February 25, 2013

Parade Organizers Hope Cooler Ban Will Curb Underage Drinking

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Underage Drinking on Monday, February 25, 2013. They finally did it. The organizers of Dogtown’s famed St. Patrick’s Day Parade banned coolers from this year’s event. The Ancient Order of Hibernians hope to curb excessive drinking and underage drinking on what is traditionally, right or wrong, a fairly beer-centered celebration. Incidentally, St. Patrick’s Day is also when a lot of people who didn’t expect to go to jail end up there because of an alcohol-related charge such as DWI. St. Louis residents should keep in mind that police […]
February 22, 2013

Felony DWI Charge for Manchester Motorcyclist

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Felony DWI on Friday, February 22, 2013. It’s no picnic to face DWI charges, especially if you’re up against a second or third offense. In Missouri, if you’re categorized as a persistent offender, you could face felony-level penalties if convicted. Still, a close look at the details of a drunk driving arrest can sometimes reveal mistakes in police procedure, and that means there is the possibility of a reduction or dismissal of charges. In any case, it’s important to move aggressively against the allegations to achieve the best […]
February 12, 2013

On Breath Test Refusal and Parked Vehicles in Missouri DWI Cases

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Breath Test Refusal on Tuesday, February 12, 2013. Some common DWI issues have come up in a recent case in Ladue. Police say that a 25-year-old man from St. Louis was passed out in his car when officers approached his vehicle in a parking lot. He was allegedly behind the wheel, and the engine was running. The man was charged with persistent-offender DWI because, if he is convicted, it would be his third offense. He was previously convicted of drunk driving in 2012 and in 2008. As is […]
February 4, 2013

Felony DWI Charge for Young Woman Arrested in Wildwood

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Felony DWI on Monday, February 4, 2013. In Missouri, you can be charged with felony DWI in a couple of situations. If you have two prior drunken driving convictions, a third conviction will be regarded as a felony. Felonies, of course, carry significantly tougher penalties than misdemeanors. A first or second DWI offense is typically treated as a misdemeanor; that is, unless a DWI crash happens and a person is injured. Even if it’s your first DWI charge, an injury to a passenger or some other person will […]
January 30, 2013

New Forensics May Call DUI Blood Tests into the Question

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Wednesday, January 30, 2013. Breathalyzers, field sobriety tests, and extracted blood samples are some of the many ways that officers can test the intoxication level of a driver suspected of being drunk behind the while. While the accuracy of these tests has been improving as medical and chemical technology advances through the 21st century, human error remains a very real factor in all DUI and DWI investigations. A great number of Missouri residents who have been charged with a DWI may be […]
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 […]
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