Traffic Violations

How An Attorney Can Help You Get Charges Downgraded or Dismissed

It can be scary to be charged for a crime. Often, charges come along with jail time and hefty fines. They can also go on your permanent record, which can greatly affect your future. Instead of blindly accepting the charges, hire a New Jersey attorney like Leon Matchin to help get the charges downgraded or dismissed. DUI, driving without insurance, and disorderly persons charges are three common charges in the legal system. Read on for information about how an attorney can help get these charges downgraded or dismissed.

DUI Charges

DUI stands for driving under the influence. In New Jersey, you can be charged with a DUI if your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is .08% or higher. Penalties for a DUI include fines, license suspension, jail time, and community service. Leon Matchin will review the results of the field sobriety test. He will look for ways to have the test dismissed. For example, if the subject is overweight or suffers from injuries, they may have balance issues unrelated to alcohol consumption. Leon will also look at the results of the Alcotest. If it shows a high BAC reading, he will compare it to the field sobriety test to check for inconsistencies.

Driving Without Insurance

Everyone operating a motor vehicle in New Jersey must have insurance. If you are caught driving without insurance, penalties include fines up to $1,000, community services, and license suspension. Luckily, a New Jersey attorney like Leon Matchin can help get these charges dismissed. He will fight for the lack of insurance being an issue of oversight. This could be due to a lack of notification of a policy change from the insurance company, or as simple as the cause being a late payment.

Disorderly Persons Charge

A disorderly persons charge occurs when someone is engaging in a potentially dangerous behavior. This includes fighting, loitering, and damaging property. If charged, it will go on your record, and you can get fines and jail time. Fortunately, Leon Matchin has experience working with these charges. The first way he attempts to have the charges downgraded or dismissed is understanding the court details. The incident must have occurred in a public place. If the incident was on private property, this is a good way for Leon to fight the charges.

Find A New Jersey Attorney To Have Your Charges Downgraded or Dismissed

If you have been charged and wish to get it downgraded or dismissed, you need an experienced New Jersey attorney like Leon Matchin. Over his many years of practice, he has successfully helped clients have various charges downgraded and dismissed.  Call Leon Matchin at (833) 732-7320 or contact him via email at for more information about getting charges downgraded or dismissed.

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