Eight first time offenders in the criminal justice system were placed in Carbon County's Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition (ARD) probation program on Tuesday by Judge Joseph J. Matika.

If a person successfully completes all conditions of the program their record will be wiped clean. However, if they fail to complete the program, or are revoked from it, they will face trial on all pending charges. A person does not admit guilt in entering the program.

All were placed for a year, unless otherwise noted.

Jessica J. Bargilione, 27, of Nesquehoning, was placed on a charge of driving under the influence (DUI). She was arrested on Sept. 22, 2012, along Catawissa St., by Nesquehoning police. Given a test, the result was .17BAC.

She was assessed $500 for the cost of the program, and ordered to get a drug and alcohol (D&A) evaluation and follow any recommendation for treatment, license suspended for 30 days, render 50 hours of community service, and make total restitution of $789.74 for damages to a police vehicle.

John Allen Labenburg, 20, of Coaldale, was placed on a charge of tampering with/fabricate physical evidence. He was charged by state police at Lehighton for an incident in a wooded area off Dock St., in Lansford.

He was assessed $650 for the program, and ordered to render 50 hours of community service, and must testify against any co-defendants in the case.

Constance A. Marasiak, 41, of Lehighton, was placed for two years on a charge of access device fraud. She was arrested by Franklin Township police for an incident on Aug. 3, 2010, in which she was allegedly involved in a check cashing incident in which Absolute Precious Metals was the listed victim.

She was assessed $500, and ordered to render 100 hours of community service, and make restitution of no more than $3,182.86 to the victim.

Ricardo Martinez Sanchez, 45, of Philadelphia, was placed on a charge of false information to law enforcement. He was arrested by Nesquehoning police for an incident on July 1, 2012, following a vehicle stop at state routes 93 and 209.

He was assessed $650, and ordered to render 50 hours of community service.

Charles Michael McGowan, 32, of Easton, was placed on a DUI charge. He was arrested on July 4, 2012, along Interstate 80 in Kidder Township, by state police at Fern Ridge. Given a test, the result showed the presence of a controlled substance.

He was assessed $650, license suspended for 60 days, get a D&A evaluation, and render 50 hours of community service.

Amber Reenock, 28, of Palmerton, was placed on a charge of simple assault. She was arrested by Lansford police for a domestic related incident on Sept. 20, 2012, at 44 E. Water St. with Roxanne Reenock the listed victim.

She was assessed $450, and ordered to render 50 hours of community service.

Brian R. Schoenbuchner, 35, of Lattimer Mines, Luzerne County, was placed on a DUI charge. He was arrested on June 20, 2012, along I80 in Kidder Township by state police at Fern Ridge. Given a test, the result was .39BAC, plus the presence of a controlled substance.

He was assessed $600, and ordered to get a D&A evaluation, license suspended for 60 days, 50 hours of community service, and zero tolerance for D&A use.

Michael Anthony Trimmer, 56, of Easton, was placed on a DUI charge. He was arrested on June 15, 2012, along the turnpike in Kidder Township by state police at Pocono. Given a test, the result showed the presence of a controlled substance.

He was assessed $650, and ordered to get a D&A evaluation, license suspended for 60 days, and render 50 hours of community service.

Each defendant must also pay court costs, which average about $1,000, and pay a $50 per month supervision fee while in the program.