How do I apply for ARD?
To apply for ARD, an offender must complete the following four steps within 30 days of the filing of a criminal complaint:
  • Waive the preliminary hearing

  • Complete an ARD APPLICATION and submit to the District Attorney's Office along with a copy of the criminal complaint and affidavit

  • Sign a continuance form provided by the District Attorney's Office

  • Schedule a court reporting network (CRN) evaluation with the Adult Probation and Parole Services by calling 717-299-8181

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1. What is ARD?
2. How do I know if ARD is the best disposition for me?
3. Who is not eligible for ARD?
4. Are there time limits within which I can apply for ARD?
5. How do I apply for ARD?
6. Do I need an attorney to apply for ARD?
7. What is a CRN evaluation?
8. How do I schedule a CRN evaluation?
9. What will the fines and costs be?
10. Will I lose my driver’s license if I enter into the ARD program?
11. Will my application guarantee my acceptance into the ARD program?
12. Where do I obtain an application for ARD?
13. Where do I obtain a continuance form?
14. What happens after I waive the preliminary hearing, schedule a CRN, and file my ARD application?
15. When am I actually admitted into the ARD program?
16. What happens after I appear in court and I am accepted into the ARD program?
17. What happens if I fail to comply with the ARD conditions?
18. What happens if I do successfully complete the ARD program?
19. What are the penalties if I choose not to apply for ARD?