Ruane Attorneys' Criminal Defense Blog

What Is The Difference Between Jail and Prison?

Many people use the terms prison and jail interchangeably in everyday life. This probably stems from crime shows such as Law and Order and NCIS that do the same thing. These terms refer to similar things, which is another reason why people will oftentimes confuse them. However, jail and prison actually refer to different places that you can go based on different crimes that you...

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Drug Crime Impact On Public Health Jobs

In my last article, I talked about a drug crime impact on several different types of jobs. In this article, I want to explore the impact of a drug crime conviction on a public health job in more detail. If you are a Connecticut doctor, nurse or health professional with a state license, an arrest or conviction for a drug crime can impact your license...

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Consequences of Drug Crimes on a Career

Many professions require practitioners to carry a certification, license, or be registered with a governing agency.  Many of these agencies are run by the government which may, suspend or revoke that persons ability to practice in the state.  The following sections outline some of the professional consequences of committing a drug crime. Disciplinary Action by Boards, Departments and Commissions Conn. Gen. Stat. § 19a-17 establishes...

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Drug Testing

Oftentimes, before an individual is arrested for possession of drugs or possession with intent to sell, the arresting officer will conduct a field test of the substance he suspects is a controlled substance. The most common field test kits that are used are the “NARK” test kits, which can test for a variety of substances. There are major problems with these test kits, specifically that...

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Prescription Drug Crime

In my last article, I talked about the crime of forging prescriptions. Today’s post will focus on illegal possession or use of prescription pills. Prescription drugs are controlled substances.  Possession or use of a prescription drug is illegal unless the individual holds a legitimate prescription from a licensed medical practitioner.  Likewise, it is illegal to sell, or possess with the intent to sell, a prescription...

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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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