March 19, 2014

Reps: License Suspension Not Enough for DWI Offenders

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Driver’s License Suspension or Revocation on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. Although the number of DWI arrests in Missouri dropped significantly between 2012 and 2013 — from 29,560 to 25,594 incidents — many in the state say that more needs to be done to curb repeat drunk driving offenders. In many cases, drivers in the state are only subject to license suspension; they may not spend any time in custody. Advocates for new legislation want to change that, requiring additional severe penalties for those with multiple DWI charges. Some […]
March 12, 2014

Mom Facing DWI Charge After Toddler Falls Out of Car

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Wednesday, March 12, 2014. A 30-year-old woman is facing multiple charges after a young child reportedly fell out of her vehicle while she was driving. The woman is facing a DWI charge in addition to allegations of possession of marijuana, child endangerment and failure to provide proof of insurance, among others. The incident occurred on Chipman Road in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Official reports show that the driver was preparing to turn onto Hwy. 50 when the 1-year-old child in the back of […]
March 5, 2014

License Suspensions Lifted After Breath Tests Deemed Inadmissible

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Driver’s License Suspension or Revocation on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. The outcome in a Missouri drunk driving case may come down to the distinction between two little words: “and” and “or.” Defense attorneys in the state are seeking to prevent license suspension and other penalties for their clients by arguing that blood alcohol testing equipment must be calibrated using three different values. That camp — advocates for the “and” interpretation of the statute — argues that any evidence collected by a breathalyzer that was not calibrated to all […]
February 28, 2014

Driver Awaits Sentencing for DWI Charge After Three Delays

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Friday, February 28, 2014. A drunk driver who allegedly caused a fatal accident in 2012 may still be waiting for his day in court after sentencing was delayed yet again in his case. The Missouri man pleaded guilty to drunk driving charges in October 2013, one year after causing the deadly wreck. He was released on bond immediately after that criminal proceeding, and he has been free ever since. The man could be facing three to 14 years’ prison time in connection […]
February 21, 2014

Should Stoned Driving Warrant a DWI Charge?

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Friday, February 21, 2014. Missouri residents who have been stopped for drunk driving may be familiar with the standard panel of field sobriety tests. An officer will likely require drivers to follow a pen with their eyes, walk in a straight line and stand on one leg for 30 seconds. Drivers who complete those tests without incident are likely not intoxicated. So far, though, tests do not exist to accurately predict whether a stoned driver should face a DWI charge. With a […]
July 24, 2013

Missouri Officer’s Blood Alcohol Test May Be Unconstitutional

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. On November 27, 2012, a Winnona, Missouri police officer drove to the Winona City Hall to sign papers. The deputy chief detected alcohol on his breath and subsequently ordered a blood alcohol test administered. The officer’s BAC was 0.22 percent, over 2.5 times the legal limit to drive. He faces two gross misdemeanor charges for driving while intoxicated. However, the officer has recently questioned the constitutionality of the blood test. He is arguing that on the facts of […]
July 11, 2013

Police Officer in St. Louis Arrested for DWI

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Thursday, July 11, 2013. Anyone can be arrested for driving while intoxicated. One night’s mistake, a problem with drugs or alcohol or simply having a single more drink that makes your blood alcohol concentration over 0.08 percent can lead to an arrest for drunk driving. That was demonstrated recently when a St. Louis police lieutenant was arrested on suspicion of DWI. The officer was off duty and in his own vehicle when pulled over by the Missouri Highway Patrol. The officer was […]
July 3, 2013

DWI Lawyer: Drunk Driving Ads Not Legally Accurate

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 […]
July 2, 2013

Effects of Missouri Blood-Test Case Begin to Spread

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Breath Test Refusal on Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Earlier this spring, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision that directly impacts the way law enforcement can collect evidence in drunk driving cases. The court determined, based on an appeal originating in Missouri, that police can’t administer warrantless blood tests under most circumstances. Now that that ruling has had time to filter down to local police departments, a number of legal concerns are being raised across the country. For example, law enforcement agencies in Minnesota are trying to […]
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