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ARD May Be A Solution

After being arrested for driving under the influence, many people panic. Understandably, you’re nervous about the consequences. Having a knowledgeable attorney by your side is the best way to calm your nerves. Ebner, Nevins & McAllister, LLC, is here to answer all of your questions and discuss potential solutions. We have worked with clients throughout Pennsylvania, and we can help you, too.

What Is It?

ARD stands for Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition. This program is intended to help people who are being charged with a DUI. It is an alternative to trial, jail time or loss of a driver’s license. In order to qualify, there are certain requirements you must meet. This must be your first offense with no prior misdemeanor or felony charges. There also must be no serious bodily injury as a result of your accident. Everyone in the car must have been above the age of 14, as well. Having a valid license is also mandatory.

You must apply for this program at the time of your preliminary hearing. We can help you do this. Agreeing to the terms of ARD means that you will have a one-year probationary period. Depending on your blood alcohol content, you will surrender your driving privileges for less time than you would have to if you were to go to court. You must attend Alcohol Highway Safety School, pay reduced fines and undergo an evaluation. Community service is also required. We can discuss if this is a good option for you.

Call Today To Learn More

If you are facing criminal charges, it is important to have proper representation. Our attorneys can help you navigate this complex situation. To schedule a consultation, call our office in Reading at 484-258-2204 or fill out our contact form.