ARD COSTS IN DELAWARE COUNTY

ARD COSTS IN DELAWARE COUNTY

A more in depth display about how costly DUI ARD can be in Delaware County – by Michael A. Burns, Esq. (Burns Law LLC) for www.delcoduiblog.com

We have all seen the signs on the highway:

 

 

But what does an actual DUI ARD in Delaware County cost in real dollars?

If you are a first time offender and eligible for the ARD program, you may feel like you caught a break.  But you may be breaking the bank in the end. 

Here is how ARD breaks down in Delaware County:

  • ARD Admission Fee                                                    $ 205.00
  • District Attorney Fee                                                    $   25.00
  • Clerk of Courts Fee                                                     $ 227.00
  • Sheriff Fee                                                                   $   40.00
  • County Court Costs                                                     $   30.60
  • Community Service Fee                                              $   40.00
  • DUI Administrative Costs                                             $ 130.00
  • Booking Center Fee                                                     $ 300.00
  • Automation Fee                                                            $     5.00

TOTAL                                                                                   $1,003.60

And now let’s add in the State Fines:

  • Act 204 State District Justice Fine                               $   11.00
  • Act 167 Additional District Justice Fine                        $     9.40
  • Act 139 Crime Victims Compensation Fund                $   35.00
  • Act 111 Victim Witness Service Fund                          $   25.00
  • Act 35 ARD Fine                                                           $   25.00
  • Act 274 CAT Fund                                                        $   50.00
  • Act 158 PO Firearms Training                                     $     5.00
  • Act 198 Substance Abuse Education                          $  100.00
  • JCP Fee                                                                       $    23.50
  • Costs of Prosecution – CJEA                                       $    50.00
  • ARD Supervision Fee ($25.00 per month for the length of probation)
  • Restitution (if applicable)

TOTAL                                                                                    $ 333.90

So what does an ARD in Delaware County actually cost?  You are looking at approximately $1350.00 in fines, fees and costs with a likely additional $400.00 supervision fee and any restitution costs that apply.  Not to mention you still have to pay your lawyer to enter you into the program and represent you in court. 

DUI YOU CAN’T AFFORD IT…..and even if you could, wouldn’t you rather put your money somewhere else…

– Michael A. Burns, Esq. is a partner at Burns Law LLC and a regular author and contributor to delcoduiblog.com