The 14th amendment to the United States Constitution declares that no state shall “deny to any person…equal protection of the laws.” Yet some Pennsylvania residents are arguing that punishments for minor drug convictions violate the 14th amendment.
When you are pulled over for DUI or charged with possession, you may feel that the system of law has turned against you. Arrest leads to conviction, which leads to punishment, and permanent damage to your reputation.
Being convicted of a DUI as a minor could drastically affect your child’s future. If he or she is arrested for drunk driving, you may have an alternative to fighting the case in court. The accelerated rehabilitative disposition (ARD) program allows first-time offenders, both adults and minors, to avoid a mark on their records if they successfully complete the program.