Hiring a Missouri DWI attorney is one of the most important decisions you will ever make, but that decision is often made at a time of pressure, anxiety, and confusion. Many people who are in need of a DWI lawyer have never had to speak to or hire a lawyer before and have no experience in how to find the best lawyer for their case. Here are some basic tips for choosing the best lawyer for you. It is always important to meet with the attorney in person prior to making a decision about who to hire. A phone […]
If you have been charged with manslaughter resulting from a DWI accident, it is important to hire an experienced DWI attorney to handle the case from the start. The penalties in Missouri for a Vehicular Manslaughter conviction are extremely serious and can include a prison sentence of up to 15 years. Additionally, if convicted of Vehicular Manslaughter your license will be revoked for a period of five years. Missouri has identified some facts that are considered aggravating circumstances in a Vehicular Manslaughter case. If any of the following facts are proven then the punishment is enhanced even more: The […]
Case Conclusion Date:November 21, 2011 Practice Area:DUI / DWI Outcome:After filing and arguing several pretrial motions, Mr. Korner convinced the prosecutor to dismiss the felony DWI and the weapons charge. The resisting arrest was reduced to a misdemeanor. Description:Driver was traveling 120 mph on northbound I-270 in Town & Country. Driver was pulled over and, after admitting to drinking 5 drinks, he was arrested for his 3rd DWI and Felony Resisting Arrest for trying to evade the police. A search of the car located a gun, which added further criminal charges.
Case Conclusion Date:August 23, 2012 Practice Area:DUI / DWI Outcome:Mr. Korner conducted depositions of the police officers involved, and based on the results of those depositions the prosecuting attorney amended the charge to a misdemeanor. Driver paid a fine and did not spend one day in jail or on probation. Description:Driver was pulled over, failed Field Sobriety Tests, and was arrested for his 3rd DWI, a felony in Missouri. After the arrest Driver had a 0.12% according to the breath test. Mr. Korner took over this case after another attorney had worked on it for a full year without any […]
Case Conclusion Date: February 5, 2013 Practice Area: DUI / DWI Outcome: Driver’s License Suspension Dismissed because Jason Korner convinced the Hearing Judge that there was No Probable Cause to arrest the driver for DWI. Description: Driver repeatedly crossed the lane line while driving, smelled of alcohol, had bloodshot eyes, and refused to perform field sobriety tests. After arrest the driver’s Blood Alcohol Content was a 0.157% according to a breath test.
Case Conclusion Date:February 21, 2013 Practice Area:DUI / DWI Outcome:Case Dismissed by Agreement with the Prosecutor. No Driver’s License Suspension Due to Problems with the Breath Test Machine. Description:Client was arrested for DWI and blew a 0.157%. Although the client was in his personal vehicle, any DWI plea or license suspension would suspend his Commercial Driver’s License for one year and he would be fired from his job.
Case Conclusion Date:April 19, 2013 Practice Area:DUI / DWI Outcome:DWI Dismissed and No Driver’s License Suspension Description:Client was pulled over for an improper turn. He agreed to perform Field Sobriety Tests, and passed two of the tests. He was still arrested and blew a 0.159% which lead to a formal DWI charge and a pending license suspension.
Case Conclusion Date: October 10, 2013 Practice Area: DUI / DWI Outcome: Case dismissed after a successful Motion to Suppress Description: Defendant touched the lane line one time, but the State Trooper followed defendant for more than a mile after the violation prior to initiating a stop. Defendant failed field sobriety tests and was arrested.
Case Conclusion Date: September 17, 2014 Practice Area: DUI / DWI Outcome: Not Guilty after Jury Trial Description: Client was found next to his running truck with his pants down. There was a girl in the cab of the truck and they were both very intoxicated. Jury acquitted the client because there was not enough evidence that he was operating the vehicle even though it was running at the time.