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Press Release - Sentencing of Joan V. Contillo
Release Date: September 02, 2016


September 2, 2016
     Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced the sentencing of Joan V. Contillo, who appeared before the Honorable William J. McGovern III, J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on September 2, 2016.

     Contillo, age 58 of Highland Lakes, was sentenced to three years of probation and 180 days in the Keogh-Dwyer Correctional Facility.  Her driver license was ordered suspended for ten years, and she must utilize an ignition interlock device for three years.  She was ordered to submit a DNA sample, continue with treatment and AA/NA programs and pay fines and fees totaling $1,569.00. 

     She pled guilty on July 14, 2016, to Driving While License is Suspended for a Second or Subsequent DWI violation, a fourth degree crime, and the motor vehicle offense of Driving While Intoxicated (fourth offense).

     On May 25, 2015, Vernon Township police officers were dispatched to the scene of a motor vehicle accident.  Contillo did not have a driver license because of a driving while intoxicated conviction, and she was driving while intoxicated (fourth offense).

     Contillo was represented by James Sloan, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Donald F. Cox, Jr.

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