Fourteen first time offenders in the criminal justice system were placed in Carbon Couny's Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition (ARD) probation program by county judges.

If a person successfully completes all conditions of the program their record is wiped clean. However, if they fail to complete it, or 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.

Placed by Judge Joseph J. Matika were the following:

Yvonne L. Anthony, 51, of Kunkletown, was placed on a charge of forgery. She was arrested by state police for violation of the state liquor control board policies.

She was assessed $350 for the program, and ordered to render 50 hours of community service.

Christopher Cassiliano, 36, of Hamiliton, N.J., was place on a charge of simple assault. He was arrested by Kidder Township police for an incident on Oct. 15, 2011, in Lake Harmony with Shawn E. Kellet the listed victim.

He was assessed $350, and orderd to render 50 hours of community service, and have no contact with the victim.

Christina Marie Dunn, 42, of Harrisburg, was placed on a charge of driving under the influence (DUI). She was arrested on March 11 along Locust St., in Nesquehoning. Given a test, the result was .20BAC.

She was assessed $450, and ordered to get a drug and alcohol (D&A) evaluation and follow any recommendation for treatment, license suspended for 60 days, and render 50 hours of community service.

Tara S. Fisher, 19, of Lehighton, was placed for six months on a charge of possession of a small amount of marijuana. She was arrested on Nov. 8, 2011, at Harrity Rd. and Reber St., in Franklin Township, by state police at Lehighton following a traffic stop.

She was assessed $350, and ordered to get a D&A evaluation, zero tolerance imposed on D&A use, and render 25 hours of community service.

Megan Marie Focht, 23, of Danielsville, was placed on a DUI charge. She was arrested on Dec. 24, 2011, by state police along Little Gap Rd., in Lower Towamensing Township. Given a test, the result was .14BAC.

She was assessed $400, and ordered to get a D&A evaluation, zero tolerance on D&A use, license suspended for 60 days, and render 50 hours of community service.

Kathleen Lynn Lloyd, 20, of Lattimer Mines, was placed on a possession of marijuana charge. She was arrested on Feb. 5 along Plane St., in Weatherly, following a vehicle stop.

She was assessed $350, and ordered to get a D&A evaluation, and render 50 hours of community service.

Thomas Darrow Nodzo, 45, of Albrightsville, was placed on a DUI charge. He was arrested on Sept. 9, 2011, along SR534 in Kidder Township by township police. Given a test, the result was .10BAC.

He was assessed $400, and ordered to get a D&A evaluation, license suspended for 60 days, and render 50 hours of community service.

Amy Danylle Schlegel, 23, of Jim Thorpe, was placed on a charge of unsworn falsification to authorities. She was arrested on Jan. 23 by Summit Hill police for an incident at the Lansford Court townhouses.

She was assessed $350, and ordered to render 50 hours of community service, and stay off the townhouse property.

Daniel Allen Shupp, 40, of Palmerton, was placed on a DUI charge. He was arrested on Nov. 4, 2011, along SR209 in Franklin Township by township police. Given a test, the result was .14BAC.

He was assessed $400, and ordered to get a D&A evaluation, zero tolerance on D&A use, license suspended for 30 days, and render 50 hours of community service.

Brandon J. Zeigler, 21, of Weatherly, was placed on a DUI charge. He was arrested on Dec. 14, 2011, along Broad St., in Beaver Meadows, by borough police. Given a test, the result showed the presence of a controlled substance.

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

The following were placed by Judge Steven R. Serfass.

Scott Allen Nailor, 41, of Hazleton, was placed on a DUI charge. He was arrested on Aug. 6, 2011, along SR209 in Lehighton by state police. Given a test, the result was .20BAC.

He was assessed $450, and ordered to get a D&A evaluation, license suspended for 60 days, and render 50 hours of community service.

Paul Niedzialek, 21, of Nesquehoning, was placed for two years on a charge of possession of drug paraphenalia. He was arrested on March 11, 2011, along W. Catawissa St. by Nesquehoning police.

He was assessed $500, and ordered to get a D&A evaluation, zero tolerance on D&A use, and render 100 hours of community service.

Thomas L. Verrastro, 21, of Hazleton, was placed on a charge of DUI. He was arrested on Feb. 17 along Summit Avenue in Lehighton by state police. Given a test, the result showed the presence of a controlled substance.

He was assessed $450, and ordered to get a D&A evaluation, zero tolerance on D&A use, license suspended for 60 days, and render 50 hours of community service.

Mark Edward Yanoski, 43, of Lake Harmony, was placed on a DUI charge. He was arrested on Feb. 18 along SR903 by Jim Thorpe police. Given a test, the result was. 15BAC.

He was assessed $400, and ordered to get a D&A evaluation, license suspended for 30 days, and render 50 hours of community service.

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