Archive for March, 2011

Wheat Thins

Mar. 24th 2011

Its official – based on popular vote within the office (and it was unanimous!) Wheat Thins have been selected as our law firm’s official snack food. Congrats to @CrunchisCalling

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Attorney Ruane Testifies against New Cell Phone Driving Penalties

Mar. 18th 2011

On Friday March 18 Attorney Jay Ruane testified against changes in the “no cell phone while driving” bill today in Hartford

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Hartford round 2

Mar. 18th 2011

Attorney Jay Ruane is in Hartford today testifying in support of ignition interlock for first DUI offenders, which would reduce the 1 year suspension down to 90 days.

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Discussion on Medical Marijuana

Mar. 14th 2011

In Hartford today there is an ongoing inquiry about the possible abuse of a medical marijuana use. Seems to be a concern that people might abuse the law by not simply using it for debilitating illnesses, but seeking to expand to any other illness. More to follow from Hartford.

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Attorney Ruane to Testify

Mar. 10th 2011

On Monday, March 14, Attorney Jay Ruane plans on testifying in support of Governors bill 6391 which would dramatically change the DUI landscape in Connecticut. You can watch him live in the Legislative Office Building

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Not Guilty: Drug DUI in Manchester, CT

Mar. 8th 2011

We are happy to report that we have achieved a Not Guilty verdict for our client for his arrest on drug DUI charges in Manchester. Despite the state insisting on a prosecution when we told them they did not have a strong case, we were able to show the jury that if they followed the law, they must find our client Not Guilty. A great day for Ruane Attorneys clients statewide!

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Ruane Attorney’s Position on Governor’s Bill 6391

Mar. 7th 2011

Ruane Attorneys wholeheartedly supports Governor’s Bill 6391, which would allow the Corrections department to release DUI offenders to house arrest with GPS and alcohol monitoring.  This will allow people to transition to a life without abusing alcohol in the environment that they are most likely to abuse it.  As we know, people rarely have an alcohol problem while in jail, mainly because they cannot get alcohol.  By having them at home, we relieve the financial burden on the state from paying for housing and feeding these offenders, and make sure we get them ready for a life at home without alcohol abuse.

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