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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 […]

How A New Jersey Attorney Can Help You With Expungement

January 24th, 2020

Have you considered how expungement can help if you find that your criminal or arrest record is getting in the way of your future? In many circumstances, your record can affect your ability to join the military, get into college, or apply for a new job. Employers and schools do background checks and will often […]

How A New Jersey Attorney Can Help Reinstate Your Driver’s License

January 17th, 2020

Not having a license can be very difficult. Not only are you unable to drive yourself anywhere, but you don’t even have a valid form of ID. Licenses are suspended for many reasons. If you need help reinstating a suspended license, it is time to call a New Jersey attorney like Leon Matchin. He has […]

Shoplifting Penalties and How A New Jersey Attorney Can Help

January 10th, 2020

Shoplifting is defined by New Jersey law as “any action taken with the intent of not paying for – or paying less than the full price of – an item.” This could include putting something in your purse that you didn’t buy and taking it out of the store or removing/altering a price tag on […]

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