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A Rockstar, Vehicular Manslaughter, and Prescription Pills

By Jason Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Vehicular Manslaughter on Tuesday, May 7, 2013. The recent arrest of Todd Harrell for vehicular manslaughter can teach us valuable lessons. Harrell, the bassist for the band Three Doors Down, was arrested in Nashville following an accident resulting in the death of a man in another vehicle. During the police investigation, Harrell failed field sobriety tests, admitted to drinking, admitted to taking the painkiller Lortab and the anti-depressant Xanex, and was found in possession of several other pills in his vehicle. Unfortunately, this is not...

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Felony Drunk Driving Charge Compounds Missouri Man’s Trouble

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Felony DWI on Thursday, May 2, 2013. In any criminal case, a person's background can play a role in the outcome of a trial. Perhaps no one knows this better than a Missouri man who was recently arrested and is now facing his seventh set of drunk driving charges. As a result of these most recent charges and six prior convictions, the 52-year-old Chesterfield resident is charged with felony driving while intoxicated as a chronic offender charges in court. This repeat DWI charge may be an explanation as...

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First-Time Missouri DWI Charge Can Cause License Suspension

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Driver's License Suspension or Revocation on Thursday, April 25, 2013. Being charged with drunk driving is something that should be taken seriously by all St. Louis residents. The consequences of a conviction aren't limited to fines or potential jail time. Being found guilty on DWI charges will cause a person to temporarily lose his or her driver's license in Missouri, even on a first offense. According to state law, first-time DWI offenders automatically lose their license for a period of 30 days. Any subsequent drunk driving convictions often...

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A Suspect’s Rights During Pre-Arrest Police Questioning in a DWI Case

By The Law Office of Jason A. Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Felony DWI on Thursday, April 18, 2013. It looks like a murder case currently before the United States Supreme Court could have a significant impact on DWI investigations. The case of Salinas v. Texas was heard by the Court on April 17, 2013 to determine if a suspect's silence prior to his arrest can be used against him during a prosecutor's case at trial. Although there is a world of difference between a murder investigation and a DWI investigation...

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