I have to take ard classes but I don't have all the money... what woukd they do

Asked 11 months ago - Harrisburg, PA

First offense in my life

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  1. Theodor Kaplun

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    Answered . Speak to the attorney that got you the ARD, but in general they will allow for a payment plan, best of luck.

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  2. William A. Jones Jr.

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    Answered . I agree with Mr. Kaplun's assessment. The criminal system very much wants people to successfully complete the ARD program. ARD helps a great deal with overburdened criminal dockets. I would recommend, however, that you make REGULAR payments toward the financial obligations that come with ARD and be in a position to demonstrate that you are making a genuine effort to comply. Good luck.

  3. Jeffrey B. Engle

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    Answered . Here's the dilemma, in Dauphin County, if that's where you're taking ARD, you need all the fees and costs up front. You may be able to get a continuance on your case for a few months until you save up the money. Other than that, you'll need to beg or borrow. They should work with you for a couple months. The office is extremely backed up.

    This attorney is a member of Shaffer & Engle Law Offices, LLC (717-545-3032)) and is licensed to practice law in... more

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