If you are arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol it is imperative that you know the options available to you. While each County in Pennsylvania has its own rules ARD will be offered in all Counties to those defendants who qualify. If you are accepted into an ARD program for DUI you should expect to lose your license for a certain period of time, attend highway safety school, a self reporting drug session (CRN), pay court costs, pay fees for the ARD program, see a probation officer and be required to perform community service.
If you are not accepted into an ARD or ARD/Drug Court program you can be facing some very serious consequences including loss of license, jail time and heavy financial fines. You need an attorney that can defend you against these severe charges. Did the police have reasonable suspicion to pull you over? Were the devices used for testing calibrated correctly and was the person, or persons administering those tests properly certified? There is most likely a dash-cam recording of the incident and that video may have to be reviewed. Did the police follow the correct timing for the breath and blood testing? Were you given your Miranda Rights and when? The Law Offices of Lee M. Herman can help protect your legal rights in a DUI case.