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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are encouraging individuals to appear remotely via Zoom videoconferencing rather than coming to the Courthouse and appearing in person for court proceedings. To appear remotely, please follow the instructions provided with your court notice. In addition to remote court proceedings, many court services are available on-line without having to come to the courthouse.

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Driving Under the Influence
Adult Probation & Parole Department

The charge of Driving Under the Influence requires that individuals fulfill certain requirements prior to reporting to court for sentencing. This includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Completion of a Court Reporting Network Evaluation (CRN)
  • Completion of a comprehensive drug and alcohol assessment; if required
  • Completion of house arrest orientation; if required
    • The Department provides electronic monitoring supervision for those offenders as an alternative to incarceration. Offenders may be ordered to the program as an intermediate punishment, as a condition of early release or furlough from prison, as an intermediate graduated sanction for violation of community supervision requirements, or on bail supervision
    • Offenders are monitored by a system of surveillance called global positioning. The probation officer is notified of any violations such as leave alerts. Field visits and surveillance are integral components of the program, as is random field testing.
    • While on house arrest, offenders are required to submit a weekly schedule

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Preparing your case for your Arraignment Hearing

After completion of the preliminary hearing, it is required that offenders watch the presentation entitled Preparing your case for your Arraignment Hearing. This presentation will answer any questions pertaining to what must be completed prior to your arraignment court date.

Preparing your case to receive a sentence of House Arrest

In order to be eligible for a sentence of house arrest, offenders are required to view the presentation entitled House Arrest Orientation and complete the confirmation form at the close of the presentation. Offenders will not be granted house arrest until the presentation has been viewed and the electronic confirmation has been received.

Submitting your House Arrest Schedule

While on house arrest, offenders are required to submit a weekly schedule. All schedules must be submitted electronically using the link below. Schedules are due each Wednesday by 4pm. Schedules are submitted for the upcoming week and run from Monday through Sunday. Failure to submit a schedule by Wednesday at 4 pm will result in you being confined to your residence for the upcoming week. Please click on the link House Arrest Schedule to submit your house arrest schedule.

Managing your DUI after being sentenced to ARD

Once you are sentenced to the ARD Program for your DUI, your case will be supervised by the Lehigh County Adult Probation Department. You will be assigned a probation officer after sentencing. You will be required to complete your court ordered conditions related to your DUI during your term of ARD supervision. For information regarding ARD supervision, rules of the ARD program, and conditions of your case, please click on the link entitled ARD DUI Supervision requirements. This presentation will answer questions pertaining to your ARD supervision.

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