Ruane Attorneys' Criminal Defense Blog

School Searches

As a student, you might be wondering when it is appropriate for school officials to search your property. Are there times in which this action is legal? If so, what criteria and procedures must be followed? You can find out in this article. In general, school officials are deemed to be government actors that are required to act to protect student’s Fourth Amendment right to...

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Introduction To Violation Of Probation

In many cases, an alternative to jail time for a criminal offender is probation for a certain period of time. When you are placed on probation, you have certain rules that you have to follow. If you fail to follow these rules, you can be charged with violation of probation. This is an offense that could result in jail time or other serious punishments, so...

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Common Deposition Questions

Firstly, it is important to remember that every deposition and every case is different. There is no guarantee that you will be asked all of these questions, or any of them for that matter. However, these are some common questions that you might want to prepare answers for if you have a deposition coming up. In general, lawyers will ask you questions about your personal...

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Deposition Etiquette

Just like with anything else, if you are asked to give a deposition for the first time, the uncertainty of this experience can be frightening. As the deposition date looms closer and closer, you might be experiencing anxiety about it. You might be wondering what happens if you are asked a question that you forget the answer to? What if you are asked a question...

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What Is A Deposition?

In the next few weeks, I want to talk about depositions. Oftentimes, if you are involved in a crime, you will be asked to appear at a deposition. This can be the case if you are the defendant in a case or a witness in a case. Today, I want to talk about the basics of a deposition. Chances are that the criminal justice process is...

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Vacation Safety Tips

Vacation Safety Tips Summer’s a great time for a getaway, no matter how small or large. If you have recently planned a vacation or are currently planning one, here are a few safety tips to ensure that your vacation is fun, safe and memorable! Be prepared for small mishaps Whenever traveling or heading out and about it’s not uncommon for a few small cuts and...

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Tips to Keep Kids Safe this Summer

6 Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe this Summer Summer is the best time of year to be a kid, no school and no homework allow for the ultimate three month vacation. Here’s a few helpful tips to keep kids safe so they can make the most of their summer. Make Water Safety a Priority Summer’s a great time for fun in the sun and...

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6 Tips to Keep Kids Safe this Summer

  6 Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe this Summer   Summer is a great time to be a kid. Having fun is every kids #1 summer priority. While they’re enjoying their time off from school it’s easy for them to get carried away and not think about safety first. Here’s a few tips to help you make their safety an easy part of everyday....

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Arrested over 4th of July Weekend? Here’s What to do Next

Arrested over 4th of July Weekend? Here’s what to do next 4th of July weekend is an exciting and fun time for many. With all of the excitement and fun with family and friends it is easy to get a little carried away. If you happen to find yourself in an unfortunate situation which leads to your arrest, don’t panic! Read on to see what...

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How to Stay Safe 4th of July Weekend

How to Stay Safe 4th of July weekend The 4th of July is a nationwide celebration of independence. There’s nothing wrong with having a great time and letting loose. Though having fun and celebrating this holiday weekend are important, it is just as important to stay safe during this holiday. So if you plan on celebrating here’s a few tips to stay safe: If you...

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