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Spotlight Issue: ARD Reconsideration and ARD Termination

The Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program (ARD) is a diversionary program offered in Berks County. It is available for DUI's and non-DUI crimes (click on the links to read more about each program). The purpose of the ARD program is for the defendant to be rehabilitated rather than punished. An ARD program participant will probably be expected to complete treatment (if recommended following a drug and alcohol evaluation) and community service, pay court costs and refrain from re-offending. If all of the requirements are completed then the defendant's record will be expunged. This is a hugely beneficial program for many people. It is generally only available to first-time offenders, although there are exceptions made in certain circumstances. An ARD application is usually submitted after the Preliminary Hearing. A DUI ARD application is completed at the Preliminary Hearing. If you've been charged with a crime in Berks County and think that you might be eligible for the ARD program, contact our knowledgeable criminal law attorneys at 610-372-518 or [email protected] before your Preliminary Hearing so they can evaluate your case for ARD eligibility.

ENM Law News: Successful PFA outcome

Attorney Ebner recently represented a Protection from Abuse defendant in a case filed by family members. Eviction is one of the forms of relief that a judge is able to order when granting a PFA and Attorney Ebner felt that the PFA was filed by the plaintiff as a means of getting her clients evicted. Attorney Ebner represented her clients at a PFA hearing and successfully argued that the PFA petition was not filed because the plaintiff was in fear of the defendant, but instead was filed as a means to have the defendants removed from the home to allow for another family member to move in. The case was dismissed with prejudice and these clients avoided evictions, court costs and potential Indirect Criminal Contempt charges.

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