Changes to the ARD Program During Judicial Emergency
During the Judicial Emergency, the following changes have been made to the ARD Program and the application process:
The District Attorney’s Office will be accepting ARD applications electronically. Once the application is filled out, please scan it in and email it to ARD@chesco.org. Further, until the Judicial Emergency is over, ARD applications do not need to be notarized; however, if the application is not notarized, please include an attorney certification stating that the defendant signed the application under the verification found on Part III of the application.
When an ARD application is submitted, all Fast Track dates (for DUI cases) will be listed as “To Be Determined” and will be listed in accordance timeline that will be approved by the Courts. Once the Judicial Emergency is over, the District Attorney’s Office will send out an updated Fast Track schedule.
Community service will still be assigned for all ARD cases and the opportunities to get the community service waived will remain the same. The District Attorney’s Office is aware of limited community service opportunities at the moment and understands many defendants may not be able to complete community service until late in their ARD supervision due to coronavirus concerns.
Alcohol Highway Safety School will soon be available online for defendants to complete.
CRN evaluations will be conducted over the telephone. There may be some delay in getting these completed, but Probation, Parole & Pretrial Services will give ARD cases priority scheduling consideration.