May 8, 2013

Social Host Laws Target Underage Drinking in Suburban St. Louis

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Underage Drinking on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Spring is a busy and exciting time for many high school students. Between prom and graduation, there is much to celebrate. As a result, teenagers may make the decision to consume alcohol at a party, which can produce a number of unintended consequences. As such, a number of communities in St. Louis County have ramped up efforts to create and enforce social host laws. Just last year, the city of Chesterfield, Missouri, passed a social hosting ordinance that would hold adult […]
May 7, 2013

A Rockstar, Vehicular Manslaughter, and Prescription Pills

By Jason Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Vehicular Manslaughter on Tuesday, May 7, 2013. The recent arrest of Todd Harrell for vehicular manslaughter can teach us valuable lessons. Harrell, the bassist for the band Three Doors Down, was arrested in Nashville following an accident resulting in the death of a man in another vehicle. During the police investigation, Harrell failed field sobriety tests, admitted to drinking, admitted to taking the painkiller Lortab and the anti-depressant Xanex, and was found in possession of several other pills in his vehicle. Unfortunately, this is not just the […]
May 2, 2013

Felony Drunk Driving Charge Compounds Missouri Man’s Trouble

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Felony DWI on Thursday, May 2, 2013. In any criminal case, a person’s background can play a role in the outcome of a trial. Perhaps no one knows this better than a Missouri man who was recently arrested and is now facing his seventh set of drunk driving charges. As a result of these most recent charges and six prior convictions, the 52-year-old Chesterfield resident is charged with felony driving while intoxicated as a chronic offender charges in court. This repeat DWI charge may be an explanation as […]
April 25, 2013

First-Time Missouri DWI Charge Can Cause License Suspension

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Driver’s License Suspension or Revocation on Thursday, April 25, 2013. Being charged with drunk driving is something that should be taken seriously by all St. Louis residents. The consequences of a conviction aren’t limited to fines or potential jail time. Being found guilty on DWI charges will cause a person to temporarily lose his or her driver’s license in Missouri, even on a first offense. According to state law, first-time DWI offenders automatically lose their license for a period of 30 days. Any subsequent drunk driving convictions often […]
April 18, 2013

A Suspect’s Rights During Pre-Arrest Police Questioning in a DWI Case

By The Law Office of Jason A. Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Felony DWI on Thursday, April 18, 2013. It looks like a murder case currently before the United States Supreme Court could have a significant impact on DWI investigations. The case of Salinas v. Texas was heard by the Court on April 17, 2013 to determine if a suspect’s silence prior to his arrest can be used against him during a prosecutor’s case at trial. Although there is a world of difference between a murder investigation and a DWI investigation the issue presented […]
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 […]
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 […]
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