April 25, 2014

Missouri Man Awaiting DWI Charges in 3 Drunk Driving Cases

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Friday, April 25, 2014. A Missouri man has been arrested for his third DUI this year after allegedly driving the wrong way down Highway 54 in Callaway County. The man was arrested during the early morning hours on April 17 in connection with the DWI offense. Authorities say that the defendant could face an extended driver’s license revocation if he is convicted on the third drunk driving charge. In addition, the defendant could be required to spend time in jail. Official reports […]
April 17, 2014

State Lawmaker Facing Drunk Driving Charges After Pair of Arrests

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Thursday, April 17, 2014. A Missouri state legislator is accused of driving while intoxicated after being arrested on two separate occasions in Jefferson City. Court documents released on April 7 show that the man, Rep. Steve Hodges, is facing drunk driving charges in connection with an event that occurred in early April, along with allegations stemming from a February traffic stop. The 65-year-old legislator was first elected in 2006, but he will be required to step down in the near future because […]
April 9, 2014

Defendant Facing Up to 7 Years Prison Time for Vehicular Assault

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Felony DWI on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. A 22-year-old Missouri man has entered guilty pleas for three criminal counts in connection with a fatal car wreck in 2012. The defendant has pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree assault and one count of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the case. It is not clear whether the manslaughter charge is officially considered vehicular manslaughter, though it does also carry weighty implications. Authorities say that the driver was intoxicated when he caused the fatal wreck in late 2012. The driver […]
April 4, 2014

Driver Could Get Probation for DWI Charge After Wreck

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Friday, April 4, 2014. A Missouri man has pleaded guilty in connection to three criminal charges related to a fatal drunk driving crash in Columbia. The defendant, age 22, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and second-degree assault for his role in the fatal wreck. The man did not face a formal drunk driving charge in connection with the crash; instead, he was subject to the three other, more severe allegations. Sentencing for the fatal wreck is slated to occur in early June. […]
March 27, 2014

Drunk Driving Charge Possibility Does Not Deter Teen Behaviors

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Underage Drinking on Thursday, March 27, 2014. As high school prom season beckons, growing concern about underage drunk driving is rising within Missouri communities. A new study has brought additional alarming statistics, showing that although today’s teenagers are more educated than ever about the dangers of drunk or distracted driving, they have a hard time saying “no” to those behaviors. Experts say that many of these teens may be close to receiving drunk driving charges because they do not practice what they have preach. A new survey issued […]
February 21, 2014

Should Stoned Driving Warrant a DWI Charge?

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Friday, February 21, 2014. Missouri residents who have been stopped for drunk driving may be familiar with the standard panel of field sobriety tests. An officer will likely require drivers to follow a pen with their eyes, walk in a straight line and stand on one leg for 30 seconds. Drivers who complete those tests without incident are likely not intoxicated. So far, though, tests do not exist to accurately predict whether a stoned driver should face a DWI charge. With a […]
February 14, 2014

Missouri Mayor’s Son’s Charges Downgraded After DWI Traffic Stop

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Breath Test Refusal on Friday, February 14, 2014. The son of a Missouri mayor is facing allegations of careless driving in connection with a December encounter with officers. The man, age 25, had initially been suspected of drunken driving, but the charges were downgraded after the initial DWI traffic stop. Prosecutors in the case said they did not have enough evidence to bring DWI charges against the son of Kansas City Mayor Sly James. Authorities report that the man was pulled over in mid-December after officers saw him […]
February 12, 2014

Red-Light Camera Tickets Cannot be Enforced in St. Louis

By Jason Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Red-Light Camera Tickets on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. A St. Louis Circuit judge ruled red-light camera tickets cannot be enforced in St. Louis City.  The judge ruled more than two months after petitions were filed on behalf of two women asking the court to uphold a prior ruling that the red-light camera tickets were not enforceable. The Circuit judge agreed with the petitioners and struck down the enforcement of the cameras. One of the chief complaints about red-light camera tickets is the tickets are simply a revenue […]
February 7, 2014

Maryville, Missouri, Changes Law to Prevent Underage Drinking

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Underage Drinking on Friday, February 7, 2014. A Missouri town has raised the entry age to local bars from 19 to 21. The change in Maryville came after a large debate in the town’s City Hall, during which students and residents opposed the change for a variety of reasons. The new ordinance, passed on Jan. 27, will officially raise the entry age to 21 after July 1; after that point, underage students will have to find other entertainment opportunities. The council had previously issued a ruling about the […]
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