ARD – Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition

Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition is more frequently referred to as “ARD.”  In Pennsylvania, this program typically involves a six month probationary period without spending any time in jail.  Typically, individuals entering the ARD program for DUI lose their driver’s license for thirty to sixty days, are required to attend alcohol highway safety classes, and possibly perform some community service.  However, the advantage of ARD is that those individuals who successfully complete the program can have their arrest record expunged (deleted).

House Arrest – Home Confinement

In some counties, those convicted of DUI are able to serve out their sentence via house arrest, home confinement or some other related programs.  During the sentence, the individual is restricted to his or her home, but is permitted to leave for work or medical treatment.