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Why Hire a Connecticut DUI Lawyer vs. Local Courthouse Lawyer?

Being charged with a crime can be a confusing and devastating event for you and your family. You might be feeling shame, guilty, anger, and frustration. The good news is that you do not have to face the difficulty of a DUI case by yourself. There are several things that can be done in order to [...]

By |2018-09-24T15:31:22+00:00May 31st, 2017|Ruane Attorneys|Comments Off on Why Hire a Connecticut DUI Lawyer vs. Local Courthouse Lawyer?

Search of Your Person

Understanding the search of person laws in Connecticut can get complicated. Below is a comprehensive list of these laws. This can help you understand when searches are legal and when they are illegal. For further assistance, you can contact our office at 203-925-9200. State vs. Dukes When officers have probable cause to make an arrest, they [...]

By |2017-05-10T18:13:48+00:00September 27th, 2016|Search and Seizure|Comments Off on Search of Your Person

Nursing Home Activities

If your loved one is living in a nursing home, they will probably want access to different activities. The activities that a home offers can tell you a lot about the nursing home and the quality of life of its residents. To learn more about common nursing home activities, read on. Indoor Activities A wide [...]

By |2017-05-10T18:16:21+00:00September 20th, 2016|Neglect & Abuse, Nursing Home Care|Comments Off on Nursing Home Activities

Lowering the BAC Limit

In all 50 states in America, drunk driving is a crime. In order to be considered driving under the influence or driving while impaired, your blood alcohol content (BAC) must be at .08 or higher. However, many organizations and states believe that driving is impaired well before your BAC reaches .08. This is why some [...]

By |2017-05-10T18:46:25+00:00August 23rd, 2016|BAC Level|Comments Off on Lowering the BAC Limit

Definition of “Operation” for Motor Vehicles in Connecticut

Operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol can lead to serious consequences. This includes hefty fines, license suspensions, and even jail time. Still, you do not actually have to be driving a motor vehicle to face this charge. The definition of operating a vehicle is broader than the definition of driving. Understanding this [...]

By |2018-09-18T20:10:23+00:00August 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Definition of “Operation” for Motor Vehicles in Connecticut

Should I Hire a Home Health Aide?

When deciding to get help for your elderly loved one, you have a few different options. One common option is hiring a home health aide. In some cases, this is the perfect fit for your family. In other cases, it might not be the right solution. To determine if a home health aide will work [...]

By |2017-05-10T19:08:34+00:00August 2nd, 2016|Home Health Aide, Neglect & Abuse|Comments Off on Should I Hire a Home Health Aide?

Connecticut DMV Hearing Locations

If you have been charged with a DUI, you will have to appear both in the Connecticut Superior Court and at a DMV hearing. If you do not schedule a hearing with the DMV, your license will automatically be suspended and you will not be able to drive in the state of Connecticut. You can [...]

By |2018-09-20T20:24:10+00:00June 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Connecticut DMV Hearing Locations

What is a Mandated Reporter?

You might know about the term mandated reporters in relation to young children. But, did you know that mandated reporters can protect the rights of any vulnerable group of people? This means that mandated reports can protect the elderly. You can learn more about mandated reporters for the elderly here. Also, if a mandated reporter knew [...]

By |2017-05-10T20:08:12+00:00June 7th, 2016|Getting Help, Neglect & Abuse|Comments Off on What is a Mandated Reporter?

DUI Penalties for Those Over 21

Getting a DUI can be frightening and difficult to come to terms with. You might be wondering how you have ended up in the position you are in. Along with the embarrassment of getting a DUI is the uncertainty of the DUI process and your DUI case. If you don’t have experience with DUIs, you [...]

By |2017-03-03T22:34:35+00:00May 24th, 2016|Court, DUI Impact|Comments Off on DUI Penalties for Those Over 21