June 9, 2013

Vehicular Manslaughter, Seizures, and Mookie Blaylock

By Jason Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Vehicular Manslaughter on Sunday, June 9, 2013. Former NBA star Mookie Blaylock has been charged with Vehicular Homicide in Atlanta, Georgia following an accident where his car crossed the center line and collided head on with another vehicle.  Vehicular Homicide charges in Georgia are similar to Vehicular Manslaughter here in Missouri.  The charges were brought by the proseuctor’s office despite no drugs or alochol were found in Blaylock’s system during initial toxicology tests. It appears that Blaylock may have had a seizure type event while driving his […]
June 5, 2013

St. Louis Teen Charged for Drunk Driving After Hospital Accident

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Underage Drinking on Wednesday, June 5, 2013. On the early morning hours of May 31, a 17-year-old St. Louis girl drove to the emergency room in Chesterfield to drop off a friend who needed treatment. After bringing the friend into the hospital, the teen went to move her car. In the process, she collided with a parked vehicle and the emergency room entrance. When authorities responded to the site of the crash, they noticed that the teenager backed up right into the glass hospital door. Although no details […]
June 3, 2013

Breath Test Refusal – Search Warrant Still Needed for Blood Draw

By Jason Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Breath Test Refusal on Monday, June 3, 2013. In April the United States Supreme Court ruled that a police officer needed a search warrant to have blood drawn from a DWI suspect if the suspect refused to give a sample of his blood, usually after a breath test refusal. That was the McNeely case which seemed like a wholesale victory for everyone who cared about personal freedoms and also for those attorneys that practice drunk driving defense. However, there was language in the McNeely decision that can […]
May 30, 2013

Years After Arrest, Missouri Drunk Driving Trial Finally Ends

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Thursday, May 30, 2013. In March 2010, Missouri police pulled over a man in Franklin County for a traffic violation. Officers believed that the man was “following another vehicle too closely,” so they pulled him over and apparently had probable cause to conduct field sobriety tests. This eventually led to drunk driving charges and a conviction over two years later. According to the police, the Missouri man blew a .095 on a Breathalyzer. This reading put the man just over the legal […]
May 26, 2013

DWI in St. Louis – Holiday Law Enforcement Tactics

By Jason Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Sunday, May 26, 2013. DWI arrests in the St. Louis area should increase this Memorial Day Weekend due to a new stategy put in place by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Each Missouri State Highway Patrolman will be responsible for a twenty mile stretch of highway, and will patrol that section of highway vigialantly. The main focus for law enforcement is to ticket people who are speeding and to get drunk drivers off the roadways over the holiday weekend. It’s called […]
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 […]
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