Eight first time offenders in criminal cases were placed in Carbon County's Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition (ARD) probaton progam this week by Senior Judge Richard W. Webb.

If a person successfully completes all conditions of the program their record is wiped clean. However, if they fail to complete the program and are revoked from it the Commonwealth reserves the right to prosecute them on all pending charges. A person does not admit guilt in entering the program.

All were placed for a year, unless otherwise noted. Those placed were:

Charles J. Durning, 27, of Lansford, was placed on a charge of simple assault. He was arrested on May 19, 2009, by Lansford police for an incident at his residence with John Shiffert, the listed victim.

He was ordered to pay $500 and costs and render 15 hours of community service.

Joseph Edward Hughes, 19, of Albrightsville, was placed on a charge of fraud, altered, forged, counterfeit title or registration. He was arrested on Sept. 29, 2009, by Jim Thorpe police following a vehicle stop.

He was ordered to pay $350 and costs, get a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow any recommendation for treatment, and render 15 hours of community service.

Celena Marie Marzen, 36, of Jim Thorpe, was placed on a charge of driving under the influence (DUI). She was arrested on Feb. 6, 2009, along Front St., in Jim Thorpe, following an accident.

She was ordered to pay $450 and costs, get a D&A evaluation, make restitution of $906.56, and license suspended for 60 days.

Travis Moll, 18, of Northampton, was placed on a charge of furnishing alcohol to minors. He was arrested on Aug. 24, 2009, by Palmerton police after a beer party was raided by officers along Franklin Ave.

He was ordered to pay $350 and costs, get a D&A evaluation, and render three hours of community service per month while in the program.

Adam M. Semmel, 23, of Lehighton, was placed on a charge of DUI. He was arrested on Sept. 26, 2009, along the Stanley Hoffman Blvd., Lehighton. Given a test, the result was .13BAC.

He was ordered to pay $400 and costs, get a D&A evaluation, render 13 hours of community service, and license suspended for 30 days.

Sean Michael Sterling, 37, of Jim Thorpe, was placed on a DUI charge. He was arrested on Oct. 10, 2009, along Spring St., in Jim Thorpe. Given a test, the result was .17BAC.

He was ordered to pay $450 and costs, get a D&A evaluation, and license suspended for 60 days.

Lisa Ann C. Turek, 43, of Jim Thorpe, was placed for six months on a charge of aggravated assault. She was arrested on July 27, 2009, at the courthouse in Jim Thorpe when she struggled with a security officer and sheriff deputies while entering the building.

She was ordered to pay $400 and costs and continue mental health counseling sessions.

Stanley Robert Zabo, 68, of Lehighton, was placed on a DUI charge. He was arrested on Aug. 14, 2009, along SR248 in Franklin Township. Given a test, the result was .25BAC.

He was ordered to pay $450 and costs, get a D&A evaluation, and license suspended for 60 days.

Each defendant must also pay a $50 per month supervision fee while in the program.