November 13, 2012

November Sobriety Checkpoints to Increase

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Tuesday, November 13, 2012. In any driving situation where intoxication may be a factor, care and caution are the best policies to adopt. Aside from the obvious interest in safety, both for themselves and others, Missouri drivers have an added incentive to exercise caution when intoxicated: strict police enforcement. All this month, local police in Lake Saint Louis are heightening the case for sober driving in the area. Officers plan to install numerous sobriety checkpoints throughout November in hopes of cracking down […]
November 6, 2012

Man Awarded Lightened Sentence for Fifth DWI

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. Few things can be as intimidating as a repeat DWI charge. Allegations of drunk driving and potential sentencing in the face of a past conviction can carry extremely strict and lengthy prison time, monetary fines, and probation time. However, an arrest, charge, or even conviction of a repeat DWI does not have to mean years lost behind bars. Last week a Des Peres man was sentenced to only four months in prison, despite pleading guilty of a felony […]
October 30, 2012

Strict Laws Police Teen Drinking and Driving

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Tuesday, October 30, 2012. Numerous legal problems collide when a teenager is found to have been drinking and driving. State DUI laws, underage drinking penalties, and other potential charges such as reckless driving all make for a complicated legal situation, one that can quickly speed into costly territory. While parents should always remain concerned and informed about their teens’ driving habits, a new study offers up statistics that could yield peace of mind. Figures released this month from the Centers for Disease […]
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 […]
January 23, 2013

DWI Courts Emerging as Alternative to Fines, Jail

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Wednesday, January 23, 2013. It’s no secret that serious fines, jail time, and lengthy or permanent license suspensions can follow a conviction on drunk driving charges. The penalty for being found guilty of DUI or DWI can potentially upend a person’s entire life, putting a brake on not only their finances and mobility, but also marrying them to a negative social stigma that can last long after a sentence has been served. Part of a wider attempt to more comprehensively change and […]
January 16, 2013

Supreme Court Hears Local Breathalyzer Refusal Case

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Breath Test Refusal on Wednesday, January 16, 2013. When a person is pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving, the common practice is for an officer to ask the driver to submit to a breathalyzer blood-alcohol test. While other sobriety tests such as field coordination examinations and direct syringe extraction of blood for medical testing are available, most often the breathalyzer test is relied upon to determine intoxication. Drivers in Missouri, indeed in all 50 states, have the right to refuse a breathalyzer test after being pulled over, […]
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