Pennsylvania Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD)

Our attorneys at Berman & Associates take a strong position both in and out of the court system when we represent clients facing first offense DUI charges. Being able to avoid that conviction puts you in a position to apply for an expungement (erasure) of your DUI record.


Our attorneys are proactive, always seeking the best solution for our clients. If you have been charged with DUI for the first time, we will work quickly to get you into an Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program. This is a pretrial intervention program for nonviolent offenders who have no prior record.

You need an experienced attorney to help you apply for ARD. You will find the help you need at our firm as our lawyers have a thorough understanding of the court system and know the ins and outs for helping nonviolent offenders get accepted into the ARD program.

The ARD program, for those who qualify, gives you a chance to avoid trial, possible conviction and jail time. Part of your participation in the program might include performing community service, taking safe driving classes and, possibly, attending a drug and alcohol awareness program.

What Is the Benefit of an ARD Program?

In addition to avoiding conviction and jail time, your probation could be six to twelve months and the suspension of your driver’s license may be one to three months. This is considerably less of a penalty than someone would receive with a DUI conviction.


After completing the program and following all the ARD rules, your probation ends. Berman & Associates can then have the record of your arrest expunged (erased) and your record would be clean.

Even the fact that your record was expunged will be erased!

Discuss Your Eligibility for ARD in an Initial Consultation With a Lawyer

Please schedule an initial consultation to discuss your DUI case and your eligibility for Pennsylvania’s ARD program. Call our defense lawyers at 610-565-9696. We look forward to helping you put your DUI-related issues behind you.

Categories: Criminal Law, DUI