December 19, 2012

Nationwide Ignition Locks May Become Mandatory

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Wednesday, December 19, 2012. For those who have been convicted of a repeat DWI or DUI charge, an ignition lock may not be a new concept. Breath-activated ignition interlock devices are frequently included in the sentences of drunk driving cases, necessitating that a driver be below a strictly limited level of intoxication before being allowed to start their vehicle and get on the road. This form of extended punitive regulation may be extended nationwide to every motorist convicted of drunk driving in […]
December 12, 2012

Florissant Ups DWI Enforcement

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Wednesday, December 12, 2012. It’s the holiday season, and for a great many reasons that means that Missouri motorists will be travelling and consuming alcohol at an elevated rate. For the rest of December and even into mid-January, holiday parties and family gatherings will mix intoxication with driving. Unfortunately, for some on the road over the upcoming weeks, a drunk driving charge will become a reality. According to Florissant police, 2011 saw 234 people killed and 945 others seriously injured as a […]
December 4, 2012

From Drive-Thru to DUI

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Tuesday, December 4, 2012. Charges of drunk driving can come about in many an unexpected situation. Given the serious consequences that can follow a DUI or DWI conviction, such as a loss of divers license, hefty monetary fines, or possible prison time, St. Louis drivers who have been drinking should think twice before getting on the road. Likewise, those who have already been charged with a drunk driving offense should avail themselves of all legal options in the effort to fight or […]
November 26, 2012

Cardinals Star Dogged by Past DWI Charges

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Monday, November 26, 2012. A drunk driving conviction can be exceedingly difficult to live down, especially in today’s age of heightened information access. Long after fines, potential jail time, and probation services are in the rear-view mirror, the besmirched reputation that accompanies DWI and DUI charges may continue to cast a shadow over a driver’s actions, even if a full conviction was never reached. This Thanksgiving Day star St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese was involved in a car accident that […]
November 20, 2012

Missouri City Reevaluates Underage Drinking

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Underage Drinking on Tuesday, November 20, 2012. Although clear laws and penalties for underage drinking are on the books across Missouri, debate over how best to handle the issue continues. As legal statutes are studied and possibly reconfigured, both minors and adults of legal drinking age need to keep abreast of national, state, county, and city policies. Currently Cape Girardeau is in the middle of reviewing its legal language on underage drinking, specifically regarding minor-aged patrons of bars and restaurants where alcohol is sold. On the table is […]
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 […]
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 […]
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