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Connecticut Criminal Defense Law Podcast

Connecticut Criminal Defense Law Podcast

By Ruane Attorneys
This podcast answers questions about Connecticut Criminal Law, featuring the lawyers of Ruane, DiNardi, & Lage, and hosted by Attorney Jay Ruane and his partners.
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Get to know all about the Connecticut Criminal Law podcast and your hosts, the lawyers of Ruane Attorneys, and how they can help you if facing charges in Connecticut. For help with a Connecticut criminal defense case, contact us at 203-925-9200.
01:15
July 12, 2022
S14:E12 Can you get the evidence against me thrown out?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Noor Papuga tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients.
00:42
July 12, 2022
S14:E11 How do the police and prosecutors work together?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Noor Papuga tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients.
00:32
July 12, 2022
S14:E10 What happens if I can't make bail?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Noor Papuga tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients.
00:35
July 12, 2022
S14:E9 What happens when you get arrested?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Noor Papuga tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients.
01:22
July 12, 2022
S14:E8 What should I do if a loved one gets arrested?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Noor Papuga tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients.
01:04
July 12, 2022
S14:E7 What should I do if I'm arrested?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Noor Papuga tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients.
01:07
July 12, 2022
S14:E6 What happens if I refuse consent for a search?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Noor Papuga tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients.
00:38
July 12, 2022
S14:E5 Are the police allowed on my property without my consent?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Noor Papuga tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients.
00:29
July 12, 2022
S14:E4 What is the plain view exception to the warrant rule?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Noor Papuga tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients.
00:49
July 12, 2022
S14:E3 How far can the police go during a search?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Noor Papuga tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients.
00:50
July 12, 2022
S14:E2 What should I do if I'm pulled over?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Noor Papuga tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients.
01:02
July 12, 2022
S14:E1 Can the police arrest and detain me for no reason?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Noor Papuga tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients.
00:24
July 12, 2022
S13:E28 Can I revoke my plea?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Rob Fontaine tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients.
00:43
June 07, 2022
S13:E27 How can I get a rearrest vacated in court?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Rob Fontaine tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients.
00:52
June 07, 2022
S13:E26 What is a nolle?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Rob Fontaine tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients.
00:37
June 07, 2022
S13:E25 Can a warrant be dropped?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Rob Fontaine tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients.
00:49
June 07, 2022
S13:E24 Which situations might result in my loss of firearms or rights to bare them?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Rob Fontaine tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients.
01:16
June 07, 2022
S13:E23 How will I get my property back from the states attorneys office?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Rob Fontaine tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients.
00:34
June 07, 2022
S13:E22 What are the exceptions to the warrant requirements for a search?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Rob Fontaine tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients.
01:27
June 07, 2022
S13:E21 When does an arrest occur, and is it only when the police say so?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Rob Fontaine tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients.
01:02
June 07, 2022
S13:E20 What is a speedy trial?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Rob Fontaine tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients.
00:43
June 07, 2022
S13:E19 What are the types of pleas?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Rob Fontaine tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients.
00:49
June 07, 2022
S13:E18 Why is the state's attorney taking so long to file charges?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Rob Fontaine tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients.
00:42
June 07, 2022
S13:E17 I was under duress when i signed that agreement, what can I do?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Rob Fontaine tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients.
01:11
June 07, 2022
S13:E16 I have been told by the police or FBI that answering questions without a lawyer would be more beneficial for me, is that true?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Rob Fontaine tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients.
00:38
June 07, 2022
S13:E15 I want to consult with a lawyer, but am concerned with the cost.
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Rob Fontaine tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients.
00:38
June 07, 2022
S13:E14 Is everything I say during an attorney consultation privileged and confidential?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Rob Fontaine tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients.
00:39
June 07, 2022
S13:E13 If contacted by law enforcement what should I do or say?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Rob Fontaine tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients.
00:39
June 07, 2022
S13:E12 What are the types of criminal charges?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Rob Fontaine tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients.
01:10
June 07, 2022
S13:E11 What is a public defender?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Rob Fontaine tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients.
00:51
June 07, 2022
S13:E10 What is the difference between civil and criminal court?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Rob Fontaine tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients.
00:49
June 07, 2022
S13:E9 What is a criminal record?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Rob Fontaine tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients.
00:43
June 07, 2022
S13:E8 How do judges determine sentences?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Rob Fontaine tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients.
01:07
June 07, 2022
S13:E7 What is the difference between a bench trial and a jury trial?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Rob Fontaine tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients.
00:27
June 07, 2022
S13:E6 Do I have to give police permission to search my car?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Rob Fontaine tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients.
01:03
June 07, 2022
S13:E5 What rights do I have as a car passenger?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Rob Fontaine tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients.
01:06
June 07, 2022
S13:E4 The police are here, what should I do?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Rob Fontaine tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients.
00:37
June 07, 2022
S13:E3 What should I do if I'm stopped by the police?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Rob Fontaine tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients.
00:48
June 07, 2022
S13:E2 Can I answer no to prior criminal conviction questions if my previous charges have been expunged?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Rob Fontaine tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients.
01:01
June 07, 2022
S13:E1 What happens if witnesses lie to an officer on the scene?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Rob Fontaine tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients.
00:48
June 07, 2022
S12:E21 How Will the New Marijuana Laws Affect Our Teens?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Jill Ruane tackles common issues in children's criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients. In this episode, she explores the new marijuana laws in Connecticut and what teens should expect from them. For help with a Connecticut juvenile defense case or dealing with your child's school, contact us at 203-925-9200.
01:02
April 28, 2022
S12:E20 Can My Child Get in Trouble as the Passenger in Their Friend's Car?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Jill Ruane tackles common issues in children's criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients. Driving as a teenager or with other teenagers can be complicated because there are many rules imposed on new drivers. If your child is a passenger in a car driven by a minor, they have certain rights that they can use to protect themselves. Learn more here. For help with a Connecticut juvenile defense case or dealing with your child's school, contact us at 203-925-9200.
02:29
April 28, 2022
S12:E19 Can a Juvenile Represent Themselves in Court?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Jill Ruane tackles common issues in children's criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients. We all know that people accused of the crime have the right to represent themselves in court. But what about juveniles? Is the same right afforded to them? You can find out on this episode of the podcast. For help with a Connecticut juvenile defense case or dealing with your child's school, contact us at 203-925-9200.
00:57
April 28, 2022
S12:E18 Are There Conditions to Juvenile Probation?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Jill Ruane tackles common issues in children's criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients.  Here, Attorney Ruane explains what to expect from juvenile probation. She explains the conditions of probation and what you should do if you are on probation. For help with a Connecticut juvenile defense case or dealing with your child's school, contact us at 203-925-9200.
01:30
April 28, 2022
S12:E17 Do Juveniles Have Access to Public Defenders?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Jill Ruane tackles common issues in children's criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients.  Many people are aware that those charged with a crime who cannot afford an attorney have access to public defenders. But what about minors? Do they enjoy the same right? Attorney Ruane explains here. For help with a Connecticut juvenile defense case or dealing with your child's school, contact us at 203-925-9200.
01:06
April 28, 2022
S12:E16 What's the Difference Between Adult and Juvenile Court?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Jill Ruane tackles common issues in children's criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients.  Many clients come to us and wonder what the difference is between juvenile court and adult court. Attorney Ruane explains some of the major differences on this episode of the podcast. For help with a Connecticut juvenile defense case or dealing with your child's school, contact us at 203-925-9200.
01:32
April 28, 2022
S12:E15 Who Can See My Juvenile Record?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Jill Ruane tackles common issues in children's criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients.  Many young adults that have been convicted of a crime wonder if other people can see their juvenile records. They wonder if schools, potential employers, or government agencies can see their criminal past. Attorney Ruane answers these questions on this episode. For help with a Connecticut juvenile defense case or dealing with your child's school, contact us at 203-925-9200.
01:10
April 28, 2022
S12:E14 Are Parents Liable For Their Child's Crimes?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Jill Ruane tackles common issues in children's criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients. In this episode, Attorney Ruane helps parents understand when they are legally responsible for their children's actions. For help with a Connecticut juvenile defense case or dealing with your child's school, contact us at 203-925-9200.
00:34
April 28, 2022
S12:E13 Can a Lawyer Help If My Child Was Caught Smoking or Vaping Marijuana in School?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Jill Ruane tackles common issues in children's criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients. In this episode, she explores what happens if a teenager is caught smoking or vaping marijuana in school. With the rise of vaping, new laws surround this issue. Learn more on this podcast episode. For help with a Connecticut juvenile defense case or dealing with your child's school, contact us at 203-925-9200.
01:10
April 28, 2022
S12:E12 Can the School Question My Child Without My Consent?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Jill Ruane tackles common issues in children's criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients. In this episode, she explores what happens if a school official tries to question your child without parental consent. For help with a Connecticut juvenile defense case or dealing with your child's school, contact us at 203-925-9200.
00:57
April 07, 2022
S12:E11 Can the Police Talk to My Child Without Me There?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Jill Ruane tackles common issues in children's criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients. In this episode, she explains your rights as a parent when the police want to talk to your child, as well as your child's rights to remain silent or consult with a parent or lawyer before talking to the police. For help with a Connecticut juvenile defense case, contact us at 203-925-9200.
01:58
April 07, 2022
S12:E10 What Happens if My Child Shoplifted, and How Do They Prove It?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Jill Ruane tackles common issues in children's criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients. Shoplifting is a common crime amongst juveniles. While you may think that the penalties won't be severe since this is common, this is not always the case. Learn more in this episode. For help with a Connecticut juvenile defense case, contact us at 203-925-9200.
01:17
April 07, 2022
S12:E9 Is Sexting Illegal?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Jill Ruane tackles common issues in children's criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients. In this episode, Attorney Ruane tackles a sensitive yet common subject - underage sexting. While this is likely not something that you want to think about in reference to your teenager, it is much more common than you might expect. Understanding what is and is not allowed when it comes to sexting is important in keeping your teens safe.  For help with a Connecticut juvenile defense case or dealing with your child's school, contact us at 203-925-9200.
00:58
April 07, 2022
S12:E8 What Happens If My Child Gets in a Fight at School?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Jill Ruane tackles common issues in children's criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients. Fighting at school can have serious consequences, as Attorney Ruane explains in this video. The police may or may not get involved, and charges could be pressed. Protect your child with the information in this podcast.  For help with a Connecticut juvenile defense case or dealing with your child's school, contact us at 203-925-9200.
01:02
April 07, 2022
S12:E7 An Officer Called to Speak With My Child, What Should I Do?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Jill Ruane tackles common issues in children's criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients. As Attorney Ruane explains in this video, your child does not have to speak with a police officer if prompted. You should always contact a lawyer and make sure that your child's rights are protected.  For help with a Connecticut juvenile defense case or dealing with your child's school, contact us at 203-925-9200.
00:53
April 07, 2022
S12:E6 Should I Make My Child Confess to Something They Did?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Jill Ruane tackles common issues in children's criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients. While we all want our kids to be honest, Attorney Jill Ruane explains the pros and cons of telling a school or the police about your child's transgressions.  For help with a Connecticut juvenile defense case or dealing with your child's school, contact us at 203-925-9200.
00:59
April 07, 2022
S12:E5 Can the Police Lie to Kids?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Jill Ruane tackles common issues in children's criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients. On this episode, Attorney Ruane discusses if police can or cannot lie to minors in order to get information out of them. Make sure that your child is protected by a lawyer if they have to talk to the police.  For help with a Connecticut juvenile defense case or dealing with your child's school, contact us at 203-925-9200.
00:57
April 07, 2022
S12:E4 How do the Police Officers Deceive Children Into Giving Search Consent or an Admission of Guilt?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Jill Ruane tackles common issues in children's criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients. The police do not always use honest tactics when dealing with suspects or minors. In this episode, Attorney Ruane discusses ways in which the police may coerce a minor into search consent or an admission of guilt. For help with a Connecticut juvenile defense case or dealing with your child's school, contact us at 203-925-9200.
00:56
April 07, 2022
S12:E3 Can the School Search My Child's Locker?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Jill Ruane tackles common issues in children's criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients. On this episode, Attorney Ruane discusses the expectations of privacy that your child has while they are at school. Can their person be searched? Their backpack? Their locker? Find out here.  For help with a Connecticut juvenile defense case or dealing with your child's school, contact us at 203-925-9200.
00:38
April 07, 2022
S12:E2 Should I Let My Child Give a Statement to the Police?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Jill Ruane tackles common issues in children's criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients. Talking to the police can be scary, whether for adults or minors. On this episode, Attorney Ruane explains how to deal with giving statements to the police and how to best protect your child.  For help with a Connecticut juvenile defense case, contact us at 203-925-9200.
00:48
April 07, 2022
S12:E1 Is the SRO My Child's Friend or Foe?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Jill Ruane tackles common issues in children's criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients. Attorney Ruane kicks off this season with a common question - is an School Resource Officer your child's friend or foe? The answer can be complicated, so check out the episode to learn more. For help with a Connecticut juvenile defense case or dealing with your child's school, contact us at 203-925-9200.
01:03
April 07, 2022
S11:E33 Will I Have to Speak Against My Friend or Family at Their Trial?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Jay Ruane tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients.  No one wants to speak against a loved one if they are on trial, but there are some situations in which this might be necessary. Attorney Ruane provides more information here. For help with a criminal defense case, contact us at 203-925-9200.
00:51
February 02, 2022
S11:E43 How Long Can I Be Detained Before I Can See a Judge?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Jay Ruane tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients. On this episode, he explains how long a person can be detained before they have the right to see a judge. Learn more about initial court appearances here. For help with a criminal defense case, contact us at 203-925-9200.
01:07
February 01, 2022
S11:E42 What's More Important, Hiring a Bail Bondsman or Hiring an Attorney?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Jay Ruane tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients. Facing an arraignment can be an overwhelming experience. If you are in this situation, you might consider hiring a lawyer to help you or a bail bondsman who can post bail for you. On this episode, Attorney Ruane explains which hire is more important.  For help with a criminal defense case, contact us at 203-925-9200.
01:24
February 01, 2022
S11:E41 Handling a Criminal Case From Arrest Through Trial
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Jay Ruane tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients. On this episode, Attorney Jay Ruane explains the criminal process from the time of arrest to the time of trial. For help with a criminal defense case, contact us at 203-925-9200.
01:02
February 01, 2022
S11:E40 What Determines the Cost of a Lawyer?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Jay Ruane tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients. What do criminal defense lawyers charge for their services, and what is reasonable for you to pay? Attorney Ruane explains the common costs associated with hiring a lawyer here. For help with a criminal defense case, contact us at 203-925-9200.
01:45
February 01, 2022
S11:E39 Will the Police Pay For Damages to My Property That Occurred During a Search?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Jay Ruane tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients. What should you do if your property was damaged during a police search? On this episode of our podcast, you can learn more about this situation and if the police will ever pay for damages.  For help with a criminal defense case, contact us at 203-925-9200.
00:43
February 01, 2022
S11:E38 Will Seized Belongings Be Returned to Me?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Jay Ruane tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients. In this episode, Jay discusses a common question that we get from many of our clients - will seized belongings be returned? Learn more in this podcast. For help with a criminal defense case, contact us at 203-925-9200.
00:53
February 01, 2022
S11:E37 Can I Go Back to My House After a Domestic Violence Arrest?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Jay Ruane tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients. Many of our domestic violence clients don't see any reason why they couldn't go to their own home, even if a protective order has been issued. It might not make any sense that a person who owns a home or pays the rent can't return to the property. However, this is the case if certain protective orders are in place. Violating a protective order can have serious consequences. Learn more here. For help with a criminal defense case, contact us at 203-925-9200.
00:52
February 01, 2022
S11:E36 The Police Are at My Door, Do I Let Them In?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Jay Ruane tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients. What should you do if the police are knocking at your door? Attorney Ruane explains some common scenarios and what is expected of you on this podcast episode. For help with a criminal defense case, contact us at 203-925-9200.
00:39
February 01, 2022
S11:E35 Can You Film the Police?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Jay Ruane tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients. Is it legal to film the police during an interaction? Attorney Ruane explains what you should do if you are stopped by the police and the best way to interact with them.  For help with a criminal defense case, contact us at 203-925-9200.
00:42
February 01, 2022
S11:E34 Will There Be More Charges If I Lie During an Investigation?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Jay Ruane tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients. Getting caught in a lie during an investigation is never a good thing. Attorney Ruane explains how to answer the tough questions and protect yourself. For help with a criminal defense case, contact us at 203-925-9200.
00:41
February 01, 2022
S11:E32 I Received a Subpoena, What Should I Do?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Jay Ruane tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients. Facing a subpoena can be confusing and nerve-wracking. Let Attorney Ruane take you through this process with the information in this podcast episode. For help with a criminal defense case, contact us at 203-925-9200.
00:52
February 01, 2022
S11:E31 I Got Into an Accident and Drove Away, What Should I Do?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Jay Ruane tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients. Hit-and-run situations can result in serious penalties for you. Attorney Jay Ruane explains what to do in this situation on this episode of the podcast. For help with a criminal defense case, contact us at 203-925-9200.
00:40
February 01, 2022
S11:E30 Can the Police Lie to You?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Jay Ruane tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients. While you would never think that the police would lie in order to get information or a confession, this could happen. Protect your rights by hiring a lawyer and learn more about what to do in this podcast episode. For help with a criminal defense case, contact us at 203-925-9200.
00:37
February 01, 2022
S11:E29 Do I Have the Right to Know If I'm Under Investigation?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Jay Ruane tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients. Will the police let you know if you are under investigation? When will they let you know, or when do they have to know? Attorney Ruane explains in this episode of the podcast. For help with a criminal defense case, contact us at 203-925-9200.
00:35
February 01, 2022
S11:E28 Do I Have to Answer Police Questions Over the Phone?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Jay Ruane tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients. On this episode of the podcast, Attorney Ruane explains what you should do if you are contacted by the police by phone. Learn how to protect your rights here. For help with a criminal defense case, contact us at 203-925-9200.
00:37
February 01, 2022
S11:E27 Do I Have to Pay For a Public Defender?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Jay Ruane tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients. On this episode, he explains if you need to pay to use the services of a public defender. For help with a criminal defense case, contact us at 203-925-9200.
00:42
February 01, 2022
S11:E26 Is a Public Defender as Good as a Private Lawyer?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Jay Ruane tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients. On this episode, Attorney Ruane explains some of the differences between a public defender and a private lawyer, and which option will be right for your situation. For help with a criminal defense case, contact us at 203-925-9200.
00:41
February 01, 2022
S11:E25 What If I Don't Like My Current Lawyer?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Jay Ruane tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients. What are your options if you are not working well with your current lawyer? Attorney Ruane discusses what you should do if you want to communicate better with your lawyer or if you want to seek a new lawyer. For help with a criminal defense case, contact us at 203-925-9200.
00:32
February 01, 2022
S11:E24 What Can I Do If I Think the Judge Was Unfair?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Jay Ruane tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients. Are there options for defendants in criminal cases if they think that a judge has made an unfair assessment or ruling in their case? Attorney Ruane explores this idea on this episode of the podcast. For help with a criminal defense case, contact us at 203-925-9200.
00:40
February 01, 2022
S11:E23 What Are the Ways My Charges Will Be Resolved?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Jay Ruane tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients. There are many different ways that criminal charges and accusations can be resolved. Attorney Ruane discusses these options and what to expect from your criminal case on this podcast episode.  For help with a criminal defense case, contact us at 203-925-9200.
00:43
February 01, 2022
S11:E22 When Can I Tell My Side of the Story?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Jay Ruane tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients. When you are accused of a crime, you want the opportunity to defend yourself and tell your side of the story. When will you get this chance? With the help of a lawyer, you will have the opportunity to tell your story. For help with a criminal defense case, contact us at 203-925-9200.
01:03
February 01, 2022
S11:E21 Will the Truth Come Out at My Try?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Jay Ruane tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients. If you are taking a criminal case to trial, you may have many questions about this process. One common question that we get at our office is - will the truth come out at trial? Attorney Ruane addresses this question here.  For help with a criminal defense case, contact us at 203-925-9200.
01:19
February 01, 2022
S11:E20 Will a Plea Agreement Keep Me Out of Jail?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Jay Ruane tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients. Many clients wonder if a plea agreement will help them avoid jail time. The truth is that it depends. Attorney Ruane explains some of the common scenarios in this episode.  For help with a criminal defense case, contact us at 203-925-9200.
00:34
February 01, 2022
S11:E19 Will I See My Arresting Officer Again?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Jay Ruane tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients. If you are a defendant in a criminal case, you might wonder if you will see the arresting officer again. There are some situations where this might be the case. Attorney Ruane explains more on this episode of the podcast. For help with a criminal defense case, contact us at 203-925-9200.
00:40
February 01, 2022
S11:E18 Can I Talk to the Judge About My Case?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Jay Ruane tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients. As a defendant in a criminal case, you may have the urge to explain your side of the story to the judge. There is a time and a place to speak to the judge in your case. Attorney Ruane explains more here. For help with a criminal defense case, contact us at 203-925-9200.
00:17
February 01, 2022
S11:E17 Will Being a Good Person Help Me at My Trial?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Jay Ruane tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients. There are many ways that defendants can present themselves in a good light in front of prosecutors, judges, and juries. Your attorney can help you establish your good character in court. While this might not make a significant difference in your case, you can only gain by doing so. Learn more on this podcast episode.  For help with a criminal defense case, contact us at 203-925-9200.
00:40
February 01, 2022
S11:E16 How Can I Get a Motion to Dismiss or Suppress?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Jay Ruane tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients. On this episode, Attorney Ruane explains what the motions to dismiss and suppress are and how to get them in your case. For help with a criminal defense case, contact us at 203-925-9200.
00:57
February 01, 2022
S11:E15 What If I Didn't Know What I Had Done Was Illegal?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Jay Ruane tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients. Facing a criminal charge can come as a shock to some people, especially when they do not realize that their actions were illegal. Learn more about what happens if a crime is committed but you didn't know that what you did was illegal on this episode. For help with a criminal defense case, contact us at 203-925-9200.
00:41
February 01, 2022
S11:E14 Will Compliance With an Officer's Demands Help Me?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Jay Ruane tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients. When should you cooperate with the police, and how far should you go to meet their demands? Attorney Ruane explains more on this episode.  For help with a criminal defense case, contact us at 203-925-9200.
00:53
February 01, 2022
S11:E13 How Often Should I Be Telling Others About My Case?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Jay Ruane tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients. Is it a good idea to tell other people about a pending criminal case? You should always consult with a lawyer before talking about your case with others. Learn more here. For help with a criminal defense case, contact us at 203-925-9200.
00:53
February 01, 2022
S11:E12 What If the Victim Wants to Drop Charges?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Jay Ruane tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients. In some cases, it actually doesn't matter if an alleged victim wants criminal charges dropped against a defendant. Learn more on this episode of our podcast. For help with a criminal defense case, contact us at 203-925-9200.
00:38
February 01, 2022
S11:E11 Who Should I Be Pleading My Case to After Being Arrested?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Jay Ruane tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients. If you have questions about what happens after an arrest, check out this episode of the podcast. Here, Attorney Ruane talks more about pleading in a criminal case.  For help with a criminal defense case, contact us at 203-925-9200.
00:54
February 01, 2022
S11:E10 What Should I Say on My Phone Call From Jail?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Jay Ruane tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients. Who should you call from jail and what should you say? Find out on this episode of the podcast. For help with a criminal defense case, contact us at 203-925-9200.
00:56
February 01, 2022
S11:E9 Do I Have the Right to Make a Phone Call in Jail?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Jay Ruane tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients. Will you be able to make a phone call after you have been arrested? Attorney Ruane answers this question here.  For help with a criminal defense case, contact us at 203-925-9200.
00:41
February 01, 2022
S11:E8 If I Have a Warrant, Should I Turn Myself In?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Jay Ruane tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients. If there is a warrant out for your arrest, what is the best course of action? Check out this podcast episode to learn more. For help with a criminal defense case, contact us at 203-925-9200.
00:47
February 01, 2022
S11:E7 How Can I Assert My Right to Remain Silent?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Jay Ruane tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients. You have the right to remain silent if you are pulled over or interviewed by the police. How can you invoke this right? Find out on this podcast episode.  For help with a criminal defense case, contact us at 203-925-9200.
00:59
February 01, 2022
S11:E6 Do the Police Need to Tell Me My Rights When Arresting Me?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Jay Ruane tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients. Should you be informed of your rights upon an arrest by the police? Attorney Ruane answers this question on this episode of the podcast. For help with a criminal defense case, contact us at 203-925-9200.
00:42
February 01, 2022
S11:E5 What Should I Be Telling the Officer Who is About to Arrest Me?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Jay Ruane tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients. On this episode, Attorney Ruane talks about speaking with an officer when an arrest is about to be made. What should you say and not say? Find out here. For help with a criminal defense case, contact us at 203-925-9200.
00:54
February 01, 2022
S11:E4 Should You Argue With the Police Officer?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Jay Ruane tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients. Arguing with the police is never a good idea. Attorney Ruane elaborates on this episode.  For help with a criminal defense case, contact us at 203-925-9200.
00:44
February 01, 2022
S11:E3 Is Consent Usually the Officer's Only Lawful Way to Search You?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Jay Ruane tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients. There are many different situations where the police can and cannot search you. Attorney Ruane explains some of the common situations on this episode. Check it out to make sure you know when the police can and cannot search you.  For help with a criminal defense case, contact us at 203-925-9200.
00:59
February 01, 2022
S11:E2 Should You Comply With Police Commands?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Jay Ruane tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients. How should you deal with police commands if you are stopped by an officer? Attorney Ruane walks you through this situation on this episode of the podcast. For help with a criminal defense case, contact us at 203-925-9200.
01:00
February 01, 2022
S11:E1 Do You Have to Consent to a Police Request?
In this season of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Jay Ruane tackles common issues in criminal cases and gives answers to common questions of clients.  On this episode, Attorney Ruane discusses police requests and situations in which you do and do not have to comply with them. For help with a criminal defense case, contact us at 203-925-9200.
00:44
February 01, 2022
S10:E10 Trucking Violations and Overweight Trucks in Connecticut
In the final episode to this season, Jay Ruane reviews the expensive penalties for Connecticut trucking violations and how a dedicated Connecticut motor vehicle violations lawyer can help trucking companies save money by fighting their tickets. There are many ways that Connecticut truck drivers can face trucking violations throughout Connecticut - including major cities such as Hartford, New Haven, Bridgeport, Stamford, and more. Attorney Ruane discusses some of the common issues that a truck driver might face, including weigh violations, truck width limits, truck traffic route issues, and more. Trucking violations can lead to serious penalties such as fines, points assessed against a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) and other Connecticut DMV issues. You can find more information about Connecticut motor vehicle violations and Connecticut trucking violations on the Ruane Attorneys website
06:40
September 15, 2021
S10:E9 Cellphone Tickets in Connecticut
In this episode, Attorney Ruane discusses Connecticut motor vehicle violations related to cell phone and other issues. Did you know that you can get a Connecticut distracted driving ticket or a ticket for using your cell phone? These are common Connecticut motor vehicle issues that many people will face at some point in their lives. Whether you are in a major city such as Bridgeport, New Haven, or Hartford, or a small town, local police officers might have a little more incentive to pull you over for these kinds of violations. Here, you can learn more about distracted driving and cell phone tickets, how to fight these tickets with the help of a Connecticut motor vehicle violations lawyer, and potential penalties with the Connecticut DMV and courts that you want to avoid. You can learn more on the Ruane Attorneys website
06:39
September 15, 2021
S10:E8 Possession of Alcohol by a Minor
Throughout the state of Connecticut, possession of alcohol by a minor has driving consequences. In this episode of our podcast, Connecticut motor vehicle violations Attorney Jay Ruane talks about the consequences of a ticket for possession of alcohol as a minor and some of the under publicized results you could be facing. Possession of alcohol by a minor in Connecticut is both a juvenile issue and a motor vehicle issue. Whether you are driving or not, a minor caught in possession of alcohol will face consequences such as fines, a suspension of your Connecticut driver's license, and even jail time. This is the case anywhere in Connecticut, from Fairfield to Wethersfield to Torrington. As such, it is best to avoid this issue altogether. However, if you are facing a possession of alcohol by a minor charge, now is the time to act and get a Connecticut criminal defense attorney on your side. For more information, visit our website
05:37
September 15, 2021
S10:E7 DMV Hearings for DUI, IID, Medical Review and Document Integrity
In this episode, Attorney Jay Ruane investigates the different types of hearings you could be subjected to when you have a license in Connecticut. The most common DMV hearings in Connecticut are for DUI, Medical Review, and Document Integrity. If you are arrested for a Connecticut DUI in Bridgeport, Stamford, Fairfield, Hartford, New Haven, or any other Connecticut town or city, you face action from both the court system (criminal action) and the Department of Motor Vehicles (administrative action). The DMV has the right to suspend your Connecticut driver's license separate from the courts. Another DUI penalty is having an ignition interlock device (IID) installed on your car. Many people waive their right to a DMV hearing or do not try to properly defend themselves, but at Ruane Attorneys, we always help our clients at the DMV hearing and fight for their Connecticut driver's license. A Medical Review hearing with the Connecticut DMV hearing occurs if someone believes that you are unfit to drive. This might be a police officer who pulls you over in Connecticut, or another driver who reports your driving to the DMV. The Connecticut DMV will review your medical history to determine if it is safe for you to drive or if you need to give up your license. Finally, there is the Document Integrity hearing. If you are caught with a fake or fraudulent driver's license or Connecticut ID, the DMV will review your situation and attempt to take the license or ID from you. At Ruane Attorneys, our lawyers are well versed in Connecticut motor vehicle violations. We have offices throughout the state, most notably in Shelton, Stamford, New Britain and East Windsor. You can learn more about DMV hearings on our website
09:35
September 15, 2021
S10:E6 Non Moving Violations
Did you know that you don't have to be driving in Connecticut to be cited for something that could impact your license? In this episode of the Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, Attorney Jay Ruane breaks down non-moving violations and how to protect yourself if you face one. Throughout the state of Connecticut, some of the most common non-moving violations include: expired licenses, expired registration, driving without insurance, and driving with a broken taillight or other vehicle related issues. Whether you are driving in Greenwich or New London, you could face a non-moving violation. The penalties for these motor vehicle violations include fines, suspension of a Connecticut driver's license, and more. To protect yourself against the penalties that you face, it can be helpful to hire a Connecticut motor vehicle violations lawyer. Ruane Attorneys is happy to help. For additional resources, check out our website.
06:25
September 15, 2021
S10:E5 Speeding Laws and Punishments in Connecticut
Speeding is one of the most common motor vehicle issues in Connecticut. In this episode of the podcast, Jay Ruane explains what speeding tickets are, potential penalties, and how to defend yourself. Did you know that over 50,000 Connecticut citizens are issued speeding tickets every year? Clearly, local Connecticut police are vigilant when it comes to giving out speeding tickets in all parts of the state, from Bridgeport to Torrington to Manchester and beyond! If pulled over for speeding, you could face infractions such as traveling unreasonably fast, speeding, reckless driving, and more. The penalties for these driving violations range from fines to points against your Connecticut driver's license (which are determined and controlled by the DMV), to license suspensions or even revocation. Reckless driving charges could also carry criminal penalties. As you can see, speeding can get very serious in Connecticut. If you would like to defend yourself, contacting a motor vehicle violations lawyer such as one at Ruane Attorneys is in your best interest. We will help you through your situation. For more information and resources, make sure to visit our website
06:10
September 15, 2021
S10:E4 Street Racing and Road Rage
On this episode of Season 10, motor vehicle violations lawyer, Attorney Jay Ruane, talks about the charges of road rage and the implications of being charges with street racing in Connecticut. Street racing in Connecticut happens everywhere, from I-95, to the Merritt Parkway, to I-91, to backroads throughout the state. Many times, young people are perpetrators of street racing in Connecticut. The penalties for this issue include fines, points assessed against your Connecticut driver's license by the DMV, and even jail time. Road rage is another common motor vehicle violation in Connecticut. Everyone gets frustrated while driving, but anger can turn dangerous in some situations. As such, it is a motor vehicle violation and the penalties include fines, points assessed against your license, and jail time. Damage to another person's property will increase the potential penalties. If you are interested in discussing your situation with a Connecticut motor vehicle violations lawyer, we are happy to help. Contact us or learn more on our website.
05:57
September 15, 2021
S10:E3 Reckless Driving in Connecticut
In this episode of the Ruane Attorneys podcast, Attorney Jay Ruane discusses one of the most serious of Connecticut motor vehicle charges - reckless driving. Reckless driving in Connecticut is so serious because it is actually charged as a criminal offense. Most motor vehicle violations in Connecticut are just infractions, meaning that you don't face the criminal court process or criminal penalties. Instead, you face issues such as fines and driver's license issues imposed by the DMV. However, the penalties can be much more severe for reckless driving and include jail time. You face Connecticut reckless driving if you drive too fast, drive at a speed that is dangerous to others, drive a vehicle with a defective mechanism, or if you are driving a commercial motor vehicle with the gears/clutch disengaged. Reckless driving can be charged anywhere in the state, from Fairfield County to Hartford County and beyond. For more information on reckless driving and motor vehicle violations, check out our website.
05:51
September 15, 2021
S10:E2 Infractions and Points in Connecticut
In this episode of Season 10, Attorney Jay Ruane breaks down the DMV point system in Connecticut and also explains the different between infractions, violations, and crimes. The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in Connecticut has rules regarding different motor vehicle violations and what they mean for your driver's license. The more driving violations you get, the more points will be assessed against your license. If you reach 10 points against your license, it will be suspended. It doesn't matter if you had one infraction in Hartford, a violation in New Haven, and a charge in New London. The DMV keeps track of all driving issues throughout the state, and the points will add up and stay on your license for 24 months. If you are worried about keeping your license, check out this episode to learn more about points and violations. You can also check out our website for more resources.
06:57
September 15, 2021
S10: E1 All About Licenses - The Motor Vehicle Season
In this first episode of Season 10, Connecticut criminal defense and motor vehicle violations lawyer Attorney Jay Ruane introduces Connecticut motor vehicle violations. Here, Jay explains the levels of Connecticut licenses and endorsements. These include: The Class D License. The Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL). The Class B CDL. The Class C CDL. In addition, there are 11 endorsements that could be added to a driver's license in Connecticut. These endorsements allow drivers to do different things, such as operate certain vehicles, drive certain passengers, etc. For more information on driver's licenses and driving in Connecticut, visit our website. 
08:28
September 15, 2021
S9:E9 Connecticut Diversionary Programs - Family Violence Education Program
In the final episode of the season, Attorney Rob Fontaine discusses the Family Violence Education Program and who might be eligible for the program with a case pending in court in Connecticut.  The Connecticut Family Violence Education Program is a diversionary program for those who face Connecticut domestic violence charges. It is available to those who have been charged with issues such as bodily harm, stalking, assault, and patterns of violence. Eligibility also hinges on not having used this program in the past, not being convicted of family violence since October 1st, 1986, and not having used the Accelerated Rehabilitation Program for Family Violence since October 1st, 1986.  This diversionary program is an alternative to jail time and other penalties for first time offenders. Whether you are facing a domestic violence crime at the Hartford, Enfield, Manchester, New Britain, Rockville, and Torrington, or some other Courthouse, the Family Violence Education Program might be an option for you.  You can learn more about the Family Violence Education Program on our website or by following Attorney Fontaine on Facebook.
04:28
August 20, 2020
S9:E8 Connecticut Diversionary Programs - Community Service Labor Program
In this episode, Attorney Rob Fontaine discusses the Connecticut Community Service Labor Program (CSLP), which has undergone changes since its creation in 1990. This program was created for those facing Connecticut drug crimes. Instead of serving a jail sentence for a drug related crime, Connecticut defendants that are eligible can complete community service. Due to the changes made to this program, it can be used now as a post-conviction way to avoid jail time for drug offenses. Those eligible for Connecticut's CSLP are: Defendants who have never previously been convicted of illegal manufacture, distribution, sale, prescription or dispensing controlled substances or illegal manufacture, distribution, sale, prescription or dispensing controlled substances by a non-drug dependent person. Defendants who have been convicted of a drug possession offense as a first offense. Defendants that have not previously participated in CSLP. Whether your drug case is being heard in Bridgeport, New Haven, Stamford, Torrington, Hartford, or anywhere in between, the CSLP can be a powerful tool. Learn more here and on our website or by contacting an attorney. Also make sure to follow Attorney Fontaine on Facebook for more Connecticut legal information.
03:41
August 20, 2020
S9:E7 Connecticut Diversionary Programs - Pretrial School Violence Education Program
Attorney Rob Fontaine of Ruane Attorneys discusses the Connecticut Pretrial School Violence Education Program in this episode of our podcast. This is one of many Connecticut diversionary programs. Rob explains your child's eligibility for this program if they face an arrest at a Connecticut school. If a child is charged with the threat of or use of physical violence on Connecticut school property or at school sponsored activities, they could be eligible for this program. The program consists of group anger management counseling to help kids learn to control their emotions and channel them into positive endeavors.  The Pretrial School Violence Education Program is an alternative to a run-in with the Connecticut juvenile court or criminal court system. It is a diversionary program meant to rehabilitate teens that express troubling behavior. No matter what school your child goes to, whether it is in Hartford County, Litchfield County, Fairfield County, New Haven County, Tolland County, Middlesex County, or Windham County, they will have an opportunity to take advantage of this program. Learn more about this program in this episode, or visit our website for more information. You can also follow Attorney Fontaine's Facebook page for more information. https://www.facebook.com/Attorney-Robert-Fontaine-109179583756279/
04:49
August 20, 2020
S9:E6 Connecticut Diversionary Programs - Youthful Offenders
In this episode of Season Nine, Connecticut criminal defense attorney Rob Fontaine discusses the Connecticut youthful offender program, in light of the recent Raise The Age legislation and its positives and negatives. This s one of many Connecticut diversionary programs. Connecticut teens accused of a crime who are older than 16 but younger than 18 years old are eligible for the youthful offender program. This allows certain privileges for their Connecticut juvenile court cases. They will receive greater court confidentiality than adults. In addition, once the offender turns 21, their juvenile record will be erased, as long as they don't commit any other crimes before reaching the age of 21.  There are some Connecticut crimes that make a teenager ineligible for youthful offender status. Rob discusses the eligibility requirements on this episode.  No matter where in Connecticut a person faces a juvenile arrest, the youthful offender program is an option. All Connecticut courthouses will entertain the youthful offender option. It is a good idea to contact a Connecticut juvenile defense lawyer to determine if your child is eligible and how to best handle their legal situation.  For more information, check out our website. Need more Connecticut legal information? Follow Rob on Facebook.
06:55
August 20, 2020
S9:E5 Connecticut Diversionary Programs - Pretrial Alcohol Education Program
In this episode, Attorney Rob Fontaine talks the basics of the Connecticut Alcohol Education Program. This is a popular program for first time Connecticut DUI offenders. This program allows offenders to participate in treatment programs and rehabilitative classes instead of facing jail time. If a person successfully completes the Alcohol Education Program, the Connecticut court will dismiss their case.  It doesn't matter what Connecticut road, town, or city you were arrested in, nor does it matter which Connecticut courthouse your case has been assigned to. If you are a first time offender and you fulfill the eligibility requirements, the Alcohol Education Program will be an option that you can consider.  There are pros and cons to using the Connecticut Alcohol Education Program to avoid a Driving Under the Influence conviction. A Connecticut DUI lawyer can help you weigh these pros and cons and make the right decision for yourself. If you would like to meet with our staff, we have offices in Shelton, Wethersfield, Norwich, and Stamford. We are happy to discuss your situation with you.  For more information, visit our website. You can also follow Rob on Facebook here.
05:45
August 20, 2020
S9:E4 Connecticut Diversionary Programs - CADAC
In this episode, Attorney Rob Fontaine talks about the often misunderstood and rarely used, but still on the books CADAC program in Connecticut. This is one of many diversionary programs in the state. The Connecticut Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling Program is meant to help those in Connecticut struggling with drug and alcohol dependency. This is treatment program that can be used as an alternative to jail time for those charged with a crime in Connecticut who are also drug dependent. There are a few other requirements that Attorney Fontaine discusses in this episode. This program can only be used once, so if you are considering this program, make sure that you are using it to the best of your ability.  Whether you are facing a case at the Stamford Courthouse, Torrington Courthouse, New Haven Courthouse, or any other courthouse in Connecticut, CADAC will be available if you meet the requirements.  You can learn more about this diversionary program on the Ruane Attorneys website. Also make sure to follow Attorney Fontaine on Facebook for more Connecticut legal information.
08:06
August 20, 2020
S9:E3 - Drug Education and Community Service Program
There are several Connecticut diversionary programs geared towards those who need help with substance abuse. In this episode, Connecticut criminal defense attorney Rob Fontaine discusses the Pretrial Drug Education and Community Service Program. This program is designed to assist those charged with drug crimes in getting them the treatment that they may need, as well as giving them an opportunity to give back to their community through community service. Rob discusses eligibility, fees and costs, and the benefits of program usage for defendants. The Pretrial Drug Education and Community Service Program is designed to teach those with substance issues about the long term health issues of substance abuse and how to overcome their issues.  Those eligible for this program are those charged with crimes such as the use, possession/deliverance of drug paraphernalia; possession of a controlled substance; or possession of less than ½ oz. of cannabis type substance. To be eligible, you also can't have already used the Drug Education Program or the Pretrial Community Service Labor Program twice.  Rob goes into more detail about the program on this podcast. For further assistance, make sure to contact a Connecticut criminal defense attorney. You can also visit our website for more resources, and make sure to follow Attorney Fontaine on Facebook!
07:24
August 19, 2020
S9:E2 The Supervised Diversionary Program
In this episode of Season Nine, Attorney Rob Fontaine explains the ins and outs of the Supervised Diversionary Program. This is just one of the many diversionary programs available in Connecticut.  The Supervised Diversionary Program is a program that is specifically structured for defendants with psychiatric conditions or disabilities. On this episode, Rob goes over which defendants are eligible, what the requirements of the program are, any associated fees, and the benefits of successful completion. It is important to note that if you are eligible, the Supervised Diversionary Program is available at all Connecticut courthouses. This includes the Bridgeport Courthouse, Norwalk Courthouse, Danbury Courthouse, New London Courthouse, Waterbury Courthouse, etc.  For more information, check out the Ruane Attorneys website. You can also follow Rob on Facebook here.
07:45
August 19, 2020
S9:E1 Intro to Connecticut Diversionary Programs & Accelerated Rehabilitation
Welcome to Season Nine! In this episode, Attorney Fontaine will discuss diversionary programs as a whole in Connecticut, as well as the Accelerated Rehabilitation Program in detail. We will cover the requirements, fees, and expectations for participating defendants, as well as the benefits of the program. We hope that this will add to your understanding of the Connecticut AR program and help you make decisions in the future. The other programs covered in this season are: The Supervised Diversionary Program The Drug Education and Community Service Program The Connecticut Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling Program The Pretrial Alcohol Education Program The Youthful Offenders Program The Pretrial School Violence Education Program The Community Service Labor Program The Family Violence Education Program Check out this episode to learn more about diversionary programs and follow Rob on social media for more Connecticut legal information. 
13:01
August 19, 2020
S8:E10 Violations of Code and Complaints of Victims - The Most Common Reason for Discipline
In the last episode of this season, Attorney Mancini covers the most common reasons for Connecticut professional license discipline and how the stakes are raised when there is a "victim" complaining against you. Throughout this episode, you can learn more about the disciplinary process that you face if your professional license is in question. The process will differ slightly based on the license that you hold, but in general the process is the same whether you have a medical license, sales license, contractor license, or another type of Connecticut professional license. You can expect that if a complaint is filed against you and your license, the corresponding Department or Board that is in charge of your license will open an investigation to learn more. After an investigation, you may choose to settle the dispute or ask for a formal hearing in which you can defend yourself.  Make sure to follow Dennis on Facebook for more information! 
04:51
August 11, 2020
S8:E9 Why Could Your Professional License be Suspended or Revoked?
In this episode, Attorney Dennis Mancini covers the common infractions or events that could lead you to professional license discipline in Connecticut. If you listen to nothing else, make sure you listen to this episode! There are many mistakes that could cause a Board or Department to investigate a Connecticut professional license. A criminal arrest, whether in Stamford, New Haven, Hartford, Bridgeport, New London, or some other part of the state, could lead to an investigation into your license.  The same goes for substance abuse, whether you have a medical license, services license, sales license, or some other type of license.  Another common reason for a license investigation is conduct that is against the guidelines for a specific license or career. This will almost certainly lead to a complaint or action taken by the Board.  Make sure to listen to this episode to learn more about license suspensions and revocation. For more information, follow Dennis' Facebook page!
09:29
August 11, 2020
S8:E8 Service Professionals in CT and how Licensing Discipline Can Impact Them
In this episode, Dennis covers the service professionals and licensing requirements in Connecticut and how actions against their license can impact their career. Service licenses include those for tattoo artists, massage therapists, hair stylists, gaming professionals, and more. Whether your business is in Manchester or Danbury, you need to obtain a Connecticut service license and make sure that you follow the regulations for that license. Failure to do so could result in action taken against you and your license. You could face fines, probation, a license suspension, or even license revocation.  You can keep in touch with Dennis by following him on social media. 
09:14
August 11, 2020
S8:E7 Healthcare Professionals in Connecticut and License Discipline
In this episode, Attorney Dennis Mancini talks about the different healthcare professions in Connecticut and some common discipline issues they might face. There is a wide range of Connecticut healthcare professionals and professional licenses that a person can obtain. A few common professions include: Optometrist Physical therapist Podiatrist Physician Nurse Chiropractor Pharmacist EMT Dentist Veterinarian  Psychologist Psychiatrist  Occupational therapist Medical professionals are oftentimes highly scrutinized because their jobs are so important. In this episode, you can learn more about how a Connecticut healthcare license could be called into question. If you would like to learn more about Dennis, follow him on Facebook!
10:33
August 11, 2020
S8:E6 Negotiation, Settlements, and Stipulations
In this episode, Professional License Lawyer Attorney Dennis Mancini talks about the pathways to resolving your case with negotiations and settlements to avoid a hearing, including suspension, probation, restrictions and revocation. In Connecticut, the general disciplinary process for those facing issues with their professional licenses starts with a complaint and an investigation into their practice. These investigations can be deeply personal, as a Board may request information about your clients, your employees, your practice, and even your personal life. After the investigation, the Board will determine if they want to move forward with the process or if they want to dismiss the allegations against you. If the Board decides to move forward, you may enter into negotiations and a settlement process with the Board. Alternatively, you can request a formal hearing in which you can try to defend yourself against the accusations that you face.  Attorney Mancini discusses the pros and cons of negotiations and settlements on this episode. Keep in touch with Dennis by following him on Facebook. 
05:20
July 31, 2020
S8:E5 Hearings and Evidence
In this episode, Connecticut professional license defense lawyer Dennis Mancini reveals a major misunderstanding of how evidence works in hearings. He explains how the evidence would be presented against you, and how to get your evidence ready in your defense. When it comes to defending a Connecticut professional license, it is important to become familiar with the Uniform Administrative Procedures Act (UAPA). This act establishes what types of evidence are and are not allowed in professional license defense hearings.  In this episode, Dennis talks more about hearsay evidence, the burden of proof, and other types of evidence that can and cannot be presented if your professional license is on the line.  Learn more by listening to this episode. You can keep in touch with Dennis through his Facebook page. 
07:52
July 30, 2020
S8:E4 Connecticut Licensing Hearing
In this episode, Connecticut professional license defense attorney Dennis Mancini explains the hearing process, how the UAPA governs, and what to expect in a hearing. If your Connecticut professional license is on the line, whether you practice in Greenwich, New London, or anywhere in between, you need to know what you are up against so that you can protect yourself. The Uniform Administrative Procedures Act (UAPA) will outline many of the regulations that need to be followed in the disciplinary process. You can refer to this act for more information.  If your healthcare license, contractor license, or any other license is on the line in Connecticut, you probably want to know what the hearing process is like. Dennis outlines this process in this episode. If you have additional questions, you can reach out to Dennis through Facebook. 
07:15
July 30, 2020
S8:E3 Your Rights as a Connecticut Professional License Holder
In this episode, Attorney Mancini talks about the discipline process and how a department goes about an investigation - and what you can do to protect yourself and your license! Gaining a professional license in Connecticut, whether it is a medical license, a sales license, or some other type of license, is an extensive process. It requires time, money, and skill to obtain these licenses. Unfortunately, your work is not done once your license is granted. Now you need to protect your license and avoid an issue with the agency that administered it.  In this episode, you can learn more about why your license might be in jeopardy, the rights that you have while you go through the disciplinary process, and ultimately, how you can protect your license.  To learn more about Dennis, make sure to follow him on Facebook!
07:05
July 30, 2020
S8:E2 Who Controls Professional Licensing in Connecticut?
In this episode, Dennis Mancini, from The License Lawyers, talks about what agencies are in control of professional licensing in Connecticut. Every license in Connecticut is unique. Different licenses require different application processes, and in some cases, different actions can lead to issues with your license.  The major agencies that control professional licenses are the Department of Public Health and the Department of Consumer Protection. There are other agencies that oversee Connecticut professional licenses as well. Dennis outlines these agencies' requirements on this episode of the podcast.  Looking to Connecticut with Dennis? You can find him on Facebook!
06:19
July 30, 2020
S8:E1 Intro to Dennis Mancini and Professional License Defense
In this special season of The Connecticut Criminal Law Podcast, we welcome Attorney Dennis Mancini, who tells us all about Connecticut professional license defense. Obtaining a professional license in Connecticut can be a grueling process. There are usually education requirements, training, testing, and more. This is a considerable investment in yourself and your future. Once you get your license, whether it is a sales license, service license, healthcare license, or some other type of license, you do not want to lose it! This season, Dennis will talk about potential issues with these professional licenses and how you can protect yourself from disciplinary action. You can learn more about Dennis by visiting his Facebook page!
08:05
July 30, 2020
S7:E9 Connecticut Juvenile Case Dispositions and Juvenile Conviction Expungements
To finish the season, juvenile defense lawyer Jill Ruane discusses how juvenile cases can be resolved and what to do to make sure your child's juvenile record is kept from the public. In some cases, a Connecticut juvenile case can simply be dismissed from court. In this case, the record of the juvenile case will be erased and your child will not deal with any consequences. It is difficult to get a dismissal, but it is possible. Alternatively, your child might be referred to a court ordered program here in Connecticut. Another potential resolution is a "nolle." This is not necessarily a dismissal, but it means that in exchange for doing something, the client's case is not pursued by the court. If there are no further issues, the court will erase the case file in 13 months. Your family may also choose to negotiate with the prosecution, or ultimately take the case to trial.  On this episode of the podcast, you can learn more about these case resolution options, as well as how juveniles can have their juvenile cases expunged (or erased) in the future. To keep in touch with Jill, check out her Facebook page!
10:14
July 23, 2020
S7:E8 Common Juvenile Crimes in Connecticut
In this very special episode, Attorney Jill Ruane explains common crimes that Connecticut juveniles can be charged with so you can understand what the allegations are against your teen. Some of the most common Connecticut crimes that teens face are: Criminal mischief Disorderly conduct Assault Criminal trespassing Larceny Burglary Arson Jill goes into more detail in this episode of the podcast to explain why juveniles commit crimes, what these crimes actually mean, and how you can protect your child. Whether your child faces a legal issue in Hartford County, Fairfield County, or anywhere in the state, we can help. Follow Jill on Facebook to learn more about her and Ruane Attorneys. 
05:12
July 23, 2020
S7:E7 Your Teenager's/Juvenile's Rights with Police
Attorney Jill Ruane, a lawyer who works with Connecticut juvenile criminal defense, talks about how your teen should interact with police both in school and in public, to give them tips on how to protect themselves. In this episode of the podcast, Jill explains how to talk to your kids about their encounters with the police. Especially in today's climate, it is important for teens to know how to respectfully and safely interact with Connecticut police officers, while still protecting their rights.  Make sure that your teenagers know their rights if they are pulled over, suspected of possessing drugs, under the influence of alcohol, or in other common cases of juvenile legal issues.  For more information, make sure to follow Jill on Facebook.
11:27
July 23, 2020
S7:E6 Juvenile Alcohol Laws and Social Host Questions
In this episode, Connecticut juvenile defense lawyer Jill Ruane addresses a common issue for teens - alcohol use - and how parents can be liable for social host law violations. If a teenager decides to drink at an adult's house in Connecticut, it is not just their future that is at stake - the adult who owns the property could also face legal trouble. This is according to Connecticut's social host liability laws. In many cases, adults are responsible for making sure that those who are underage do not consume alcohol while on their property. This is sometimes the case even if the property owner is not home.  It is important to talk to your kids about the consequences not just for them, but for their whole family or a friend's family if they choose to drink alcohol while underage in someone's home. This is the case throughout the state - from Stamford to Bridgeport to Glastonbury and beyond.  Check out the episode to learn more. To stay in touch with Jill, you can follow her on Facebook. 
10:59
July 23, 2020
S7:E5 Connecticut Juveniles, School Related Discipline, and Arrests.
Attorney Jill Ruane talks about the intersection of school discipline and the juvenile justice system in Connecticut. This episode of our podcast focuses on how you may not have as many protections in Connecticut schools as you may think! A few common school issues that your Connecticut teen might face include:  Academic misconduct Violating safety policies Cyberbullying or bullying Vaping Some of these issues may be handled by the school internally, but in some situations, the police might get involved as well. In these cases, your teen will face disciplinary action from the school, which might include detention, suspension, or even expulsion, and they will also face legal consequences from the juvenile justice system such as mandatory classes, probation, community service, or even time in a juvenile facility.  This episode will provide more information on school related issues, your child's rights in school, and how to protect your child if they face a school issue.  Stay in touch with Jill by following her on social media. 
12:10
July 23, 2020
S7:E4 Juveniles and Drug Crimes in Connecticut
In this episode of Season Seven, Jill talks about decriminalization of marijuana and how a drug case is treated in the Connecticut juvenile justice system. While marijuana has decriminalized or legalized marijuana in many states, recreational marijuana has not been legalized in Connecticut. This means that if your child is found in possession of marijuana in Connecticut, they could face a run-in with the juvenile justice system. Your child could face many different types of penalties, such as fines, a Connecticut driver's license suspension, participation in drug treatment programs, and more.  If your child is accused of selling, possessing, or using marijuana, you need a Connecticut juvenile defense attorney like Jill on your side. You can learn more about her by following her on Facebook here. 
05:30
July 23, 2020
S7:E3 Teens, Sex, Sexting, and Teenage Domestic Violence in Connecticut
In this episode, Attorney Jill Ruane shatters the myths of teenage sex crimes in Connecticut and gives examples of how your teen could end up on the wrong side of the law. When it comes to teenage sex in Connecticut, consent is an important variable. In Connecticut, the age of consent is 16. This means that those under the age of 16 cannot consent to sexual activities, even if they believe that they want to engage in them.  However, there are some exceptions meant to protect teenagers who do not reach the age of consent. If having sex with someone under the age of 13, the other party cannot be more than two years older. If having sex with someone age 13-15, the other party cannot be more than three years older.  Issues of sexual assault, sexting, and domestic violence are taken very seriously in Connecticut. You can learn more about them in this episode.  To reach out to juvenile defense attorney Jill Ruane, find her on Facebook.
10:05
July 23, 2020
S7:E2 Teens and Connecticut Driving Laws
In episode two, Jill covers the laws for Connecticut teens and driving, including when the police can and cannot search the car your teen is in and how they should interact with police when driving.  Motor vehicle violations in Connecticut occur for drivers of all ages. However, there are some restrictions imposed on Connecticut teenage drivers that are not imposed on adults. These restrictions include who can and cannot be passengers in a car with a teenaged driver, curfew restrictions, and more.  In addition, your teen might not know what to do if they are pulled over by Connecticut police. Should they cooperate? Should they answer all of the police officer's questions? Should they let the officer search the car? In this episode, Connecticut juvenile defense attorney Jill Ruane answers these questions and more. To connect with Jill, find her on Facebook!
11:21
July 23, 2020
S7:E1 Introduction to Juvenile Criminal Defense with Attorney Jill Ruane
In Season 7 of the podcast we will be featuring Attorney Jill Ruane, who handles juvenile criminal defense in Connecticut. In this first episode, she explains the basics of the juvenile justice system in Connecticut and the three types of cases it handles. In addition, she discusses how the juvenile court differs from adult court. Connecticut juvenile cases fall into three categories: delinquency, Family with Service Needs ( FWSN), and child protection cases. Delinquency cases are when the minor child is arrested and charged with allegedly committing a crime. A Family with Service Needs or FWSN is a status offense case, which typically occurs when a juvenile is accused of running away, being truant or beyond the parent’s control. Child Protection matters involve situations where the Department of Children & Families (DCF) files court documents alleging abuse, neglect, or imminent harm of a minor child. Learn more from Jill on this podcast, and follow her on Facebook for more Connecticut juvenile law information. 
16:21
July 22, 2020
S6:E10 Defenses and Immunities
In the final episode of the season, civil rights lawyer Dan Lage discusses how governmental agencies will fight to deny you your civil rights, and how the system could be stacked against you, unless you have a dedicated civil rights lawyer on your side. The multiple defenses and immunities  the government can raise in a civil rights cases can quickly frustrate a lawyer not used to fighting these battles, so it is important to find the right Connecticut civil rights lawyer to fight for you.  There are a lot of elements that your lawyer should think about in order to properly defend you against discrimination issues or any other type of civil rights issue that you face. Some common defenses include the failure to state a claim defense, the statute of limitations defense, lack of knowledge defense, and many more.  You can also learn about immunity in these kinds of situations here. To connect with Dan, follow him on Facebook. 
13:38
July 17, 2020
S6:E9 Supervisory and Municipal Liability under Section 1983
In this episode of Season Six, civil rights lawyer Dan Lage answers an important question - when a government employee violates your rights, who pays? Here, dan discusses civil rights violations. He also explores how cities and municipalities can be financially responsible for their employee's actions when done under the color of law.  Your natural inclination in a Connecticut police officer causes an accident or harm that they or their employer (the municipality) will be responsible for the damages. However, this is not always the case. There are four basic methods for establishing municipality liability that a good Connecticut civil rights lawyer should explore. Dan discusses these methods in detail in this episode.  For more information, visit the Ruane Attorneys website and make sure to follow Dan on Facebook!
10:40
July 17, 2020
S6:E8 Title IX Claims - Equal Opportunity in Education
For Episode Eight of this civil rights season, Dan Lage, civil rights lawyer, discusses equal opportunity in Connecticut education, and how there remains an ongoing battle to obtain equal footing for women and other students.  Connecticut schools as well as schools throughout the country need to comply with Title IX, which ensures that people cannot be excluded from any education programs or activity that gets funding from the Federal government based on their sex. Historically, Title IX has applied to athletics, but it also applies to anything else that fits the description mentioned above.  If you think that you or a loved one has not received equal opportunity in Connecticut education, this episode is for you! For more information, visit the Ruane Attorneys website and make sure to follow Dan on social media!
13:38
July 17, 2020
S6:E7 Employment Discrimination
In this episode of Season Six, Dan discusses employment discrimination in Connecticut.  Here, Dan explains how if you are a person of color, a member of the LGBTQ community, an immigrant, a person of a certain faith, an older person, or a differently-abled person, your work environment could become too toxic for continued employment. Our laws here in Connecticut were designed to protect you from these workplace discrimination issues. Whether you face harassment, wrongful termination, rejection of your application, or some other issue, a Connecticut civil rights lawyer can help. For more information, check out our website and follow Dan on Facebook. 
11:22
July 17, 2020
S6:E6 Police Misconduct and Civil Rights Lawsuits
In part two of a two-part mini series, Partner Dan Lage tackles the hot topic of police misconduct, including illegal searches under the Fourth Amendment and Excessive Force by law enforcement. Searches and seizures that do not conform to the standards set by the Fourth Amendment could mean that your civil rights have been violated and you can take action.  Remember that if you consent to a search, this is not the case. Throughout this episode, Attorney Lage discusses the situations in which searches are legal and in what cases searches violate a person's constitutional rights. Don't miss this very important episode. The information outlined here can help you protect yourself from police misconduct. For more information, visit the Ruane Attorneys website and follow Dan on Facebook. 
12:09
July 17, 2020
S6:E5 Police Misconduct and Civil Rights Lawsuits
In this episode, Part 1 of a two-part mini series, Dan tackles the hot topic of police misconduct. In this episode, you can learn more about Connecticut police issues, including negligence, false arrest, excessive force, and malicious prosecution. These can be used as potential claims that a Connecticut civil rights lawsuit can allege against the police. With a Connecticut civil rights lawyer on your side, you will be able to determine police misconduct and fight for your rights. For more information, visit our website. You can also keep in touch with Dan by following him on Facebook. 
07:04
July 17, 2020
S6:E4 Meeting with Your Lawyer
Meeting with your Connecticut civil rights lawyer is an important part of your civil rights case. In this important episode, Partner Dan Lage, head of the Civil Rights Division at Connecticut's Ruane Attorneys, covers how to prepare to meet with a civil rights lawyer to talk about a possible civil rights case.  Dan outlines a few important steps, including: Writing down your thoughts Assembling the evidence Talking to witnesses Contacting a lawyer quickly Remaining calm The right Connecticut civil rights lawyer can determine if your constitutional rights have been violated, and the best course of action to take. You can learn more on our website. You can also stay in touch with Dan by following him on Facebook. 
09:35
July 17, 2020
S6:E3 - Who Can You Sue?
In this episode, Attorney Dan Lage, Partner at Ruane Attorneys, discusses what individuals and entities may be the target of your Connecticut civil rights lawsuit.  If you have your rights violated and are trying to decide who might be responsible, this is the episode for you. In this episode, Dan talks about when to sue individual Connecticut police officers, a town's police department, the town itself, or even the state. These all might be options depending on your situation. For more information, check out the Ruane Attorneys website. You can also find Dan on Facebook and stay up-to-date on Connecticut law through his page. 
05:50
July 17, 2020
S6:E2 - Who Can Sue?
In this episode of Season Six, Ruane Attorneys Partner Dan Lage discusses some examples of the types of cases that can give rise to a cause of action. In other words, he explains what someone can sue for in a Connecticut civil rights case. There are many ways in which your constitutional rights can be violated by the Connecticut police, by an employer, a school, an institution, and more. Attorney Lage gives a few examples of common civil rights issues in Connecticut and what to do about them. For more information, reach out to us. 
07:09
July 17, 2020
S6:E1 The Civil Rights Lawsuit
This season of the Ruane Attorneys podcast will center around civil rights issues in America. In this episode, we welcome our guest host for this season's discussion, Connecticut civil rights Attorney Dan Lage. Throughout this season, Attorney Lage will cover some historical background to civil rights law and explain what a civil rights lawsuit might like like once it's filed. He will walk you through common issues, examples, and potential outcomes for your civil rights case.  You can find more information on the Ruane Attorneys website. You can also keep in touch with Dan by following his Facebook page. 
08:31
July 17, 2020
S5:E10 Violations of Probation in Connecticut
In the last episode of the season, Connecticut criminal defense attorney Jim Ruane talks about the challenges with being on probation and being violated, and how the stakes are much higher if you are facing violation of probation (VOP) issues in Connecticut. When a person is placed on probation in Connecticut, this usually comes with certain terms for release. These terms might include not possessing firearms, keeping a job, checking in with a Connecticut probation officer at designated times, refraining from using drugs and alcohol, etc. If a person is found in violation of their release conditions, they are in violation of their probation. If violation of probation is proven, you could be sent back to jail.  You can learn more about violation of probation by checking out our website. 
04:44
June 26, 2020
S5:E9 Pleas, Trials and Sentencing in Connecticut Criminal Cases
One of the hardest things to do when faced with a criminal charge is decided to resolve your case with a plea or go to trial. Connecticut criminal defense attorney Jim Ruane explains the complex factors that can go into a decision in this episode of the podcast. By understanding both options, and the sentencing consequences, you can make an informed decision. Connecticut guilty pleas in criminal cases can take three forms - straight guilty pleas, Alford pleas, and no contest pleas. Jim describes the pleas in more detail. This information can help you make a decision if you are thinking of making a guilty plea.  Alternatively, you may choose to plead not guilty in your case. Jim also explains the pros and cons of this decision here. Visit our website to learn more.
05:49
June 26, 2020
S5:E8 Drug Sales and Possession in Connecticut
In this very special episode, Connecticut criminal defense attorney Jim Ruane discusses common Connecticut drug crimes. He outlines the crimes of drug possession and sales, as well as the defenses that you and your attorney can make to whatever charges you face. Jim also discusses some options if you are charged with either offense. In this episode, you can learn more about: Classifications of drugs (called Schedules in Connecticut) Physical drug possession Constructive possession Legalization and decriminalization of certain drugs Drug sale definition For more information on Connecticut drug crimes, check out the Ruane Attorneys website. 
05:49
June 26, 2020
S5:E7 Connecticut Criminal Firearms Laws
In Episode Seven of this season, Connecticut criminal trial specialist Jim Ruane talks about firearms charges in Connecticut. He discusses how the politics of firearms impacts case results. Did you know that Connecticut has some of the most complex and stringent firearm laws in the country? It is also very difficult for someone who has been convicted of a crime to legally own a firearm. Finally, Connecticut doesn't recognize out-of-state carry permits or licenses, so do not expect your out-of-state license to be sufficient in Connecticut . Gun ownership and crimes committed using guns are taken very seriously. You can learn more about license requirements as well as who can and cannot possess firearms on this episode. For more information, visit our website. 
05:49
June 26, 2020
S5:E6 Assault, Fighting, Breach of Peace in Connecticut: The Law and the Penalties
In this episode, Jim discusses the laws around assault charges in Connecticut and what you can be facing if you wind up charged with assault at any degree. Connecticut assault crimes include assault in the first degree, assault in the second degree, and assault in the third degree. Other assault type behaviors in Connecticut are disorderly conduct, threatening, and breach of peace. In this episode, Jim provides more information about these assault charges as well as defense to them.  For more information, check out our website. 
09:56
June 26, 2020
S5:E5 Larceny, Shoplifting and Stealing - The Crime and Punishment in Connecticut
In the 5th episode of the season, Ruane Attorneys senior trial lawyer Jim Ruane talks about larceny, theft, shoplifting and the penalties for the different value levels you could be facing. In Connecticut, there are many forms of larceny. Outlined in this episode are a few common ones, as well as some frequently asked questions that he receives at Ruane Attorneys. You can also learn about Connecticut penalties for different larceny related crimes in this episode. Whether you face a larceny charge at the Danbury, Stamford, or Torrington Courthouse, or anywhere in between, this episode can give you the information that you need. For more information on larceny, theft, and similar Connecticut crimes, visit our website.
08:52
June 26, 2020
S5:E4 The Disgrace of the Connecticut Criminal Justice System - "Motion" Practice
In this episode of Season Five, Attorney Jim Ruane talks about motion practice in Connecticut, and how it fails criminal defendants and defense lawyers and makes the system unfair and biased.  In Connecticut criminal cases, there are two main types of motions that are made - the Motion to Dismiss and the Motion to Suppress. Jim talks more about these motions and what they mean for someone charged with a Connecticut crime in this episode.  This episode also outlines information on different types of stops and seizures, such as searches related to arrests, searches in a car, inventory searches, and more.  To learn more, check out the Ruane Attorneys website. 
13:25
June 26, 2020
S5:E3 "I Wasn't Read MY Rights" and Why That Usually Doesn't Matter!
One of the most common questions that Connecticut criminal defense lawyers get is about the need for police to read you your rights. In this very special episode, Attorney Jim Ruane breaks down the Miranda rights and when they are required...hint - it's not often! Despite what you have seen on TV, Miranda rights and Miranda warnings are not essential in many criminal situations. In this episode, Jim explains general intent crimes and specific intent crimes, as well as what they mean to the police and Connecticut law. These types of crimes are also related to Miranda warnings, as well as if or when they should be used. You can visit the Ruane Attorneys website to learn more!
05:40
June 26, 2020
S5:E2 Bail and Arraignment in Criminal Cases
In this episode, Connecticut criminal defense lawyer Jim Ruane talks about the bail and arraignment process in Connecticut. After a person is arrested in Connecticut, whether this happens in Greenwich or Fairfield or New London, bail will be set for that person's release from jail. The person must pay a fee in order to be released from jail while their case is pending. You can pay a bail fee, also called a bail bond, outright, or you can pay a bail bondsman a smaller fee to cover the bond for you.  It is important to make sure that you attend all of your court dates once you are out on bail. If you do not, you will be charged with "Failure to Appear in Court" and this will only worsen your situation. Learn more about bail, arraignment, and bonds in this episode. For more information, check out our website. 
06:39
June 26, 2020
S5:E1 Season Intro: What are the Levels of Proof in a Criminal Case?
This season of the Ruane Attorneys podcast will focus on the Connecticut criminal justice system. We start out with some basic information. In this episode, Certified Criminal Trial Specialist and founding partner of Ruane Attorneys, Attorney Jim Ruane talks about the levels of proof involved in criminal cases and gives you a framework for understanding the criminal process. Jim explains reasonable and articulable suspicion, probable cause, reasonable doubt, proof beyond a reasonable doubt, and more, to help you understand this system and what you are up against if you are charged with a crime in Connecticut.  For more information, visit our website. 
09:31
June 26, 2020
S4:E9 Special Bonus: Your Alcohol Education Program Questions Answered!
In this special bonus episode, Attorney Teresa DiNardi answered the most common questions about the Connecticut Alcohol Education Program. The Connecticut Alcohol Education Program (AEP) is an alternative available for those charged with a first time Connecticut DUI. If you are eligible for the program, you can take alcohol education classes in Connecticut, and the court will dismiss the DUI against you. There are pros and cons to using the Alcohol Education Program, and it is best to consult a Connecticut DUI lawyer before deciding to or not to use the program.  You can learn more about the AEP and Connecticut DUI on the Ruane Attorneys website. To keep in touch with Teresa, follow her on Facebook.
13:49
June 04, 2020
S4:E8 The Alcohol Education Program in Connecticut
In this very special episode, Teresa discusses a common alternative to a DUI trial or plea, the Connecticut Alcohol Education Program, and how it can help you with your situation. Connecticut's Alcohol Education Program is intended to help those who are first time DUI offenders. The program seeks to rehabilitate those who have displayed drug or alcohol issues by requiring them to take alcohol education classes. If the program is successfully completed, the court system will dismiss the DUI charges and the defendant won't have to worry about conviction or having a DUI on their record.  You can learn more about the Alcohol Education Program in this episode. For further information, check out our website. 
04:32
May 28, 2020
S4:E7 The Impact of a CDL on a DUI Case and How a DUI Can Impact Your Career
In this episode, Connecticut DUI lawyer Teresa DiNardi talks about how having a commercial driver's license (CDL) in Connecticut, even if you are not driving a commercial vehicle at the time of your stop, can dramatically make things tougher for you. If you face a Connecticut DUI and you hold a CDL, the DUI could impact not only your freedom and your personal life, but also your career. If you are a truck driver, a bus driver, or rely on your CDL in some way for your livelihood, a Connecticut DUI can cause serious problems. This is because your CDL could be taken away from you. Not only will you be unable to drive, you will also be unable to work. This is the case whether you are on duty when stopped for a DUI or not.  To learn more about CDLs and DUIs, check out our website. You can also follow Teresa on Facebook to learn more about Connecticut law. 
04:17
May 28, 2020
S4:E6 The Penalties for DUI In Connecticut
In this episode, Teresa DiNardi, partner at Ruane Attorneys and known as LadyDUI breaks down the penalties for DUI in the state of Connecticut so people know exactly what they are facing. Facing a Connecticut DUI can be an overwhelming experience. Whether you were stopped on I-95, the Merritt Parkway, or a backroad, the DUI charge is the same.  In this episode, you can learn more about potential penalties, which are based on how many (if any) previous DUIs you have. Common penalties include fines, jail time, probation, participation in the AEP, and more.  For more Connecticut DUI information, check out the Ruane Attorneys website. 
09:46
May 28, 2020
S4:E5 The Ignition Interlock Program
In this episode of Season Four, we learn all about the IID program in Connecticut.  Connecticut DUI lawyer Teresa DiNardi explains that many people convicted of a Connecticut DUI have to have an ignition interlock device (IID) installed on their vehicles in order to properly drive. After a driver's license suspension, the IID is required for a period of time, depending on your situation. Failure to drive a vehicle with an IID can result in additional penalties and license suspensions. We have more information about the IID on our website. To keep in touch with Teresa, follow her on Facebook. 
06:13
May 28, 2020
S4:E4 Work Permits and School Permits
In this episode Attorney DiNardi, better known as Lady DUI, talks about Connecticut driving. More specifically, she talks about how you can get a work permit if you license is suspended and how to navigate the ignition interlock program with the DMV. Oftentimes after receiving a Connecticut DUI, your driver's license will be suspended. You may receive a suspension from the court, the Department of Motor Vehicles, or both. If your license is suspended, you are not allowed to drive a vehicle under any circumstances UNLESS you apply for and are granted a work or education permit. These permits allow you to drive to and from work or school ONLY so that you can keep working or continue your education.  Teresa explains these permits in greater detail in this episode. For more information, check out the Ruane Attorneys website. 
04:16
May 28, 2020
S4:E3 How Court and DMV is different in a DUI Case in Connecticut
Attorney Teresa DiNardi explains how you wind up with two different cases when arrested for a Connecticut DUI and what that means for you and your license. Being charged with a Connecticut DUI will trigger two processes against you - the court process and the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) process. The court process will determine if you were driving under the influence and will result in criminal penalties such as fines, a license suspension, jail time, a criminal conviction, and more. The DMV process will determine if the DMV should suspend your license as a result of the acts that you are accused of.  These cases are independent of one another, but it is a good idea to find a Connecticut DUI lawyer who can fight for you in both. To learn more, visit our website and follow Teresa on Facebook. 
05:41
May 28, 2020
S4:E2 Field Sobriety Testing with Attorney DiNardi
In  this episode, Teresa DiNardi, of Ruane Attorneys' DUI Team breaks down the field sobriety tests and explains how they came to be and what the limitations are in a DUI case. If you are pulled over for a Connecticut DUI, chances are that the police officer will ask you to take standardized field sobriety tests. These tests are the walk-and-turn test, the one leg stand test, and the horizontal gaze nystagmus test. These tests supposedly determine whether or not a person is intoxicated, but they are flawed. Teresa explains more here. To learn more about the standardized field sobriety tests, check out our website. 
05:09
May 28, 2020
S4:E1 Intro to LadyDUI, Teresa DiNardi
In Season Four, we explain the DUI process in Connecticut, with Lady DUI, Attorney Teresa DiNardi.  Attorney DiNardi is a Connecticut DUI defense lawyer and a partner at Ruane Attorneys. In this season, you can expect episodes that explain the standardized field sobriety tests, ignition interlock device, common DUI penalties, how to protect yourself, and much more. Make sure to tune into this season for more Connecticut DUI information. You can also check out our website to learn more!
05:18
May 28, 2020
S3:E16 Possession of Child Pornography in the Third Degree
In this episode of Season Three, Attorney Brittany Paz of Ruane Attorneys talks about possession of child pornography in the third degree and how the cases are handled in Connecticut. Possession of child pornography in the third degree is the least serious of the Connecticut child pornography charges. This crime refers to less than twenty images or frames of child pornography as defined in the Connecticut General Statutes. However, the penalties are still serious. Penalties include jail time and fines. Learn more about possession of child pornography on the Ruane Attorneys website. You can also follow Brittany on Facebook for more Connecticut law information. 
02:23
May 28, 2020
S3:E15 Possession of Child Pornography in the Second Degree
In our last episode, Connecticut sex defense attorney Brittany Paz discussed the crime of possession of child pornography in the first degree. In this episode, she outlines possession of child pornography in the second degree.  While child pornography in the second degree is less serious than child pornography in the first degree, it still deserves serious attention and the help of a Connecticut sex defense lawyer. A person can be charged with this crime if they are accused of possessing 20-50 depictions of child pornography. Brittany outlines potential defenses to and penalties of this crime on this episode.  Stay up-to-date with Brittany by following her on Instagram!
02:16
May 28, 2020
S3:E14 Possession of Child Pornography in the First Degree in Connecticut
In this episode, Attorney Brittany Paz goes over the very serious charges of possession of child pornography in the first degree. She discusses how the state of Connecticut will prosecute someone with these charges, along with the maximum and minimum penalties. Of all the Connecticut child pornography crimes, possession of child pornography in the first degree is the most serious. It includes possession of at least 50 visuals of child pornography by a person. If convicted, the penalties can be severe, including long prison sentences and hefty fines. However, there are defenses that you can make with the help of a Connecticut sex crime defense attorney such as Attorney Paz.  Check out our other episodes on child pornography in the second degree and child pornography in the third degree, and make sure to follow Brittany on Facebook for more Connecticut legal information. 
02:53
May 28, 2020
S3:E13 How Does Connecticut Prosecute Prostitution Cases?
In this episode, sex defense lawyer Brittany Paz explains the charge of Prostitution in Connecticut. She explains what you can watch out for if you are facing a prostitution charge. There are a few different crimes related to prostitution in the state of Connecticut. They include prostitution, promoting prostitution in the first degree, and promoting prostitution in the second degree.  Keep in mind that there are defenses to these charges, especially prostitution. Brittany outlines these crimes, defenses, and potential penalties in this episode.  You can learn more about sex crime defense on the Ruane Attorneys website. 
02:30
May 28, 2020
S3:E12 What is Public Indecency in Connecticut and Why Am I Charged With It? Is it Serious?
In this episode, sex crimes defense lawyer Attorney Brittany Paz discusses the crime of Public Indecency in Connecticut and how it is prosecuted and defended in Connecticut. Public indecency differs from many other sex crimes because it is not necessary a non consensual act. You and your partner could consent to the sexual act and still be charged with public indecency if you are engaging in sexual acts in a public place. Therefore, consent is not a defense to this crime.  You can learn more about Connecticut public indecency in this episode of the podcast. Also make sure to follow Brittany on social media!
02:18
May 28, 2020
S3:E11 Sex Assault Third Degree With a Firearm
In this very special episode, Attorney Brittany Paz explains the charge of Sex Assault in the Third Degree With a Firearm in Connecticut. On this podcast, we have already discussed sexual assault in the third degree, but this crime can be heightened if it is committed with a firearm.  Sexual assault in the third degree with a firearm is considered a Class B or a Class C felony, depending on the circumstances. Either way, consequences include lengthy prison sentences and hefty fines. Attorney Paz explains this crime as well as defense to it further in this episode.  You can learn more about sex crime defense on the Ruane Attorneys website. 
02:58
May 28, 2020
S3:E10 Aggravated Sex Assault of a Minor
Sex assault concerning minors is always challenging to defend. In this podcast episode, Brittany breaks down this charge and the elements for aggravated sexual assault of a minor in Connecticut.  Sexual assault of any person is considered a heinous crime in our society, but sexual assault of a child is especially taboo. Aggravated sexual assault of a minor happens when the victim is under age 13 and another sexual crime is committed against them. The penalties for these issues are severe. Attorney Brittany Paz discusses crimes, penalties, and defenses on this episode of the podcast.  Stay in touch with Brittany by following her on Instagram. 
02:57
May 20, 2020
S3:E9 Can You Be Charged with Sex Assault with Someone You Live with Already?
In this episode, Brittany Paz, a parter with Ruane Attorneys in Connecticut, talks about the charge of sex assault of a spouse or cohabitant and the peculiar way this is charged. Check out this episode to learn more about how this issue is charged, potential penalties that you face, and potential defenses that can be alleged on your behalf.  For more information, visit our website. You can also follow Brittany on Facebook and Instagram. 
02:08
May 20, 2020
S3:E8 Sex Assault in the Forth Degree in Connecticut
In this episode of Season Three, Connecticut sex crime defense attorney Brittany Paz talks about the very common and complicated charge of Sex 4 in Connecticut. Sex 4, also knowns as sexual assault in the fourth degree, is less serious than some other sexual assault charges, but still something to take seriously. If you are convicted of Sex 4 in Connecticut, you face a jail sentence as well as a fine. You can learn more about this crime in this episode. Looking for more information on Brittany? You can follow her on Facebook to stay in touch. 
04:15
May 20, 2020
S3:E7 Sex Assault In The Third Degree
In this episode, Connecticut sex crime defense attorney Brittany Paz discusses sex assault in the third degree in Connecticut. In Connecticut, sexual assault in the third degree, also called "Sex 3," happens in three specific situations outlined by the Connecticut General Statutes. They include sexual contact by the use of force or threat of use of force, sexual contact with a person who is mentally incapacitated or disabled, and sexual intercourse between two people who know that they are related. Brittany explains Connecticut sexual assault in the third degree here or by visiting our website. You can keep in touch with Brittany on Facebook.
02:31
May 20, 2020
S3:E6 Sex Assault in the Second Degree in Connecticut
In this episode,  Brittany discusses the common charge of sex assault in the second degree, as well as how you can protect yourself as a Connecticut resident charged with this crime.  There are many instances in which a person may be charged with sexual assault in the second degree, which Brittany explains in this episode. She also explains the consequences of this crime in Connecticut. Sexual assault in the second degree is charged as a Class B or Class C felony, depending on the circumstances. Again, you can learn more here. For more information on sex crime defense, visit our website. 
04:10
May 20, 2020
S3:E5 What is Aggravated Sexual Assault in Connecticut
In this episode, Brittany Paz breaks down the very serious charge of aggravated sexual assault in Connecticut. All sexual assault charges, from sexual assault in the first degree to sexual assault in the fourth degree, are serious. However, aggravated sexual assault is an elevated charge. Sexual assault is elevated to aggravated sexual assault if a deadly weapon to commit the crime, or intends to or causes serious bodily harm. Penalties in Connecticut include serious fines and lengthy prison sentences. Brittany outlines all of the details in this episode.  To stay up to date on Connecticut sex crime defense, you can follow Brittany on Instagram. 
03:18
May 18, 2020
S3:E4 What is Sex Assault in the First Degree in Connecticut
Brittany Paz, partner at Ruane Attorneys, outlines the essential elements and the components of sex assault in the first degree in Connecticut. Sexual assault in the first degree is the most serious form of sexual assault in Connecticut. There are four main scenarios where sexual assault in the first degree might occur. Attorney Paz outlines all of these situations in this episode of the podcast.  In addition, you can learn more about how to defend yourself against an allegation or a charge, as well as the potential penalties you could face on this episode.  For more information regarding sex crime defense, visit the Ruane Attorneys website. 
03:43
May 18, 2020
S3:E3 The Most Commonly Asked Questions About Sex Assault Cases
In this episode, Attorney Brittany Paz, a Connecticut sex crime defense lawyer, breaks down all the common questions asked by our clients over years of handling these cases. Whatever your common questions are concerning a Connecticut sex crime accusation or defense, Attorney Paz can answer it! Check out this episode for more information on the criminal justice system, common sex crimes, how to defend yourself, and more.  You can also keep in touch with Brittany on social media.
05:43
May 18, 2020
S3:E2 What to Expect If You Are Arrested For a Sex Crime in Connecticut
In this episode, Attorney Brittany Paz explains the Connecticut arrest process and what to expect if you are arrested or anticipate an arrest so you have the information you need. You can learn more about the arrest itself, bail and arraignments, hiring a sex crime defense lawyer, gathering evidence to defend yourself, and getting through a sex crime allegation.  Learn more by visiting the Ruane Attorneys website. Also make sure to follow Brittany on Facebook!
04:35
May 17, 2020
S3:E1 Introducing Attorney Brittany Paz and How Sex Cases Are Different
In Season 3 of the Ruane Attorneys podcast, we will address sex assault allegations and defending them in Connecticut. Our guest host for this season is Connecticut sex crime defense attorney Brittany Paz.  In this first episode, Brittany talks about how sex cases are different and need to be approached a certain way. A few reasons why Connecticut sex crimes are different include: The media frenzy that can get involved Investigations that alter the crime scene Improper interrogations of the witness Motion practice is necessary Punishments are out of date Learn more about Brittany on our website, and make sure to follow her on social media!
06:57
May 17, 2020
S2:E11 Resolving Domestic Violence Cases in Court
In this final episode of the season, we discuss the different options for resolving your Connecticut domestic violence case. Attorney Jay Ruane, a Connecticut criminal defense lawyer, walks you through some of the most common outcomes of a domestic violence case. In many cases, plea bargaining with a prosecutor will take place in your case. In addition, there are some non-jail options that might be available to you. These options include the Family Violence Education Program, the Explore Program, and the Evolve Program.  You can learn more about these programs and resolutions in this episode. Stay in touch with Jay by following him on Facebook. 
03:49
May 14, 2020
S2:E10 Alternative Dispositions in Domestic Violence Cases
Not every Connecticut domestic violence case ends in conviction or jail time! In this episode of Season Two, criminal defense lawyer Jay Ruane explains possible resolutions and alternative dispositions available in domestic violence cases.  In many cases, first time Connecticut offenders are eligible for diversionary programs so that they can avoid jail time. In these cases, the defendant is supervised by a Family Relations Counselor and oftentimes required to attend certain classes in order to be released from jail. Failure to comply with release conditions could result in a re-arrest.  For more information, visit RuaneAttorneys.com.
04:16
May 14, 2020
S2:E9 Moving Out of the Home After a Domestic Violence Arrest
In this episode, Attorney Jay Ruane talks about the process and procedure for getting your belongings if you are ordered out of your home after an arrest. Jay explains the different types of protective orders that you may face, which include full no contact, residential stay away, and no threatening or harassing orders. If a full no contact or stay away order is placed against you, you are not allowed to have any contact with the alleged victim. This oftentimes means that you will have to move out of your house. You need to schedule a time to be escorted to your home by a police officer in order to get your belongings. You only have one chance to go back to the house or apartment. Whatever you take with you is what you will have while the protective order is pending. Jay explains more in this episode.  To learn more about Connecticut domestic violence, visit the Ruane Attorneys website. You can also follow Jay on Facebook for more information. 
04:27
May 14, 2020
S2:E8 Firearms Laws and the Domestic Violence Case
In this episode, Connecticut domestic violence defense attorney Jay Ruane discusses the ramifications of your firearms and what to do if you have to surrender them after a domestic violence arrest. In Connecticut, a domestic violence arrest also means a criminal protective order issued against you. This protective order requires that you surrender any firearms that you possess. If you don't comply and surrender any firearms that you have, you will face additional charges and crimes. After your case is over and the protective order ends, you can get your firearms back. Listen to the episode for more detailed information, or visit our website!
04:09
May 14, 2020