August 8, 2014

The 3 Types of Drunk Driving Charge Traffic Stops

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Friday, August 8, 2014. If you have never been arrested for a drunk driving offense, you may not be familiar with the process that occurs after a police officer pulls you over. After the traffic stop has occurred and the field sobriety tests are complete, you may find yourself in police custody or under arrest. What led up to this point? Today, we explain the steps that come before a DWI charge for a Missouri resident. There are three ways in which […]
August 1, 2014

Short Sentence for Woman Who Plead Guilty to DWI Charge

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Friday, August 1, 2014. A 23-year-old Missouri woman who pleaded guilty in connection with a fatal drunk driving accident will not be sent to state prison. Instead, the driver will spend 120 days in a local jail before being released on probation. That sentence was handed down on July 22 in Greene County. The woman was facing a serious DWI charge after being accused of involuntary manslaughter for her role in the fatal crash. Defense attorneys say that the sentence complied with […]
July 25, 2014

Underage Drinking Still a Problem Despite Changes in Law

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Underage Drinking on Friday, July 25, 2014. Think back to the mid-1980s, when the National Minimum Drinking Age Act essentially required that all states raise the minimum age for drinking to 21. Should we still be supporting that piece of legislation? Experts in Missouri and other states say, “maybe not.” Even though the law was designed to protect teens from fatal vehicle accidents — and drunk driving charges — it seems to have had an unintended effect. That is, more underage drinking is occurring than ever before, despite […]
July 18, 2014

Missouri Man Sentenced in Hit-and-Run DUI Case

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Friday, July 18, 2014. Judges have a difficult job when they are faced with handing out sentences that are fair to the defendant yet punitive enough to satisfy the victims. When a defendant shows genuine remorse for a crime, judges often take that into consideration during the sentencing phase of the process as one Missouri man is now finding out. A 25-year-old man was recently sentenced for the crime of involuntary vehicular manslaughter due to intoxication resulting from an April 2013 incident […]
July 17, 2014

Most People in Missouri Know Legal Limits for Drunk Driving

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Thursday, July 17, 2014. Anheuser-Busch, which is based out of St. Louis, Missouri, recently did a study to find out how well people in the United States understand the drunk driving laws, and they found that the majority of the people asked really do know what the legal limits are. That limit is currently set at .08 for BAC. The survey was done via the Internet, and 1,978 people were asked about the law. The totals showed that 61 percent of participants […]
May 17, 2014

DWI Charge Comes with Big Bill for Driver Who Hit Fountain

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Saturday, May 17, 2014. A man who allegedly crashed into a fountain in Belleville, Illinois, in April may face criminal charges and fines in connection with the property destruction. The 28-year-old man has been cited for a misdemeanor drunk driving charge, in addition to a traffic violation for speeding. He could also be required to pay for the 52,000 gallons of water that were used to refill the fountain, along with other costs on top of the allegations of DWI offenses. Authorities […]
May 7, 2014

Underage Drinking Targeted in Missouri Communities

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Underage Drinking on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Underage drinking is becoming an increasingly important issue throughout Missouri, especially in the wake of a new study that shows surprising results. The Youth Risk Behavior Survey reveals that about two in five Missouri teens have consumed alcohol within the past 30 days. This behavior is dangerous because it could lead to an underage drunk driving charge, which can have serious consequences even for a first offense. The study showed that about 8 percent of the youngsters had driven after drinking, […]
May 1, 2014

Man with Prior Record Gets 59-Year Term for Vehicular Assault

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Felony DWI on Thursday, May 1, 2014. A Missouri man was sentenced to a 59-year prison term after causing an injurious drunk driving accident that wounded two youngsters and an adult. The defendant was accused of second-degree vehicular assault in connection with the accident. He was also charged with leaving the scene of the crash, among other violations. Authorities say that the 2009 incident occurred when the driver caused a wreck that seriously injured two children — ages 4 and 8 — along with a 27-year-old woman. Prosecutors […]
April 25, 2014

Missouri Man Awaiting DWI Charges in 3 Drunk Driving Cases

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Friday, April 25, 2014. A Missouri man has been arrested for his third DUI this year after allegedly driving the wrong way down Highway 54 in Callaway County. The man was arrested during the early morning hours on April 17 in connection with the DWI offense. Authorities say that the defendant could face an extended driver’s license revocation if he is convicted on the third drunk driving charge. In addition, the defendant could be required to spend time in jail. Official reports […]
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