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 […]
April 18, 2013

Top Court Rules Out Warrantless Blood Tests for Missouri DUIs

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Breath Test Refusal on Thursday, April 18, 2013. Earlier this year, we covered the Cape Girardeau County Breathalyzer refusal case that made it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. In this case, a man suspected of drunk driving was required to submit to a warrantless blood test after refusing to take a breath test. The court recently ruled that this was a violation of the man’s constitutional rights. In a nearly unanimous decision, which isn’t too common, the court determined that Missouri law enforcement officials should […]
April 12, 2013

DWI Checkpoints in Jefferson County React to Social Media

By The Law Office of Jason A. Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Friday, April 12, 2013. Jefferson County DWI checkpoints have seen a drop activity recently and law enforcement officials in Jefferson County believe social media is to blame. Once a DWI checkpoint has been set up in Jefferson County it usually does not take long for word of that checkpoint to be seen on Facebook and Twitter. This has resulted in much lighter traffic at the DWI checkpoint after the checkpoint has been up for an hour […]
April 11, 2013

Drunk Driving Trial for St. Louis Athlete Moves Ahead

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Thursday, April 11, 2013. Not long ago, St. Louis Rams cornerback Trumaine Johnson was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol after refusing a breath test. Johnson’s case has moved forward and he recently entered a not guilty plea in court. Although Johnson wasn’t arrested in Missouri, he still faces steep consequences if he’s convicted. In addition to a potential six-month term in jail, he could pay a $1000 fine for the first-time DUI charges and pay a local $500 for […]
April 4, 2013

Lawmaker’s Son Faces Underage Drinking Charges for Third Time

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Underage Drinking on Thursday, April 4, 2013. Missouri readers may have heard about a U.S. congressman’s son who has experienced a number of legal troubles over the last couple years. Once again, the young man is facing legal issues related to underage consumption. Most recently, police in another state were called to investigate a disturbance being created by the 18-year-old man at his mother’s business. Police allegedly found him intoxicated and later recovered more alcohol from his residence. Although the young man was charged with underage possession this […]
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. […]
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 […]
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