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 […]
January 4, 2014

The St. Louis “No Refusal Zone” and Politics

By Jason Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Breath Test Refusal on Saturday, January 4, 2014. St. Louis City recently set up a highly publicized “No Refusal” Zone for New Year’s Eve. The idea of a No Refusal Zone is that any person arrested for DWI who refuses to voluntarily submit to a chemical test to determine blood alcohol level will then be forced to submit to the test. The person is forced into the test because the arresting police officer and the prosecutor’s office, here the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office, will request search […]
January 3, 2014

St. Louis Cops to Push BAC Tests After DWI Arrests

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Breath Test Refusal on Friday, January 3, 2014. Missouri law enforcement officers have announced a new tactic to combat drunk driving in the state. Police in St. Louis say they will start using a “No Refusal Zone” technique during traffic stops this holiday season, prohibiting motorists from opting out of Breathalyzer tests. Those pulled over for DWI traffic stops will be required to submit to a blood test if they refuse to take a breath analysis at the scene. A system has already been set up to accommodate […]
December 11, 2013

Cops: Research Intimidation Prevented Breath Test Refusal

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Breath Test Refusal on Wednesday, December 11, 2013. First, imagine being randomly pulled over by the police even though you have not done anything wrong. Then, picture yourself being forced to provide saliva, breath and even blood samples as part of a national transportation research study. That is exactly what is happening in jurisdictions throughout Missouri and the rest of the nation, as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration conducts a federal research study about drunk driving. At least one municipality in Texas is refusing to participate in […]
December 7, 2013

Why Refuse the Breath Test if Not Drunk?

By Jason Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Breath Test Refusal on Saturday, December 7, 2013. The question often comes up during DWI cases that include a breath test refusal, “Why would he refuse the breath test if he was not drunk?” There are many different answers to this question. “I was always told not to blow, no matter what” is a common answer. Another common, and justified, answer is “I did not trust the breath test machine.” Occasionally this is even followed up with by the person requesting a blood test instead because he […]
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