ARD is a pretrial diversionary program that normally allows a person to seek a dismissal and expungement of the charges upon successful completion of the program. While the program is used state wide, every county has different requirements and conditions, and a single county may have a different ARD program for various offenses or types of cases.
State College criminal defense lawyer Jason S. Dunkle answers many questions that are routinely asked by clients about the ARD program. Attorney Dunkle has experience in representing people charged with DUI and many other criminal offenses such as Drug Possession and Furnishing Alcohol to Minors. Crimes such as these are often considered for participation in the ARD program. Below are some links to the some common ARD questions:
- What is ARD?
- The officer told me that I would get ARD for my criminal charges, so why should I talk to or hire a DUI defense lawyer?
- Who is eligible for ARD and what factors does the district attorney consider in determining ARD approval?
- What are the conditions and requirements of ARD?
- Do I need to report ARD to a professional licensing board?
- Do I need to report prior offenses on an ARD Application if they were expunged?
- Does completion of ARD for my criminal case automatically result in the expungement of the charges from my record?
- I was told that my criminal charges were expunged because I completed ARD, so why did the criminal charges still appear on a criminal background search?
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If you or someone you know has been charged with a criminal offense, you should contact JD Law by email or by calling (814) 954-7622 and schedule a FREE CONSULTATION with an experienced State College criminal defense lawyer. Consultations can be handled over the phone or via a face-to-face meeting. Penn State students can easily walk to the JD Law Office as it is located in downtown State College and only minutes away from the University Park Campus of Penn State. You need to talk to someone that is looking to defend your rights and obtain the best possible resolution. We are happy to help people from Centre County, Blair County, Huntingdon County, Clinton County, Mifflin County, Clearfield County and surrounding areas.