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 […]
December 20, 2013

Affluenza Defense Prevents Jail for Vehicular Manslaughter

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Felony DWI on Friday, December 20, 2013. They call it “affluenza” — the inability to understand the consequences of your actions because you are simply too rich and entitled. Although it is not an official diagnosis, it was recently used in a successful courtroom defense in the South, allowing a wealthy teen to avoid prison time even though he reportedly killed four pedestrians in a drunk driving wreck. The boy’s blood alcohol level at the time of the crash was three times the legal limit, according to official […]
December 11, 2013

Cops: Research Intimidation Prevented Breath Test Refusal

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Breath Test Refusal on Wednesday, December 11, 2013. First, imagine being randomly pulled over by the police even though you have not done anything wrong. Then, picture yourself being forced to provide saliva, breath and even blood samples as part of a national transportation research study. That is exactly what is happening in jurisdictions throughout Missouri and the rest of the nation, as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration conducts a federal research study about drunk driving. At least one municipality in Texas is refusing to participate in […]
December 7, 2013

Why Refuse the Breath Test if Not Drunk?

By Jason Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Breath Test Refusal on Saturday, December 7, 2013. The question often comes up during DWI cases that include a breath test refusal, “Why would he refuse the breath test if he was not drunk?” There are many different answers to this question. “I was always told not to blow, no matter what” is a common answer. Another common, and justified, answer is “I did not trust the breath test machine.” Occasionally this is even followed up with by the person requesting a blood test instead because he […]
December 4, 2013

Young Missourians More Likely to Drink Underage During Holiday

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Underage Drinking on Wednesday, December 4, 2013. Thanksgiving is a time for family gatherings, over-indulgence in delicious food and last-minute grocery shopping. Would you believe that this innocuous holiday is also the most common time for underage drinking to occur? That’s right: The night before Thanksgiving is widely known as the biggest night for underage drinking. Many of those drinkers may be prone to driving even after illegally consuming booze. Young people who consume alcohol and get behind the wheel during the holidays could face big penalties, even […]
November 27, 2013

Missouri Man Convicted of 7th DWI

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Driver’s License Suspension or Revocation on Wednesday, November 27, 2013. A Missouri man may face serious ramifications after he was found guilty of drunk driving for the seventh time in his life. The man, age 43, was accused of driving drunk even though he was subject to a license suspension at the time of his arrest, according to reports from state authorities. In addition, the man is accused of failing to maintain his driving lane. Since the man was already convicted of six other DWIs, he could face […]
November 23, 2013

Significant DWI Risk Over Thanksgiving Weekend

By Jason Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Saturday, November 23, 2013. The Wednesday night before Thanksgiving is one of the busiest DWI nights of the year for police departments. A combination of the holiday spirit, a long weekend, and people going out to see old friends leads to many impaired drivers on the roads. Law enforcement is well aware of this pattern so there is heightened DWI enforcement on the streets. Starting the Wednesday before, but lasting throughout Thanksgiving Weekend, law enforcement will utilize sobriety checkpoints and DWI […]
November 22, 2013

Missouri Man Facing Trial for DUI Deaths

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Felony DWI on Friday, November 22, 2013. A 27-year-old Missouri man is facing a criminal trial after he was allegedly involved in a June car accident that killed two people. The man is facing vehicular assault charges in connection with the incident in addition to accusations of involuntary manslaughter. The defendant was reportedly driving drunk at the time of the accident. The charges had initially been classified as Class C felonies, but the severity of the allegations was increased in mid-November. The charges are now Class B felonies. […]
November 13, 2013

Tie Found Between Underage Drinking and Caffeine

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Underage Drinking on Wednesday, November 13, 2013. It has been widely publicized that college-age drinkers who combine caffeinated beverages and alcohol experience poor health outcomes. Those individuals are far more likely to require care at a hospital because of their risky decision-making when it comes to alcohol. Now, new evidence suggests that younger Missouri residents involved in underage drinking may also be mixing highly caffeinated drinks with alcohol, leading to an increase in health problems among younger adolescents. The new information comes from a study conducted by an […]
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