James Ruane

What are the Differences Between a Traffic Ticket, Summons, and Arrest?

Anyone who is a driver knows that no matter how careful you are, you may end up getting a traffic violation at some point in your lifetime. If this happens, you should know that there are different ways to be served, and there are different options that you have. There are three different ways that […]

Possession of Alcohol By a Minor Laws and Penalties

In 2014, a national survey showed that almost 18% of Connecticut’s 12-17 year olds consumed alcohol during the previous month. This was the highest rate in the entire country, according to this national survey. If you have teenagers, or children who are coming up on their teenage years, make sure you and your children understand […]

Laws for Stopping for School Buses and Emergency Vehicles

Drivers must be alert and aware of all other vehicles that they are sharing the road with, especially vehicles that have the right of way. These vehicles include school buses stopping for children and emergency vehicles, such as ambulances, fire trucks, and police cars that have their sirens and lights on. It is easy to […]

Failure to Grant Right of Way When Emerging From an Alley, Driveway, or Building

The failure to yield the right of way when emerging from an alley, driveway, or building is a motor vehicle infraction in the state of Connecticut. If you have received a ticket for this infraction, you might be wondering what happens next. It is a good idea to educate yourself on the law surrounding this […]

Failure to Yield When Emerging From Driveway or Private Road

Failing to yield when emerging from a driveway or private road is considered a motor vehicle violation in the state of Connecticut. If you have gotten a ticket for this violation, you might need help figuring out what happens next. On this page, I will discuss the infraction in greater detail. I will also talk […]