If you are arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol in Chester County, an Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) Program is available for those who qualify. Essentially, admission into ARD and satisfactory completion of the ARD Program gives an individual the opportunity to earn a clean record and dismissal of the pending charges. ARD should be considered by those who are willing to lend themselves to treatment and rehabilitation rather than punishment.
Participation in the ARD Program is not mandatory and compliance with certain requirements imposed by the Chester County District Attorney’s office is absolutely necessary for acceptance into the ARD Program. Certain people are simply not eligible for the program and acceptance to it is determined on a case by case basis. Because there is no right to participate in the ARD Program, you should consult an attorney to determine whether ARD is a viable option for you. For more information on the ARD Program or driving under the influence laws in Pennsylvania, please contact Christopher Turner.