ARD Program in Allegheny County
In Allegheny County, first-time offenders may qualify for the ARD program, which gives them a second chance for a clean criminal record. ARD stands for Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition. It is commonly offered to first-time DUI offenders.
If admitted to the ARD Program, a trial on the offender’s criminal case is postponed for a period of no longer than two (2) years. Participants in the ARD Program are expected to serve a term of supervision lasting from six month to two years where they must satisfy all conditions of their ARD probation. Successful completion of ARD allows their record to be erased or expunged.
If the offender fails to complete all of the conditions of the program, or they are arrested on a new criminal charge, their participation in the ARD program is generally revoked. Their case is then listed for trial or a plea agreement.
To speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney, call (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390.
ARD Requirements in Allegheny County
Conditions of ARD supervision depend on the charged offense and may require the offender to complete one or more of the following:
- Attendance at alcohol highway safety school
- Substance abuse treatment
- Community service
- Domestic abuse classes
- Anger management classes
- Retail theft classes
- Mental health treatment
- Court costs
Although the program isn’t cheap, successful completion of ARD allows an offender’s record to be erased or expunged.
To learn if you are eligible for ARD, call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390.
ARD and DUI in Allegheny County
In Allegheny County, you are generally eligible for the ARD Program if:
- This is your first DUI within the last ten (10) years;
- There was no child under the age of 14 in your vehicle at the time you were arrested; and
- There was no one seriously injured at the time you were arrested for DUI.
Spivak Law Firm has helped many people charged with DUI to enter the ARD program to avoid a criminal record and move on with their lives.
To learn if you qualify for ARD in Allegheny County, call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390.
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