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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
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Caught Toking and Driving?
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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
186 Questions Answered

Q. I got a ticket for unsafe driving, first offense, and received points on my license...is that correct?
A: unsafe driving 39:4-97.2 yes. if you use it within five years after second time then you'll get four points. first two are zero points. are you talking about the same statute? you may be talking about 4-88b
Q. I have multiple driving on suspended charges, I was approved by 2 towns for weekend jail day reporting but I missed.
A: You will have to do straight time. Too many excuses and explanations for a court to accept.
Q. I got a seatbelt violation rather than an inspection violation in NJ. I paid online, will I receive anything by mail?
A: You should call the court to find out.
Q. What should I do in this case? How can I proof I never got that ticket or that I was never stopped by an officer.
A: You should go to the municipal court in the town where it says you got the ticket and ask for the copy of the ticket to find out the officer who wrote it and go next door to the police dept and ask to speak to the officer to find out what this is all about.
Q. So I'm in New Jersey and I have a handicap placard and I just got a ticket for overstaying limited parking. I thought
A: Just pay the fine because it's a lot of time and aggravation dealing with this in court. If you don't mind then go to court and ask them to dismiss it based on simple mistake but don't bet on them helping you although they may give you minimums.
Q. My 17 year old daughter received a ticket from NJ violation 39:4-97.3 - she is a probationary license
A: Judge is not likely to accept this for several reasons such as hearsay so he'd get rid of this issue but telling you that someone from the cell phone co. needs to be here to testify to this to get it admitted into evidence and good luck doing that unless maybe you are that person bc most ppl don't have this kind of info available to them. You're lucky the officer didn't give her both tickets so don't raise your second quest. in court or they may.
Q. Im currently 16 years old. My license was suspended numerous times for driving without a license at the age of 14.
A: Suspension starts when you go to get your license. You will not get your license at 17 bc of the prior driving while unlicensed. You actually have to wait six months for each and every driving while unlicensed that you have on your record. You will have to serve every six month period that you were given so in other words it's run consecutive not concurrent. If you have three of them then from the day you are eligible and you go get your license you must wait 18 months.
Q. Do I have to pay court fees ?
A: You're going to get a fine for feeding the cats and the court costs on top of it.
Q. Will a person who turned himself in get charged for sexual assault even if the victim doesn’t press charges?
A: Yes even if they turn themselves in and victim doesn't place charges if there's evidence of it they will charge. That person shouldn't make any statements bc that's evidence.
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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