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Leon Matchin
  • Traffic Tickets, DUI & DWI, Criminal Law
  • New Jersey
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Rating: 10 Justia Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
I have known Leon for about 15 years being a local attorney in town. I have seen him come up the ranks and I am impressed. I can say without hesitation that anyone who hire him as their attorney will have a real fighter on their side.
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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
Member
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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
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Legal Answers
150 Questions Answered

Q. Can I park my car in front of my own driveway? My car is not cross the walkway and not blocking the street.
A: You should inform the police department that it's what you intend to do to avoid misunderstandings. Assuming you're not known to them I can't imagine they will give you a hard time. However, if your neighbors complain for any reason then you'll have to go to the town about this.
Q. Does New Jersey offer any temporary or work license programs for those convicted of a DWI offense?
A: Unfortunately there's no such accommodation in New Jersey.
Q. If an underaged person received explicit photos from someone who is Over the age of 18 is that illegal conduct
A: It's much more involved than that but potentially yes the sender may be in much trouble but it also depends on the nature of the relationship and the actual age. If the underage person is 12 for example then there's no question.
Q. Does a Grand Jury have to end with a vote? If not, how common is it for prosecutors NOT to ask for any vote?
A: Unheard of to be frank. It's possible for it to end in a no bill but that's about it. Pros has so many cases they wouldn't waste their time unless they wanted an indictment.
Q. What would happen if it’s my first time and I have to go to court for N.J.S.A. 2c:28-4b(1) crime of the fourth degree
A: You shouldn't have a lawyer with you because what would happen depends on the prosecutor the Judge the police the alleged victim so much of this is outside of your control and there's not one thing that can happen to you. You're facing jail probation community service fines etc...You need an attorney with you when you're facing a felony but not just any lawyer but one with experience and knowledge.
Q. arrested back in Jan 2014 for criminal mischief 3deg did 2yrs probation im on ssd what do i have to do to expunge it
A: You have to wait at least another five years to apply for expungement and if the court denies you the expungement in five years then you have to wait another five years before reapplying again but that time your expungement should be granted provided you don't have other felonies and no more than three misdemeanors.
Q. I recieved 3 tickets for a tented licensed plates covers with in a week a part I also received a ticket for a safety
A: The statute does not allow you to have tinted windows in the front but you're allowed in the back. It's just a small fine without collateral consequences so I never read it but they may have carved out exceptions for law enforcement. Your defense if they violate statute so can I won't work in court.
Q. Charged with 3rd degree possession of a weapon they didn't find it on me only evidence they have is my statement
A: File motion to suppress statement but courts generally admit statements when under the influence still it's your best option. The state still has to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that it was voluntarily and knowingly waived so maybe to avoid the work for them they'll make you an offer that you can live with.
Q. is stealing and cashing a money order from place of employment forgery or fraud?
A: It's in the theft family. I would call it theft under 2c:20-3 but if you look at 2c:20-1, et al and go down the line you'll find something that fits more than theft.
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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