March 19, 2014

Reps: License Suspension Not Enough for DWI Offenders

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Driver’s License Suspension or Revocation on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. Although the number of DWI arrests in Missouri dropped significantly between 2012 and 2013 — from 29,560 to 25,594 incidents — many in the state say that more needs to be done to curb repeat drunk driving offenders. In many cases, drivers in the state are only subject to license suspension; they may not spend any time in custody. Advocates for new legislation want to change that, requiring additional severe penalties for those with multiple DWI charges. Some […]
March 12, 2014

Mom Facing DWI Charge After Toddler Falls Out of Car

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Wednesday, March 12, 2014. A 30-year-old woman is facing multiple charges after a young child reportedly fell out of her vehicle while she was driving. The woman is facing a DWI charge in addition to allegations of possession of marijuana, child endangerment and failure to provide proof of insurance, among others. The incident occurred on Chipman Road in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Official reports show that the driver was preparing to turn onto Hwy. 50 when the 1-year-old child in the back of […]
March 5, 2014

License Suspensions Lifted After Breath Tests Deemed Inadmissible

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Driver’s License Suspension or Revocation on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. The outcome in a Missouri drunk driving case may come down to the distinction between two little words: “and” and “or.” Defense attorneys in the state are seeking to prevent license suspension and other penalties for their clients by arguing that blood alcohol testing equipment must be calibrated using three different values. That camp — advocates for the “and” interpretation of the statute — argues that any evidence collected by a breathalyzer that was not calibrated to all […]
February 28, 2014

Driver Awaits Sentencing for DWI Charge After Three Delays

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Friday, February 28, 2014. A drunk driver who allegedly caused a fatal accident in 2012 may still be waiting for his day in court after sentencing was delayed yet again in his case. The Missouri man pleaded guilty to drunk driving charges in October 2013, one year after causing the deadly wreck. He was released on bond immediately after that criminal proceeding, and he has been free ever since. The man could be facing three to 14 years’ prison time in connection […]
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 […]
January 29, 2014

Man Avoids DWI Charge After Being Found Drunk on Horse with Tot

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Wednesday, January 29, 2014. A man on probation in Missouri is accused of a variety of violations after being found drunk on a horse with a child that was not his. The man is not facing a formal DWI charge in the matter. Authorities have instead arrested the man for public intoxication and child endangerment. Although it might sound strange for a drunk man to end up on a horse with a 3-year-old boy, there is a somewhat reasonable explanation. The man […]
January 23, 2014

Prior Offender Could Get 45 Years for DWI Charges

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Driver’s License Suspension or Revocation on Thursday, January 23, 2014. A Missouri man who has been characterized as a “prior and persistent offender” may face a 45-year sentence in connection with a drunk-driving accident that left three people injured. The 35-year-old man has pleaded guilty to a variety of charges in connection with that injurious accident, including second-degree vehicular assault and leaving the scene of a car accident. Further, the man is accused of driving with an active license suspension in effect on at least two occasions within […]
January 15, 2014

Man Facing Drunk Driving Charge for Injurious August Accident

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Wednesday, January 15, 2014. An out-of-state driver is facing charges of second-degree assault by operating a vehicle while intoxicated after he was indicted by Missouri judge this month. The man, age 27, is accused of causing an accident in early August 2013 west of Carthage, injuring one man so severely that he was sent to the hospital emergency room. That driver admitted to drinking before getting behind the wheel, and he reportedly failed field sobriety tests at the scene of the accident. […]
January 10, 2014

Missouri Man Gets 14 Years for Vehicular Manslaughter

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Felony DWI on Friday, January 10, 2014. A 34-year-old Missouri man will spend 14 years in prison in connection with a car accident that killed his young son and injured four other victims. The man was recently sentenced in connection with the car accident. He had pleaded guilty to several charges, including involuntary manslaughter and second-degree assault. The man received a total of 21 years’ prison time, but two of the sentences will be served concurrently, lowering the total to 14 years. Official reports show that the vehicular […]
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