Five first-time offenders in the criminal justice system were placed in Carbon County's Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition (ARD) probation program on Tuesday.

If a person successfully completes all conditions of the program, their record is 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.

Judge Joseph J. Matika placed all for a year:

Sean C. Begley, 35, of South Plainfield, N.J., was placed on a driving under the influence (DUI) charge. He was arrested on Dec. 15, 2012, along SR903 by Kidder Township police. Given a test, the result was .30BAC.

He was assessed $550 for the cost of the program, and ordered to get a drug and alcohol (D&A) evaluation and follow any recommendation for treatment, zero tolerance on D&A use, render 50 hours of community service, and license suspended for 60 days.

Christopher Alberto Canales, 20, of Wharton, N.J., was placed on a DUI charge. He was arrested on March 10 along SR903 in Kidder Township by state police at Fern Ridge. Given a test, the result was .07BAC.

He was assessed $450, and ordered to get a D&A evaluation, render 50 hours of community service, and his license suspended for 90 days.

William Andrew Heinick, 20, of Kunkletown, was placed on a DUI charge. He was arrested by state police at Fern Ridge on May 9, 2012.

He was assessed $600, and ordered to get a D&A evaluation, render 50 hours of community service, and license suspended for 90 days.

Nelson John Pollock III, 29, of Weatherly, was placed on a DUI charge. He was arrested on Nov. 25, 2012, along Hudsondale Street by Weatherly police. Given a test, the result showed the presence of a controlled substance.

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

Robin A. Hosier, 51, of Lansford, was placed on a DUI charge. She was arrested on Dec. 8, 2012, along Patterson Street by Lansford police. She refused a blood test and will lose her license for a year for the refusal.

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

She was brought to the proceeding from the county prison where she has been held on a bench warrant for failure to appear for an ARD hearing on May 23.

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