How Many Beers Can Someone Drink Before Being Over the Legal Limit? In bars and restaurants everywhere, there are many people who are asking themselves, “How many beers, whiskeys, or glasses of wine can I have before I get .08?” There has never been a simple answer to this question, but it is even more difficult now. The craft beer industry has provided amazing options for all styles of beer, but those beers also have alcohol contents that range from 4.0% all the way to 17.5%. All of a sudden one beer does not count as one beer until we […]
No, you are never required to perform field sobriety tests for a police officer. This is something many people do not know. I can even confess that this is something even my wife did not know until recently. No, she was not the subject of a DWI investigation, but when I was talking to her about writing this blog she was surprised by the answer. The trick here is that police do not make their request to perform field sobriety sound optional. It sounds like an order, or they just move through it as if it is something you […]
Tara Monroe, a college student at the Texas State, has made a mockery of her driver’s license suspension after a DWI arrest by driving across campus in a Barbie Jeep. The four-wheeled “toy” vehicle reaches a maximum speed of five mph. The young woman is enjoying her “fifteen minutes of fame” and has become an Internet sensation. The student goes on to tell MySA.com, that “Riding a bike around campus sucks,” and follows, “Like really sucks.” She jokes light heartedly about her plans to take the Barbie Jeep out to celebrate her 21st birthday. Unfortunately, for most people a […]
Jason Korner won a hard fought trial where his client faced life in prison as a sexual predator if he had been convicted of Attempted Statutory Sodomy in the First Degree. The allegation made by the State of Missouri was that Mr. Korner’s client had taken a substantial step towards putting his penis in the mouth of a three year old girl by having his fly down and pulling the little girls head towards his crotch. The client vehemently denies these appalling allegations. Years after the initial allegation, the case finally made it to trial recently in front of Judge […]
Car accidents remain the number one cause of death for teenagers, and this is never truer than during the summer months. The coveted freedom teenagers enjoy during the summer months also leads to poor decision-making that can result in drunken teens behind the wheel. Although teens are not legally able to buy alcohol, the freedom of summer generally provides opportunities for teens to drink. Teenage drunk driving is the main reason why summer is referred to as the “100 Deadliest Days” for teens. Summer is a time of experimentation for many teenagers, and that experimenting often includes alcohol and […]
Case Conclusion Date:February 21, 2013 Practice Area:DUI / DWI Outcome:Case Dismissed by Agreement with the Prosecutor. No Driver’s License Suspension Due to Problems with the Breath Test Machine. Description:Client was arrested for DWI and blew a 0.157%. Although the client was in his personal vehicle, any DWI plea or license suspension would suspend his Commercial Driver’s License for one year and he would be fired from his job.
Case Conclusion Date:April 19, 2013 Practice Area:DUI / DWI Outcome:DWI Dismissed and No Driver’s License Suspension Description:Client was pulled over for an improper turn. He agreed to perform Field Sobriety Tests, and passed two of the tests. He was still arrested and blew a 0.159% which lead to a formal DWI charge and a pending license suspension.
Case Conclusion Date:September 18, 2013 Practice Area:Criminal Defense Outcome:All Charges Dismissed Description:Although my client was taking property that was not his, he had been swindled into believing that he had legally purchased the right to the property. I tracked down the con man to prove my client’s innocence.
Case Conclusion Date: October 10, 2013 Practice Area: DUI / DWI Outcome: Case dismissed after a successful Motion to Suppress Description: Defendant touched the lane line one time, but the State Trooper followed defendant for more than a mile after the violation prior to initiating a stop. Defendant failed field sobriety tests and was arrested.