A 13-year-old girl was taken to the hospital complaining of severe back and abdominal pain. She was diagnosed as being anemic. Several weeks later, she was rushed to the hospital and diagnosed with end stage Renal Disease, resulting in her needed long-term dialysis.
Successfully defended S.M. in a Municipal Court in Middlesex County for a charge of Driving While Intoxicated and Refusal to Provide Breath Samples upon request. S.M. was purportedly observed by a pair of “Good Samaritans” who claimed they observed him drinking an alcoholic beverage while walking out of liquor store and then continue to drink as he drove away. While following him, they contacted 911 and claimed they were directly observing repeated motor vehicle infractions consistent with an intoxicated driver. After the police became directly involved and arrested S.M., he refused to provide breath samples. Mr. Kessous was nonetheless able to resolve the matter to a dismissal of the Refusal charge, saving S.M. what would have been an additional minimum four (4) to twelve (12) month term of suspension of his driving privileges as well as additional fines and mandatory installation of the Ignition Interlock system into his vehicle.
Successfully defended D.S. for a DWI within a municipal court in Middlesex County. As a second (2nd) offender, Mr. Smith was susceptible to a two (2) year suspension of his driving privileges, 2-90 days in jail, mandatory ignition interlock installation and maintenance fees and thousands of dollars in insurance surcharges and increased insurance fees. It was alleged that D.S. had a breath test reading of .25 BAC, well over 3x the legal limit. After extensive litigation and dogged representation, Mr. Kessous was able to persuade the State and the Court that the DWI in its entirety must be dismissed. D.S. plead guilty to a moving violation and was fined $239 and suspended from driving for only ninety (90) days.
Mediation award Plaintiff was injured in an intersection motor vehicle collision resulting in neck and low back fusion surgeries. Read more…
Plaintiff was driving on Somerset Street when another vehicle ran the stop sign on Oak Street causing a collision. Plaintiff sustained disc injuries to her neck requiring multiple pain management procedures and cervical spine surgery.