At Ruane Attorneys, we focus our practice on criminal defense, led by one of the few Criminal Defense Specialists in the state.
This has given our team the opportunity to learn about every different types of criminal defense and grow in their abilities as trial lawyers. Our lawyers know the ins and outs of Connecticut criminal law and the criminal courthouses throughout Connecticut. This means that no matter what criminal charge you are facing, we can assign a lawyer to your case who has the knowledge and the experience to confidently represent you. Our team of attorneys and staff members is dedicated to finding the best criminal defense for your case, even if that means long hours of preparation to come up with creative defenses. If you don’t know where to turn to build your criminal defense, please look through the free content on this website and contact us for a free consultation to discuss your case.
Juvenile criminal defense is a concentrated field of law, with complicating factors such as education, DCF and mental health components. Not every attorney has the breadth of experience that Attorney Jill Ruane has when handling juvenile cases, whether it be schoolyard assaults or more serious charges like sexual touching. Learn more by reading up on the law and how we defend these cases.
- Juvenile Procedure
- Bullying in School
- School Fighting
- Juvenile Courts
- Juvenile Crimes
- Youthful Offender vs Juvenile
The domestic violence defense team works in conjunction with our arraignment team to provide last minute attorneys available for next day arraignments that are required by Connecticut law in domestic violence cases and have the experience of hundreds of cases to separate the criminals from the citizens and get the right result for our citizen clients. Contact us today so we can begin the defense of any domestic violence charges.
- 10 Things to Know about Domestic Violence
- Evidentiary Hearings
- Mandatory Arrests & Protective Orders
- Court Process
- Hiring A Criminal Defense Attorney
Larceny | Theft
If you have been accused of larceny or theft, you could be facing a victim in court out for your blood. In this modern day, larceny convictions can prevent you from ever finding a well paying job and even find you behind bars. The larceny and theft lawyers at Ruane Attorneys have handled complicated cases like this before. From institutional allegations of embezzlement or stealing business or customer money to shoplifting charges by teenagers, we have seen it all and know the defenses to the charges. Our lawyers stand ready to consult with you about your defense and stand up for you in court when no one else will.
- Degrees of Larceny
- Obtaining Property by False Pretenses
- Juveniles and Larceny | Theft
- Punishments for Larceny in Connecticut
When an argument gets out of hand, sometimes the physical acts rise to the level of assault, and in come cases, people are arrested. Whether it be a schoolyard fight or a bar fight, we have found that an aggressive defense to assault charges is often a good idea, because sometimes the victim of the initial aggression is often arrested too. By knowing how the court system works, we can step in ready to defend you in your assault case and make sure you are not a victim twice. Defenses such as Use Of Force, or Self Defense, need to be handled properly - by an attorney trained in the law.
- Assault in the 3rd Degree
- Assault with a Vehicle and DUI
- Disorderly Conduct
- Breach of Peace
With the rise of the computer data and the decline of the economy, sometimes people in a position of financial power are accused of misappropriating or stealing funds from clients, their employer or the state. Ruane Attorneys has a practice group dedicated to defending allegations of financial fraud by accountants, lawyers, bookkeepers and other fiduciaries. Our team works hand in hand with expert financial professionals to create a full review of the forensic data to ensure a vigorous defense in your financial crime case.
When the FBI, DEA or SEC arrives at your door or sends you a target letter, your whole world can come crashing down overnight. Even if you are not currently a target or have no idea why they are talking to you, it is wise to have a dedicated, knowledgeable federal criminal attorney intercede on your behalf and protect your rights with the federal government. You may not be the target, and merely been summoned to a Grand Jury as a Witness and need legal counsel. We can help. While an accusation is serious, an arrest does not mean you are guilty, and Attorney Jim Ruane has the verdicts of not guilty in Connecticut federal court to prove it. Speak to us if you have been contacted by the government to take the first step in protecting yourself in your federal criminal case.
- Federal Crimes vs. State Crimes
- Target Letters Explained
- Grand Jury Testimony Explained
- Conspiracy or R.I.C.O.
- Federal Sentencing
- Child Pornography
- Copyright Infringement
- Cyber Bullying
- Online Harassment
When charged with a murder, manslaughter or other serious felony, a family needs to know that the attorneys working on your loved one’s defense have the requisite experience to stand toe to toe with the state and not flinch in the face of the hard work necessary to give the best defense. Our lawyers are never afraid of a fight, and have a reputation for taking the most difficult cases and finding defenses where other say there is no hope. Contact Ruane Attorneys today so we can begin the defense of your serious felony case.
They have taken your money, car or another asset. You want it back. The law provides for certain rules for seized property and unless you act quickly and properly, you can lose what you worked so hard to get. You need a lawyer who knows the asset forfeiture laws and how you can be protected in this separate hearing. Our lawyers have handled dozens of asset matters and are ready to step into court to get your back your money or property
- 10 Things to Know About Asset Forfeiture
- Asset Forfeiture Process in Court
- How Can a Lawyer Help
- Hiring a Lawyer
- Connecticut Asset Forfeiture Laws
Bail & Arraignments
When a family member is arrested and in custody, you are often lost without a guide. Even if you understand the basics of the criminal justice system, the police don’t necessarily cooperate. Connecticut law is very specific about bail in criminal cases, and you even have a right to appeal to the Appellate court on conditions of release.
- Pre Arrest Representation
- Arrest Warrants
- Fugitives and Extradition
- Arraignments in Court
- Friday Arrests
Sex Crime Defense
Those facing sex crime charges are likely overwhelmed and do not know how to defend themselves. If you find yourself in this position, you can learn more about how to protect your rights in the sex crime defense of our website. Learn more about: