September 12, 2014

Penalties for Drunk Driving Charges Include License Restrictions

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Friday, September 12, 2014. Do you know the consequences for a drunk driving conviction in Missouri? The penalties for a drunk driving offense change depending on the nature of the allegations. For example, a first-time offender would likely face a less-severe penalty than a defendant with a long history of intoxicated driving. Defendants may be subject to both criminal penalties — including fines and jail time — along with administrative penalties such as suspension or revocation of your driver’s license. Many Missouri […]
September 3, 2014

Do You Know the Laws for Underage Drinking in Missouri?

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Underage Drinking on Friday, September 5, 2014. Do you know your state’s laws regarding underage drinking? In Missouri, underage consumers of alcohol may face serious punishment simply because they possess a beverage. Even more serious consequences may arise for underage motorists facing a drunk driving charge. Were you aware that underage drinking and driving is governed by different rules than those pertaining to older drivers? In fact, teenagers’ blood alcohol content must be below 0.02 percent in order to avoid a drunk driving allegation. The BAC that triggers […]
August 29, 2014

How Aggressive Criminal Defense Can Help Those Facing DWI Charges

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Friday, August 29, 2014. Do you need an aggressive attorney for your drunk driving case? If you are a Missouri resident who is facing a first offense DWI — or a subsequent allegation — you may benefit from the tenacious representation provided by our legal team. Facing DWI charges in Missouri can be confusing and scary. These charges can also have a significant impact on your future, depending on your line of work and social goals. Protect yourself against such serious implications […]
August 22, 2014

Missouri Initiative Uses DWI Traffic Stops to Target Drivers

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Breath Test Refusal on Friday, August 22, 2014. A new Missouri enforcement initiative called Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over has been launched in jurisdictions throughout the state. The initiative is designed to use additional resources to achieve higher DWI arrest rates. DWI traffic stops will play a role in the enforcement effort, which is slated to continue through the first of September. Official reports show that about one out of every three fatal crashes on Missouri roads involve an intoxicated driver. This statistic has propelled organizations such […]
August 15, 2014

What Can Cause License Suspension and Revocation in Missouri?

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Driver’s License Suspension or Revocation on Friday, August 15, 2014. Possessing a driver’s license in Missouri is a privilege conferred by the government — not an inviolate right. As a result, scores of local residents have their drivers’ licenses revoked every year because of moving violations. Even minor offenses may be seen as reasons to pursue license suspension or revocation. However, there are a few key categories of violations that will almost certainly lead to license suspension for a criminal defendant. First, those who are accused of driving […]
December 4, 2012

From Drive-Thru to DUI

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Tuesday, December 4, 2012. Charges of drunk driving can come about in many an unexpected situation. Given the serious consequences that can follow a DUI or DWI conviction, such as a loss of divers license, hefty monetary fines, or possible prison time, St. Louis drivers who have been drinking should think twice before getting on the road. Likewise, those who have already been charged with a drunk driving offense should avail themselves of all legal options in the effort to fight or […]
November 26, 2012

Cardinals Star Dogged by Past DWI Charges

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Monday, November 26, 2012. A drunk driving conviction can be exceedingly difficult to live down, especially in today’s age of heightened information access. Long after fines, potential jail time, and probation services are in the rear-view mirror, the besmirched reputation that accompanies DWI and DUI charges may continue to cast a shadow over a driver’s actions, even if a full conviction was never reached. This Thanksgiving Day star St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese was involved in a car accident that […]
November 20, 2012

Missouri City Reevaluates Underage Drinking

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Underage Drinking on Tuesday, November 20, 2012. Although clear laws and penalties for underage drinking are on the books across Missouri, debate over how best to handle the issue continues. As legal statutes are studied and possibly reconfigured, both minors and adults of legal drinking age need to keep abreast of national, state, county, and city policies. Currently Cape Girardeau is in the middle of reviewing its legal language on underage drinking, specifically regarding minor-aged patrons of bars and restaurants where alcohol is sold. On the table is […]
November 13, 2012

November Sobriety Checkpoints to Increase

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Tuesday, November 13, 2012. In any driving situation where intoxication may be a factor, care and caution are the best policies to adopt. Aside from the obvious interest in safety, both for themselves and others, Missouri drivers have an added incentive to exercise caution when intoxicated: strict police enforcement. All this month, local police in Lake Saint Louis are heightening the case for sober driving in the area. Officers plan to install numerous sobriety checkpoints throughout November in hopes of cracking down […]
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