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New Jersey Attorney: Trial Options

May 15th, 2020

If you have been charged with a crime, you have two options. The first is to take a plea bargain and the second is to go to trial. There is no right answer about which choice to make. It just depends on the situation. Understanding what each of these mean and entail can be overwhelming. […]

New Jersey Attorney: Use of Defenses

May 8th, 2020

It can feel scary and overwhelming to get a criminal charge. Defendants often dread the penalties and how it may affect their permanent record. Going to court should never be something that you face alone. A New Jersey attorney like Leon Matchin helps walk his clients through the entire process throughout the trial. Leon has […]

New Jersey Attorney: Finding Trust

May 1st, 2020

There are so many attorneys out there–it can be difficult to find one that you trust. When seeking out an attorney, it is important to look for certain qualities. The attorney should be a good listener and communicator, be experienced, and have a plan of action. Leon Matchin, a New Jersey attorney, possesses all of […]

New Jersey Attorney and Controlled Dangerous Substances Cases

April 24th, 2020

Being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) is a disorderly person’s offense. According to the statute N.J.S 2C:35-10(b), it is unlawful for any person, knowingly or purposely, to obtain, or to possess, actually or constructively, a controlled dangerous substance. This charge comes with various penalties, including fines, license suspension, and jail time. […]

New Jersey Courts

April 17th, 2020

Going to court in New Jersey can feel scary and overwhelming. There are many levels to the court system, and it can be difficult to understand and navigate. A New Jersey attorney like Leon Matchin help his clients understand their charges and which level of court they will be placed in. Read on for more […]

New Jersey Attorney and the Point System

April 10th, 2020

Drivers in New Jersey get points for various traffic violations. These points come with consequences and can increase insurance premiums. However, different points are assigned based on the violation. For example, failing to yield to pedestrians gives drivers two points, while driving 30 mph or more over the speed limit gives drivers five points. If […]

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 […]

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