Ruane Attorneys' Criminal Defense Blog

Forged Prescriptions

Forging prescriptions can carry severe penalties. Learn more about this crime and what penalties you face if convicted in this article. Forged Prescriptions Obtaining a prescription through forgery or fraud is a serious offense.  The statute defining this offense contains several different acts that constitute forging a prescription. The State will specify, in its charge, which of the specific subsections outlined below are applicable. In order to be found guilty of...

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Manslaughter

Manslaughter in the First Degree A person is guilty of manslaughter in the first degree when under circumstances evincing an extreme indifference to human life, he recklessly engages in conduct that creates a grave risk of death to another person, and thereby causes the death of another person. Manslaughter in the first degree, located in Connecticut Statutes § 53a-55, reads: A person is guilty of...

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How To Stay Out Of Trouble During Spring Break

For many college students, spring break is a rite of passage. It’s what dreams and legends are made of. It’s something to look forward to, anticipate, and fantasize about. A whole week on a beach with your best friends and no responsibilities? Sign me up! However, in all of the excitement and fun, if you’re preparing for a spring break trip, you want to make...

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Avoiding Family Fights During The Holidays

The holidays can be a time of great fun and family bonding. However, they can also bring stress and sadness to families that have recently lost a loved one or to those who are fighting. As Easter approaches, I want to talk about how to avoid fights with family members in order to make sure that everyone has a pleasant holiday. Family altercations can, in some...

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Avoid The Police And Stay Safe on Saint Patrick’s Day

Every holiday is cause for a celebration. In addition, it is cause for larger numbers of police officers to be carefully on the lookout for illegal behavior. During any festivities where alcohol is involved, people’s inhibitions are lowered and they can act out of character. This can lead to unpleasant run-ins with the law, especially considering the fact that police officers tend to be on...

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How To Apply To The Alcohol Education Program

Are you interested in Connecticut’s Alcohol Education Program (AEP)? Have you determined that you are eligible for this program? Congratulations! You’re on your way to attending the program and putting your DUI charge behind you. In this article, I’ll help you with this process even more by providing the steps that you need to take in order to apply to the AEP. Following these steps...

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The Alcohol Education Program Eligibility

In last week’s post, I talked about the basics of the Alcohol Education Program (AEP). This program is a great alternative to having your DUI case go to trial and risking a guilty verdict. Instead of stressing over potential fines, court fees, and jail time, you can complete the AEP with one session per week for a few months. You might be thinking that the...

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Connecticut’s Alcohol Education Program

The state of Connecticut takes driving under the influence (DUI) very seriously. Connecticut has some of the most severe punishments of all states for DUI offenses, and judges and prosecutors alike take this crime consider this a severe crime. However, despite the oftentimes harsh penalties, the state of Connecticut also recognizes that many times jail sentences and fines are not the best way to treat driving under...

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3 Common Crime Show Myths

We see it all of the time. Television and movies dramatize everything. From love, to family, to being in high school, television and movies make everything seem more intense and emotional. This rule applies to crime and the criminal system as well. You might be wondering if the criminal justice system is really replicated by Law and Order, Breaking Bad, and The Wire or if...

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