What is the ARD Program?

 WHAT IS ARD – ACCELERATED REHABILITATIVE DISPOSITION? ARD or Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition is a program for first-time criminal offenders in the state of Pennsylvania.  If successfully completed, the program results in a complete expungement of your criminal record. This means you should pass most state background checks following successful completion of the program. ARD is […]

The Importance of the Jury Trial

Criminal cases are like wars.  They are battles fought in courtrooms.  On one side stands the District Attorney.  They have the power of the police, investigators, and deep budgets.  On the other side stands the defendant.  The defendant is often represented by indigent counsel, or an attorney who has been paid a sum of money […]