ARD stands for Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition. ARD is a program available to first time offenders with certain misdemeanor charges. ARD can be beneficial to a lot of people, especially because it opens a window for expungement. ARD, however is not for everyone. Many times, ARD requires that you pay court costs as well as restitution, which can be very expensive. For this reason, it is important that an experienced Attorney like Mark Minotti evaluate your case in order to determine whether ARD is appropriate for you.