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Illinois to Reduce Driver’s License Suspensions

Driver's License Suspensions Missouri

The "License to Work Act" The Illinois governor signed a new law that will eliminate many driver's license suspensions for non-moving violations. The "License to Work Act" will take effect in July. One of the main initial benefits of the bill is that it will be retroactive. This means that people who currently have a driver's license suspension that falls within the new law will be eligible for the reinstatement of driving privileges immediately upon the bill going into effect in July. The governor believes more than ten thousand people could be positively effected by the new law. Effect of the New...

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What is the Difference Between DWI and DUI?

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DWI vs. DUI When people find out I am a DWI defense lawyer I get asked a number of questions, but one common question is “What is the difference between a DUI and a DWI?” I even remember getting asked this question back when I was in law school and really had no idea about the answer. There was a time back then when I had the mistaken belief that one was related to alcohol intoxication and the other was related to drug intoxication. That answer was wrong, that is not the difference between a DUI and a DWI. The real...

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Why Refuse the Breath Test if Not Drunk?

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By Jason Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Breath Test Refusal on Saturday, December 7, 2013. Why You Should Refuse a Breath Test if You Aren't Drunk The question often comes up during DWI cases that include a breath test refusal, "Why would he refuse the breath test if he was not drunk?" There are many different answers to this question. "I was always told not to blow, no matter what" is a common answer. Another common, and justified, answer is "I did not trust the breath test machine." Occasionally this is even...

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Study Examines How Fake IDs Affect Alcohol Consumption Patterns

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Underage Drinking on Friday, October 25, 2013. At this time of the year, college campuses here in Missouri and across the nation are buzzing with activity as students prepare for mid-terms, work part-time jobs and manage a busy extracurricular calendar. Not surprisingly, many of these students somehow manage to also make time for alcohol consumption. However, a new study shows that many of them doing so are not necessarily of the legal drinking age. A group of researchers at the University of Maryland set out to examine just...

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