April 19, 2016

How Many Beers Does it Take to Get to .08?

How Many Beers Can Someone Drink Before Being Over the Legal Limit? In bars and restaurants everywhere, there are many people who are asking themselves, “How many beers, whiskeys, or glasses of wine can I have before I get .08?” There has never been a simple answer to this question, but it is even more difficult now. The craft beer industry has provided amazing options for all styles of beer, but those beers also have alcohol contents that range from 4.0% all the way to 17.5%. All of a sudden one beer does not count as one beer until we […]
March 30, 2016

Do I Have to Perform Field Sobriety Tests?

  No, you are never required to perform field sobriety tests for a police officer. This is something many people do not know. I can even confess that this is something even my wife did not know until recently. No, she was not the subject of a DWI investigation, but when I was talking to her about writing this blog she was surprised by the answer. The trick here is that police do not make their request to perform field sobriety sound optional. It sounds like an order, or they just move through it as if it is something you […]
September 6, 2015

DWI Leads College Student to Barbie Lifestyle

Tara Monroe, a college student at the Texas State, has made a mockery of her driver’s license suspension after a DWI arrest by driving across campus in a Barbie Jeep. The four-wheeled “toy” vehicle reaches a maximum speed of five mph. The young woman is enjoying her “fifteen minutes of fame” and has become an Internet sensation. The student goes on to tell MySA.com, that “Riding a bike around campus sucks,” and follows, “Like really sucks.” She jokes light heartedly about her plans to take the Barbie Jeep out to celebrate her 21st birthday.   Unfortunately, for most people a […]
August 25, 2015

Not Guilty – Attempted Statutory Sodomy

Jason Korner won a hard fought trial where his client faced life in prison as a sexual predator if he had been convicted of Attempted Statutory Sodomy in the First Degree. The allegation made by the State of Missouri was that Mr. Korner’s client had taken a substantial step towards putting his penis in the mouth of a three year old girl by having his fly down and pulling the little girls head towards his crotch. The client vehemently denies these appalling allegations. Years after the initial allegation, the case finally made it to trial recently in front of Judge […]
July 15, 2015

Car Accidents – “100 Deadliest Days” for Teens – by Criminal Defense Lawyer – Jason Korner

Car accidents remain the number one cause of death for teenagers, and this is never truer than during the summer months. The coveted freedom teenagers enjoy during the summer months also leads to poor decision-making that can result in drunken teens behind the wheel. Although teens are not legally able to buy alcohol, the freedom of summer generally provides opportunities for teens to drink. Teenage drunk driving is the main reason why summer is referred to as the “100 Deadliest Days” for teens.   Summer is a time of experimentation for many teenagers, and that experimenting often includes alcohol and […]
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, […]
March 27, 2014

Drunk Driving Charge Possibility Does Not Deter Teen Behaviors

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Underage Drinking on Thursday, March 27, 2014. As high school prom season beckons, growing concern about underage drunk driving is rising within Missouri communities. A new study has brought additional alarming statistics, showing that although today’s teenagers are more educated than ever about the dangers of drunk or distracted driving, they have a hard time saying “no” to those behaviors. Experts say that many of these teens may be close to receiving drunk driving charges because they do not practice what they have preach. A new survey issued […]
February 7, 2014

Maryville, Missouri, Changes Law to Prevent Underage Drinking

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Underage Drinking on Friday, February 7, 2014. A Missouri town has raised the entry age to local bars from 19 to 21. The change in Maryville came after a large debate in the town’s City Hall, during which students and residents opposed the change for a variety of reasons. The new ordinance, passed on Jan. 27, will officially raise the entry age to 21 after July 1; after that point, underage students will have to find other entertainment opportunities. The council had previously issued a ruling about the […]
December 4, 2013

Young Missourians More Likely to Drink Underage During Holiday

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Underage Drinking on Wednesday, December 4, 2013. Thanksgiving is a time for family gatherings, over-indulgence in delicious food and last-minute grocery shopping. Would you believe that this innocuous holiday is also the most common time for underage drinking to occur? That’s right: The night before Thanksgiving is widely known as the biggest night for underage drinking. Many of those drinkers may be prone to driving even after illegally consuming booze. Young people who consume alcohol and get behind the wheel during the holidays could face big penalties, even […]