May 30, 2014

Memorial Day Weekend Brings Horrific DWI Traffic Stops

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Breath Test Refusal on Friday, May 30, 2014. With the Memorial Day weekend occurring just days ago, authorities throughout Missouri and the rest of the nation say they are encouraging drivers to stay safe during some of the most dangerous days on the American roads. In Texas, officers say they are ramping up efforts to prevent drunk driving by enforcing their “No Refusal” policy. That means that if a driver refuses to provide a breath sample during a DWI traffic stop, officers are able to get a warrant […]
May 23, 2014

College Kids Risk Conviction as Stoned Driving Rates Increase

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Underage Drinking on Friday, May 23, 2014. College students in Missouri and other states may be more likely to get behind the wheel while high instead of while drunk. In fact, a new study shows that college freshmen are significantly more likely to both ride with a stoned driver and drive themselves while high. This contradicts statistics that show that more young adults are using alcohol than pot. About 31 percent of those who have smoked marijuana are risking a DWI conviction because they have gotten behind the […]
May 17, 2014

DWI Charge Comes with Big Bill for Driver Who Hit Fountain

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Saturday, May 17, 2014. A man who allegedly crashed into a fountain in Belleville, Illinois, in April may face criminal charges and fines in connection with the property destruction. The 28-year-old man has been cited for a misdemeanor drunk driving charge, in addition to a traffic violation for speeding. He could also be required to pay for the 52,000 gallons of water that were used to refill the fountain, along with other costs on top of the allegations of DWI offenses. Authorities […]
May 7, 2014

Underage Drinking Targeted in Missouri Communities

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Underage Drinking on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Underage drinking is becoming an increasingly important issue throughout Missouri, especially in the wake of a new study that shows surprising results. The Youth Risk Behavior Survey reveals that about two in five Missouri teens have consumed alcohol within the past 30 days. This behavior is dangerous because it could lead to an underage drunk driving charge, which can have serious consequences even for a first offense. The study showed that about 8 percent of the youngsters had driven after drinking, […]
May 1, 2014

Man with Prior Record Gets 59-Year Term for Vehicular Assault

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Felony DWI on Thursday, May 1, 2014. A Missouri man was sentenced to a 59-year prison term after causing an injurious drunk driving accident that wounded two youngsters and an adult. The defendant was accused of second-degree vehicular assault in connection with the accident. He was also charged with leaving the scene of the crash, among other violations. Authorities say that the 2009 incident occurred when the driver caused a wreck that seriously injured two children — ages 4 and 8 — along with a 27-year-old woman. Prosecutors […]
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 […]
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 […]
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