August 8, 2014

The 3 Types of Drunk Driving Charge Traffic Stops

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Friday, August 8, 2014. If you have never been arrested for a drunk driving offense, you may not be familiar with the process that occurs after a police officer pulls you over. After the traffic stop has occurred and the field sobriety tests are complete, you may find yourself in police custody or under arrest. What led up to this point? Today, we explain the steps that come before a DWI charge for a Missouri resident. There are three ways in which […]
August 1, 2014

Short Sentence for Woman Who Plead Guilty to DWI Charge

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Friday, August 1, 2014. A 23-year-old Missouri woman who pleaded guilty in connection with a fatal drunk driving accident will not be sent to state prison. Instead, the driver will spend 120 days in a local jail before being released on probation. That sentence was handed down on July 22 in Greene County. The woman was facing a serious DWI charge after being accused of involuntary manslaughter for her role in the fatal crash. Defense attorneys say that the sentence complied with […]
July 25, 2014

Underage Drinking Still a Problem Despite Changes in Law

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Underage Drinking on Friday, July 25, 2014. Think back to the mid-1980s, when the National Minimum Drinking Age Act essentially required that all states raise the minimum age for drinking to 21. Should we still be supporting that piece of legislation? Experts in Missouri and other states say, “maybe not.” Even though the law was designed to protect teens from fatal vehicle accidents — and drunk driving charges — it seems to have had an unintended effect. That is, more underage drinking is occurring than ever before, despite […]
July 18, 2014

Missouri Man Sentenced in Hit-and-Run DUI Case

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Friday, July 18, 2014. Judges have a difficult job when they are faced with handing out sentences that are fair to the defendant yet punitive enough to satisfy the victims. When a defendant shows genuine remorse for a crime, judges often take that into consideration during the sentencing phase of the process as one Missouri man is now finding out. A 25-year-old man was recently sentenced for the crime of involuntary vehicular manslaughter due to intoxication resulting from an April 2013 incident […]
July 17, 2014

Most People in Missouri Know Legal Limits for Drunk Driving

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Thursday, July 17, 2014. Anheuser-Busch, which is based out of St. Louis, Missouri, recently did a study to find out how well people in the United States understand the drunk driving laws, and they found that the majority of the people asked really do know what the legal limits are. That limit is currently set at .08 for BAC. The survey was done via the Internet, and 1,978 people were asked about the law. The totals showed that 61 percent of participants […]
September 26, 2014

Can You Be Subject to License Suspension if Cleared of DWI?

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Driver’s License Suspension or Revocation on Friday, September 26, 2014. Can your driver’s license be suspended even if you were cleared of criminal charges for driving while intoxicated? In Missouri, the answer might be “yes.” That is because driver’s license suspensions and revocations are managed in both criminal and administrative forums. Reversing a license suspension that was precipitated by DWI charges may require more effort than you would initially imagine. What happens after I am arrested? First, you need to understand the administrative process associated with license suspension. […]
September 12, 2014

Penalties for Drunk Driving Charges Include License Restrictions

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Friday, September 12, 2014. Do you know the consequences for a drunk driving conviction in Missouri? The penalties for a drunk driving offense change depending on the nature of the allegations. For example, a first-time offender would likely face a less-severe penalty than a defendant with a long history of intoxicated driving. Defendants may be subject to both criminal penalties — including fines and jail time — along with administrative penalties such as suspension or revocation of your driver’s license. Many Missouri […]
September 3, 2014

Do You Know the Laws for Underage Drinking in Missouri?

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Underage Drinking on Friday, September 5, 2014. Do you know your state’s laws regarding underage drinking? In Missouri, underage consumers of alcohol may face serious punishment simply because they possess a beverage. Even more serious consequences may arise for underage motorists facing a drunk driving charge. Were you aware that underage drinking and driving is governed by different rules than those pertaining to older drivers? In fact, teenagers’ blood alcohol content must be below 0.02 percent in order to avoid a drunk driving allegation. The BAC that triggers […]
August 29, 2014

How Aggressive Criminal Defense Can Help Those Facing DWI Charges

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Friday, August 29, 2014. Do you need an aggressive attorney for your drunk driving case? If you are a Missouri resident who is facing a first offense DWI — or a subsequent allegation — you may benefit from the tenacious representation provided by our legal team. Facing DWI charges in Missouri can be confusing and scary. These charges can also have a significant impact on your future, depending on your line of work and social goals. Protect yourself against such serious implications […]
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