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In July of 2015 Jonathan A. Kessous, Esq., Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Criminal and Municipal Court Trial Attorney, of the Law Offices of Garces, Grabler and LeBrocq, represented K.I. in a Municipal Court in Mercer County for a motor vehicle allegation of reckless driving. If convicted, it would have resulted in five (5) points and a possible suspension of driving privileges up to six (6) months. After extensive negotiations with the State and with the approval of the Court, Mr. Kessous resolved the matter to merely a single, 0 point minor violation of obstructing traffic that carried only an $89 fine.

In September of 2015 Jonathan A. Kessous, Esq., Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Criminal and Municipal Court Trial Attorney, of the Law Offices of Garces, Grabler and LeBrocq, represented M.F. in a Municipal Court in Mercer County for a DWI allegation, various motor vehicle allegations and a disorderly persons offense that, if convicted with the purported breath test readings, would have resulted in a seven (7) to twelve (12) month suspension of his driving privileges and jail for up to six (6) months due to this extensive prior criminal record. After extensive negotiations with the State and with the approval of the Court, Mr. Kessous resolved the matter to merely the DWI allegation, with all other charges including the criminal charge dismissed. Furthermore, as Mr. Kessous was able to successfully indicate to the prosecutor that as the police report failed to confirm that the breath testing officer changed the mouthpiece for the Alcotest device after each breath test as required per procedure, the .24 breath test reading was excluded. As the reading indicating a blood alcohol content 3x the legal limit was excluded based on the Defense observed technicality, M.F.’s driving privileges were suspended for merely three (3) months.

In September of 2015 Jonathan A. Kessous, Esq., Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Criminal and Municipal Court Trial Attorney, of the Law Offices of Garces, Grabler and LeBrocq, represented T.H. in a Municipal Court in Union County for a motor vehicle allegation of Abandoning his vehicle on a public roadway. If convicted, it would have resulted in a possible DMV/MVC suspension of driving privileges up to two (2) years. After extensive negotiations with the State, Mr. Kessous resolved the matter to merely a benign parking violation with a fine of $58.

In September of 2015 Jonathan A. Kessous, Esq., Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Criminal and Municipal Court Trial Attorney, of the Law Offices of Garces, Grabler and LeBrocq, represented J.T. in a Municipal Court in Mercer County for a motor vehicle allegation of Driving While Suspended. If convicted, it would have resulted in a possible suspension of driving privileges up to six (6) months as well as surcharges of $750 and a fines. Furthermore, the insurance company would have assessed nine (9) insurance points, ratcheting J.T. into a “high risk” driver’s category resulting in skyrocketed insurance premiums. After extensive negotiations with the State, Mr. Kessous resolved the matter to merely a benign document violation of failure to exhibit a license.

In September of 2015 Jonathan A. Kessous, Esq., Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Criminal and Municipal Court Trial Attorney, of the Law Offices of Garces, Grabler and LeBrocq, represented J.R. in a Municipal Court in Somerset County for a DWI allegation and various motor vehicle allegations that stemmed from an accident where J.R.’s vehicle was not properly placed in park during a stop and thereafter rolled into the front of the officer’s own cruiser. If convicted with the purported breath test reading, it would have resulted in a seven (7) to twelve (12) month suspension of J.R.’s driving privileges. After extensive negotiations with the State and with the approval of the Court, Mr. Kessous resolved the matter to the DWI allegation, with all other charges dismissed. Most importantly, Mr. Kessous was able to successfully indicate to the prosecutor that as the police report failed to confirm that the breath testing officer changed the mouthpiece for the Alcotest device after each breath test as required per procedure, the .12 breath test reading was excluded. As the reading indicating a per se (or presumptively guilty) blood alcohol content was excluded based on the Defense observed technicality, J.R.’s driving privileges were suspended for merely three (3) months.

In September of 2015 Jonathan A. Kessous, Esq., Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Criminal and Municipal Court Trial Attorney, of the Law Offices of Garces, Grabler and LeBrocq, represented P.G.O. in a municipal court in Burlington County for a motor vehicle allegation of Driving While Suspended. As the initial basis for the suspension was a DWI conviction, the DWS conviction would have resulted in a mandatory ten (10) to (90) days jail, suspension of driving privileges for one (1) to two (2) years as well as surcharges of $750 and a $1000 fines. Furthermore, the insurance company would have assessed nine (9) insurance points, ratcheting J.T. into a “high risk” driver’s category resulting in skyrocketed insurance premiums. After extensive negotiations with the State, Mr. Kessous resolved the matter to a benign document violation of failure to exhibit a license, thereby avoiding the otherwise mandatory jail, points, assessments and excessive fines.

In September of 2015 Jonathan A. Kessous, Esq., Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Criminal and Municipal Court Trial Attorney, of the Law Offices of Garces, Grabler and LeBrocq, represented J.O. in a Municipal Court in Middlesex County for a motor vehicle allegation of Operating a motor vehicle while using a Cell Phone. This would have constituted a 3rd offense. If convicted, it would have resulted in exorbitant fines, a loss of driving privileges for ninety (90) days and three (3) motor vehicle points. After extensive negotiations with the State, Mr. Kessous resolved the matter to merely a benign violation of an antiquated but still legal statute barring utilization of a TV screen while in a motor vehicle, thus avoiding the suspension, points and such excessive fines.

In September of 2015 Jonathan A. Kessous, Esq., Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Criminal and Municipal Court Trial Attorney, of the Law Offices of Garces, Grabler and LeBrocq, represented A.R. in a Municipal Court in Union County for a motor vehicle allegation of Operating a motor vehicle while using a Cell Phone. This would have constituted a 3rd offense. If convicted, it would have resulted in exorbitant fines, a loss of driving privileges for ninety (90) days and three (3) motor vehicle points. As a CDL driver, he could not afford to accept these penalties as it would have resulted in the termination of his employment and the ability to support his family. After extensive negotiations with the State, Mr. Kessous resolved the matter to merely a benign violation blocking traffic with only $89 fines, thus avoiding the suspension, all points and excessive fines.

In September of 2015 Jonathan A. Kessous, Esq., Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Criminal and Municipal Court Trial Attorney, of the Law Offices of Garces, Grabler and LeBrocq, represented M.C.C. in a Municipal Court in Atlantic County for allegedly improperly touching a thirteen (13) year old girl while they were standing on a beach. M.C.C. had previously plead guilty to the offense with the assistance of another attorney who was not a criminal and municipal court trial specialist. M.C.C. was not aware at the time of the deportation consequences of his plea. After extensive litigation, Mr. Kessous was able to win a Motion to Vacate the conviction after submitting detailed legal pleadings and oral argument. Ultimately, the matter was resolved to a mere local ordinance for causing a loud disturbance on the beach, thus reversing a criminal conviction and deportable offense.

In October of 2015 Jonathan A. Kessous, Esq., Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Criminal and Municipal Court Trial Attorney, of the Law Offices of Garces, Grabler and LeBrocq, represented C.Z.. in Middlesex County for a motor vehicle investigation that resulted in the death of a pedestrian. After initially being retained, Mr. Kessous immediately made contact with the screening Assistant Prosecutor to advocate that as the fatal accident was the result of an unforeseeable medical condition that resulted in C.Z. passing out while driving the vehicle, no manslaughter charges should be filed against her. Once this goal was achieved after over a year, Mr. Kessous then successfully advocated to the presiding Municipal Court judge that the motor vehicle charge lodged against her for failing to maintain her lane should also be dismissed as it was not procedurally timely filed. Specifically, Mr. Kessous presented documentation and case law confirming that while the ticket was timely filed 29 days after the accident, the statute of limitations requires that the ticket be both filed and served within the 30 day statutory window. In the present matter, the ticket was served just beyond the allotted time. Therefore, Mr. Kessous was ultimately able to have the entire matter dismissed.

In October of 2015 Jonathan A. Kessous, Esq., Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Criminal and Municipal Court Trial Attorney, of the Law Offices of Garces, Grabler and LeBrocq, represented V.M. in a Municipal Court in Middlesex County for purportedly entering a local office of the Motor Vehicle Commission and falsely attempting to register a motor vehicle to aid an undocumented illegal resident. Over the vehement objections of the MVC investigator as he claimed V.M. admitted to the crime, Mr. Kessous regardless persuaded the municipal prosecutor and the Court to dismiss the charges in their entirety based upon the legal principle that as she was the lawful owner of the vehicle, at no time had false documentation been submitted as required under the statute for a conviction.

In October of 2015 Jonathan A. Kessous, Esq., Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Criminal and Municipal Court Trial Attorney, of the Law Offices of Garces, Grabler and LeBrocq, represented M.B. in a Municipal Court in Monmouth County for a DWI charge for operating a motor vehicle while purportedly under the influence of Marijuana. Aside from the extensive financial penalties involved including but not limited to thousands of dollars in surcharges and increased insurance expenses, our client was also susceptible to a mandatory one (1) to (2) year suspension of his driving privileges as the offense allegedly took place within 1000’ of a school zone. Mr. Kessous substituted into the case from a previous attorney who was not a Certified Trial specialist in this field and had even made offers to the prosecutor to resolve the matter to a guilty plea to the DWI offense itself for a minimum/mandatory penalty. It had been during extensive subsequent motion practice that Mr. Kessous was able to have the arresting officer, a certified Drug Recognition Expert, concede that he had not actually witnessed all phases of the urine specimen collection procedure. Mr. Kessous further degraded the State’s proffered evidence when the New Jersey State Police laboratory technician who conducted the urine specimen analysis was compelled to concede during Mr. Kessous’ rigorous cross-examination that the specific testing procedure utilized by the NJ State Police lab generated “qualitative” results; as opposed to “quantitative” test results produced in labs maintained in other state jurisdictions. Therefore, the lab witness then conceded that while the results indicated Marijuana was ingested by our client, the lab technician had no basis to conclude M.B. had ingested the substance immediately prior to operating his vehicle and that Marijuana could have been ingested as long as thirty (30) days prior to the date of the incident. As a result of these extensive hearings, the DWI was dismissed and the Defendant was convicted of a reckless driving with only a two (2) month suspension of his driving privileges.

In September of 2015 Jonathan A. Kessous, Esq., Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Criminal and Municipal Court Trial Attorney, of the Law Offices of Garces, Grabler and LeBrocq, represented J.L. in a Municipal Court in Middlesex County for a motor vehicle allegation of Driving While Suspended. If convicted, it would have resulted in a mandatory ten (10) days jail as this was his 3rd offense, as well as a suspension of driving privileges up to six (6) months and mandatory surcharges of $750 and $1000 fines. Furthermore, the insurance company would have assessed nine (9) insurance points, ratcheting J.T. into a “high risk” driver’s category resulting in skyrocketed insurance premiums. After extensive negotiations with the State, Mr. Kessous resolved the matter to operating a motor vehicle with expired privileges, thus avoiding the otherwise mandatory jail term and the brunt of the financial exposure.

In November of 2015 Jonathan A. Kessous, Esq., Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Criminal and Municipal Court Trial Attorney, of the Law Offices of Garces, Grabler and LeBrocq, represented S.A. in a Superior Court in Middlesex County for Eluding the police during the course of a police chase as well as Possession with the Intent to Distribute Cocaine. At the time of his arrest and prior to engaging specialist criminal defense counsel, S.A. provided a full confession. He was susceptible to a minimum mandatory term of five (5) to ten (10) years prison on the Eluding charge alone, followed by a consecutive sentence of an additional three (3) to five (5) years prison term for the cocaine distribution charge. After extensive negotiations with the State and with the approval of the Court, Mr. Kessous resolved the matter to a probationary term, and even avoided any suspension of S.A’s driving privileges that would ordinarily be required with these convictions. It should also be noted that this was not the first time that the Defendant was charged with drug related offenses.

In September of 2015 Jonathan A. Kessous, Esq., Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Criminal and Municipal Court Trial Attorney, of the Law Offices of Garces, Grabler and LeBrocq, represented J.H. in a Municipal Court in Middlesex County for a motor vehicle allegation of Speeding 109 mph in a 65 mph zone. If convicted, it would have resulted in a possible suspension of driving privileges up to six (6) months as well as five (5) motor vehicle points and a double fine due to the 65 mph zone. After extensive negotiations with the State, Mr. Kessous resolved the matter to merely a two (2) point assessment of 74 mph with in 65 mph zone, thus avoiding any suspension of driving privileges as well as the double fine customarily required for the zone.

In December of 2015 Jonathan A. Kessous, Esq., Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Criminal and Municipal Court Trial Attorney, of the Law Offices of Garces, Grabler and LeBrocq, represented B.P. in a Municipal Court in Monmouth County for operating a motor vehicle without a Driver’s License. Aside from the fact that he had never been licensed before, he was also susceptible to a charge of Driving While on the Suspended list and a definitive jail term as this was his 3rd violation. As he was an undocumented/illegal resident, any jail term would have, in all likelihood, resulted in the facility notifying Immigration and Naturalization services, and thereafter subsequent deportation. After extensive negotiations with the State, Mr. Kessous resolved the matter to merely a benign document violation of failure to exhibit a license.

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Jonathan A Kessous did an outstanding job in handling my case. He was able to get the most serious charge and several other charges against me dropped and my fine greatly reduced. I was most impressed with his professionalism.competence and the timely manner in which he responded to all my questions and concerns. This demonstrated to me that I was a priority and not just a client!
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, May 21, 2016
I found my attorney, Mr. Kessous, to be highly professional, knowledgeable, friendly and effective. He was highly responsive to my questions and concerns and easy to work with, and achieved the desired settlement for me in regard to my traffic ticket. If I were in the same situation all over again, I would choose to work with him without hesitation, and expect that if I were to face a similar situation in the foreseeable future, I would contact him. I would also provide his name with the highest recommendation to others in the area for such problems. (I also found his assistant, Gabriela Vargas, to be quite responsive and helpful as well.) Thanks again for all of your help!
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