July 7, 2015

Woman Who Grew and Possessed Marijuana Legally in California Gets Probation After a Conviction for Federal Money Laundering

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 […]
June 2, 2015

Looking for a DWI Lawyer? Beware the Sales Pitch

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 […]
May 18, 2015

Why Quick Action is Needed After Your DWI Traffic Stop

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 […]
November 14, 2014

Felony DWI, Resisting Arrest, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon

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.
November 14, 2014

Statutory Sodomy Dismissed

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.
May 23, 2013

St. Louis Football Player Accepts Plea Deal in Drunk Driving Case

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Breath Test Refusal on Thursday, May 23, 2013. At this point in the year, the football season may not be on the radar of many people in Missouri. Yet a St. Louis Rams player is likely wondering how the upcoming season will be impacted by the sentence he recently received for drunk driving charges. In April, we covered the arrest and trial of Trumaine Johnson, and he was recently sentenced. Before being sentenced, Johnson apparently made the decision to plead guilty on lower charges in order to receive […]
April 18, 2013

Top Court Rules Out Warrantless Blood Tests for Missouri DUIs

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Breath Test Refusal on Thursday, April 18, 2013. Earlier this year, we covered the Cape Girardeau County Breathalyzer refusal case that made it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. In this case, a man suspected of drunk driving was required to submit to a warrantless blood test after refusing to take a breath test. The court recently ruled that this was a violation of the man’s constitutional rights. In a nearly unanimous decision, which isn’t too common, the court determined that Missouri law enforcement officials should […]
April 11, 2013

Drunk Driving Trial for St. Louis Athlete Moves Ahead

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Thursday, April 11, 2013. Not long ago, St. Louis Rams cornerback Trumaine Johnson was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol after refusing a breath test. Johnson’s case has moved forward and he recently entered a not guilty plea in court. Although Johnson wasn’t arrested in Missouri, he still faces steep consequences if he’s convicted. In addition to a potential six-month term in jail, he could pay a $1000 fine for the first-time DUI charges and pay a local $500 for […]
March 20, 2013

Man Acquitted of DWI After Being Forced to Submit to Blood Draw

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Breath Test Refusal on Wednesday, March 20, 2013. Although the verdict wasn’t reached in a Missouri court, a recent DWI story out of another state is reminiscent of a Missouri case that will soon be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. The primary legal question in both cases is whether or not it is a violation of constitutional rights to force drunk driving suspects to submit to a blood test without a warrant. In the out-of-state case, a man charged for drunk driving was finally acquitted after years […]