I am into ARD probation (Non reporting) for DUI from last few months and paying fines on time and finished all the classes. But recently i was cited by an officer for public drunkenness and he said if i hire a lawyer and do some kind of alcohol evaluation it can be withdrawn. I have 10 days to plea not guilty.
Should i tell my PO about this citation or talk to him after it gets dismissed with help of a lawyer. Am i going to loose my ARD because of this citation or there can be workaround for this ?
It is possible to preserve your ARD status, but I would strongly recommend retaining legal counsel to represent you on this matter. An attorney can enter a not-guilty plea on your behalf, schedule a hearing, and attempt to negotiate a resolution that may lead to a dismissal of the citation.
Moving forward, you should contact a local criminal defense attorney ASAP and refrain from drinking while you're on probation.
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