April 3, 2013

Pennsylvania Breath Test Ruling Calls Into Question Missouri DWI Procedures

By The Law Office of Jason A. Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Wednesday, April 3, 2013. A DWI attorney in Pennsylvania recently challenged the value of breath test evidence for DWI cases in the State of Pennsylvania in Commonwealth v. Schildt. The judge hearing the case ruled that no breath test result below a 0.05% or above a 0.15% was valid given the testing procedures for Pennsylvania. There are several important issues that arise from this ruling for DWI cases in the St. Louis area and for Missouri […]
March 28, 2013

Third Violation Prompts Felony DWI Charge for St. Louis Man

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Felony DWI on Thursday, March 28, 2013. Not long ago, police in Creve Couer pulled over a 62-year-old man they suspected was driving under the influence of alcohol shortly after midnight. After determining that the man was over the legal limit, the officers arrested him on felony DWI charges. Under Missouri law, repeat offenders may be subject to a more serious felony charge, which threatens the accused person’s freedoms. According to police records, the man in question has been found guilty of drunk driving on two previous occasions […]
March 20, 2013

Man Acquitted of DWI After Being Forced to Submit to Blood Draw

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Breath Test Refusal on Wednesday, March 20, 2013. Although the verdict wasn’t reached in a Missouri court, a recent DWI story out of another state is reminiscent of a Missouri case that will soon be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. The primary legal question in both cases is whether or not it is a violation of constitutional rights to force drunk driving suspects to submit to a blood test without a warrant. In the out-of-state case, a man charged for drunk driving was finally acquitted after years […]
March 14, 2013

Ahead of St. Patrick’s Day, Missouri Police Ramp Up DWI Patrols

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Thursday, March 14, 2013. It’s not uncommon for police departments to increase the number of patrols out on holiday weekends. As such, law enforcement agencies throughout Missouri have made it very clear that they will be out in full force over the course of the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day weekend with the intention seeking out drunk drivers. Of course, this announcement doesn’t mean that people in the St. Louis area should abandon plans to have fun with friends, but it is a […]
March 5, 2013

St. Louis Woman Facing Felony DWI After Wrong-Way Crash

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Felony DWI on Tuesday, March 5, 2013. In Missouri, when an injurious car accident leads to DWI charges, the possible penalties a driver could face upon conviction are very serious. A strong DWI defense is crucial to protecting a defendant’s rights and freedom. A 44-year-old St. Louis woman will need precisely this kind of defense after her car collided with another vehicle while going the wrong way on a local highway. Two people in the other vehicle were seriously injured, and now the accused driver is up against […]
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 […]
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 […]
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