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What You Need to Know About DUI Laws in New Jersey

July 23rd, 2021

Photo by Gabe Pierce on Unsplash Driving under the influence is a charge that can drastically change your life quickly. When you are charged with driving under the influence, it can seem like your entire life is turned upside down. You can’t drive to the places you want to go and worst of all, you […]

Chances of Getting a DUI Charge Dismissed – How an Attorney Can Help

July 16th, 2021

DUI is “driving under the influence.” In New Jersey, adults 21 years of age and older face charges of drunk driving if they have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 percent or higher. There is a zero-tolerance rule for drivers under the age of 21, meaning it is against the law to get behind […]

Marijuana in New Jersey: What’s Legal and What’s Not

July 9th, 2021

In November 2020, New Jersey residents voted to legalize marijuana. Despite the vote, it wasn’t until February 2021 that Governor Murphy signed into law the legalization of marijuana for recreational use. Prior to 2021, medical marijuana was legal, but recreational marijuana was not. This meant that patients prescribed marijuana for medical reasons could use/possess it, […]

Need for Speed? New Jersey Speeding Laws and Consequences

June 25th, 2021

New Jersey traffic law sets specific speed limits for different zones. For example, the speed limit is 25 mph in school zones, but 65 mph and over on interstate highways. As a driver, it’s essential to know the speed limit of the roads you are driving on. Having a general idea of the zone you […]

4 Things You Need to Know About Disorderly Person’s Offenses

June 18th, 2021

You may have heard of the term “disorderly person’s offense,” but what does this charge mean? A disorderly person’s offense in New Jersey is similar to what other states call a “misdemeanor.” This charge includes lower-level, less serious crimes like shoplifting and possessing drug paraphernalia. When it comes to consequences, the punishments are less severe […]

What Happens When A Case Goes to Municipal Court?

June 11th, 2021

Most New Jersey citizens come into contact with the court system at the Municipal level. The Municipal Courts have jurisdiction over cases like simple assault, minor shoplifting, traffic violations, and more. Major criminal cases like murder, kidnapping, etc., do not start in the Municipal Courts. The New Jersey court system is relatively simple to understand. […]

5 Things You Need to Know About Driving with a Suspended License

June 4th, 2021

In the state of New Jersey, it is illegal to drive with a suspended license. It is crucial to keep up with the renewal of your license because otherwise, you will find yourself facing penalties like fines and jail time. Breaking this New Jersey traffic law is often accidental. Often, drivers don’t even realize their […]

Everything You Need to Know About the New Marijuana Laws in New Jersey

May 28th, 2021

Colorado was the first state to legalize marijuana back in 2012. Since then, 16 other states, plus Washington, DC and Guam, have passed laws to make marijuana legal. New Jersey legalized marijuana in November 2020. Before November 2020, New Jersey only allowed marijuana use for medical reasons. While marijuana is still illegal under federal law, […]

CDS Possession and How to Fight It in Court

May 21st, 2021

Possession of a CDS is illegal in the state of New Jersey. You may be wondering, what exactly is a CDS? CDS stands for “controlled dangerous substances.” Many drugs are considered CDS, including heroin, cocaine, oxycodone, anabolic steroids, and more. Even possessing something like painkillers could be illegal if a physician didn’t prescribe them for […]

What Happens When You Get Pulled Over for a Suspected DUI?

May 14th, 2021

Driving under the influence is against the law and comes with various penalties, including jail time, fines, and potential loss of license. If you or a loved one has received a DUI charge, the very first step is to find a DUI attorney to support you in court. A New Jersey attorney, like Leon Matchin, […]

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