Ruane Attorneys' Criminal Defense Blog

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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6 Romantic Valentine’s Day Ideas to Help You Avoid Drinking and Driving

In previous articles, I’ve touched upon the fact that police officers on the road increase around the holidays. While holidays such as New Year’s Eve, the 4th of July, and Thanksgiving top the list when it comes to DUI arrests, any big holiday will see an increase in arrests. Valentine’s Day is no different. All of that champagne and red wine can lead to dire...

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New Year’s Resolution: Starting Fresh After a Criminal Conviction

I’m finishing up my New Year’s Resolution series this week with an article about starting over after getting a criminal conviction. We all make mistakes, and unfortunately, for some those mistakes seem to linger more than for others. If you have recently been released from jail or prison and want to make 2015 your best year yet, you have to put your conviction in your...

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Applying for a Pardon

In the past few weeks, I’ve been talking about some of the best ways to get a fresh start in 2015. Whether you’re trying to apply for a new job or you’re looking to further your education, there are many ways to make yourself happier and feel more fulfilled. These are great ways to move past a criminal conviction, and today, I want to talk...

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Applying for College with a Criminal Record

No matter who you are, applying for college can be a stressful experience. There are a million things to do related to your applications – study for the SATs, talk to teachers about recommendations, write your college essay- not to mention keeping up with your schoolwork for high school and/or your job. A lot is going on at this time, and if you have a criminal...

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8 Tips for Applying for Jobs with a Criminal Record

A lot of people reflect on the goals that they have around the New Year. It’s a natural time to think about a fresh start, and making the coming year better than the previous one. If you’re thinking about improving your happiness, you may have decided that you want a new job. However, you may have found that applying for jobs is more difficult when...

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Arrested for DUI on New Year’s Eve? Take These 6 Steps NOW!

New Year’s Eve is one of the best nights of the year to relax with friends and family, reminisce on the memories from the past year, and make goals for the year to come. However, despite the fun, New Year’s Eve is also a night with some of the most DUI arrests due to those who toast to the New Year and then drive home....

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Best of Bail Bond Series

With the closing of the year, I’ve decided to end the Bail Bond Series and start fresh next week! Before I do so, I want to take a minute to recap the bail bond information that I have presented to you guys over the past few weeks and months. The entire court process can be overwhelming and scary, and the bail bond process is no...

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Bail Bond Series: When Do I Get My Bail Money Back?

You’ve gone through the entire trial process after your arrest. You were granted bail, you put up money in order to pay it, you attended your trial, and it is over. You might be wondering when you will be getting your money back, now that this ordeal is behind you. If you are wondering how to get your money back, or if the person who...

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