Ruane Attorneys' Criminal Defense Blog

Understanding Grand Jury Testimony

Before a trial begins, there is a period that a grand jury gets involved in. The grand jury does not decide a defendant’s guilt or innocence in a case. Instead, the grand jury works with the prosecutor to decide other things. They decide if charges should get brought against the potential defendant in the case. During this time, you might get summoned to testify in front of...

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Illegal Gambling vs. Legal Gambling

In the State of Connecticut, there are certain places where you can legally gamble. This includes Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun. These are the the casinos in Connecticut. But, just because you can gamble at these casinos does not mean that you can gamble anywhere in Connecticut. Many other places to gamble in Connecticut are illegal operations. You should not try to run or participate in these...

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Sentencing For Federal Crime

Federal crimes can result in convictions that carry very serious penalties. If you face a federal crime, you need to do everything that you can to defend yourself. But, you should also prepare yourself for the possibility of conviction. If this happens, you need to know what you are up against. You need to know the penalties that you face and how to reduce them....

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What Is Drug Manufacturing?

Drug manufacturing is considered a crime in the State of Connecticut. This crime differs from getting charged with a crime such as selling drugs or consuming illegal drugs. Drug manufacturing is not as common as these other drug related crimes. But, it can be very serious if you get charged with this crime. You might also get charged with selling or consuming drugs in addition to drug manufacturing. If you...

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What Is A Conspiracy Charge?

In the State of Connecticut, you might face charges for a crime called conspiracy. These charges can be serious. Because of this, it is important that if you face these charges, you do everything that you can to defend yourself. Here, you can find information to do just this. What Is Conspiracy? In Connecticut, conspiracy is a crime. A person is guilty of this crime when they...

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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? How can you find out what this charge means? What are the defenses to it? What are the consequences of it? You can get...

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Common Types Of Computer Crimes

Computers and smartphones have become part of our everyday lives. Because of this, computer crimes have also increased. So, if you got charged with a computer crime, you should take some steps.  Also, it is important that you defend your rights. Many judges and district attorneys are not trained in computer forensics. Because of this, they have little understanding of the complex nature of your case....

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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 face their first offense. 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. But,...

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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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