November 27, 2013

Missouri Man Convicted of 7th DWI

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Driver’s License Suspension or Revocation on Wednesday, November 27, 2013. A Missouri man may face serious ramifications after he was found guilty of drunk driving for the seventh time in his life. The man, age 43, was accused of driving drunk even though he was subject to a license suspension at the time of his arrest, according to reports from state authorities. In addition, the man is accused of failing to maintain his driving lane. Since the man was already convicted of six other DWIs, he could face […]
November 23, 2013

Significant DWI Risk Over Thanksgiving Weekend

By Jason Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Saturday, November 23, 2013. The Wednesday night before Thanksgiving is one of the busiest DWI nights of the year for police departments. A combination of the holiday spirit, a long weekend, and people going out to see old friends leads to many impaired drivers on the roads. Law enforcement is well aware of this pattern so there is heightened DWI enforcement on the streets. Starting the Wednesday before, but lasting throughout Thanksgiving Weekend, law enforcement will utilize sobriety checkpoints and DWI […]
November 22, 2013

Missouri Man Facing Trial for DUI Deaths

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Felony DWI on Friday, November 22, 2013. A 27-year-old Missouri man is facing a criminal trial after he was allegedly involved in a June car accident that killed two people. The man is facing vehicular assault charges in connection with the incident in addition to accusations of involuntary manslaughter. The defendant was reportedly driving drunk at the time of the accident. The charges had initially been classified as Class C felonies, but the severity of the allegations was increased in mid-November. The charges are now Class B felonies. […]
November 13, 2013

Tie Found Between Underage Drinking and Caffeine

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Underage Drinking on Wednesday, November 13, 2013. It has been widely publicized that college-age drinkers who combine caffeinated beverages and alcohol experience poor health outcomes. Those individuals are far more likely to require care at a hospital because of their risky decision-making when it comes to alcohol. Now, new evidence suggests that younger Missouri residents involved in underage drinking may also be mixing highly caffeinated drinks with alcohol, leading to an increase in health problems among younger adolescents. The new information comes from a study conducted by an […]
November 8, 2013

Lawsuit Highlights Dangers of Underage Drinking and Tailgating

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Underage Drinking on Friday, November 8, 2013. Tailgating is a time-honored tradition for countless sports fan and concertgoers, who see it as an opportunity to spend time with friends and meet new people before the start of the big event. While barbeques and coolers are a staple at most of these tailgating parties, so is alcohol. In fact, many safety advocates have long pointed to these parking lot parties as primary venues for underage drinking due to the relative lack of supervision and/or police presence. Interestingly, this issue […]
April 4, 2013

Lawmaker’s Son Faces Underage Drinking Charges for Third Time

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Underage Drinking on Thursday, April 4, 2013. Missouri readers may have heard about a U.S. congressman’s son who has experienced a number of legal troubles over the last couple years. Once again, the young man is facing legal issues related to underage consumption. Most recently, police in another state were called to investigate a disturbance being created by the 18-year-old man at his mother’s business. Police allegedly found him intoxicated and later recovered more alcohol from his residence. Although the young man was charged with underage possession this […]
April 3, 2013

Pennsylvania Breath Test Ruling Calls Into Question Missouri DWI Procedures

By The Law Office of Jason A. Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Wednesday, April 3, 2013. A DWI attorney in Pennsylvania recently challenged the value of breath test evidence for DWI cases in the State of Pennsylvania in Commonwealth v. Schildt. The judge hearing the case ruled that no breath test result below a 0.05% or above a 0.15% was valid given the testing procedures for Pennsylvania. There are several important issues that arise from this ruling for DWI cases in the St. Louis area and for Missouri […]
February 25, 2013

Parade Organizers Hope Cooler Ban Will Curb Underage Drinking

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Underage Drinking on Monday, February 25, 2013. They finally did it. The organizers of Dogtown’s famed St. Patrick’s Day Parade banned coolers from this year’s event. The Ancient Order of Hibernians hope to curb excessive drinking and underage drinking on what is traditionally, right or wrong, a fairly beer-centered celebration. Incidentally, St. Patrick’s Day is also when a lot of people who didn’t expect to go to jail end up there because of an alcohol-related charge such as DWI. St. Louis residents should keep in mind that police […]
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 […]
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