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.
On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Driver’s License Suspension or Revocation on Wednesday, June 19, 2013. Under Missouri law, there are a variety of serious consequences for being convicted on drunk driving charges. In addition to potential jail time and fines, a person could lose his or her driving priveleges. On a first drunk driving conviction, an individual typically faces at least 30 days of driver’s license suspension. However, if a person is arrested for driving while intoxicated multiple times, they could get their license revoked for quite some time. This what might happen […]
On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Thursday, May 30, 2013. In March 2010, Missouri police pulled over a man in Franklin County for a traffic violation. Officers believed that the man was “following another vehicle too closely,” so they pulled him over and apparently had probable cause to conduct field sobriety tests. This eventually led to drunk driving charges and a conviction over two years later. According to the police, the Missouri man blew a .095 on a Breathalyzer. This reading put the man just over the legal […]
On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Thursday, May 16, 2013. Nearly a decade ago, U.S. Congress prodded states into lowering the acceptable blood-alcohol concentration for drivers to 0.08 percent. Since that time, Missouri has followed along and enforces that limit in drunk driving cases. More recently, however, the National Transportation Safety Board encouraged states to reduce the legal limit even further. According to the panel, the legal limit should be set at 0.05 percent, which is a significant change from the current laws. This move is being suggested […]