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Missouri City Reevaluates Underage Drinking

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Underage Drinking on Tuesday, November 20, 2012. Although clear laws and penalties for underage drinking are on the books across Missouri, debate over how best to handle the issue continues. As legal statutes are studied and possibly reconfigured, both minors and adults of legal drinking age need to keep abreast of national, state, county, and city policies. Currently Cape Girardeau is in the middle of reviewing its legal language on underage drinking, specifically regarding minor-aged patrons of bars and restaurants where alcohol is sold. On the table is...

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November Sobriety Checkpoints to Increase

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Tuesday, November 13, 2012. In any driving situation where intoxication may be a factor, care and caution are the best policies to adopt. Aside from the obvious interest in safety, both for themselves and others, Missouri drivers have an added incentive to exercise caution when intoxicated: strict police enforcement. All this month, local police in Lake Saint Louis are heightening the case for sober driving in the area. Officers plan to install numerous sobriety checkpoints throughout November in hopes of cracking down...

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Man Awarded Lightened Sentence for Fifth DWI

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. Few things can be as intimidating as a repeat DWI charge. Allegations of drunk driving and potential sentencing in the face of a past conviction can carry extremely strict and lengthy prison time, monetary fines, and probation time. However, an arrest, charge, or even conviction of a repeat DWI does not have to mean years lost behind bars. Last week a Des Peres man was sentenced to only four months in prison, despite pleading guilty of a felony...

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Strict Laws Police Teen Drinking and Driving

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Tuesday, October 30, 2012. Numerous legal problems collide when a teenager is found to have been drinking and driving. State DUI laws, underage drinking penalties, and other potential charges such as reckless driving all make for a complicated legal situation, one that can quickly speed into costly territory. While parents should always remain concerned and informed about their teens' driving habits, a new study offers up statistics that could yield peace of mind. Figures released this month from the Centers for Disease...

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