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Leon Matchin
  • Traffic Tickets, DUI & DWI, Criminal Law
  • New Jersey
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Summary

I always knew I would be an attorney because my uncle was a prosecutor and and then a successful defense attorney and I wanted to do what he did. I graduated Cum Laude from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1998 and I started Seton Hall University School of Law at Newark, New Jersey the fall of that same year. I attended law school part time, however, because I also worked a full time job at a law firm in Elizabeth, New Jersey from which it was an easy 15 minute commute to my night classes. That was my life for four years until I graduated Seton Hall in 2002 and immediately hung my shingles. I never worked for anyone as a practicing attorney, except my clients of course. After all, I did everything an attorney does at the firm I worked at while attending law school for four years, except representing clients in court. Still, I accompanied the attorneys I worked for plenty of times on the cases I worked on, filed motions, briefs, etc… When I got my license to practice, I was ready to go out on my own. I was 26 years old. My four years working and studying gave me the confidence and knowledge to take such a leap of faith at such a young age. I am still working for myself as a practicing attorney to this day representing clients in court charged with various criminal, drunk driving and traffic offenses.

Practice Areas
  • Traffic Tickets
  • DUI & DWI
  • Criminal Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    I meet with clients for 30 minutes at no charge to the client.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, Master Card, American Express and Discover.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
3rd Circuit
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Russian
Professional Experience
Current
Municipal Court Trial Attorney
Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Municipal Court Trial Attorney
Current
Education
Seton Hall University School of Law
J.D.
State University of New York - Stony Brook
B.A. (1998) | History and Political Science
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Honors: Cum Laude
Activities: Intramural Basketball and President of Alpha Epsilon Pi Iolta Delta Chapter Senior Year of College
Awards
Municipal Court Trial Attorney in the State of New Jersey
Certified by the Supreme Court of the State of New Jersey as a Municipal Court Trial Attorney
Professional Associations
New Jersey State Bar # 000062002
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Preparing for a DUI Marijuana Charge
Leon Matchin
Caught Toking and Driving?
Attorney Leon Matchin
Speaking Engagements
Internship, Business Law Class, Rutgers University
Rutgers University Business Law Class
Spoke before an intern's business law class at his university. The intern interned for me during his last semester of college.
Internship, Business Law Class, Rutgers University
Rutgers University Business Law Class
Spoke before an intern's business law class at his university. The intern interned for me during his last semester of college.
Certifications
Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as Municipal Court Trial Attorney
Supreme Court of New Jersey
Municipal Court Trial Attorney
Supreme Court of New Jersey
Websites & Blogs
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Legal Answers
13 Questions Answered

Q. If i tell drugcourt i want to goto prison instead of staying on the program can i get isp
A: I would make a record that you will ask for ISP and the State doesn't object to you requesting it, but there's likelihood that you'll be denied because they make view it as an attempt to circumvent drug court.
Q. In state of n.j. what does njs 2c :1-1 et.seq mean and is this considered a criminal offense if monies is less than $200
A: Under $200 is disorderly persons offense. Title 2c specifically states that disorderly persons offenses are not to be called criminal. However, it is still a record which is an equivalent to a misdemeanor in most other states. Depression 18 yrs without discipline, etc.. are all mitigating factors at sentencing that militate in favor of no jail, minimum probation, minimum fine, etc.. but not a defense to the charge.
Q. Are you required to go to rehab for a first time DUI?
A: Almost never by the Court but IDRC may order it and they do it quite often and the courts almost always enforce IDRC requirements if it gets kicked back to them for non compliance.
Q. When a police officer is out of its jurisdiction when pulling you ovet
A: File motion to change venue to the appropriate venue/jurisdiction (town) and there file motion to suppress the stop, search and seizure. You'll need to file formal notice and will have to brief so you'll need a lawyer for that.
Q. Is there a statue if limitations on municipal Court rules
A: Police have 30 days to mail you the charges for a speeding ticket and if they take longer then the case will get dismissed based on statute limitations grounds. If cop pulled you over in another town then you can make motion to transfer the case to the other town.
Q. How can a pro se litigant subpoena phone records from Cricket Wireless?
A: You can do it by getting the subpoena forms from the court.
Q. What are my option to lessen my charge of a dui?
A: They will attempt to prove their case beyond reasonable doubt that you were under the influence of some type of drug, not alcohol. Your best bet is to invest in a seasoned attorney to defend you because unlike an Alcotest which is a scientific device a drug recognition dui is purely subjective which trial attorneys are able to effectively challenge and poke holes at.
Q. What happens at a detention hearing ?
A: Judge decides whether the accused stays in jail while the case is pending or is released pending trial or disposition of the case.
Q. Good afternoon. Hypothetically speaking. If someone believes that that have a warrant. How can they address it
A: If I was them I would start with contacting the court and asking for the options available to them and take it from there.
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Law Office of Leon Matchin LLC
Milltown, New Jersey - Main Office
86 Washington Ave.
Milltown, NJ 08850
USA
Telephone: (732) 887-2479
Fax: (732) 662-7660