June 27, 2013

Actor’s Drunk Driving Case Leaves Court Hungry for Evidence

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Thursday, June 27, 2013. In April, actor Jeffrey Wright was arrested for driving while intoxicated during the early hours of the morning. The star, who will appear in an upcoming installment of the popular “Hunger Games” series, was brought into custody at a nearby police station. While there, a breath test showed no alcohol content. Readers in St. Louis may be relieved to hear that the drunk driving charges were recently dropped. Reports indicate that Wright’s blood-alcohol concentration registered at 0.00 percent […]
June 19, 2013

Drunk Driving Arrest May Extend Missouri Man’s License Revocation

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Driver’s License Suspension or Revocation on Wednesday, June 19, 2013. Under Missouri law, there are a variety of serious consequences for being convicted on drunk driving charges. In addition to potential jail time and fines, a person could lose his or her driving priveleges. On a first drunk driving conviction, an individual typically faces at least 30 days of driver’s license suspension. However, if a person is arrested for driving while intoxicated multiple times, they could get their license revoked for quite some time. This what might happen […]
June 14, 2013

Can You Get a DWI for Taking Nyquil, Tylenol, and Aleve?

By Jason Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Friday, June 14, 2013. In a recent DWI case, a St. Louis County prosecutor was pursuing the theory that the defendant was intoxicated by a combination of over the counter medicines. The defendant had admitted to police that he had “chugged some nyquil,” maybe a third of a bottle, that he had consumed four Tylenol, and two Aleve. The prosecutor was going to attempt to prove her case by endorsing an expert witness who specifically testifies in cases of intoxication by […]
June 11, 2013

Is an Open Container in a Vehicle Illegal in Missouri?

By Jason Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Open Container Violations on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. The State of Missouri has somewhat lax laws when it comes to alcohol, which can generally to traced back to Anheiser Busch residing here in the state. One instance where this can be seen is with laws pertaining to open containers inside a vehicle. Although it is illegal to have an open container if you are the driver of the vehicle, there is no such prohibition for the passengers of the vehicle. There is no Missouri state law against […]
June 11, 2013

Boating While Intoxicated Can Yield Felony Charges in Missouri

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Felony DWI on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Just as a person can face charges for driving while intoxicated in a vehicle, boating while intoxicated is also illegal in Missouri. If a person is found to be operating a motorized watercraft with a blood-alcohol concentration higher than .08 percent, they could be charged for “drunk boating.” Much like felony DWI violations, BWI charges can also be considered a felony if a person has been convicted multiple times. Although some readers in St. Louis may not have known about these […]
July 2, 2013

Effects of Missouri Blood-Test Case Begin to Spread

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Breath Test Refusal on Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Earlier this spring, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision that directly impacts the way law enforcement can collect evidence in drunk driving cases. The court determined, based on an appeal originating in Missouri, that police can’t administer warrantless blood tests under most circumstances. Now that that ruling has had time to filter down to local police departments, a number of legal concerns are being raised across the country. For example, law enforcement agencies in Minnesota are trying to […]
July 1, 2013

Jumping to Conclusions in DWI Cases

By Jason Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Monday, July 1, 2013. You Are Under Arrest for DWI Because You Must Be Drunk Police officers can jump to conclusions in any type of case, but it is especially prevalent in DWI cases. Anyone pulled over for a traffic offense after midnight is already under suspicion of drunk driving. Often the first question an officer will ask during a late night traffic stop will be, “Have you had anything to drink tonight?” If a person admits to having even one […]
June 30, 2013

DWI Crackdown Over July 4th Weekend

By Jason Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Sunday, June 30, 2013. St. Louis area police have announced that there will be enhanced DWI enforcement over the July 4th holiday weekend. Every year the police focus on drunk driving arrests around certain holidays, and with nice weather and good barbeques the 4th of July is always one of those holidays. St. Louis area drivers can expect checkpoints, but drivers can also expect police officers to take a more vigiliant approach towards possible impaired drivers over the long weekend. The […]
June 27, 2013

Actor’s Drunk Driving Case Leaves Court Hungry for Evidence

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Thursday, June 27, 2013. In April, actor Jeffrey Wright was arrested for driving while intoxicated during the early hours of the morning. The star, who will appear in an upcoming installment of the popular “Hunger Games” series, was brought into custody at a nearby police station. While there, a breath test showed no alcohol content. Readers in St. Louis may be relieved to hear that the drunk driving charges were recently dropped. Reports indicate that Wright’s blood-alcohol concentration registered at 0.00 percent […]
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