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Re: DUI in PA 2008

Postby Pjl169 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:18 pm


What record does TX look at? Would it be a DMV report, or a background check? I am looking to dig up files and need to know where i go first.

**i called the PA County Clerk of courts, and they do not have anything on file for me... she also helped explain the expoungement and ARD (Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition) terms. I was charged, but never convicted due to the acceptance into the ARD program. Depending where TX would look for the background, depends what they would see. Obviously the CIA, FBI, and other higher agencies have access to everything, but as far as all the state offices and files, it is gone. The only drawback is through PENNDOT, or Pennsylvania Transportation. It stays on the driving record for 10 years.

Here is a link if you care to read on the ARD - http://www.pacode.com/secure/data/234/chapter3/chap3toc.html

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Re: DUI in PA 2008

Postby Ameer » Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:24 pm

Pjl169 wrote:Depending where TX would look for the background, depends what they would see. Obviously the CIA, FBI, and other higher agencies have access to everything

I think DPS still sends fingerprints to the FBI as part of the Texas CHL background check. Honesty is the best policy.
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Re: DUI in PA 2008

Postby Originalist » Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:57 pm

IIRC the way PA handles ARD dispositions is if you pay some money, attend some classes and do not recommit a DWI offense for a certain period of time charges are dropped. While it still shows on your DMV record, that is merely an administrative record... I believe technically, you could report that you were charged but not convicted... herein lies your problem, the courts do not maintain records, so a certified letter from the Clerk of Courts indicating there is no record of a conviction or any indication that your case ever proceeded to trial that should be enough to satisfy DPS. An FBI background check should only return convictions and DPS doesnt pull a driving record during their background check.. Dont lie on your application, indicate you were charged but not convicted, the letter from the clerk of courts will validate no conviction and you should be able to obtain a CHL. Good luck.

Chas, please correct me if what I say is wrong but I am pretty sure about how Pa handles ARD dispositions...
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Re: DUI in PA 2008

Postby Pawpaw » Fri Nov 25, 2016 4:30 pm

:lol: He's had almost 5 year to figure it out since he posted in early 2012. :tiphat:
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Re: DUI in PA 2008

Postby Skiprr » Fri Nov 25, 2016 4:45 pm

Pawpaw wrote::lol: He's had almost 5 year to figure it out since he posted in early 2012. :tiphat:

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