ARD

29Oct 2016
ARD Denial Not The End Of The Road

Most first time DUI offenders apply for the the ARD program and some, if not many of them, are denied admission by the District Attorney’s Office.  Why?  There are many reasons for this.  The most common is the existence of a criminal record by the applicant. Reasons to apply for ARD in PA: The applicant […]

14Oct 2016
Alternative DUI Sentencing - ARD in PA

“ARD” is an acronym for Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition and it is a diversionary program for mostly those that have charged with DUI but also may be used for those charged with other crimes as well.  Here’s how it works:  After the defendant’ preliminary hearing the defendant will fill out an application to be considered for admission […]

29Dec 2012
ARD Preliminary Hearing

The first time a defendant gets to test the evidence that the Commonwealth has against them in a criminal case in Pennsylvania is at what is called a “preliminary hearing”.  At this hearing, the Commonwealth must prove that the chances are more “probable that not” that the defendant has committed the crime he has been […]

23Jul 2012
DWI Checkpoint in Montgomery County PA

Lower Merion Township, in coordination with the Pennsylvania State Police, ran a DUI Sobriety Checkpoints on Friday, June 20, 2012, on Belmont Avenue in Montgomery County just off of the I-76 ramp.  This is a favorite location for the police to set up checkpoints and arrests for DUI were made. Some Quick facts about the […]

29Jun 2012
ARD Preliminary Hearing

When an individual has been arrested for DUI in Montgomery County and they have no prior criminal record they are presumably eligible for the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program, known as ARD.  The acceptance into the program, and the successful completion of it, results in a dismissal of the DUI charge and entitles the client to […]

12Jun 2012
Bala Cynwyd Lord and Taylor Retail Theft

Police arrested two people, Brandon Braxton,19, of Philadelphia, and Ashley Jones, 23,  of Drexel Hill, on May 30, 2012, and charged them with Retail Theft for trying to walk out of the Lord & Taylor in Bala Cynwyd with about $1,559.00 worth of merchandise.  According to police, the two were running a scam where Jones […]

31May 2012
Celebrity DWI Charges

While the Octagon can’t contain MMA champ Jon “Bones” Jones, apparently the New York State Police can.  On Monday, May 29, 2012, Jones plead guilty to the charge of DWI in Binghamton, NY and a sentencing hearing has been scheduled for June 19.  A reported plea deal has Jones paying a fine and receiving a […]

09May 2012
ARD Programs PA

As a Pennsylvania DUI Lawyer and PA Driver’s License Suspension Attorney, I have the opportunity to represent individuals that have received DUI charges and are then subsequently admitted into Pennsylvania’s Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program, or ARD.  This is a program where individuals with no prior criminal record enter into a pre-trial diversionary program, complete a […]

13Dec 2011
ARD Preliminary Hearing

Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition, more commonly known by its acronym “ARD”, is a diversionary program that allows an individual to serve a non reporting term of probation, without a plea of guilty, and receive a dismissal and expungement of the criminal charges upon successful completion of their probationary term. We all know the program is great […]