On June 29, 2015, Marlene Black was sentenced in federal court in St. Louis to three years of probation for money laundering. This concluded a case that highlights some of the problems with legalized marijuana in some states while marijuana is still illegal in most states and under federal law. Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical marijuana. Included in those twenty-three states are Colorado and Washington where state law has fully legalized marijuana. Marlene Black had never smoked marijuana before her doctor in California prescribed it to her for chronic pain she experienced from several […]
Looking for a DWI Lawyer? Beware the Sales Pitch As a DWI lawyer in the St. Louis area, I have a lot of conversations with people looking for representation in DWI cases. Many times these people are dealing with a first offense driving while intoxicated charge and a pending drivers license suspension. One of the more interesting things about these conversations is when the people discuss what some other attorneys have told them about their cases. I guess it should not come as too much of a surprise that promises are made and consequences are either inflated or minimized depending […]
On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Breath Test Refusal on Thursday, September 18, 2014. Are you a Missouri resident who has chosen to refuse a breath test in connection with your DWI case? If so, you may believe that an impending license suspension is unavoidable. Others may have told you that you will automatically lose the right to drive after refusing a breathalyzer during a DWI traffic stop. Not so fast! In fact, drivers may be able to continue operating their vehicles depending on the outcome of the next legal proceeding. Swift action is […]
Case Conclusion Date: November 21, 2011 Practice Area: DUI / DWI Outcome: After filing and arguing several pretrial motions, Mr. Korner convinced the prosecutor to dismiss the felony DWI and the weapons charge. The resisting arrest was reduced to a misdemeanor. Description: Driver was traveling 120 mph on northbound I-270 in Town & Country. Driver was pulled over and, after admitting to drinking 5 drinks, he was arrested for his 3rd DWI and Felony Resisting Arrest for trying to evade the police. A search of the car located a gun, which added further criminal charges.
Case Conclusion Date: January 10, 2013 Practice Area: Criminal Defense Outcome: Client chose to fight the case and after a thorough investigation, Mr. Korner was able to show the witness was lying and the police investigation lacked credibility. All charges were dismissed prior to trial. Description: Client was accused of sodomizing a 2 year old girl. The girl’s mother said she had witnessed the crime. Client faced life in prison, but was offered a 20 year sentence if he plead guilty.
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 […]
On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Felony DWI on Tuesday, March 5, 2013. In Missouri, when an injurious car accident leads to DWI charges, the possible penalties a driver could face upon conviction are very serious. A strong DWI defense is crucial to protecting a defendant’s rights and freedom. A 44-year-old St. Louis woman will need precisely this kind of defense after her car collided with another vehicle while going the wrong way on a local highway. Two people in the other vehicle were seriously injured, and now the accused driver is up against […]
On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Breath Test Refusal on Tuesday, February 12, 2013. Some common DWI issues have come up in a recent case in Ladue. Police say that a 25-year-old man from St. Louis was passed out in his car when officers approached his vehicle in a parking lot. He was allegedly behind the wheel, and the engine was running. The man was charged with persistent-offender DWI because, if he is convicted, it would be his third offense. He was previously convicted of drunk driving in 2012 and in 2008. As is […]
On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Felony DWI on Monday, February 4, 2013. In Missouri, you can be charged with felony DWI in a couple of situations. If you have two prior drunken driving convictions, a third conviction will be regarded as a felony. Felonies, of course, carry significantly tougher penalties than misdemeanors. A first or second DWI offense is typically treated as a misdemeanor; that is, unless a DWI crash happens and a person is injured. Even if it’s your first DWI charge, an injury to a passenger or some other person will […]