Ruane Attorneys' Criminal Defense Blog

What Should I Plead?

Getting charged with a crime can be extremely overwhelming and stressful. It is likely that this is your first run-in with the law. You probably don’t know what to expect from this experience, and you are probably scared. One question that you might have is what you should plead to the charges that you face. What are your options when it comes to pleading? How...

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Types Of Assault

If you have been charged with assault in the state of Connecticut, you need to prepare to defend yourself. The best way to defend yourself is to be aware of the charges you face. What type of assault charge do you face? What does this charge mean? What are the defenses to it? What are the consequences of it? You can get the answers to...

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Common Types Of Computer Crimes

As computers and smartphones have become part of our everyday lives, computer crimes have also increased. If you have been charged with a computer crime, it is important that you defend your rights. Many judges and district attorneys are not trained in computer forensics. This means that they have little understanding of the complex nature of your case. If you have been charged with a...

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DUI Jail Alternatives

If you aren’t too familiar with DUI, the penalties might scare you. Most people charged with DUI are first time offenders. You probably have no idea how the criminal system works or what you face. For a first time DUI offender in Connecticut, there is a good chance that you will not have to serve jail time. Of course, there are special cases or extenuating circumstances....

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What Is Financial Crime?

In the state of Connecticut, fraud crimes are also considered financial crimes. This type of crime can be complex. Because of this, it is important to understand what you are up against. Here, you can learn about different kinds of financial crime. Also, you can learn about how to defend yourself against these crimes. If you face a financial crime or fraud crime, read on....

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What Happens To Your Teaching Certification If You’re Arrested?

Conn. Gen. Stat. § 10-145b(j). Teaching certificates. (j) (1) The State Board of Education may revoke any certificate, authorization or permit issued pursuant to sections 10-144o to 10-149, inclusive, for any of the following reasons: (A) The holder of the certificate, authorization or permit obtained such certificate, authorization or permit through fraud or misrepresentation of a material fact; (B) the holder has persistently neglected to...

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Can A Lawyer Help Me With Asset Forfeiture?

When it comes to legal issues, a lawyer can always give you advice and help to protect your rights. While asset forfeiture is not a crime, it is still an issue that you need to defend yourself against. The burden of proof is on you if you want to keep your property and prevent the government from seizing it. This might seem overwhelming for the...

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What Is Asset Forfeiture?

When you are the subject of a police investigation, you face many inconveniences. One issue that you might face if the police think that you are involved in a crime is asset forfeiture. The police might take your property if they think that it was obtained or used in a criminal act. The good news is that there are ways to fight asset forfeiture. Here,...

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Federal and State Crimes

In my last article, I talked about different classifications of crimes in the United States. However, in addition to infractions, misdemeanors, and felonies, there are two other classifications of crimes that you should be aware of – federal crimes and states crimes. Understanding federal and state crimes will help you navigate the criminal justice system. For more information, read on. Federal and state crimes differ...

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Crime Classifications

If you are facing a criminal charge, there are a few classifications of crime that you should be aware of. Crimes are generally broken up into different classes that are defined similarly. These classes are the infraction, the misdemeanor, and the felony. The severity of your situation will vary if you have been charged with an infraction, a misdemeanor, or a felony. It can be...

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