ARD License Suspension
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ARD License Suspension
Recently I was accepted into the PA ARD program after allegedly giving an officer my false ID whilst drunk at a concert, I do not remember the events. The charges that allowed me to enter the program were False representation and underage drinking. Unfortunately, I received 1 underage in high school for having 1 beer, and another in college that I deserved. PennDOT states that I must surrender my license for 2 years now, despite the fact that I have, and would never operated a motor vehicle under the influence. Can I appeal this after I turn 21 (ironically, 5 days after the completion of ARD)?
Asked on June 16, 2009 under Criminal Law, Pennsylvania
B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 12 years ago | Contributor
I'm not a Pennsylvania attorney, and I'm not familiar with this part of your state's law. There may be other facts that might help your situation, or not, and the only way you can get advice you can rely on is for a lawyer to review all of the facts. One place to find an attorney in your area is our website, http://attorneypages.com
I would not be surprised, though, if there proves to be nothing much that can be done about this. Many states are using the loss of driving privileges as the "hammer" in the ongoing effort to reduce underage drinking -- and its tragic, needless and increasing death toll.
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