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What Constitutes Driving Under the Influence in NJ?

May 22nd, 2023

While many states differentiate between driving under the influence and driving while intoxicated, the terms are used interchangeably in New Jersey. If you are driving above the legal blood alcohol level in NJ, you can face a DUI or DWI charge. The specific penalties you could face depend on how intoxicated you were and whether […]

Why a NJ DUI Attorney Is Right for You

February 22nd, 2023

Getting arrested for any traffic charge can be a frustrating experience. But when you’re given a DUI charge, it’s even more of a headache. With hefty fines, license suspension, and potential jail time as penalties, having a strong defense for your case is imperative. Even with a successful conviction, a Milltown, NJ, DUI attorney can […]


What Happens When You Are Pulled Over at a DUI Checkpoint?

September 8th, 2022

In New Jersey, authorities have the right to put up a DUI checkpoint when there is a strong reason to check the traffic for potential DUI drivers. However, you still have personal rights, even when subject to a DUI checkpoint. Failing to pass a DUI checkpoint will result in a DUI charge against the driver. […]

DUI Penalties and Possible Defenses in Court

June 3rd, 2022

Do you need a DUI attorney? Were you caught driving under the influence and are unsure about what the next steps are or what the consequences may be? You will need a professional and experienced DUI attorney to help you sort things out. There are minor to severe penalties for driving under the influence. Some […]

Three Habits to Help You Avoid a Marijuana DUI

March 21st, 2018

A marijuana DUI is a serious stain on your record, but it’s entirely avoidable. A few simple habits and early preparations can help you stay safe and preserve your reputation. They aren’t difficult, but they’re vital for medical marijuana users trying to protect their rights. Even though marijuana use is legal in New Jersey for […]


DUI and Horses – All too Real for a Florida Woman

January 15th, 2018

In Florida, they don’t – um – horse around when it comes to making arrests for driving under the influence (DUI). In fact, such an eventuality recently came to pass for a woman who was charged with drunk driving while drunkenly riding her horse down a Florida road. The woman tested at twice the legal […]


Saved by the Booze: See How a Woman Just Got Out of a DWI

January 25th, 2016

Here’s something new: A New York woman’s drunk driving charges were dismissed based on the claim that her body brews alcohol. When the woman was pulled over for erratic driving, cops found that she had a blood alcohol level of .33, which is four times the legal limit. She told police that she had three […]


Weird NJ: Top 7 Bizarre Crimes of 2015

January 19th, 2016

Year-end lists are all the rage each late December, and here at The Law Offices of Leon Matchin LLC that’s no exception. Here’s a quick look at some of the top ten strangest criminal charges that allegedly occurred in our great garden state this calendar year. Black Ice Cover Up for Drunk Drivers Rather than […]

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Standard Field Sobriety Tests- Part X: What Does This All Mean For You

June 23rd, 2015

Welcome back to the tenth and final installment of our 10-part series on Standard Field Sobriety Tests. I’m defense attorney Leon Matchin and in this article, we’ll briefly sum up everything from the previous parts of this series and talk a little bit about what it all means for you. Over the past few months, […]

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Standard Field Sobriety Tests- Part IX: Scoring 

June 15th, 2015

We’ve spent some time discussing the various parts of the Standard Field Sobriety Tests over the previous eight blogs in this series, so today we will delve a little deeper into the actual scoring portion of the assessment.  How you performed on those tasks determines whether or not the officer awards points.  If you remember […]

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