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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?

10 Pieces of Information to Give the Police

If you have recently learned that your loved one is the victim of neglect or abuse in a nursing home, take action as soon as possible. While you might feel overwhelmed, one of the first steps that you should take is contacting the police. The police can help your loved one by launching an investigation. [...]

By |2018-11-02T19:52:24+00:00October 4th, 2016|Getting Help, Neglect & Abuse|Comments Off on 10 Pieces of Information to Give the Police

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

Types of Home Health Aides

In my last article, I talked about some questions to consider if you think that hiring a home health aide is best for your loved one. If you have decided that you want to hire a home health aide, it is now time to consider your options. There are two major types of home health [...]

By |2018-11-02T19:53:15+00:00August 9th, 2016|Home Health Aide, Neglect & Abuse|Comments Off on Types of Home Health Aides

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?

Assault on an Elderly Person in Third Degree

In the past few weeks, I’ve discussed assault on an elderly person. There are three major types of assault. They are assault in the first degree, assault in the second degree, and assault in the third degree. While assault in the third degree is the least serious of these, it is still a crime that [...]

By |2018-11-02T19:54:53+00:00June 30th, 2016|Getting Help, Neglect & Abuse|Comments Off on Assault on an Elderly Person in Third Degree