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 DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Wednesday, July 31, 2013. Earlier this week, a sentence was handed down in a drunk driving case involving a former officer with the St. Louis Police Department who was involved in a serious accident during the holiday season two years ago. According to the court documents, the then 27-year-old police officer drove his vehicle the wrong way down a one-way street in South City during the early morning hours of December 24, 2011 before colliding with a patrol car being driven by […]
By Jason Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Monday, July 29, 2013. Every now and then a DWI case will come into my office where my client actually had an opportunity to drink alcohol between the time he was driving and when the police show up to investigate. Many times this will happen when there was some kind of minor accident involved. The scenario can play out like this: person driving the car gets in a small accident right in front of a bar. After exchanging information with the […]
By Jason Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Wednesday, July 3, 2013. “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” This is law enforcement’s message to people regarding DWI investigations and arrests. It’s short, it’s cute, and it rhymes, but too bad it’s not the law. Driving sober means not having had anything alcoholic to drink prior to driving. Everyone can agree that sober driving is legal. A person that has ten beers and drives is clearly drunk driving. Everyone can agree that is illegal. The point of contention between lawyers […]
By Jason Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Monday, July 1, 2013. You Are Under Arrest for DWI Because You Must Be Drunk Police officers can jump to conclusions in any type of case, but it is especially prevalent in DWI cases. Anyone pulled over for a traffic offense after midnight is already under suspicion of drunk driving. Often the first question an officer will ask during a late night traffic stop will be, “Have you had anything to drink tonight?” If a person admits to having even one […]