Attorney Ryan W. McAllister recently represented a client who was facing termination from the Berks County accelerated rehabilitative disposition program (ARD). Our client was previously placed on this “first offense” program over one (1) year ago, which gave him the opportunity to avoid getting a conviction on his record. Our client, however, fell on some hard times and he was unable to fulfill some of the requirements of the ARD program.
Therefore, the Berks County Adult Probation Office and the Berks County District Attorney’s Office filed paperwork asking the Judge to remove our client from the ARD program. This, obviously, was not good for our client, since he would then, once again, be looking at having a conviction on this record.
Attorney McAllister, however, was able to successfully argue to the Judge to give our client an “extension” of the ARD program. Therefore, the Judge scheduled another hearing date several months out. In the meantime, Attorney McAllister will work with our client to ensure that all requirements of the program are completed.
If you or someone you know is facing termination or removal from the Berks County ARD program, please contact our firm right away at 610-372-5128. One of our experienced and dedicated attorneys will be happy to meet with you to discuss your situation in more detail. We will be happy to talk about potential strategies and arguments that we can use to prevent you from being kicked off of the ARD program.