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Author: Jason Korner

Felony DWI Charge for Young Woman Arrested in Wildwood

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...

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New Forensics May Call DUI Blood Tests into the Question

a picture of a dui blood test

Breathalyzers, field sobriety tests, and extracted blood samples are some of the many ways that officers can test the intoxication level of a driver suspected of being drunk behind the while. While the accuracy of these tests has been improving as medical and chemical technology advances through the 21st century, human error remains a very real factor in all DUI and DWI investigations. ARE DUI BLOOD TESTS REALLY ACCURATE? A great number of Missouri residents who have been charged with a DWI may be familiar with a blood sample test. Although the procedure is usually seen as the most assured and accurate...

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DWI Courts Emerging as Alternative to Fines, Jail

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Wednesday, January 23, 2013. It's no secret that serious fines, jail time, and lengthy or permanent license suspensions can follow a conviction on drunk driving charges. The penalty for being found guilty of DUI or DWI can potentially upend a person's entire life, putting a brake on not only their finances and mobility, but also marrying them to a negative social stigma that can last long after a sentence has been served. Part of a wider attempt to more comprehensively change and...

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Supreme Court Hears Local Breathalyzer Refusal Case

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Breath Test Refusal on Wednesday, January 16, 2013. When a person is pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving, the common practice is for an officer to ask the driver to submit to a breathalyzer blood-alcohol test. While other sobriety tests such as field coordination examinations and direct syringe extraction of blood for medical testing are available, most often the breathalyzer test is relied upon to determine intoxication. Drivers in Missouri, indeed in all 50 states, have the right to refuse a breathalyzer test after being pulled over,...

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