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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 203-925-9201. State v. Dukes When officers have probable cause to make an arrest, they [...]

By | September 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, he or she 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 [...]

By | September 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 | August 23rd, 2016|BAC Level|Comments Off on Lowering the BAC Limit

Definition of “Operation” for Motor Vehicles

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 | August 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Definition of “Operation” for Motor Vehicles

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 | August 2nd, 2016|Home Health Aide, Neglect & Abuse|Comments Off on Should I Hire a Home Health Aide?

CT 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 | June 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on CT DMV Hearing Locations

Local Courthouse Lawyer vs. Connecticut DUI Lawyer

Being charged with a DUI 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 [...]

By | June 14th, 2016|Ruane Attorneys|Comments Off on Local Courthouse Lawyer vs. Connecticut DUI Lawyer

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 | June 7th, 2016|Getting Help, Neglect & Abuse|Comments Off on What is a Mandated Reporter?

Why Hire a DUI Lawyer?

If charged with a DUI, you should start building a defense for yourself immediately. However, you have many options when considering how to represent yourself in court. You can hire a lawyer to help you, or you can represent yourself. While people have been able to beat DUI cases on their own or with the [...]

By | May 31st, 2016|DUI Lawyers, Ruane Attorneys|Comments Off on Why Hire a DUI Lawyer?

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 | May 24th, 2016|Court, DUI Impact|Comments Off on DUI Penalties for Those Over 21