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New Jersey Attorney: Shoplifting Cases

April 3rd, 2020

Shoplifting is a common crime in the state of New Jersey. Therefore, it is taken very seriously. The state law says shoplifting is when a person takes something with the intent of not paying. Also, it includes altering or removing a price tag in order to get a discount. Therefore, the severity of the penalty […]

New Jersey Attorney and CDS Charges

March 27th, 2020

CDS stands for controlled dangerous substance. In the state of New Jersey, it is illegal to be under the influence of a CDS unless it is prescribed by a physician for illness or injury. Getting charged with being under the influence of a CDS is categorized as a disorderly person’s offense. Therefore, if you receive […]

New Jersey Attorney: Drug Paraphernalia

March 20th, 2020

In New Jersey, it is illegal to possess drug paraphernalia. In fact, N.J.S.A. 2C:36-2 says “it is unlawful to possess for use drug paraphernalia (with the intent to grow, harvest, prepare, store, or ingest a dangerous controlled substance).” Therefore, if you are charged with possessing drug paraphernalia it’s time to contact Leon Matchin, a New […]

New Jersey Attorney and Pot Breathalyzers

March 13th, 2020

As various states are legalizing the use of marijuana, the issue of drivers on the road being under the influence has become more common. When a driver is suspected of being under the influence of alcohol, the police officer can simply issue a breathalyzer test. With marijuana, it isn’t as clear. Without a way to […]

New Jersey Attorney: 3 Reasons

March 6th, 2020

Being charged with a crime is scary. It leaves people feeling overwhelmed and unsure about what the next step is. Charges can come with high fines, jail time, and other penalties such as the loss of a driver’s license. These charges and appearing in court are difficult to navigate on your own. Fortunately, New Jersey […]

3 Examples of Disorderly Conduct

February 28th, 2020

A disorderly conduct charge is a criminal charge in the state of New Jersey. New Jersey law states: “disorderly conduct is considered an offense. It is defined as engaging in violent or tumultuous behavior or creating hazardous or potentially dangerous situations that serve no legitimate purpose.” Penalties for disorderly conduct charges can be severe. First, […]

4 Things That Are Categorized As Criminal Mischief

February 21st, 2020

According to New Jersey statute N.J.S.A 2C:17-3, the definition of criminal mischief is “a defendant purposely or recklessly –  with conscious disregard of a substantial risk of danger to the other person or property – tampering with another person’s tangible property so as to endanger the person or property.” A variety of different crimes fall […]

What Happens If You Drive With A Suspended License?

February 14th, 2020

A driver’s license can be suspended for a variety of reasons. New Jersey Law (N.J.S.A. 39:3-40) says: “no person whose driver’s license has been suspended or refused shall personally operate a motor vehicle during the period of suspension.” Driving with a suspended license has various consequences, including fines and jail time. If you or a […]

How A New Jersey Attorney Can Help With Assault Charges

February 7th, 2020

In New Jersey law, assault is identified as a person threatening another person with imminent bodily harm. Assault charges are broken out into simple and aggravated categories based on the scenario. Because of this, the penalty depends on the assault’s categorization. However, don’t feel hopeless if you have been charged with assault. A New Jersey […]

How A New Jersey Attorney Can Help Get A Speeding Ticket Dropped

January 31st, 2020

Speed is one of the most common reasons to get a ticket in the state of New Jersey. Unfortunately, speeding tickets can come with fines and point violations added to your license. If you think you have been wrongly charged with speeding, it is time to contact a New Jersey attorney like Leon Matchin. An […]

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