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:

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