Ruane Attorneys' Criminal Defense Blog

How To Stay Safe Over This Thanksgiving

The short Thanksgiving break from work, school, and pressure to spend time with family and friends can be a great way to get through November and begin preparing for the long winter ahead. However, for some, Thanksgiving and the days surrounding Thanksgiving can be extremely stressful if you are charged with a DUI while driving. To learn about how you can avoid a DUI over...

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Best of Appeals Blogs

In the past few weeks, I’ve been touching on different themes that are important for those interested in filing for an appeal. If you missed any of these articles, or would like a comprehensive place to view all of these articles, I’ve created this blog post. Here, you can quickly access all of the appeal articles that are available on our blog, as well as...

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Should You Hire An Appellate Lawyer?

If you are applying for an appeal of a decision in your court case, you want to do everything in your power to have that appeal granted. But you probably don’t know all that much appeal the appeal process, what documents you need to obtain, what to write in your briefs, etc. This is where an appellate lawyer can be extremely helpful to you. To...

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Preparing For Your Oral Argument

One essential part of the appeal process is the oral argument. This is your final opportunity to make your case and prove that an appeal is necessary for your case. The oral argument is an extension of the briefs that you write for your case. While it is optional, in many cases, it is a good idea to give an oral argument, as it can...

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Halloween Safety Tips

While Halloween is oftentimes marketed toward children, it is no longer a holiday that only excites and inspires kids. Many adults also partake in Halloween activities, whether that means escorting their children while they go trick-or-treating, or attending fun Halloween parties with families and friends. However, a run-in with the law can put a damper on any of these festivities. As you may know after...

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How Many Appeals Can You Make?

If you are interested in appealing a decision made by a court regarding a case in which you were the defendant, you might have questions about the appeal process. So long as you file the appeal within 20 days of the judge determining your verdict, you will be able to make an appeal for the case. But how many appeals can you make? Are you...

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Timeline of an Appeal

      Last week, I introduced the topic of the appeal. An appeal can occur if there is an error in your trial that affects a judge or a jury’s decision. If you feel that you have been convicted based on an error in the trial, you may file an appeal with the court and undergo the appellate process. In this article, I will...

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What is an Appeal?

If you have been accused of a crime, and you feel that the verdict in your case was reached in an unfair or illegal manner, you can challenge the decision of the court in what is known as an appeal. If you are interested in making an appeal, the articles that I will post in the next few weeks will be helpful to you. In...

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Know Your Rights: The Bill Of Rights

When reading the newspaper, watching TV, and having everyday conversations, we oftentimes come across one of the Amendments to the American Constitution, also known as the Bill of Rights. You’ve probably heard that you have the right to “plead the 5th” or “take the 4th”, but how much do you really know about what these terms mean? And what about the more obscure Amendments that...

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Know Your Rights: Miranda Rights

We’ve all seen it. I mean, some of us don’t even like Law and Order or Criminal Minds, but sooner or later, we all seem to find that an episode is on in the background, and after a few minutes we’re hooked by the plot and we’re on the edge of our seats, glued to the TV screen. We wonder if Detective Stabler is going...

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