What are the requirements in the ARD program in Pennsylvania? VIDEO

Once submitted to the ARD program in Pennsylvania, the requirements that a person would be expected to complete will vary. It will depend on the nature of the case, the offense, the position of the district attorney's office, and potentially the judge. Certain cases have more standard requirements. A DUI case, for example, would require a person to complete alcohol highway safety score, safe driving classes, potentially outpatient treatment, possibly community service. Other cases may have more general requirements such as community service, counseling, depending on the nature of the offense.

For all ARD cases, a person is expected to remain out of trouble to incur no new arrest and to report as instructed to his or her probation officer. Although with ARD cases, the supervision can be of a more limited nature. There would be fines associated with the ARD case. An experienced criminal attorney would be able to help you best understand and navigate the ARD process, and they should be involved from as early as possible in the case.

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