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Consequences for Being Under the Influence as a Minor

October 2nd, 2021

While alcohol and marijuana use are both legal in New Jersey, possession and use are illegal for people under the age of 21. The laws exist to keep minors safe, and breaking them comes with harsh penalties. With the recent decriminalization of marijuana, the consequences for minors are less severe but still exist. If you are […]

Do You Qualify for an Expungement? How a New Jersey Attorney Can Help

September 25th, 2021

If you have a criminal record, you know how difficult it can be to apply for jobs when the application inquires about a past record. Unfortunately, indicating that you have a criminal record can hurt your chances of getting your dream job or even getting into college. Fortunately, there is a way for you to […]

New Jersey Rules & Laws for Personal Injury Lawsuits

September 18th, 2021

Most personal injury lawsuits are because of car accidents. In New Jersey, it is very difficult to sue for compensation post-accident because New Jersey is a “no-fault state.” No-fault states mandate that the injured driver’s insurance cover damages regardless of who was at fault for the accident. Due to this mandate, New Jersey has limited […]

Failed a Drug Test Due to Legalized Marijuana in New Jersey?

September 11th, 2021

As of February 2021, marijuana use and possession in certain quantities became legal in New Jersey. Residents voted to legalize marijuana in the November 2020 election, and after taking some time to come up with the legal specifications, recreational marijuana in New Jersey was officially legalized at the beginning of 2021. New Jersey is now […]

6 Items That Are Considered Drug Paraphernalia – What To Do If You’re Caught With One

September 4th, 2021

Drug paraphernalia are items that produce, conceal, or use drugs. In the state of New Jersey, you can get a disorderly person’s offense for being in possession of drug paraphernalia. According to N.J.S.A 2C:36-2, “It shall be unlawful for any person to use, or to possess with intent to use, drug paraphernalia to plant, propagate, […]

What You Need to Know About Going to Court for a New Jersey Traffic Law Violation

August 27th, 2021

Traffic violations are very common. In fact, many cases heard at the Municipal Court level relate to New Jersey traffic law. From speeding tickets to driving under the influence, there are many different traffic violations for which drivers can be ticketed or even arrested. The first step drivers should take when facing a traffic violation […]

Do I Need An Attorney?

August 20th, 2021

If you find yourself asking whether you need an attorney or not, it’s likely the answer is yes! If you receive a criminal charge or traffic violation, you will be facing penalties such as fines, jail time, community service, etc. A New Jersey attorney like Leon Matchin can defend you in court, potentially getting your […]

Stay Safe This Labor Day

August 13th, 2021

Labor Day weekend is one of the most highly-traveled holidays of the year. It marks the end of summer and is a time to celebrate warm weather and summer cookouts one last time! As you plan your celebrations, keep in mind ways that you can stay safe and have fun without breaking the law. Traffic […]

Too Many Traffic Violations? Here’s How An Attorney Can Help

August 6th, 2021

Traffic violations can happen to anyone for a variety of reasons. Over time, too many traffic violations can add up to too many driving points on your record or losing your license altogether. Nobody wants to face having their license suspended when they have important things to do. When you are worried about accumulating too […]

What To Do If Your Teen Is Charged with Possession of Alcohol

July 30th, 2021

Photo by Scott Rodgerson on Unsplash As a parent, your immediate reaction when your teen is caught in possession of alcohol might be several emotions. You might be shocked, angry, confused, sad, or overwhelmed. All of those emotions are valid, but can sometimes get in the way of making the right choices to help your […]

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