If you have been charged with a DUI in Berks County and are in need of a Criminal Defense then you may eligible for Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program. DUI defense The ARD program is ran by the Berks County District Attorneys office. ARD is available for those who do not have a prior record. Being placed in ARD is beneficial to you because if you complete the ARD program you will never have to plea guilty to a DUI and the charge will be expunged from your record. Not only will the charge be expunged, but also the length of your license suspension with be much less if you finish the ARD program. The length of your license suspension depends on you blood alcohol content (BAC), whether there were drugs in your system, if there were any children in the car, and your involvement in the vehicle accident. After you have completed the program requirements for the DUI ARD you are then approved for placement by the Berks County District Attorneys Office and given an ARD court date. The program requirements include; community service, drug, alcohol, and mental health assessments and treatment, alcohol safe driving classes, and payment of court costs and fines. You will then give in your driver’s license when you are formally admitted to the ARD program.

If the District Attorneys Office in Berks County believes you are not completing the DUI ARD program as part of your criminal defense then they can ask the court to terminate you form the program. vehicle stops You will then go to a termination hearing where the Berks County District Attorney will present reasons why you should be terminated from the program. This is why you need an experienced defense attorney to help you against the ARD termination. Understanding the ARD program and completing all steps correctly is extremely important in these cases. Contact the Law Offices of Kelly and Conte today to set up a free consultation and so we can help guide you in the ARD process and make sure you receive the best outcome possible.