Several area residents were among 26 defendants who were qualified by District Attorney Karen Byrnes Noon to be admitted into Schuylkill County's Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) probation Program.
All appeared before Judge Cyrus Palmer Dolbin, who admitted them into the program and imposed conditions.
If they complete all the conditions of the program their criminal record will be cleared. This is a program for first offenders charged with non-violent crimes.
All were placed for a year, unless otherwise noted.