Would the judge let someone Drive Home from a ARD hearing?

Asked about 2 months ago - Scranton, PA

ARD entry program and hearing is in another part of the state. There is no option in terms of a driver or public transportation. Given that, if you still have a lisence, Could you drive and ask permission to surrender the lisence when you get home?

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  1. William A. Jones Jr.

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    Answered . Regardless if, when, and how you surrender your license or an affidavit that you don't have physical possession of a license, the actual license suspension does not officially commence until the time noted by PennDOT on the Notice of Suspension that they will send you. Credit against your suspension time does not begin until PennDOT has received your license or an affidavit. Checking with your attorney would be a good idea in any event.

  2. Thomas J. Wagner

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    Answered . You can ask but the judge may not allow it. Most counties require you to turn in your license at the ARD hearing. You should discuss this with your attorney.

  3. Julia E. Simmons

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    Answered . Consider speaking to a local DUI lawyer, most will give you a free DUI consultation.

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