What Is ARD?
Accelerated rehabilitative disposition, or ARD, is a program for first-time offenders accused of committing minor crimes. This program allows individuals to complete certain rehabilitative programs instead of receiving criminal penalties. Upon successful completion of the program, the underlying charge is dismissed and can be expunged. All in all, ARD is a great opportunity for individuals to avoid jail time and a criminal record. If you or a loved one has been accused of a crime and you need to know whether ARD is a viable option, a defense lawyer can provide sound guidance.
Based in Media, The Law Offices of Joseph Lesniak, LLC, defends individuals throughout southeast Pennsylvania against all types of criminal charges.
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If you have been accused of any of the following charges, you may qualify for ARD.
The above list is not all-inclusive. Generally speaking, people accused of violent crimes or felonies are not eligible for ARD.
Our attorney, Joe Lesniak, has nearly a decade of experience as a prosecutor in Delaware County. With this experience, he can let you know immediately whether you are a candidate for ARD. If you are eligible, our law firm will take all appropriate steps necessary to help you gain entry to ARD. If you are not eligible, Joe will provide a tough, strategic defense designed to help minimize the possible consequences of your criminal charge.