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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
Case Conclusion Date:March 5, 2014 Practice Area:Federal Crime Outcome:Client plead guilty to a lesser charge and received probation. Description:Client was charged with health care fraud for his involvement with a home health care company. He made admissions in front of a federal grand jury.
Case Conclusion Date:March 6, 2014 Practice Area:Federal Crime Outcome:The client’s presumed sentence was 12-16 months in a federal prison, but after a sentencing hearing he was sentenced to probation. Description:Client was charged in as a public official who received illegal gratuities. The client worked at a local Air Force Base and received thousands of dollars worth of gifts from a contractor who did a lot of work at the base.
Case Conclusion Date:April 15, 2014 Practice Area:Criminal Defense Outcome:Murder charge dismissed, and the client agreed to 12 years on the Burglary charge. Description:Client was charged with Murder in the Second Degree and Burglary in the First Degree related to the death of a drug dealer in St. Louis.
Case Conclusion Date: September 17, 2014 Practice Area: DUI / DWI Outcome: Not Guilty after Jury Trial Description: Client was found next to his running truck with his pants down. There was a girl in the cab of the truck and they were both very intoxicated. Jury acquitted the client because there was not enough evidence that he was operating the vehicle even though it was running at the time.