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Am I eligible for the ARD Program?

Whether an individual is eligible for ARD is almost completely at the discretion of the District Attorney. The District Attorney makes eligibility recommendations to the court concerning each case. Some of the factors considered by District Attorneys in deciding ARD eligibility are a person’s prior involvement with the court system, whether and to what extent others have been harmed by the instant offense, and any recommendations of the arresting officer.

The Pennsylvania legislature has stated that people charged with DUI may not be placed into the ARD program if any of the following have occurred: First, if the current DUI charged involved an accident and someone other than the person charged was killed or suffered serious bodily injury. Second, if there was a passenger in the vehicle who was under the age of fourteen at the time of the offense. Third, if the defendant has been found guilty of, accepted ARD (or another State’s equivalent of the ARD program) within ten years of the date of the current offense. (This limitation will not apply if the charge was for an ungraded misdemeanor under 75 Pa. C.S.A. Section 3802(a)(2) and was the accused’s first offense under Section 3802.)

Because every District Attorney’s Office in Pennsylvania has different guidelines for ARD entry, it is recommended that you contact a knowledgeable attorney as soon as possible.

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