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Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD)

A Second Chance for First-Time Offenders

The ARD program (Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program) is intended to keep first-time offenders out of the criminal justice system. Depending on the Pennsylvania county in which you were arrested, you may be eligible for ARD for crimes such as first-offense DWI or DUI, shoplifting, theft, and other non-violent crimes.

The benefits of completing an ARD program are considerable. You will be able to stay out of jail, avoid a driver's license suspension in the case of DUI, and keep your record free from a criminal conviction. At Curcillo Law, LLC, our lead Harrisburg criminal defense attorney, Joseph A. Curcillo, III, helps people with entering and completing ARD programs. He is highly knowledgeable about the programs in the counties in which he practices, and he uses this knowledge to help clients navigate the system. The counties that are served by our team of attorneys include Dauphin, Perry, Cumberland, Franklin, and Lebanon counties.

The ARD Process

The primary requirements for admissions to an ARD program include a clean record and an offense that meets the criteria in the specific county. We will attend your preliminary hearing and request ARD if you meet the qualifications. Once your application is approved by the district attorney's office, you will have another hearing before the judge, during which we will advocate for your placement in the ARD program. The judge will then determine how long you will need to remain in the program, and what you will need to do to demonstrate successful completion of ARD.

Once you have completed the conditions set forth by the judge, we will help you have your record expunged, or cleaned. It is critical to have the expungement process completed correctly, because potential employers and licensing agencies conduct criminal background checks. If your record is not properly expunged, it will seem as if you never completed ARD. We work to ensure that this does not happen to you and that your second chance is a true opportunity.

Talk to a Harrisburg DUI attorney today!

You can count on our lawyers, who have more than 90 years of cumulative legal experience. We are here to help you explore every option for minimizing or eliminating the damages caused by your arrest. Contact our firm so we can discuss the possibility of getting you placed into an ARD program!

  • Experience

    90 Years
    Combined Experience

    When choosing a lawyer, experience makes the difference in the fight.

    Read Our Firm's History [+]
  • Success

    Top 100
    Trial Lawyers

    We have been awarded many honors, from Super Lawyers® to Top 100 Trial Lawyers.

    About These Awards [+]
  • Devotion

    Our Client
    Reviews

    Every client & their victory is priority to us as demonstrated through our reviews.

    Read Our Client Testimonals [+]
  • Protection

    Put Our Experience
    to Work For You

    Contact our firm today so that we can get started on winning your case!

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