October 31, 2013

Is a Law Enforcement Agency Using Zombies as DUI Prevention Tool?

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Thursday, October 31, 2013. In a matter of hours, children here in St. Louis and across the state of Missouri will be donning their capes, masks and makeup, and heading out for a night of trick-or-treating. However, children won’t be the only ones out enjoying the evening, as countless adults will also be putting on costumes and heading to parties at the homes of friends or area hotspots. Of course, one of the predominant fixtures at many of these adult-themed Halloween celebrations […]
October 25, 2013

Study Examines How Fake IDs Affect Alcohol Consumption Patterns

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Underage Drinking on Friday, October 25, 2013. At this time of the year, college campuses here in Missouri and across the nation are buzzing with activity as students prepare for mid-terms, work part-time jobs and manage a busy extracurricular calendar. Not surprisingly, many of these students somehow manage to also make time for alcohol consumption. However, a new study shows that many of them doing so are not necessarily of the legal drinking age. A group of researchers at the University of Maryland set out to examine just […]
October 23, 2013

Jefferson County Checkpoints to Continue

By Jason Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI Checkpoints on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. Jefferson County’s Council recently voted to reject a $22,000 grant from the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission to fund Safety Checkpoints. The Council rejected the funding due to concerns over the intrusiveness of these “safety” checkpoints. It is the first time funds of this nature have been rejected by the Jefferson County Council. Although council members seem to support more traditional sobriety checkpoints, they expressed that safety checkpoints were in the best interest of Jefferson County residents. A safety checkpoint […]
October 18, 2013

Report Warns Restaurant Patrons of Higher Alcohol Levels

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Felony DWI on Friday, October 18, 2013. After a long week at work, many people like to head out to a local restaurant to chat with friends and family over a good meal, and either a glass of wine or a beer. According to a recently released report, however, these restaurant goers who purposely restrict their alcohol consumption at dinner may need to start becoming even more conscientious about the number of drinks they consume. According to a report released earlier this week by the National Alcohol Beverage […]
October 11, 2013

Study Shows Just How Much Alcohol Can Affect a Person’s Judgment

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Friday, October 11, 2013. One of the unfortunate realities of alcohol consumption is that it can surreptitiously affect a person’s ability to make sound judgments. For instance, many people who have consumed only a few drinks mistakenly believe that they are okay to drive home, only to find themselves in the back of a squad car a short time later after a police officer measures their breath alcohol concentration as being well over the legal limit. Interestingly, researchers at the University of […]
January 23, 2013

DWI Courts Emerging as Alternative to Fines, Jail

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Wednesday, January 23, 2013. It’s no secret that serious fines, jail time, and lengthy or permanent license suspensions can follow a conviction on drunk driving charges. The penalty for being found guilty of DUI or DWI can potentially upend a person’s entire life, putting a brake on not only their finances and mobility, but also marrying them to a negative social stigma that can last long after a sentence has been served. Part of a wider attempt to more comprehensively change and […]
January 16, 2013

Supreme Court Hears Local Breathalyzer Refusal Case

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Breath Test Refusal on Wednesday, January 16, 2013. When a person is pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving, the common practice is for an officer to ask the driver to submit to a breathalyzer blood-alcohol test. While other sobriety tests such as field coordination examinations and direct syringe extraction of blood for medical testing are available, most often the breathalyzer test is relied upon to determine intoxication. Drivers in Missouri, indeed in all 50 states, have the right to refuse a breathalyzer test after being pulled over, […]
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 […]
December 31, 2012

AAA Joins Call for Mandatory Ignition Locks

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Monday, December 31, 2012. Earlier this month we brought you information on the National Transportation Safety Board’s call for mandatory ignition interlock devices’ inclusion for all DUI and DWI convictions, including first-time offenders. Now it seems another automotive travel association has echoed the NTSB’s statements, making it all the more likely that sweeping national legislation may soon be enacted. The automotive non-profit organization AAA last week voiced its official support for ignition interlocks as a mandatory sentence term for all drunk driving […]
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