Represented S.W. in a municipal court in Union County for a driving while suspended violation. As the violation was a result of a prior operating a motor vehicle without insurance conviction, S.W. was facing an enhanced penalty of an additional one (1) year loss of his driver’s license, a $500 fine, and up to ninety (90) days jail. Mr. Kessous persuaded the Court that based on a technicality the enhanced penalty may not apply as a matter of necessity. This saved the defendant from extensive time of incarceration as well as the aforementioned penalties.
Successfully defended K.K. from DWI-related charges within two Municipal Courts in Middlesex County. K.K. was also charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident as well as Refusal to Consent to Provide Breath Tests, rendering him susceptible to a loss of his driving privileges for well over a year as well as mandatory ignition interlock installation on his vehicle. Mr. Kessous successfully resolved both municipal court matters to a loss of driving privileges of only three (3) months with no ignition interlock installation.
A 45-year-old woman went to the hospital with a wound to her knee. The doctor failed to diagnose MRSA in the limb leading to Gangrene and amputation of the entire left leg.
Successfully represented V.C.C. in a Municipal Court in Somerset County. V.C.C. was accused of driving while suspended as a result of a DWI conviction-related court-ordered suspension as well as operating his motor vehicle absent the court-ordered ignition interlock device from the DWI conviction installed in the car. If convicted, the defendant was susceptible to a mandatory ten (10) to ninety (90) days jail term as well as an additional 2 years suspension of his driving privileges. Mr. Kessous was able to persuade the Court to reduce the charges and therefore avoid any jail or loss of driving privileges.
Successfully defended C.S. in a municipal court in Union County for an allegation of passing a school bus. If convicted, this offense would have resulted in five (5) points, mandatory community service and possible suspension of driving privileges of 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.
Plaintiff was a passenger in her husband’s vehicle at a stop light when it was struck from behind by defendants vehicle. Plaintiff injured her neck and back resulting in pain management and neck surgery.