November 14, 2014

DWI Administrative Hearing

Case Conclusion Date: February 5, 2013 Practice Area: DUI / DWI Outcome: Driver’s License Suspension Dismissed because Jason Korner convinced the Hearing Judge that there was No Probable Cause to arrest the driver for DWI. Description: Driver repeatedly crossed the lane line while driving, smelled of alcohol, had bloodshot eyes, and refused to perform field sobriety tests. After arrest the driver’s Blood Alcohol Content was a 0.157% according to a breath test.
November 14, 2014

CDL Suspension Avoided After DWI Charges Dismissed

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.
November 14, 2014

St. Charles DWI Dismissed

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.
November 14, 2014

Felony Stealing Charges

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.
November 14, 2014

Jefferson County DWI Dismissed

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.
June 3, 2013

Breath Test Refusal – Search Warrant Still Needed for Blood Draw

By Jason Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Breath Test Refusal on Monday, June 3, 2013. In April the United States Supreme Court ruled that a police officer needed a search warrant to have blood drawn from a DWI suspect if the suspect refused to give a sample of his blood, usually after a breath test refusal. That was the McNeely case which seemed like a wholesale victory for everyone who cared about personal freedoms and also for those attorneys that practice drunk driving defense. However, there was language in the McNeely decision that can […]
March 14, 2013

Ahead of St. Patrick’s Day, Missouri Police Ramp Up DWI Patrols

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Thursday, March 14, 2013. It’s not uncommon for police departments to increase the number of patrols out on holiday weekends. As such, law enforcement agencies throughout Missouri have made it very clear that they will be out in full force over the course of the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day weekend with the intention seeking out drunk drivers. Of course, this announcement doesn’t mean that people in the St. Louis area should abandon plans to have fun with friends, but it is a […]
January 30, 2013

New Forensics May Call DUI Blood Tests into the Question

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Wednesday, January 30, 2013. Breathalyzers, field sobriety tests, and extracted blood samples are some of the many ways that officers can test the intoxication level of a driver suspected of being drunk behind the while. While the accuracy of these tests has been improving as medical and chemical technology advances through the 21st century, human error remains a very real factor in all DUI and DWI investigations. A great number of Missouri residents who have been charged with a DWI may be […]
January 8, 2013

Christmas Weekend Sees Spike in DUIs

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Tuesday, January 8, 2013. As we noted in a past post, the holiday season brings about a heightened presence of DUI and DWI patrols by both local and state authorities. Whether they were on quiet urban streets or sprawling interstate highways, officers kept a keen watch over Missouri drivers over the “four day weekend” that proceeded and included both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Figures released from the Missouri Highway Patrol have shown that this year a great deal of local motorists […]