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Underage Drinking

Car Accidents – Deadliest Days for Teens

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Car accidents remain the number one cause of death for teenagers, and this is never truer than during the summer months. The coveted freedom teenagers enjoy during the summer months also leads to poor decision-making that can result in drunken teens behind the wheel. Although teens are not legally able to buy alcohol, the freedom of summer generally provides opportunities for teens to drink. Teenage drunk driving is the main reason why summer is referred to as the “100 Deadliest Days” for teens.   Summer is a time of experimentation for many teenagers, and that experimenting often includes alcohol and drugs. Teenagers...

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Underage Drinking Laws in Missouri

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On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Underage Drinking on Friday, September 5, 2014. Do you know your state's laws regarding underage drinking? In Missouri, underage consumers of alcohol may face serious punishment simply because they possess a beverage. Even more serious consequences may arise for underage motorists facing a drunk driving charge. Underage Drinking Laws in Missouri Explained Were you aware that underage drinking and driving is governed by different rules than those pertaining to older drivers? In fact, teenagers' blood alcohol content must be below 0.02 percent in order to avoid a drunk driving...

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Underage Drinking Still a Problem Despite Changes in Law

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Underage Drinking on Friday, July 25, 2014. Think back to the mid-1980s, when the National Minimum Drinking Age Act essentially required that all states raise the minimum age for drinking to 21. Should we still be supporting that piece of legislation? Experts in Missouri and other states say, "maybe not." Even though the law was designed to protect teens from fatal vehicle accidents -- and drunk driving charges -- it seems to have had an unintended effect. That is, more underage drinking is occurring than ever before,...

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Lower Conviction Rates Could Result from Looser Alcohol Rules

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Underage Drinking on Friday, June 13, 2014. Two years of debates and several votes have led officials in one Missouri town to lower the age limit for entering a bar. The city council in Maryville has decided to allow 19- and 20-year-old residents into the city's drinking establishments, although a panel of restrictions would be in place. Bar owners will be allowed to determine whether the younger individuals enter their facilities. The council had enacted an ordinance in January to raise the admission age to 21; that...

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