Glossary

‚ÄčA.R.D. - Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition

A program for first time offenders where they agree to be placed on a period of supervision and to comply with conditions placed upon them by the court. If these conditions are successfully met, they can have their charges for this offense expunged from their criminal record.
 

D.I.L.T. - Disposition in Lieu of Trial

A program for first time offenders who have been arrested for an offense due to their dependence on drugs. Offenders wishing to be placed on this program must admit to a drug dependency and agree to enter drug and alcohol treatment as well as other conditions that may be placed on them by the court. If these conditions are successfully met, they can have their charges for this offense expunged from their
criminal record.
 

D.U.I. - Driving Under the Influence

This is most often associated with drunk driving, however, can also be attributed to driving under the influence of any type of drug.
 

Good Time Credit

For every 30 consecutive days of good behavior while incarcerated after being sentenced, an inmate can earn 4 days off of his minimum sentence.  There are certain restrictions. The Institutional Parole Representative keeps track of this time for all sentenced inmates and adjusts the minimum
sentence accordingly.
 

Home Furlough

A conditional release from incarceration for sentenced inmates. A furlough under normal circumstances will not exceed 48 hours and are usually granted for emergency reasons such as health problems or a death in the immediate family. There are certain restrictions on who may be granted a furlough.
 

P.W.V. - Probation Without Verdict

A program for first time offenders who have been arrested for a drug related offense where they agree to be placed on a period of supervision and to comply with conditions placed upon them by the court. If these conditions are successfully met, they can have their charges for this offense expunged from their criminal record.
 

Parole

The period of supervision that an offender serves after being released from incarceration on a sentence. For misdemeanor and felony offenses in Pennsylvania, most offenders must be sentenced to a minimum and a maximum sentence. Therefore, if the sentence reads not less than 30 days to 1 year, the individual would be on parole for the remainder of the one year sentence once released from incarceration. During this period the offender would be required to comply with any condition that was placed upon them by the court.
 

Probation

A period of supervision ordered by the court in lieu of an incarceration sentence. The period of probation may not exceed the statutory maximum for the offense committed. During this period, the offender would be required to comply with any condition that was placed upon them by the court.