Ruane Attorneys' Criminal Defense Blog

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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Bail Bond Series: Failure to Appear Excuses

I have discussed in the past how many excuses are not valid when trying to fight a failure to appear in court charge. “I had to bring my son to the doctor”. “I got the date mixed up”. “I hit traffic”. Excuses like these will not fly with the court. However, there are some events that could legitimately prevent you from appearing in court, and...

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Bail Bond Series: Secured and Unsecured Bonds

While I’ve discussed the 5 major forms of bail bonds in a previous post, this week I’d like to clarify that these forms of bail bonds fall into two categories – secured and unsecured bonds. If you or a loved one has to pay a bail bond in order to be released from jail, it is important that you understand the distinction between these categories....

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Bail Bond Series: Tips for Hiring the Right Bail Bondsman

I mentioned last week that I would share some tips for hiring a bail bondsman. I’ve already covered aspects of this topic in my posts from the past two weeks, but there are a few more tips that I would like to discuss before moving on from the topic. Hiring a bail bondsman can seem overwhelming, especially if you have never done it before. However,...

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Bail Bond Series: Bail Bondsman Requirements

  In last week’s post, I wrote about how to hire a bail bondsman if your loved one has been arrested. This week, I want to continue focusing on the role of the bail bondsman. In order to ensure that you are hiring a professional and experienced bail bondsman, it is important that you make sure you hire a fully licensed and ensured bail bondsman....

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