July 11, 2014

Felony DWI Convicts Could Soon Have Expanded Employment Rights

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Felony DWI on Friday, July 11, 2014. A new ordinance in Kansas City could lift employment restrictions for those with a history of drunk driving convictions. Currently, people who have been convicted of felony DWI or a felony property crime are prohibited from obtaining an employee liquor permit for several years because of the criminal offenses. Now, those who are convicted of certain crimes may be able to shorten the waiting period for a liquor sales permit, which would expand available job options for a large population of […]
June 27, 2014

Man With Extensive History of DWI Convictions Pleads Guilty

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Felony DWI on Friday, June 27, 2014. A Missouri man who has an extensive criminal history with about 150 arrests for various traffic violations was sentenced to a five-year prison term after causing a fatal accident. The defendant, age 56, made a deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter. Had the case gone to trial, the man would have faced charges of vehicular assault and second-degree murder. The defendant is accused of causing a hit-and-run accident that killed a 4-year-old boy and injured that […]
June 20, 2014

Missouri Driver Pleads Guilty to Driving Under License Suspension

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Driver’s License Suspension or Revocation on Friday, June 20, 2014. A 29-year-old Missouri man has pleaded guilty to criminal charges after reportedly causing a fatal drunk crash in 2013. The defendant pleaded guilty to felony DWI, driving without a license, second-degree murder and second-degree assault, according to reports. The man was subject to a license suspension at the time of the fatal collision. Authorities report that this incident marked the man’s third DWI charge, which elevates the severity of the charge to the felony level. Typical charges would […]
June 13, 2014

Lower Conviction Rates Could Result from Looser Alcohol Rules

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Underage Drinking on Friday, June 13, 2014. Two years of debates and several votes have led officials in one Missouri town to lower the age limit for entering a bar. The city council in Maryville has decided to allow 19- and 20-year-old residents into the city’s drinking establishments, although a panel of restrictions would be in place. Bar owners will be allowed to determine whether the younger individuals enter their facilities. The council had enacted an ordinance in January to raise the admission age to 21; that rule […]
June 6, 2014

Drunk Driving Charge for Motorist Accused of Injuring Wife

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Friday, June 6, 2014. A 31-year-old man has been charged with several criminal offenses after allegedly causing a serious drunk driving crash that left his wife with a broken neck. The Missouri man was driving on Interstate 474 in Illinois when he caused the injurious wreck. Authorities say he was engaged in a high-speed chase with police when he ran off the road and struck a tree. The man is facing a drunk driving charge, along with aggravated domestic battery and aggravated […]
August 22, 2014

Missouri Initiative Uses DWI Traffic Stops to Target Drivers

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Breath Test Refusal on Friday, August 22, 2014. A new Missouri enforcement initiative called Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over has been launched in jurisdictions throughout the state. The initiative is designed to use additional resources to achieve higher DWI arrest rates. DWI traffic stops will play a role in the enforcement effort, which is slated to continue through the first of September. Official reports show that about one out of every three fatal crashes on Missouri roads involve an intoxicated driver. This statistic has propelled organizations such […]
August 15, 2014

What Can Cause License Suspension and Revocation in Missouri?

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Driver’s License Suspension or Revocation on Friday, August 15, 2014. Possessing a driver’s license in Missouri is a privilege conferred by the government — not an inviolate right. As a result, scores of local residents have their drivers’ licenses revoked every year because of moving violations. Even minor offenses may be seen as reasons to pursue license suspension or revocation. However, there are a few key categories of violations that will almost certainly lead to license suspension for a criminal defendant. First, those who are accused of driving […]
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 […]
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