Ruane Attorneys Blog

Plead the 4th at The Gathering of the Vibes

In our last post we talked generally about what to do if the police try to search you and how you should “Take the 4th” at the Gathering of the Vibes and decline to be searched. Today, we will address certain situations you might find yourself in at the festival. What do I do if I am searched? If a police officer places you under...

Read More


What Constitutes Self Defense?

The law of self-defense in the State of Connecticut is not as straight-forward as some may believe. There are certain preconditions that must be met prior to a person being allowed to assert self defense at trial or in negotiations with the State. A person is justified in using reasonable physical force upon another person to defend himself or a third person From what he...

Read More


Know Your Rights at the Gathering of the Vibes 2014

As many of you already know, the 19th year of Gathering of the Vibes is quickly approaching. This year’s music festival is taking place July 31st-August 3rd and is being held, once again, at Seaside Park in Bridgeport, CT. The lineup features a whopping 51 artists, including John Fogerty, Dispatch, the Disco Biscuits, Widespread Panic, Ziggy Marley and more.If you’re planning on attending all or...

Read More


Violation of Probation

When you fail to follow the conditions of your probation it is a violation of probation. If you fail to follow any of your conditions or you get arrested, your Probation Officer may return your case to court. There will be a court hearing and if a violation is proved, you may be sentenced to jail. Probation is an alternative to jail. When you are...

Read More


Driving Under the Influence and Hit and Run Accidents

Two significant problems on the road in today’s society are DUIs and hit and run accidents.  Combined, driving under the influence and hit ad runs make up nearly half of all traffic fatalities in the state of Connecticut.  92 of Connecticut’s 220 traffic fatalities in 2011 were caused by drunk drivers (drivers whose blood alcohol content was .08% or higher), and ten deaths were caused...

Read More


Should Elderly People be Released from Prison?

As the American senior citizen population continues to increase, in part due to the Baby Boomer Generation, we face an interesting conundrum – should we let elderly criminals out of jail?  According to a WSJ report, by 2030, a third of America’s prisoners will be age 50 or older.  People feel passionately about both sides of the argument – on the one hand, it seems...

Read More


Larceny by the Elderly

  Increasingly, elderly citizens have been charged with and convicted of larceny.  Larceny, also referred to as shoplifting, is commonly a crime committed by juveniles.  However, as elderly people continue to live longer and struggle with finances, many resort to shoplifting.  While there is no excuse for committing a crime, some elderly people do defend themselves by claiming that because they have no income from...

Read More


Who to Hire to Defend you in a Criminal Case in Connecticut

In our previous post on how to hire a criminal defense attorney, we gave some tips for how to hire the best attorney possible for your case. All of the criteria we mentioned (find an experienced lawyer, find a lawyer who offers a free consultation, find a lawyer that offers a flat fee) is met by us – Ruane Attorneys. If you are interested in...

Read More


How to Hire a Connecticut Criminal Defense Attorney

In our last post, we mentioned a concern that most people faced with the task of hiring an attorney struggle with – money.  Of course you want to hire a good lawyer.  Of course you want to build the best defense possible in order to fight the charges that you face.  But this isn’t a perfect world!  Money doesn’t grow on trees!  How are you supposed...

Read More


Why Hire a Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyer?

In this previous post, we talked about when you should hire a lawyer.  However, if you’re still unsure about retaining a criminal defense lawyer, this post can help you to make up your mind.  No matter what the circumstances are, being criminally charged by the police can be devastating.  Most likely, a million thoughts are frantically running through your mind.  You’re probably thinking, “How did...

Read More



Page 2 of 1812345...10...Last »