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New Forensics May Call DUI Blood Tests into the Question

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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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Christmas Weekend Sees Spike in DUIs

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Tuesday, January 8, 2013. As we noted in a past post, the holiday season brings about a heightened presence of DUI and DWI patrols by both local and state authorities. Whether they were on quiet urban streets or sprawling interstate highways, officers kept a keen watch over Missouri drivers over the "four day weekend" that proceeded and included both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Figures released from the Missouri Highway Patrol have shown that this year a great deal of local motorists...

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