Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD)
If you are facing your first DUI conviction, an alternative solution may be participating in the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program. This is a one-time pre-trial intervention program for non-violent offenders with no prior record of DUI convictions. Participating in this program will increase the likelihood of avoiding more serious expenses and penalties associated with a DUI conviction as well as charges being dismissed and expunged from your criminal record.
The stipulations for being accepted into Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) may include:
- A Court Reporting Network assessment of alcohol use and lifestyle
- Completing Alcohol Safety School
- A probationary period of 12 months
- Community service
- Payment of restitution
- Fines and associated court costs
- A driver’s license suspension of zero to three months
If you have had a previous DUI conviction or participated in Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) or another similar program, you will not be eligible for ARD. You can find more information about second DUI charges and beyond elsewhere on our site.
Please be aware that not every first time driving under the influence offender will gain acceptance into the ARD program.
If you will be participating in ARD, you must complete the following within 30 days of receiving your charge:
Waive the preliminary hearing
Fill out and submit an ARD application to the District Attorney’s Office with a copy of your complaint and affidavit
Sign a continuance form
Make an appointment for a Court Reporting Network assessment at (717) 299-8181
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