Can you get ARD for a DUI?

Writen by: on April 5, 2012

ARD and DUI: What you should know

If you are facing your first DUI arrest, you may be eligible for ARD. To be eligible for ARD in a DUI case, you must meet all of the following requirements:

  • First DUI offense and no other prior misdemeanor, felony or ARD disposition (in at least 10 years);
  • No serious bodily injury to a passenger of the vehicle  as a result of an accident;
  • No passenger under 14 years old could have been in the vehicle you were operating;
  • You must have had a valid driver’s license (not suspended, revoked, or cancelled) at the time of DUI arrest;
  • You must undergo a Court Reporting Network (CRN) evaluation prior to admission into the ARD program, and participate thereafter in any recommended treatment or counseling;
  • You must apply for ARD at the time of your preliminary hearing.

Note: Other requirements may include completion of a safe driving class and obtaining a drug    and alcohol evaluation.

If you are accepted into the ARD program, you will also face the following license suspension based on your BAC%:

  • 0.10 % or less – no suspension;
  • 0.10 % to less than 0.16 % – 30 day suspension;
  • 0.16 % or greater – 60 day suspension.

Written by

Managing Partner and founder of Latoison Law, Enrique Latoison, Esq. represents a diverse portfolio of clientele, including individuals, families, businesses and working professionals, in all of their legal needs. You can find him on Google+ and facebook or write to him at [email protected]. Mr. Latoison earned his Juris Doctorate degree from the James E. Beasley School of Law at Temple University, where he received awards in class excellence and accolades in distinguished class performance and outstanding trial advocacy.