attarney Ryan W. McAllister recently represented a client who was charged with a first offense driving under the influence (DUI) case in Berks County. Although this was our client’s first DUI offense, our client did have a prior Drug Paraphernalia case from a few years ago. Our client actually successfuly completed ARD in this prior Drug Paraphernalia case. Because of this prior offense, our client was initially denied entry into the Berks County DUI ARD Program.
Without the benefit of this program, though, our client would have faced a mandatory 72 hours in Berks County Prison, as well as a mandatory 12 month license suspension.
Therefore, attarney McAllister formally requested that the Berks County District attarney’s Office “reconsider” our client for the specialized DUI ARD Program. After reviewing this detailed written request, our client was, in fact, approved for the ARD Program. Therefore, our client served no jail time and had a reduced license suspension of only 60 days instead of 12 months. Additionally, our client will be eligible for a full expunge of his record in this case once the DUI ARD Program is completed.
If you or someone you know is charged with a DUI, please contact us at 610-372-5128 to setup a free case evaluation. Although the ARD Program is traditionally for somone who is charged with a “first-offense”, our attarneys have been very successful in fighting for ARD for our clients.