July 11, 2014

Felony DWI Convicts Could Soon Have Expanded Employment Rights

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Felony DWI on Friday, July 11, 2014. A new ordinance in Kansas City could lift employment restrictions for those with a history of drunk driving convictions. Currently, people who have been convicted of felony DWI or a felony property crime are prohibited from obtaining an employee liquor permit for several years because of the criminal offenses. Now, those who are convicted of certain crimes may be able to shorten the waiting period for a liquor sales permit, which would expand available job options for a large population of […]
June 27, 2014

Man With Extensive History of DWI Convictions Pleads Guilty

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Felony DWI on Friday, June 27, 2014. A Missouri man who has an extensive criminal history with about 150 arrests for various traffic violations was sentenced to a five-year prison term after causing a fatal accident. The defendant, age 56, made a deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter. Had the case gone to trial, the man would have faced charges of vehicular assault and second-degree murder. The defendant is accused of causing a hit-and-run accident that killed a 4-year-old boy and injured that […]
June 20, 2014

Missouri Driver Pleads Guilty to Driving Under License Suspension

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Driver’s License Suspension or Revocation on Friday, June 20, 2014. A 29-year-old Missouri man has pleaded guilty to criminal charges after reportedly causing a fatal drunk crash in 2013. The defendant pleaded guilty to felony DWI, driving without a license, second-degree murder and second-degree assault, according to reports. The man was subject to a license suspension at the time of the fatal collision. Authorities report that this incident marked the man’s third DWI charge, which elevates the severity of the charge to the felony level. Typical charges would […]
June 13, 2014

Lower Conviction Rates Could Result from Looser Alcohol Rules

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Underage Drinking on Friday, June 13, 2014. Two years of debates and several votes have led officials in one Missouri town to lower the age limit for entering a bar. The city council in Maryville has decided to allow 19- and 20-year-old residents into the city’s drinking establishments, although a panel of restrictions would be in place. Bar owners will be allowed to determine whether the younger individuals enter their facilities. The council had enacted an ordinance in January to raise the admission age to 21; that rule […]
June 6, 2014

Drunk Driving Charge for Motorist Accused of Injuring Wife

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Friday, June 6, 2014. A 31-year-old man has been charged with several criminal offenses after allegedly causing a serious drunk driving crash that left his wife with a broken neck. The Missouri man was driving on Interstate 474 in Illinois when he caused the injurious wreck. Authorities say he was engaged in a high-speed chase with police when he ran off the road and struck a tree. The man is facing a drunk driving charge, along with aggravated domestic battery and aggravated […]
September 18, 2013

DA Attempting to Use Prior DWI in Vehicular Manslaughter Trial

By Jason Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Wednesday, September 18, 2013. A York, Pennsylvannia District Attorney is planning to introduce evidence of a prior DWI and alcohol classes during the trial of man now charged with several charges including vehicular manslaughter. The DA disclosed his intention to use this evidence during a pretrial conference with the judge and defense attorney. Prior DWI’s Generally Inadmissible as Evidence The general rule in criminal trials is that evidence of prior criminal acts is not admissible as evidence. Such evidence would unduly […]
September 17, 2013

Vehicular Manslaughter Charge for Woman Who Ran Over Boyfriend

By Jason Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Vehicular Manslaughter on Tuesday, September 17, 2013. A St. Louis County woman has been charged with vehicular manslaughter after running over her boyfriend in Overland. Rachel Collier and her boyfriend had been drinking and fighting in a car on August 23rd. When her boyfriend got out of the car, she moved over to the driver’s seat and began driving, at which point she hit him. The man was later pronounced dead at a local hospital. Blood draws of Ms. Collier’s blood alcohol content several hours after the […]
September 13, 2013

Study Explores Why More Women are Being Arrested for DWI

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Friday, September 13, 2013. The most recent drunk driving statistics from the Federal Bureau of Investigation reveal that men comprised 75 percent of all DUI arrests in 2011 and that roughly 40 percent of all males killed in motor vehicle accidents during this timeframe were under the influence of alcohol. While this would seem to point to a growing problem of impaired driving among men, researchers say it’s actually the exact opposite. The number of women arrested for DWI has increased significantly, […]
September 6, 2013

NFL Players Union to Try New Tool in Fight Against Drunk Driving

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Friday, September 6, 2013. Football fans here in St. Louis and across the state of Missouri are busy gearing up for the Rams home opener this coming Sunday. In fact, even though kickoff is still many hours away at this point, it hasn’t stopped local sports broadcasters and beat writers from providing every last detail about the team’s preparations and about the league in general. Interestingly enough, as meticulous as the media coverage of the National Football League typically is, many outlets […]
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