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What to know after a DUI arrest

A drunk driving charge is a potentially life-threatening matter that can result in significant fines, a suspension of your driver’s license and even jail time. The most important question you should be asking yourself after an arrest is "what happens next?" This may be your first DUI arrest and you don’t know what you should do in the days following.

Like any charge, a DUI charge can be an unsettling series of events, especially if your ability to understand the true nature of what was happening was impaired at the time of arrest.

Am I eligible for an ARD program?

A first-time DUI arrest may be a surprise, especially if you never drink and drive. However, mistakes happen, and you need to act quickly to avoid severe consequences. Fortunately, the state of Pennsylvania recognizes that first-time offenders can easily correct their behavior.

The state offers the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program to settle cases with limited or no driver’s license suspension. However, the program involves strict eligibility requirements and a lengthy application process.

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