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.