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Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers


Ruane Attorneys is a criminal defense firm in Connecticut that blankets the state with criminal defense lawyers in every courthouse. By having practice groups focusing on specific areas of criminal law, the lawyers and staff of Ruane Attorneys can truly offer a dedicated defense for you or your loved one, with the skills necessary for achieving success.  When you have a Ruane Attorney on your side, you have a full time criminal defense attorney focusing only on one thing – your defense.

DUI Defense

DUI

The anchor of our practice is our founding partner Jay Ruane, a published author of multiple DUI defense books and a national teacher on DUI defense. When the Connecticut Bar Association, the Connecticut Criminal DefenseLawyers Association and police and prosecutors need help with DUI defense, they turn to Jay Ruane. Attorney Teresa DiNardi heads the Hartford area office, using her skills and reputation as LadyDUI™ to obtain results that leave her clients grateful.

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Drug Defense

Drug Possession Defense

Attorney Jim Ruane, a certified criminal defense specialist in Connecticut, leads this group of attorneys in both our Shelton and Wethersfield offices. With advanced training in Drug Forensic Testing by the American Chemical Society and a dedication to exposing bad laboratory practices in Connecticut, our drug defense is available to assist with charges of possession, sale or even manufacturing. With the rise of designer drugs and the increased enforcement against business owners selling once legal items, it takes a dedicated Connecticut drug defense lawyer to get the results you need.

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Pardons and Expungements

Pardons

A conviction doesn't necessarily mean a life sentence, and with a Ruane Attorneys pardon attorney working on your file, we can file to clear your name with a Connecticut pardon application. The system is different in Connecticut than most other states, and the Governor has no power to issue a pardon. In Connecticut, the Board of Pardons and Parole has the exclusive jurisdiction to issue pardons, and there multiple ways to approach an attempt. Our lawyers are knowledgeable and experiences in Pardons applications and are here to answer your questions.

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Juvenile Defense

Juvenile Defense

Attorney Jill Ruane leads this practice group and brings her years of experience handling Juvenile defense throughout the state to work for your child. Juvenile defense is a concentrated field of law, with complicating factors such as education, DCF and mental health components. Not every attorney has the breadth of experience that Attorney Ruane has when handling juvenile cases, whether it be schoolyard assaults or more serious charges like sexual touching. Learn more by reading up on the law and how we defend these cases.

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Arraignments

Arraignments

When a family member is arrested and in custody, you are often lost without a guide. Even if you understand the basics of the criminal justice system, the police don't necessarily cooperate, and it can be hours or days until someone is able to help you . . . unless you contact Ruane Attorneys. Our office has a 24/7 on call attorney who can answer your questions when a loved one is arrested, and assist with arranging a bail bondsman or represent your loved one at court the next day to argue for his or her release. Connecticut law is very specific about bail in criminal cases, and you even have a right to appeal to the Appellate court on conditions of release. Attorney Joe DiNardi is available for your call to answer your questions and help get your loved one out of jail now.

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Federal Criminal Defense

Federal Criminal Defense

When the FBI, DEA or SEC arrives at your door or sends you a target letter, your whole world can come crashing down overnight. Even if you are not currently a target or have no idea why they are talking to you, it is wise to have a dedicated, knowledgeable federal criminal attorney intercede on your behalf and protect your rights with the federal government. While an accusation is serious, an arrest does not mean you are guilty, and Attorney Jim Ruane has the verdicts of not guilty in Connecticut Federal court to prove it. Speak to us if you have been contacted by the government to take the first step in protecting yourself.

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Larceny and Theft Offenses

Larceny/Theft

If you have been accused of larceny or theft, you could be facing a victim in court out for your blood. In this modern day, larceny convictions can prevent you from ever finding a well paying job and even find you behind bars. The larceny and theft lawyers at Ruane Attorneys have handled complicated cases like this before. From institutional allegations of embezzlement or stealing business or customer money to shoplifting charges by teenagers, we have seen it all and know the defenses to the charges. Our lawyers stand ready to consult with you about your defense and stand up for you in court when no one else will.

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Assault

Assault

When an argument gets out of hand, sometimes the physical acts rise to the level of assault, and in come cases, people are arrested. Whether it be a schoolyard fight or a bar fight, we have found that an aggressive defense to assault charges is often a good idea, because sometimes the victim of the initial aggression is often arrested too. By knowing how the court system works, we can step in ready to defend you and make sure you are not a victim twice.

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Violations of Probation

Violations of Probation

If you are on probation, you have learned that it is VERY easy for the state or your probation officer to file to violate your probation. In fact, when on probation you give up certain rights and you don't even have the right to a trial by your peers. Our lawyers have handled hundreds of probation violations, and know each and every element that the state must prove in order to find the violation. We also know the defenses and creative disposition that might avoid a jail sentence. By contacting Ruane Attorneys for your probation violation case, you know that you have an effective advocate working to get you the best possible deal.

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Asset Forfeiture

Asset Forfeiture

They have taken your money, car or another asset. You want it back. The law provides for certain rules for seized property and unless you act quickly and properly, you can lose what you worked so hard to get. You need a lawyer who knows the asset forfeiture laws and how you can be protected in this separate hearing. Our lawyers have handled dozens of asset matters and are ready to step into court to get your back your money or property.

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Computer Crimes

Computer Crimes

In this day and age, the computer or smartphone can be our best friend, and with the interconnectivity of the internet, an allegation of computer fraud can be levelled quickly and put a target on your back. Once arrested, the state may seek to limit or prohibit your use of a computer - imagine being without a computer for even a day! Our firm has represented professionals and hackers alike - even a computer genius who took down an Ivy League school. We have the computer and criminal defense knowledge to defend cases like these.

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Out of State DUI

Out of State DUI

When a Connecticut citizen is charged with a DUI out of state, a knowledgeable Connecticut DUI lawyer can be called on to assist the defense lawyer in that state by consulting and advising about collateral license consequences and assisting in obtaining treatment or programs to facilitate disposition of a case. Also, when an out of state resident is charged with a Connecticut DUI it is important to have an attorney who has the resources necessary to make sure a Connecticut resolution does not impact home state licensing. Our attorneys have consulted on cases throughout the United States and even foreign countries and have the knowledge you need at their fingertips.

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Financial Crimes

Financial Crimes

With the rise of the computer data and the decline of the economy, sometimes people in a position of financial power are accused of misappropriating or stealing funds from clients, their employer or the state. Our firm has a practice group dedicated to defending allegations of financial fraud by accountants, lawyers, bookkeepers and other fiduciaries. Our team works hand in hand with expert financial professionals to create a full review of the forensic data to ensure a vigorous defense.

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Motor Vehicle Violations

Motor Vehicle Violations

If you are facing motor vehicle violations as a commercial driver or even as a professional worker who needs his or her license to do your job, a motor vehicle violation can impact your livelihood and your family's survival. Our team of dedicated motor vehicle attorneys have worked in every courthouse in the state on reckless driving, overweight trucks, insurance lapses and other motor vehicle violations and know what can be done to fight such a charge.

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Appellate Practice

Appellate Practice

With dozens of appeals in the State and Federal courts and adminstrative agencies, our office has gone the distance on behalf of our appellate clients. Our names are attached to some of the seminal reported criminal cases, establishing new rules of law in field such as DUI, criminal defense, postconviction and even divorce. Led by Attorney Grayson Holmes, our appellate division is ready to perfect your legal issues and scour the record to find where the court erred in your case. Contact us as soon as possible, because appellate timelines are very strict.

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Serious Felony

Serious Felony

When charged with a murder, manslaughter or other serious felony, a family needs to know that the attorneys working on your loved one's defense have the requisite experience to stand toe to toe with the state and not flinch in the face of the hard work necessary to give the best defense. Our lawyers are never afraid of a fight, and have a reputation for taking the most difficult cases and finding defenses where other say there is no hope.

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Domestic Violence Defense

Domestic Violence Defense

The domestic violence defense team works in conjunction with out Arraignment team to provide last minute attorneys available for next day arraignments that are required by Connecticut law in domestic violence cases and have the experience of hundreds of cases to separate the criminals from the citizens and get the right result for our citizen clients.

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Litigation Consulting

Litigation Consulting

Led by Attorney William J. Ruane, our litigation consulting division assists attorneys and law firms worldwide in preparing and developing unique defenses and managing the overwhelming volume of discovery in litigation. Attorneys Jay and Jim Ruane have been called upon to assist in DUI defense in states as far away as Texas, California and Oklahoma and as close as Hartford and Stamford for other attorneys who need concentrated help.

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