It sounds like you have some good facts to work with. I would talk with an attorney who practices in the County where this occurred immediately. You will want to make sure you enter a plea of not guilty by signing the back of your summons/ticket and this way the Court will schedule a hearing for you. On the date of the hearing your attorney may be able to work something out with the officer prior to any hearing taking place. Talk with an attorney and make sure you understand all your options.
If you have been accepted into ARD you do not have a conviction on your record. You do need to complete the program (ARD) successfully in order to have your record expunged. I would contact your attorney who represented you or another qualifies DUI attorney if you have any questions about your specific situation while on ARD.
PA will look to all other states to see if you have any prior DUI's. if the NJ conviction is found the District Attorney's can deny your admission to the program. I would make sure to talk with an experienced DUI attorney to go over all of your options and possible defenses.
First thing is you should hire an attorney immediately and not wait until you get your papers. Secondly, stop posting information about your case on public sites like these. Third, it can takes weeks to get something in the mail. It all depends on how fast the police file the paperwork. Again, contact a DUI attorney where this occurred and talk with him/her about all your options.
First thing you should do is hire a DUI attorney in the county where this occurred. There are many options that an attorney will go over with you including any defenses as well as the ARD program. ARD which stands for Accelerated Rehabilitated Disposition is a first time offenders program. If and when you successfully complete this program you will (1) earn a dismissal of the charges (2) avoid a criminal record (3) avoid jailtime and (4) recieve a 1-2 month suspension rather than 1 year....
In would first make sure that you hire an attorney in the area that handles DUI cases. You have options depending on many factors in your case. One of the options you may have since its your first offense is ARD.
ARD which stands for Accelerated Rehabilitated Disposition is a first time offenders program. If and when you successfully complete this program you will (1) earn a dismissal of the charges (2) avoid a criminal record (3) avoid jailtime and (4) recieve a 1-2 month suspension...