January 23, 2013

DWI Courts Emerging as Alternative to Fines, Jail

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Wednesday, January 23, 2013. It’s no secret that serious fines, jail time, and lengthy or permanent license suspensions can follow a conviction on drunk driving charges. The penalty for being found guilty of DUI or DWI can potentially upend a person’s entire life, putting a brake on not only their finances and mobility, but also marrying them to a negative social stigma that can last long after a sentence has been served. Part of a wider attempt to more comprehensively change and […]
January 16, 2013

Supreme Court Hears Local Breathalyzer Refusal Case

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Breath Test Refusal on Wednesday, January 16, 2013. When a person is pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving, the common practice is for an officer to ask the driver to submit to a breathalyzer blood-alcohol test. While other sobriety tests such as field coordination examinations and direct syringe extraction of blood for medical testing are available, most often the breathalyzer test is relied upon to determine intoxication. Drivers in Missouri, indeed in all 50 states, have the right to refuse a breathalyzer test after being pulled over, […]
January 8, 2013

Christmas Weekend Sees Spike in DUIs

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Tuesday, January 8, 2013. As we noted in a past post, the holiday season brings about a heightened presence of DUI and DWI patrols by both local and state authorities. Whether they were on quiet urban streets or sprawling interstate highways, officers kept a keen watch over Missouri drivers over the “four day weekend” that proceeded and included both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Figures released from the Missouri Highway Patrol have shown that this year a great deal of local motorists […]
December 31, 2012

AAA Joins Call for Mandatory Ignition Locks

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Monday, December 31, 2012. Earlier this month we brought you information on the National Transportation Safety Board’s call for mandatory ignition interlock devices’ inclusion for all DUI and DWI convictions, including first-time offenders. Now it seems another automotive travel association has echoed the NTSB’s statements, making it all the more likely that sweeping national legislation may soon be enacted. The automotive non-profit organization AAA last week voiced its official support for ignition interlocks as a mandatory sentence term for all drunk driving […]
December 25, 2012

Holiday Season Brings Heightened DUI Patrols

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Tuesday, December 25, 2012. The holiday season is always meant to be a positive time of the year. Whether it be the exchange of gifts, reunions with loved ones, or contributing to a charitable community, the traditions typically associated with this of year center around giving and happiness. One possible gift many Missourians will receive this time of year however is neither desirable nor happy, and is has the potential to be more expensive than any other they will be given: a […]
June 3, 2013

Breath Test Refusal – Search Warrant Still Needed for Blood Draw

By Jason Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Breath Test Refusal on Monday, June 3, 2013. In April the United States Supreme Court ruled that a police officer needed a search warrant to have blood drawn from a DWI suspect if the suspect refused to give a sample of his blood, usually after a breath test refusal. That was the McNeely case which seemed like a wholesale victory for everyone who cared about personal freedoms and also for those attorneys that practice drunk driving defense. However, there was language in the McNeely decision that can […]
May 30, 2013

Years After Arrest, Missouri Drunk Driving Trial Finally Ends

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Thursday, May 30, 2013. In March 2010, Missouri police pulled over a man in Franklin County for a traffic violation. Officers believed that the man was “following another vehicle too closely,” so they pulled him over and apparently had probable cause to conduct field sobriety tests. This eventually led to drunk driving charges and a conviction over two years later. According to the police, the Missouri man blew a .095 on a Breathalyzer. This reading put the man just over the legal […]
May 26, 2013

DWI in St. Louis – Holiday Law Enforcement Tactics

By Jason Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Sunday, May 26, 2013. DWI arrests in the St. Louis area should increase this Memorial Day Weekend due to a new stategy put in place by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Each Missouri State Highway Patrolman will be responsible for a twenty mile stretch of highway, and will patrol that section of highway vigialantly. The main focus for law enforcement is to ticket people who are speeding and to get drunk drivers off the roadways over the holiday weekend. It’s called […]
May 23, 2013

St. Louis Football Player Accepts Plea Deal in Drunk Driving Case

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Breath Test Refusal on Thursday, May 23, 2013. At this point in the year, the football season may not be on the radar of many people in Missouri. Yet a St. Louis Rams player is likely wondering how the upcoming season will be impacted by the sentence he recently received for drunk driving charges. In April, we covered the arrest and trial of Trumaine Johnson, and he was recently sentenced. Before being sentenced, Johnson apparently made the decision to plead guilty on lower charges in order to receive […]
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