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Missouri Now Allows Proof of Insurance by Mobile Device

By Jason Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Driver's License Suspension or Revocation on Wednesday, August 28, 2013. A recent law change by the Missouri legislature will now allow people to show police officers proof of insurance on a mobile device when pulled over for a traffic stop. Prior to this new law, Missouri motorists would have to carry a phsyical card issued to them by their insurance company. If the motorist could not find the card then he would receive a citation for No Proof of Insurance which upon conviction carries...

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NTSB Proposal for Lower BAC Limit Failing to Win Support

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Friday, August 23, 2013. Earlier this spring the National Transportation Safety Board -- the independent federal agency tasked with performing "special studies concerning transportation safety" -- issued a rather interesting recommendation that would drastically alter the legal landscape as it relates to drunk driving charges. The NTSB recommended that all 50 states lower their legal blood alcohol content limits from .08 to .05. The primary justification for such a move, said the agency, was that it would help reduce the number of...

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Felony DWI Charges for St. Louis Man Arrested After Leaving Court

By Jason Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Felony DWI on Thursday, August 22, 2013. A St. Louis County man was pulled over and arrested for DWI shortly after leaving the Creve Coeur Municipal Court. The Creve Coeur Municipal Court holds court on Wednesday nights, and Eddie Spencer III was pulled over just after he appeared in court on unrelated charges. After the arrest it became clear that Mr. Spencer had two prior alcohol-related driving offenses, so he has been charged as a Persistent DWI Offender, a felony in Missouri. Due to...

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Court Rules DWI Checkpoint Invalid

By Jason Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI Checkpoints on Thursday, August 15, 2013. Recently a judge ruled a sobriety checkpoint invalid in a DWI case because it did not comply with the law. Specifically, the judge held there was a lack of evidence to show the location of the checkpoint had a high rate of drunk driving. Due to the judge's ruling, all evidence obtained after the stop of the defendant was deemed inadmissible, which essentially ends the prosecution of the defendant. The case will either be dismissed at the...

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