July 7, 2015

Woman Who Grew and Possessed Marijuana Legally in California Gets Probation After a Conviction for Federal Money Laundering

On June 29, 2015, Marlene Black was sentenced in federal court in St. Louis to three years of probation for money laundering. This concluded a case that highlights some of the problems with legalized marijuana in some states while marijuana is still illegal in most states and under federal law. Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical marijuana. Included in those twenty-three states are Colorado and Washington where state law has fully legalized marijuana.   Marlene Black had never smoked marijuana before her doctor in California prescribed it to her for chronic pain she experienced from several […]
June 2, 2015

Looking for a DWI Lawyer? Beware the Sales Pitch

Looking for a DWI Lawyer? Beware the Sales Pitch As a DWI lawyer in the St. Louis area, I have a lot of conversations with people looking for representation in DWI cases. Many times these people are dealing with a first offense driving while intoxicated charge and a pending drivers license suspension. One of the more interesting things about these conversations is when the people discuss what some other attorneys have told them about their cases. I guess it should not come as too much of a surprise that promises are made and consequences are either inflated or minimized depending […]
May 18, 2015

Why Quick Action is Needed After Your DWI Traffic Stop

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Breath Test Refusal on Thursday, September 18, 2014. Are you a Missouri resident who has chosen to refuse a breath test in connection with your DWI case? If so, you may believe that an impending license suspension is unavoidable. Others may have told you that you will automatically lose the right to drive after refusing a breathalyzer during a DWI traffic stop. Not so fast! In fact, drivers may be able to continue operating their vehicles depending on the outcome of the next legal proceeding. Swift action is […]
November 14, 2014

Felony DWI, Resisting Arrest, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon

Case Conclusion Date: November 21, 2011 Practice Area: DUI / DWI Outcome: After filing and arguing several pretrial motions, Mr. Korner convinced the prosecutor to dismiss the felony DWI and the weapons charge. The resisting arrest was reduced to a misdemeanor. Description: Driver was traveling 120 mph on northbound I-270 in Town & Country. Driver was pulled over and, after admitting to drinking 5 drinks, he was arrested for his 3rd DWI and Felony Resisting Arrest for trying to evade the police. A search of the car located a gun, which added further criminal charges.
November 14, 2014

Statutory Sodomy Dismissed

Case Conclusion Date: January 10, 2013 Practice Area: Criminal Defense Outcome: Client chose to fight the case and after a thorough investigation, Mr. Korner was able to show the witness was lying and the police investigation lacked credibility. All charges were dismissed prior to trial. Description: Client was accused of sodomizing a 2 year old girl. The girl’s mother said she had witnessed the crime. Client faced life in prison, but was offered a 20 year sentence if he plead guilty.
September 3, 2014

Do You Know the Laws for Underage Drinking in Missouri?

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Underage Drinking on Friday, September 5, 2014. Do you know your state’s laws regarding underage drinking? In Missouri, underage consumers of alcohol may face serious punishment simply because they possess a beverage. Even more serious consequences may arise for underage motorists facing a drunk driving charge. Were you aware that underage drinking and driving is governed by different rules than those pertaining to older drivers? In fact, teenagers’ blood alcohol content must be below 0.02 percent in order to avoid a drunk driving allegation. The BAC that triggers […]
August 29, 2014

How Aggressive Criminal Defense Can Help Those Facing DWI Charges

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Friday, August 29, 2014. Do you need an aggressive attorney for your drunk driving case? If you are a Missouri resident who is facing a first offense DWI — or a subsequent allegation — you may benefit from the tenacious representation provided by our legal team. Facing DWI charges in Missouri can be confusing and scary. These charges can also have a significant impact on your future, depending on your line of work and social goals. Protect yourself against such serious implications […]
August 22, 2014

Missouri Initiative Uses DWI Traffic Stops to Target Drivers

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Breath Test Refusal on Friday, August 22, 2014. A new Missouri enforcement initiative called Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over has been launched in jurisdictions throughout the state. The initiative is designed to use additional resources to achieve higher DWI arrest rates. DWI traffic stops will play a role in the enforcement effort, which is slated to continue through the first of September. Official reports show that about one out of every three fatal crashes on Missouri roads involve an intoxicated driver. This statistic has propelled organizations such […]
August 15, 2014

What Can Cause License Suspension and Revocation in Missouri?

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Driver’s License Suspension or Revocation on Friday, August 15, 2014. Possessing a driver’s license in Missouri is a privilege conferred by the government — not an inviolate right. As a result, scores of local residents have their drivers’ licenses revoked every year because of moving violations. Even minor offenses may be seen as reasons to pursue license suspension or revocation. However, there are a few key categories of violations that will almost certainly lead to license suspension for a criminal defendant. First, those who are accused of driving […]