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 […]
April 18, 2013

Top Court Rules Out Warrantless Blood Tests for Missouri DUIs

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Breath Test Refusal on Thursday, April 18, 2013. Earlier this year, we covered the Cape Girardeau County Breathalyzer refusal case that made it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. In this case, a man suspected of drunk driving was required to submit to a warrantless blood test after refusing to take a breath test. The court recently ruled that this was a violation of the man’s constitutional rights. In a nearly unanimous decision, which isn’t too common, the court determined that Missouri law enforcement officials should […]
April 12, 2013

DWI Checkpoints in Jefferson County React to Social Media

By The Law Office of Jason A. Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Friday, April 12, 2013. Jefferson County DWI checkpoints have seen a drop activity recently and law enforcement officials in Jefferson County believe social media is to blame. Once a DWI checkpoint has been set up in Jefferson County it usually does not take long for word of that checkpoint to be seen on Facebook and Twitter. This has resulted in much lighter traffic at the DWI checkpoint after the checkpoint has been up for an hour […]
April 11, 2013

Drunk Driving Trial for St. Louis Athlete Moves Ahead

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Thursday, April 11, 2013. Not long ago, St. Louis Rams cornerback Trumaine Johnson was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol after refusing a breath test. Johnson’s case has moved forward and he recently entered a not guilty plea in court. Although Johnson wasn’t arrested in Missouri, he still faces steep consequences if he’s convicted. In addition to a potential six-month term in jail, he could pay a $1000 fine for the first-time DUI charges and pay a local $500 for […]
April 4, 2013

Lawmaker’s Son Faces Underage Drinking Charges for Third Time

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Underage Drinking on Thursday, April 4, 2013. Missouri readers may have heard about a U.S. congressman’s son who has experienced a number of legal troubles over the last couple years. Once again, the young man is facing legal issues related to underage consumption. Most recently, police in another state were called to investigate a disturbance being created by the 18-year-old man at his mother’s business. Police allegedly found him intoxicated and later recovered more alcohol from his residence. Although the young man was charged with underage possession this […]
July 11, 2013

Police Officer in St. Louis Arrested for DWI

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Thursday, July 11, 2013. Anyone can be arrested for driving while intoxicated. One night’s mistake, a problem with drugs or alcohol or simply having a single more drink that makes your blood alcohol concentration over 0.08 percent can lead to an arrest for drunk driving. That was demonstrated recently when a St. Louis police lieutenant was arrested on suspicion of DWI. The officer was off duty and in his own vehicle when pulled over by the Missouri Highway Patrol. The officer was […]
July 3, 2013

DWI Lawyer: Drunk Driving Ads Not Legally Accurate

By Jason Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Wednesday, July 3, 2013. “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” This is law enforcement’s message to people regarding DWI investigations and arrests. It’s short, it’s cute, and it rhymes, but too bad it’s not the law. Driving sober means not having had anything alcoholic to drink prior to driving. Everyone can agree that sober driving is legal. A person that has ten beers and drives is clearly drunk driving. Everyone can agree that is illegal. The point of contention between lawyers […]
July 2, 2013

Effects of Missouri Blood-Test Case Begin to Spread

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Breath Test Refusal on Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Earlier this spring, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision that directly impacts the way law enforcement can collect evidence in drunk driving cases. The court determined, based on an appeal originating in Missouri, that police can’t administer warrantless blood tests under most circumstances. Now that that ruling has had time to filter down to local police departments, a number of legal concerns are being raised across the country. For example, law enforcement agencies in Minnesota are trying to […]
July 1, 2013

Jumping to Conclusions in DWI Cases

By Jason Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Monday, July 1, 2013. You Are Under Arrest for DWI Because You Must Be Drunk Police officers can jump to conclusions in any type of case, but it is especially prevalent in DWI cases. Anyone pulled over for a traffic offense after midnight is already under suspicion of drunk driving. Often the first question an officer will ask during a late night traffic stop will be, “Have you had anything to drink tonight?” If a person admits to having even one […]
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