May 30, 2014

Memorial Day Weekend Brings Horrific DWI Traffic Stops

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Breath Test Refusal on Friday, May 30, 2014. With the Memorial Day weekend occurring just days ago, authorities throughout Missouri and the rest of the nation say they are encouraging drivers to stay safe during some of the most dangerous days on the American roads. In Texas, officers say they are ramping up efforts to prevent drunk driving by enforcing their “No Refusal” policy. That means that if a driver refuses to provide a breath sample during a DWI traffic stop, officers are able to get a warrant […]
May 23, 2014

College Kids Risk Conviction as Stoned Driving Rates Increase

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Underage Drinking on Friday, May 23, 2014. College students in Missouri and other states may be more likely to get behind the wheel while high instead of while drunk. In fact, a new study shows that college freshmen are significantly more likely to both ride with a stoned driver and drive themselves while high. This contradicts statistics that show that more young adults are using alcohol than pot. About 31 percent of those who have smoked marijuana are risking a DWI conviction because they have gotten behind the […]
May 17, 2014

DWI Charge Comes with Big Bill for Driver Who Hit Fountain

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Saturday, May 17, 2014. A man who allegedly crashed into a fountain in Belleville, Illinois, in April may face criminal charges and fines in connection with the property destruction. The 28-year-old man has been cited for a misdemeanor drunk driving charge, in addition to a traffic violation for speeding. He could also be required to pay for the 52,000 gallons of water that were used to refill the fountain, along with other costs on top of the allegations of DWI offenses. Authorities […]
May 7, 2014

Underage Drinking Targeted in Missouri Communities

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Underage Drinking on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Underage drinking is becoming an increasingly important issue throughout Missouri, especially in the wake of a new study that shows surprising results. The Youth Risk Behavior Survey reveals that about two in five Missouri teens have consumed alcohol within the past 30 days. This behavior is dangerous because it could lead to an underage drunk driving charge, which can have serious consequences even for a first offense. The study showed that about 8 percent of the youngsters had driven after drinking, […]
May 1, 2014

Man with Prior Record Gets 59-Year Term for Vehicular Assault

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Felony DWI on Thursday, May 1, 2014. A Missouri man was sentenced to a 59-year prison term after causing an injurious drunk driving accident that wounded two youngsters and an adult. The defendant was accused of second-degree vehicular assault in connection with the accident. He was also charged with leaving the scene of the crash, among other violations. Authorities say that the 2009 incident occurred when the driver caused a wreck that seriously injured two children — ages 4 and 8 — along with a 27-year-old woman. Prosecutors […]
August 30, 2013

Missouri DWI Patrols Will Be Out in Full Force Over Labor Day

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Friday, August 30, 2013. People across the state of Missouri will be leaving their places of employment in just a few hours, ready to enjoy the long Labor Day weekend. For some this will mean packing up the car and heading out to see family, while for others it will mean calling up friends to have an impromptu picnic at a local park. Whatever their plans, people need to be aware that law enforcement officials will be out on the roads and […]
August 23, 2013

NTSB Proposal for Lower BAC Limit Failing to Win Support

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Friday, August 23, 2013. Earlier this spring the National Transportation Safety Board — the independent federal agency tasked with performing “special studies concerning transportation safety” — issued a rather interesting recommendation that would drastically alter the legal landscape as it relates to drunk driving charges. The NTSB recommended that all 50 states lower their legal blood alcohol content limits from .08 to .05. The primary justification for such a move, said the agency, was that it would help reduce the number of […]
August 15, 2013

Court Rules DWI Checkpoint Invalid

By Jason Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI Checkpoints on Thursday, August 15, 2013. Recently a judge ruled a sobriety checkpoint invalid in a DWI case because it did not comply with the law. Specifically, the judge held there was a lack of evidence to show the location of the checkpoint had a high rate of drunk driving. Due to the judge’s ruling, all evidence obtained after the stop of the defendant was deemed inadmissible, which essentially ends the prosecution of the defendant. The case will either be dismissed at the discretion of the […]
August 9, 2013

Ninth State Now Permits Saliva Tests at DWI Stops

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Friday, August 9, 2013. Law enforcement officials have a variety of tools at their disposal when it comes to combating impaired driving. For example, as we discussed in a post just last week, the Missouri State Highway Patrol frequently deploys both sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols in an attempt to make the roads as safe as possible or, in other words, make as many DWI arrests as possible. Interestingly, our neighbor to the south recently unveiled a new — and controversial — […]
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