October 9, 2013

One DWI, Two Very Different Breath Tests

By Jason Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Wednesday, October 9, 2013. “The Officer Had Me Blow Twice in My DWI Case” Frequently during new client consultations for DWI cases I hear, “They had me blow twice.” Usually this means the police officer administered a preliminary breath test at the scene, prior to placing my client under arrest, then administered an evidentiary breath tests once back at the station. There are times when no preliminary breath test is given, and other times when the evidentiary breath test takes place […]
October 4, 2013

Bills Would Give Students Immunity from Underage Drinking Charges

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Underage Drinking on Friday, October 4, 2013. One of the unfortunate realities when it comes to underage drinking and college students is that it often crosses the line from mere experimentation to dangerous overindulgence. Indeed, statistics have shown that levels of binge drinking among college students continue to rise despite the education and enforcement efforts of officials at schools here in Missouri and throughout the U.S. Interestingly, lawmakers in the state of Wisconsin are considering a somewhat novel approach to the problem of underage drinking: granting both academic […]
September 27, 2013

Sentence Handed Down in DWI Crash that Killed St. Louis Lawmaker

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Friday, September 27, 2013. Earlier this month, a St. Charles County Circuit Court judge handed down a sentence in a drunk driving case involving a 26-year-old man who was involved in a chain-reaction car crash last summer that resulted in the death of a popular five-term St. Louis alderman. According to court records, the young man was driving eastbound on Highway 370 at around 12:30 a.m. back on August 1, 2012, when he was involved in a minor fender bender with a […]
September 20, 2013

Underage Drinker Allegedly Passes Out on Stranger’s Couch

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Underage Drinking on Friday, September 20, 2013. A Missouri youth was claimed to have been driving while drunk and crashing his car onto the property of a church.  It is further alleged that he fled the scene, entered a stranger’s home and fell asleep on a couch. The owners of the home called county law enforcement officers to report that they had found this youth in their home.  He was arrested after officers arrived at the home and then released into the custody of his parents.  The young […]
September 18, 2013

DA Attempting to Use Prior DWI in Vehicular Manslaughter Trial

By Jason Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Wednesday, September 18, 2013. A York, Pennsylvannia District Attorney is planning to introduce evidence of a prior DWI and alcohol classes during the trial of man now charged with several charges including vehicular manslaughter. The DA disclosed his intention to use this evidence during a pretrial conference with the judge and defense attorney. Prior DWI’s Generally Inadmissible as Evidence The general rule in criminal trials is that evidence of prior criminal acts is not admissible as evidence. Such evidence would unduly […]
September 27, 2013

Sentence Handed Down in DWI Crash that Killed St. Louis Lawmaker

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Friday, September 27, 2013. Earlier this month, a St. Charles County Circuit Court judge handed down a sentence in a drunk driving case involving a 26-year-old man who was involved in a chain-reaction car crash last summer that resulted in the death of a popular five-term St. Louis alderman. According to court records, the young man was driving eastbound on Highway 370 at around 12:30 a.m. back on August 1, 2012, when he was involved in a minor fender bender with a […]
September 20, 2013

Underage Drinker Allegedly Passes Out on Stranger’s Couch

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Underage Drinking on Friday, September 20, 2013. A Missouri youth was claimed to have been driving while drunk and crashing his car onto the property of a church.  It is further alleged that he fled the scene, entered a stranger’s home and fell asleep on a couch. The owners of the home called county law enforcement officers to report that they had found this youth in their home.  He was arrested after officers arrived at the home and then released into the custody of his parents.  The young […]
September 18, 2013

DA Attempting to Use Prior DWI in Vehicular Manslaughter Trial

By Jason Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Wednesday, September 18, 2013. A York, Pennsylvannia District Attorney is planning to introduce evidence of a prior DWI and alcohol classes during the trial of man now charged with several charges including vehicular manslaughter. The DA disclosed his intention to use this evidence during a pretrial conference with the judge and defense attorney. Prior DWI’s Generally Inadmissible as Evidence The general rule in criminal trials is that evidence of prior criminal acts is not admissible as evidence. Such evidence would unduly […]
September 17, 2013

Vehicular Manslaughter Charge for Woman Who Ran Over Boyfriend

By Jason Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Vehicular Manslaughter on Tuesday, September 17, 2013. A St. Louis County woman has been charged with vehicular manslaughter after running over her boyfriend in Overland. Rachel Collier and her boyfriend had been drinking and fighting in a car on August 23rd. When her boyfriend got out of the car, she moved over to the driver’s seat and began driving, at which point she hit him. The man was later pronounced dead at a local hospital. Blood draws of Ms. Collier’s blood alcohol content several hours after the […]
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