Ruane Attorneys' Criminal Defense Blog

Reckless Driving in Connecticut

Aside from speeding, reckless driving is one of the most common motor vehicle violations in the State of Connecticut. However, just because people are charged with this offense frequently does not mean that it is simply a glorified speeding ticket with minimal consequences. Reckless driving can have serious consequences if you do not handle the ticket right! You can learn more about reckless driving in...

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Cell Phone Use While Driving

In recent years, distracted driving has become an issue at the forefront of the public’s mind. One common form of distracted driving that many are now aware of is using a phone while driving. Many states are cracking down on the use of phones while driving in an effort to keep drivers focused on the road. Connecticut is one of the states that considers phone...

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Common Speeding Defenses

If you decide to plead not guilty to your speeding ticket, you need to be prepared to defend your case in court. There are many speeding defenses that might work for your case. In this article, you can learn about potential defenses and how to present them in court. Police Officer Claims Defenses Police officers can embellish a situation and make mistakes. You have the...

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How To Plead In A Speeding Case

If charged with speeding, there are two ways that you can plead – not guilty or nolo contendere. In this post, I will talk about the differences between these two ways to plead and what is required of you once you decide how to plead. Many people choose to plead not guilty to a speeding ticket. This is because if you are found not guilty...

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Speeding In Connecticut

Speeding has become second nature to many people. Whether you are truly unaware of the speed limit, rushing to get somewhere, or simply zoned out on the highway, you might find yourself driving too quickly. In many cases, you might slow down a bit and continue your day; however, in some cases, this action can result in an unwanted visit with the police. If this is...

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Violation of Parole vs. Violation of Probation

For the past few weeks, I have been providing information regarding violation of probation in the state of Connecticut. A similar crime to violation of probation is violation of parole. To learn how these crimes are similar and different, read on. Violation of probation and violation of parole are similar in that both signify a violation of a court-imposed penalty. However, these two crimes differ...

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Violation of Probation and Jail Credit

In last week’s article, I introduced violation of probation and what will happen if you are accused of this crime. This week, I am continuing my series on violation of probation and talking about a specific situation involved in violation of probation: jail credits. If you have jail credit, this can be used for your violation of probation penalties. To learn more, read on. If...

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What Is Violation of Probation?

If you were charged with a crime that resulted in you being released from the court’s custody on probation, there is a good chance that there will be conditions for your release. If you violate any of these conditions of release, you can be charged with Violation of Probation (VOP). In this article, I will explain what violation of probation is and how to fight...

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Staying Safe Over The Holiday Season

From Thanksgiving to the New Year, most towns and cities are abuzz with the holiday spirit. Festive lights illuminate the streets at night, holiday music is playing in every store, and everything seems to smell like cinnamon. This is a fun time of the year as you spend time with friends and family, live out your holiday traditions, and prepare for the winter ahead. However,...

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What To Do After A DUI Arrest

If you got a DUI arrest over Thanksgiving weekend, you are not alone. The number of DUI charges around this holiday is higher than during a normal week. This is because, as I’ve mentioned in the past, police officers are out in full force near the holidays to make sure that everyone is getting home safely. If you were stopped by the police and charged with...

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