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Defendant Facing Up to 7 Years Prison Time for Vehicular Assault

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Felony DWI on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. A 22-year-old Missouri man has entered guilty pleas for three criminal counts in connection with a fatal car wreck in 2012. The defendant has pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree assault and one count of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the case. It is not clear whether the manslaughter charge is officially considered vehicular manslaughter, though it does also carry weighty implications. Authorities say that the driver was intoxicated when he caused the fatal wreck in late 2012. The driver...

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Driver Could Get Probation for DWI Charge After Wreck

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Friday, April 4, 2014. A Missouri man has pleaded guilty in connection to three criminal charges related to a fatal drunk driving crash in Columbia. The defendant, age 22, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and second-degree assault for his role in the fatal wreck. The man did not face a formal drunk driving charge in connection with the crash; instead, he was subject to the three other, more severe allegations. Sentencing for the fatal wreck is slated to occur in early June....

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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...

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Reps: License Suspension Not Enough for DWI Offenders

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Driver's License Suspension or Revocation on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. Although the number of DWI arrests in Missouri dropped significantly between 2012 and 2013 -- from 29,560 to 25,594 incidents -- many in the state say that more needs to be done to curb repeat drunk driving offenders. In many cases, drivers in the state are only subject to license suspension; they may not spend any time in custody. Advocates for new legislation want to change that, requiring additional severe penalties for those with multiple DWI charges. Some...

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