May 23, 2013

St. Louis Football Player Accepts Plea Deal in Drunk Driving Case

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Breath Test Refusal on Thursday, May 23, 2013. At this point in the year, the football season may not be on the radar of many people in Missouri. Yet a St. Louis Rams player is likely wondering how the upcoming season will be impacted by the sentence he recently received for drunk driving charges. In April, we covered the arrest and trial of Trumaine Johnson, and he was recently sentenced. Before being sentenced, Johnson apparently made the decision to plead guilty on lower charges in order to receive […]
May 22, 2013

Man Convicted of DWI After Driving an ATV on Private Property

By Jason Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Wednesday, May 22, 2013. To be guilty of a DWI in Missouri there is no requirement that a person is driving a car or that he is driving on a public road. A Warren County man was recently convicted of driving an ATV while intoxicated in his friend’s front yard. The man had prior convictions and received a fifteen year prison sentence even though he was never behind the wheel of a car. There are two major issues in this case. […]
May 20, 2013

Felony DWI Charge for Man Arrested at Home After Car Accident

By Jason Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Felony DWI on Monday, May 20, 2013. An Imperial man faces felony DWI charges stemming from an incident where a police officer arrested the man at his home. A Missouri State Highway Patrolman found the man’s wrecked car, but no one was near the car. The officer then ran a search on the vehicle and proceeded to the owner’s house. Once the officer arrived at the man’s house the man admitted to the car accident, the officer conducted field sobriety tests and placed him under arrest. Unfortunately […]
May 16, 2013

Panel Recommends Decreasing Legal Blood-Alcohol Concentration

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Thursday, May 16, 2013. Nearly a decade ago, U.S. Congress prodded states into lowering the acceptable blood-alcohol concentration for drivers to 0.08 percent. Since that time, Missouri has followed along and enforces that limit in drunk driving cases. More recently, however, the National Transportation Safety Board encouraged states to reduce the legal limit even further. According to the panel, the legal limit should be set at 0.05 percent, which is a significant change from the current laws. This move is being suggested […]
May 13, 2013

DWI Arrests Posted on Twitter by Minnesota State Patrol

By Jason Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Monday, May 13, 2013. People arrested for DWI will now have their age and gender posted on Twitter by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. On May 10th the Minnesota Highway Patrol launched a crackdown on drunk driving that included posting the location of all drunk driving arrests along with the demographic information of the person arrested. It appears the original idea was to post the names of the people arrested for drunk driving as a way to publicly shame them. […]
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 […]
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