Understanding Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD)

Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) is a way of avoiding a conviction. It involves entering into an agreement with the district attorney where you agree to enter into the program and comply with its various requirements. Successful completion of all requirements will result in the dropping of the charges you were facing. There is no admission of guilt.

The Benefit of ARD To Those Facing DUI Charges

ARD is available to first-time offenders. It is often used in the resolution of DUI cases. ARD is granted at the discretion of the district attorney. Complicating factors such as having a suspended driver's license at the time of arrest or if an accident was part of the DUI will likely prevent you from being able to take advantage of an ARD.

ARD is especially beneficial to those facing DUI charges in that it can help individuals avoid a conviction and therefore the possibility of increased insurance premiums and the risk of facing the escalated penalties of a subsequent DUI conviction.

In the past, completion of an ARD automatically resulted in an expungement of the relevant records. This is no longer the case. You must actively pursue an expungement to clear your record.

Attorney John Della Rocca is dedicated to helping people take advantage of the best available options for them to keep their criminal record clear. In many instances, ARD can be the best choice for helping you avoid a conviction that could haunt you for years to come. John understands how to build a compelling case for why the ARD program is the right fit for your situation. He also has a deep understanding of the expungement process that can help ensure that your record is clear after successful completion of the ARD program.

Contact John Della Rocca, A Pennsylvania Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition Lawyer

If you have a conviction or arrest on your record, clearing that record can be an important step in moving forward with your life. Let Philadelphia ARD lawyer John Della Rocca help you secure the pardon that you need to be able to move forward with your life.

Schedule a free initial consultation by calling 267-234-7670 or toll free at 800-668-8981, or contact attorney John Della Rocca by email.