February 14, 2014

Missouri Mayor’s Son’s Charges Downgraded After DWI Traffic Stop

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Breath Test Refusal on Friday, February 14, 2014. The son of a Missouri mayor is facing allegations of careless driving in connection with a December encounter with officers. The man, age 25, had initially been suspected of drunken driving, but the charges were downgraded after the initial DWI traffic stop. Prosecutors in the case said they did not have enough evidence to bring DWI charges against the son of Kansas City Mayor Sly James. Authorities report that the man was pulled over in mid-December after officers saw him […]
February 12, 2014

Red-Light Camera Tickets Cannot be Enforced in St. Louis

By Jason Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Red-Light Camera Tickets on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. A St. Louis Circuit judge ruled red-light camera tickets cannot be enforced in St. Louis City.  The judge ruled more than two months after petitions were filed on behalf of two women asking the court to uphold a prior ruling that the red-light camera tickets were not enforceable. The Circuit judge agreed with the petitioners and struck down the enforcement of the cameras. One of the chief complaints about red-light camera tickets is the tickets are simply a revenue […]
February 7, 2014

Maryville, Missouri, Changes Law to Prevent Underage Drinking

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Underage Drinking on Friday, February 7, 2014. A Missouri town has raised the entry age to local bars from 19 to 21. The change in Maryville came after a large debate in the town’s City Hall, during which students and residents opposed the change for a variety of reasons. The new ordinance, passed on Jan. 27, will officially raise the entry age to 21 after July 1; after that point, underage students will have to find other entertainment opportunities. The council had previously issued a ruling about the […]
January 29, 2014

Man Avoids DWI Charge After Being Found Drunk on Horse with Tot

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Wednesday, January 29, 2014. A man on probation in Missouri is accused of a variety of violations after being found drunk on a horse with a child that was not his. The man is not facing a formal DWI charge in the matter. Authorities have instead arrested the man for public intoxication and child endangerment. Although it might sound strange for a drunk man to end up on a horse with a 3-year-old boy, there is a somewhat reasonable explanation. The man […]
January 23, 2014

Prior Offender Could Get 45 Years for DWI Charges

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Driver’s License Suspension or Revocation on Thursday, January 23, 2014. A Missouri man who has been characterized as a “prior and persistent offender” may face a 45-year sentence in connection with a drunk-driving accident that left three people injured. The 35-year-old man has pleaded guilty to a variety of charges in connection with that injurious accident, including second-degree vehicular assault and leaving the scene of a car accident. Further, the man is accused of driving with an active license suspension in effect on at least two occasions within […]
July 1, 2013

Jumping to Conclusions in DWI Cases

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 […]
June 30, 2013

DWI Crackdown Over July 4th Weekend

By Jason Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Sunday, June 30, 2013. St. Louis area police have announced that there will be enhanced DWI enforcement over the July 4th holiday weekend. Every year the police focus on drunk driving arrests around certain holidays, and with nice weather and good barbeques the 4th of July is always one of those holidays. St. Louis area drivers can expect checkpoints, but drivers can also expect police officers to take a more vigiliant approach towards possible impaired drivers over the long weekend. The […]
June 14, 2013

Can You Get a DWI for Taking Nyquil, Tylenol, and Aleve?

By Jason Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Friday, June 14, 2013. In a recent DWI case, a St. Louis County prosecutor was pursuing the theory that the defendant was intoxicated by a combination of over the counter medicines. The defendant had admitted to police that he had “chugged some nyquil,” maybe a third of a bottle, that he had consumed four Tylenol, and two Aleve. The prosecutor was going to attempt to prove her case by endorsing an expert witness who specifically testifies in cases of intoxication by […]
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 […]
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