Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition
Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) is an alternative to criminal prosecution and allows first time offenders to go through treatment and rehabilitation. It is available to DUI and non-DUI offenders. However, it is a privilege granted under the recommendation of the District Attorney and the discretion of the trial court.
Fast Track Program
The Fast Track Program provides a speedy procedural mechanicalism for the resolution of relatively minor and/or non-violent criminal cases prior to being placed on the trial list. This program reduces docket congestion for the criminal trial list by processing relatively minor cases directly from the District Justice level. The Fast Track Program also reduces court costs and time by eliminating the need for repeat court appearances by court agencies and benefits victims by eliminating court appearances.
Probation Without Verdict
Probation Without Verdict is a program that an offender may be placed in if he or she pleads guilty or nolo contendere (neither admitting or denying he or she committed the crime) to non-violent offense under the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act and also proves that he or she is drug dependent. Probation Without Verdict is available to an offender only once and is within the discretion of the district attorney’s office.
You can report crime in your neighborhood by calling (800) 4PA-TIPS. However, in an emergency, 9-1-1 should be called immediately.