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 […]
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 6, 2014

2,200 DWI Cases Impacted by Crime Lab Errors

By Jason Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Monday, January 6, 2014. Prosecutors have admitted errors in blood alcohol test results in 2,200 DWI investigations. The crime lab errors occurred at a lab in Orange County, California. The lab error was caused by a calibration problem in a machine used to test blood alcohol samples. The calibration error will affect well over a thousand samples, including samples that may result in a higher blood alcohol content when retested on a properly calibrated machine. The lab errors are so worrisome […]
January 4, 2014

The St. Louis “No Refusal Zone” and Politics

By Jason Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Breath Test Refusal on Saturday, January 4, 2014. St. Louis City recently set up a highly publicized “No Refusal” Zone for New Year’s Eve. The idea of a No Refusal Zone is that any person arrested for DWI who refuses to voluntarily submit to a chemical test to determine blood alcohol level will then be forced to submit to the test. The person is forced into the test because the arresting police officer and the prosecutor’s office, here the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office, will request search […]
January 3, 2014

St. Louis Cops to Push BAC Tests After DWI Arrests

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Breath Test Refusal on Friday, January 3, 2014. Missouri law enforcement officers have announced a new tactic to combat drunk driving in the state. Police in St. Louis say they will start using a “No Refusal Zone” technique during traffic stops this holiday season, prohibiting motorists from opting out of Breathalyzer tests. Those pulled over for DWI traffic stops will be required to submit to a blood test if they refuse to take a breath analysis at the scene. A system has already been set up to accommodate […]
December 24, 2013

Driver Gets Conditional Sentence in Vehicular Assault Case

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Felony DWI on Tuesday, December 24, 2013. An alleged drunk driver has entered a guilty plea for assault charges in connection with a collision in Missouri that severely injured a college student. The 20-year-old victim reportedly suffered serious injury during the wreck, which has caused her to walk with a cane and take time away from her studies at Tulane University. News reports indicate that the driver wept openly at the courtroom proceedings, during which he entered his guilty plea for vehicular assault. Authorities report that the man […]
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