About 8 or so years ago I got an underage drinking charge, my BAC was .03 i belive? Anyway I paid my fine and lost my license and its been in the past until now. I recieved a DUI and waived my rights and applyed for ARD. I have my CRN next week followed by my arraignment in Bucks County. What should I expect, will I know if i am accepted into ARD? Will this previous charge of underage drinking hurt my chances of getting ARD?
This is really up to the DA and in different counties, they treat the entrance differently. In Bucks county, I think you have a good shot-prvided there was not an accident. One issue may be that both these offenses are alcohol related. They may want to know what, if anything, you are doing to address this.
The quick answer is that it should not affect it. However, there has been alot of turbulence in the ARD unit in Montgomery county resulting in some strange decisions. You should speak with a local experienced attorney who can help.
Ellis Klein, Esquire
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