How to Get Into Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition After a DUI

The Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) Program is a special pretrial intervention program in Pennsylvania for nonviolent offenders and those convicted of their first offense of driving under the influence (DUI). This is a unique program to the state only for first time offenders who have no prior criminal convictions or prior ARD dispositions. The purpose of the ARD program is for the prompt disposition of charges without the need for time and money-consuming court proceedings. As a first time offender, the ARD program can be incredibly beneficial for you personally and professionally, and an experienced attorney can work with you to get into the ARD program after a DUI charge. How to Get Into the ARD Program A person who has been charged with a first offense DUI crime can apply to their District Attorney’s Office within 30 days of the preliminary hearing. Generally speaking, the person applying for the program must waive the right to a preliminary hearing and…

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