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Toshinori Isoai

Toshinori Isoai, Esq.
  • DUI & DWI, Traffic Tickets, Criminal Law ...
  • New Jersey, New York
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Practice Areas
    DUI & DWI
    Traffic Tickets
    Suspended License
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Landlord Tenant
    Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
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  • Commercial/civil litigation
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  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
New Jersey Courts
ID Number: 268862018
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New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
ID Number: 4540704
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Japanese: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney At Law
Toshinori Isoai, Esq.
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Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
J.D. | Law
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University of Illinois - Springfield
B.A. | Legal Studies
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Professional Associations
New York State Bar  # 4540704
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119 Questions Answered
Q. I received a ticket for Traffic on Marked Lanes- Trucks 39:4-88E . No points? Also officer wrote wrong state for plate#?
A: 39: 4-88E is a 2-point traffic fraction in NJ. If you are a NY driver, it's highly likely that the points won't transfer. However, the lane violation can be considered to be one of the "serious traffic offenses" under VTL when committed by a CDL driver operating a commercial vehicle. That can negatively affect your record and employment. You may want to discuss your case with a NY attorney, not just a lawyer licensed to practice in NJ. Also in NJ (municipal courts), a mere entry of the wrong information on the vehicle will not lead to dismissal as long as there was a traffic stop. Dismissal based on facial insufficiency rarely happens in NJ where townships generally strive to collect as much funds as possible from drivers for minor traffic offenses.
Q. I got a ticket for failure to yield I pleaded not guilty but my court date is many months from now
A: It depends on various factors including where the alleged offense happened, where your case will be heard, whether you have a valid "legally sufficient" defense, etc. Your moving violation can also be amended to a non-moving offense by way of plea negotiation in certain forums. You can change your plea to guilty anytime, so you may want to wait and see how things will go. Also, your defensive driving course may not help you if you haven't been convicted of the violation.
Q. Cop gave me cell phone ticket but it was written in my spouse name(registered in spouse name) gave my license though
A: If the tickets were issued to your spouse, then she has to defend the summonses. Calling and speaking with the court clerk will not help. Depending on your township, the court date is likely to be one or two months after the incident, which may help you since there is a law called "statute of limitations" that defines the timeframe in which the People must bring a charge against the accused. The state may not be able to re-issue the same summons to you if the statute of limitations has run by the court appearance date. HOWEVER, your matter is pending in a "NJ" municipal court where anything can happen and some judges routinely exercise their discretion that does not exist under any law. So the judge may just deny your wife's motion (request) to dismiss the tickets for facial insufficiency and then allow the State to issue new tickets to you. Having said that, the simplest route you (your wife) may want to take is to retain a counsel, take the matter to trial, have the officer testify that your wife was NOT the driver. The State has to prove and identify the operator before anything, so if the officer testifies that your wife wasn't the operator, then that should be it. Keep in mind though that you may need to invest some time in this mater by appearing on the remote court sessions several times and waiting for a significant period of time before your case gets called (especially if no attorney is representing you). Wish you the best.
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