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4 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for New Jersey on
Q: Is title 39, section 4-50 , 4-50.4a. Crime or a Motor Vehicle Charge in the state of New Jersey?

Just a simple question.

Leon Matchin
Leon Matchin answered on Jan 23, 2019

Not a crime. Motor vehicle charge only.

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: How likely would it be for me to fight 39:4-135 and win if the ticket was issued on a private road?

This ticket was issued outside of my apartment on a road that is clearly marked with a sign about a 100 feet from my car saying "PRIVATE ROAD NO THRU TRAFFIC". I believe I am being charged with parking with my car facing oncoming traffic (left side of the road)

Leon Matchin
Leon Matchin answered on Jan 23, 2019

Unless it's "your" private property I don't see a defense for you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Q: Can I file a "Marsden motion" in nj courts?

Can I file a "Marsden motion"in nj courts?

Leon Matchin
Leon Matchin answered on Jan 20, 2019

What's that? Is that from another state? I personally never heard of it.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Q: Motions/attorneys

Hello,I'd like to know can I file a "Marsden motion"in nj courts?.Also,I recently had a suppression hearing that didn't go in my favor due to ineffective assistance of counsel. I want to hire another attorney, and would like to know would that be wise at this stage?,I believe with another attorney... Read more »

Leon Matchin
Leon Matchin answered on Jan 19, 2019

Once suppression motion is over then comes the resolution of the case. After that you should appeal instead of PCR bc you get 45 for an appeal and 5 years of PCR. If the appeal fails then do PCR. At this point of the case you'll likely need the court's permission to switch attorneys.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: Does running a red light in NJ (first offense) stay on your record? Will your insurance go up (Geico)?
Leon Matchin
Leon Matchin answered on Jan 18, 2019

Generally, insurance companies raise rates between $100 to $200 per point for three years and this is a two point offense. It stays on your record in perpetuity.

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Q: How are some people getting accepted into the drug court program with third degree aggr. assault charges?,N.J court

I have a pool attorney,and recently I had a suppression hearing that didn't go well at all! However,I asked the attorney to appeal the judges decision,,the attorney informed me that he was a trial attorney,and that he did not deal with appeals,that I would need another attorney to do appeals..."Sad... Read more »

Leon Matchin
Leon Matchin answered on Jan 16, 2019

You don't have the luxury of firing a pool attorney. Your only move is to hire your own attorney. Every case has a life of its own. Many defendants are quick to blame their lawyer but more often than not it's the defendant's criminal case history, attitude and demeanor that prevents their lawyer... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Q: Can I be charged criminally if kohls never recovered the merchandise?

I was shopping in kohls, trying to spend my kohls cash. Unsure of what I wanted & other reasons, I had a lot of stuff to try on. Not once did I try to conceal anything or take merchandise but before I went into the dressing room this young lady was following me. After shopping for a while I... Read more »

Leon Matchin
Leon Matchin answered on Jan 15, 2019

If there's a civil case then I bet there's criminal too. Contact the court to confirm bc if you miss court you'll have a warrant.

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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: Is there any points for ticket 39:3-76.2A In mew jercey?
Leon Matchin
Leon Matchin answered on Jan 14, 2019

No it's basically a seat belt ticket but some Judges don't like to see children in car without a seat belt so the fine may be large if it's mandatory court appearance.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for New Jersey on
Q: Trying to find out what I'm charges with using a indictment number
Leon Matchin
Leon Matchin answered on Jan 14, 2019

Call the superior court in county where you're charged and ask speak with records department and give them the indictment number and they will tell you your charges.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Q: Difference between a conviction and a charge. How long can you be detained without a conviction?
Leon Matchin
Leon Matchin answered on Jan 13, 2019

Conviction means there's proof beyond reasonable doubt and a charge means there's mere probable cause which is a much lower standard. Anyone with a bad criminal history especially violent who is charged with an egregious crime is likely to spend time in jail waiting for trial rather than be... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: I went to court in November 15 of 2018 for driving while suspended in Cherry Hill NJ I got the slap program for ten day

I got pulled over again today for the sane thing in the same county what will happen to me when I go to court I believe this is my 5th offense but these two are in the same county

Leon Matchin
Leon Matchin answered on Jan 9, 2019

Depends on court on prosecutor on Judge and who your attorney is. You should find someone local to that court who has a good relationships.

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: Can I get a delay of traffic ticket if I have a flat tire?
Leon Matchin
Leon Matchin answered on Jan 5, 2019

The officer just needs probable cause which is basically suspicion that you delayed traffic to write you the ticket which is a low standard so far as the courts are concerned.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Q: Can police arrest me for illegal possession of a firearm even if they don't find any evidence of a weapon?

Someone told police I have a gun but I don't.

Leon Matchin
Leon Matchin answered on Jan 5, 2019

If they are going based on an anonymous tip then you may have a motion to suppress. Also, if there's no weapon recovered then they may have tough time proving their case in court beyond reasonable doubt.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Child Custody and Civil Rights for New Jersey on
Q: i no longer wish to go to drug therapy ordered by my dyfs worker. the only finding is my positive marijuana test.

i have been going for substance abuse treatment for 3 month and have been compliant. i still test positive for marijuana and i stopped going to treatment for two weeks, now my substance abuse treatment center is closing my patient case as non compliant. how can i fight this and stop having to go to... Read more »

Leon Matchin
Leon Matchin answered on Jan 3, 2019

You should get a medical marijuana card asap.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Q: My husband is being falsely accused of a serious crime there’s evidence ruling his innocence.when will he be released
Leon Matchin
Leon Matchin answered on Jan 2, 2019

If he already had a detention hearing and Judge kept him you'll need an attorney to file a new hearing request. If the court still keeps him in jail then he'll be there until the trial and if acquitted he'll leave.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for New Jersey on
Q: If I was arrested at 17 but my court date is set for when I’m 18 do I need to bring my guardians.
Leon Matchin
Leon Matchin answered on Dec 15, 2018

No you do not need to bring a parent or guardian to court with you when you turn 18 but you should get a lawyer.

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2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for New Jersey on
Q: If I am driving intoxicated on my own property, can I get arrested for a DUI?
Leon Matchin
Leon Matchin answered on Dec 12, 2018

Yes you can but you can refuse to submit to the alcotest machine.

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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: What happens if I decide not to pay my parking ticket?
Leon Matchin
Leon Matchin answered on Dec 12, 2018

Your license will be suspended and if pulled over you'll face a driving while suspended ticket which carries minimum of $500 and further suspension.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Q: How do i find out court date and time for someone on Drug court and in county jail with a VOP?
Leon Matchin
Leon Matchin answered on Dec 6, 2018

Call that court and ask to speak with criminal records or find records department using prompts and they'll tell you.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Q: is note passing without the teller being robbed nor the recipient being the teller a theft?

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Leon Matchin
Leon Matchin answered on Nov 29, 2018

That's bank robbery.

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