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

Harrisburg, PA |

First offense in my life

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Filed under: Criminal defense
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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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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.


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.

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