James Ruane

Hiring A Lawyer Vs. Representing Yourself

When you are involved in a motor vehicle violation, there are many decisions to make. Will you fight the ticket or plead guilty? How can you defend yourself against the charges that you face? Is representing yourself a good idea or should you hire a lawyer? These are all valid questions that you should consider. This […]

Road Rage

Most people experience road rage at some point in their lives. You might get angry at another driver for going too slow or too fast. Or, you might find yourself yelling or beeping your horn at other drivers on the road. This is oftentimes a natural and harmless expression, but it can turn dangerous. If you get […]

Restoration Of License Hearing Tips

Don’t let yourself become intimidated by the idea of meeting with the DMV. You will have to provide evidence supporting why they should not suspend your license. Try not to panic about this prospect. While you might feel like you are in over your head, there are many ways you can  impress the DMV. This can improve your chances […]

How To Avoid A Motor Vehicle Violation This Super Bowl Sunday

The Super Bowl is a sporting event watched by hundreds of millions of people every year. Even if you aren’t a huge football fan, chances are you’ll be attending or throwing a Super Bowl party this coming sunday. Whether you are deeply invested in the outcome of the game or you’re just in it for the […]

Driving In Winter Weather 101

We got pretty lucky this year with the weather, which was fairly mild even into January. My family remarked on Christmas that the weather made it seem more like Easter than Christmas. We actually had the windows open in my aunt’s house! But of course, we could not escape the New England winter weather forever! There […]

Connecticut’s Point System at the Department of Motor Vehicles

The Department of Motor Vehicles uses a point system to keep track of every driver’s history. If a person has no point assessed from his or her driver’s license, this means that he or she has had no driving issues. But, if a person has one or more points assessed against a driving license, the DMV […]

How to Defend Yourself Against a Racing On Connecticut Roads Charge

It might start out innocently enough. You might be messing around with some friends on the road, seeing who can drive faster. Or, you might feel antagonized into driving faster by a complete stranger. Whatever the reason, street racing in the State of Connecticut is against the law. While it might look fun in the […]

Getting A Copy Of Your Connecticut Motor Vehicle History

There are many reasons why you might want to get a copy of your motor vehicle history. This is available from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in Connecticut. Checking your history will allow you to see if points have been assessed against your license. This might be the case if you have a recent motor vehicle infraction. If […]