Newton Woman Faces DWI Charges

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SPARTA — A Newton woman driving a vehicle with nonfunctional license plate lights was charged with driving while intoxicated, police said. Jamie N. Garcia, 25, was also charged with failure to keep right and failure to maintain lane. At approximately … Read More

Suspicious Van Had Stolen License Plates – Sparta

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SPARTA, NJ — A New York man was arrested after police discovered the license plates on his “suspicious white van” had been reported stolen, Sparta police said. On May 31, a suspicious white van on Springbrook Trail was reported to … Read More

Defense Awaits Discovery in Route 15 Vehicular Manslaughter Case

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SUPERIOR COURT — The defense attorney for Teresa Verbout — the Sparta woman accused of causing the motor vehicle accident that took the life of a Mount Olive man on Route 15 in Sparta in December 2015 — is awaiting … Read More

Intoxicated Driver Program

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In the State of New Jersey any person convicted of an alcohol related traffic offense must participate in a program at an Intoxicated Driving Resource Center (IDRC): New Jersey has an IDRC in each county for first and third time … Read More

Warrantless Search of Automobile

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In New Jersey, a warrantless search of your automobile when stopped  by a patrol officer is allowed if the police officer has probable cause to believe you are carrying a controlled dangerous substance or contraband.  State v Witt, 223 N.J. … Read More

Drug Court Expungment

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A new law is in effect for successful drug court participants. Effective April 18, 2016, all past criminal convictions, even those not sentenced to drug court, can be expunged. And the law is retroactive. If you have been struggling with … Read More