona City Hall to sign papers. The deputy chief detected alcohol on his breath and subsequently ordered a blood alcohol test administered. The officer’s BAC was 0.22 percent, over 2.5 times the legal limit to drive. He faces two gross misdemeanor charges for driving while intoxicated. However, the officer has recently questioned the constitutionality of the blood test. He is arguing that on the facts of […]
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