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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 24-638




Increase of Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) Administrative Fees; 2024-0061R-CM

[54 Pa.B. 2487]
[Saturday, May 11, 2024]

Administrative Order No. 4-2024

And Now, this 29th day of April, 2024, in accordance with the request by the Chester County District Attorney to adjust ARD fees in response to past inflation, and with the concurrence of the Chester County Public Defender, pursuant to Chester County Criminal Procedural Rule 316(A).1, it is hereby Ordered and Decreed that the Chester County District Attorney's Office is authorized to increase the ARD Administrative Fees from $440.00 to $550.00 and to increase the Adult Probation Administrative Fee for ARD from $60.00 (per 6 months) to $70.00 (per 6 months) effective June 11, 2024.

 The ARD Administrative Cost shall include $150.00 to the County of Chester and $400.00, increased from $290.00, to the Chester County District Attorney's Office, for purposes of administering the ARD Program.

 A copy of the new approximate costs/fees for the ARD Program is hereby as follows as ''Appendix A.''

By the Court

President Judge


Fees DUI-6 months  DUI-12 months  Non-DUI  DUI/Drug Court** 
Act 30-2007$50.00$50.00$50.00$50.00
Act 198$100.00$100.00XXXX$100.00
Adult Probation Administrative Fee$70.00$140.00$140.00—1 yr
$280.00—2 yr
Adult Probation Supervision Fee$240.00$480.00$480.00—1 year
$960.00—2 year
ARD Administrative Cost$550.00$550.00$550.00$550.00
Common Pleas Court Costs$268.70*$268.70*$268.70*$268.70*
Crime Victims Fees$60.00$60.00$60.00$60.00
Emergency Medical Services$50.00$50.00XXXX$50.00
Laboratory User Fee$168.00*$168.00*XXXX$168.00*
State Court Costs$144.05*$144.05*$144.05*$144.05*
Chester County DUI Program$300.00$300.00XXXX$300.00
Approximate Total Costs$2,000.75$2,310.75$1,692.75—1 yr
$2,312.75—2 yr

 * Common Pleas and State Court costs vary depending upon the number and type of charges.

 As a condition of acceptance into the ARD Program for a charge of Driving Under the Influence, the defendant may be required to plead guilty to certain summary offenses. This will result in additional fines and costs.

 If treatment is recommended by Adult Probation, the minimum program will be 12 outpatient sessions at a state licensed addiction treatment provider costing approximately $400.00.

 ** Costs for ARD-Drug Court do not include treatment fees, which will be assessed, as needed, by the treatment provider.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 24-638. Filed for public inspection May 10, 2024, 9:00 a.m.]

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