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Jonathan A. Kessous

Jonathan A. Kessous, Esq. joined Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq where he is currently a senior associate in the Criminal/Municipal Court Defense Unit. As an associate within this unit his practice is primarily focused on Criminal and Municipal matters throughout the State of New Jersey...
Jonathan A. Kessous

Criminal Defense Attorney Jonathan A. Kessous

Jonathan A. Kessous, Esq. joined Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq where he is currently a senior associate in the Criminal/Municipal Court Defense Unit. As an associate within this unit his practice is primarily focused on Criminal and Municipal matters throughout the State of New Jersey with a primary focus on defending those accused of serious Driving While Intoxicated infractions.

Mr. Kessous is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Criminal Trial Attorney, as well as being certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Municipal Court Law Trial Attorney. Mr. Kessous remains one of only a few attorneys in the state that maintains both specializations.

Mr. Kessous was one of only six defense attorneys statewide to defend clients before the New Jersey Supreme Court in the extensive breath test reliability hearings consolidated under State of New Jersey v. Chun, et al.

Mr. Kessous began his career practicing as an associate in Camden County. Subsequently, he had the opportunity to associate himself with some of the foremost criminal and DWI practitioners throughout Essex, Middlesex and Union Counties where he participated in litigating high profile and complex matters, including DWI, drug possession/ distribution and homicides.

Mr. Kessous is currently only one of four attorneys throughout the entire State of NJ certified by the NJ Supreme Court as a Trial Specialist in both Criminal and Municipal Court Law matters, and was one of only six defense attorneys statewide to defend clients before the New Jersey Supreme Court in the extensive breath test reliability hearings consolidated under State of New Jersey v. Chun, et al.

Mr. Kessous garnered criminal defense experience during his employment with the trial unit of the Office of the Public Defender, Morris County region. As an aggressive and seasoned municipal court defense attorney, Mr. Kessous has successfully resolved thousands of violations throughout the State of New Jersey including but not limited to:

  • DWI/DUI
  • false documentations
  • shoplifting
  • insurance lapse
  • driving while suspended allegations
  • high speed/racing tickets

Jonathan A. Kessous, Esq. graduated from Rutgers University in 1994 where he obtained his bachelors of Arts in History and Political Science. In 1998, Jonathan received his Juris Doctorate from the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in Huntington, New York.

Client Review

Mr. Kessous came to me through a recommendation and I’m sure glad he did.

Mr. Kessous lived up to his recommendation of a great attorney and proved to be very trustworthy, knowledgeable, experienced, and very committed.

I presented him with a complex yet intriguing traffic matter that had serious implications. The case dragged on for over a year as we both had to commute about 2 hours each time to court (8-10 times). Now that’s commitment to your client!

With his extreme patience and perseverance, we were both able to get exactly the results we wanted. I never doubted his instincts from the first second I met him. Thanks again Jonathan!

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey Bar 1998
  • New York Bar 1999

Education

  • Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center Juris Doctorate 1998 (Touro)

Professional Memberships

  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Middlesex County Bar Association
  • American Criminal Defense Lawyers Association of New Jersey (ACDL-NJ)
  • National Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (NACDL)
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity

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Post Conviction Relief and Appeals

Criminal Defense
Whether someone has erroneously pled guilty or a defendant has been found guilty for the wrong reasons at the conclusion of a trial, all is not lost if one acts quickly.Most defendants fail to realize that our rules of procedure provide for a second and better opinion concerning a finding of guilt...
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Mail Wire Fraud

Criminal Defense
If you’ve been arrested (or suspect you’re under investigation) for mail or wire fraud, seek legal help immediately. Considered extremely serious crimes, these can be prosecuted on the federal level, leading to severe consequences...
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Mail Wire Fraud

Terrorist Threat Charges

Criminal Defense
The number of terrorist threat charges in the state of New Jersey has seen a significant increase lately. Due to the nature of the allegations, the case is frequently your word against theirs. Finding and employing a defense attorney specifically trained in litigating terrorist threat charges is vital to the outcome of your case...
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Terrorist Threat Charges

Traffic Violations

Criminal Defense
Getting a ticket can be frustrating and annoying – but sometimes there are serious consequences to traffic violations. NJ courts can order to you pay fines, or suspend your license; you may even have to spend time in jail, depending on the offense...
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Traffic Violations

DWI

Criminal Defense
Maybe you only had a couple drinks at your friend’s birthday dinner. Or maybe a big glass of wine with dinner. Operating a car, truck, boat, motorcycle, aircraft, or any other mode of transportation while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol is against federal and state laws...
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DWI
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