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Defenses for Careless Driving in New Jersey

December 29th, 2022

Getting a ticket for careless driving in New Jersey can be frustrating. With penalties including fines, license points, and even driver’s license suspension, a careless driving conviction is a financial burden. However, with the help of a careless driving attorney in New Jersey, you can build a strong defense against your ticket. With the right […]

Types of Criminal Intent and What They Mean for Your Case

December 22nd, 2022

In New Jersey, you can’t be convicted of a criminal offense unless you committed the crime with proper intent. There are different types of criminal intent, meaning that willfully committing a crime isn’t the only way to be charged. Part of building a defense for a criminal charge is looking at the intent behind the […]

What is an Indictable Offense in NJ?

December 15th, 2022

In many states, criminal offenses are categorized as felony offenses, broken down into classes such as first-degree or Class B. In New Jersey, however, criminal offenses are legally referred to as indictable offenses. Because they are felonies, an indictable offense in NJ is treated the same way as felonies in other states. While the name […]

Why You Should Work with a N.J. Traffic Ticket Attorney

December 8th, 2022

Getting a traffic ticket can be frustrating. Understanding exactly what charges you’re facing can help you navigate the process with ease. A N.J. traffic ticket attorney can help you sort through the ticket and identify ways to lessen the penalties or even dismiss the charges altogether. A traffic ticket can have costly consequences, and they […]

How Can You Fight NJ Speeding Tickets?

December 1st, 2022

Speeding is one of the most common traffic violations in New Jersey. Getting a NJ speeding ticket can be a frustrating experience. However, getting a speeding ticket doesn’t always have to spell disaster. With the help of a New Jersey traffic attorney, you can better understand your ticket and find ways to fight it. In […]

How Bad Is It to Drive Without a License?

November 24th, 2022

Like all states, New Jersey requires motorists to have a valid driver’s license to operate a vehicle on a public road. Driving without a license is considered a serious traffic violation. Failure to have a valid driver’s license poses a risk of harm to other drivers and pedestrians on the road. The penalty for unlicensed […]

Do You Need a Mercer County Criminal Lawyer?

November 17th, 2022

Being charged with a criminal offense is a stressful and often frightening time. However, you don’t have to face this alone. Working with a Middlesex, Monmouth, or Mercer County criminal lawyer can help you navigate the court process and build yourself a strong defense. A lawyer can help you understand the specifics of your charges […]


Can a DUI Lawyer Help Your Case?

November 10th, 2022

Driving under the influence is a charge taken seriously according to New Jersey law. Whether you’re driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you’re held to the laws and statutes stated in N.J.S.A. 39:4-50. Penalties for DUI charges include jail time, fines, and possible license suspension. Hiring a DUI lawyer in NJ can help […]

License Suspension: Everything You Need to Know

November 3rd, 2022

There are a few different ways you can have your driver’s license suspended in New Jersey, but there are just as many ways to get it reinstated. License suspension is most commonly a punishment for a driving accident charge or ticket. Driving without a license in New Jersey can lead to even harsher punishments and […]

What Classifies as Careless Driving in New Jersey?

October 27th, 2022

Careless driving is one of the most common traffic violations drivers in New Jersey face. Governed by NJSA 39:4-97, careless driving is taken seriously in a court of law. Drivers charged with careless driving can face severe penalties, even if there was no accident. Careless driving charges are not as severe as reckless driving charges, […]

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NJ Attorney Leon Matchin

New Jersey Criminal Defense

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The Law Office of Leon Matchin, LLC is devoted to defending clients charged with traffic or criminal violations. Mr. Matchin represents clients in all varieties of traffic/criminal-related proceedings before New Jersey’s civil and criminal courts.


Law Offices of Leon Matchin
86 Washington Ave, Suite A
Milltown, NJ 08850