I am Attorney Jill Ruane and I concentrate my practice on defending kids like yours in juvenile criminal courts.
I am a juvenile defense attorney who defends people under 18 in juvenile court for criminal charges in Connecticut. I also represent 17 years olds in adult courts for motor vehicle charges. My main office is in Shelton, and from that office I service courts in Bridgeport, Stamford, New Haven and Waterbury. I also have offices in Wethersfield and can represent your child if they have a criminal case in any courthouse in the State.
If your child has been charged with a crime, you need the assistance of a dedicated, aggressive juvenile defense attorney. I can be that attorney.
My team has successfully represented people in cases where:
- Children have been caught with drugs, both in school and out of school
- Children have been in fights at school
- Children have been caught drunk driving
- Children have been charged with weapons possession like knives or guns
- Children have been accused of sexually assaulting another
- Children have been charged in delinquency proceedings.
My clients are normal everyday kids like your child who may have had a unfortunate brush with the law, but it shouldn’t define their life. The time to act is now, because one wrong move could make a lifelong difference in your child’s life. Hope is not a strategy – talking to me is. I always offer a free initial consultation to answer your questions and let you know how I can help.
Call today to begin to save your child’s future.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a Lawyer?
There is no simple answer to this question. Our law provides that a person CAN represent themself, so its not required that a person hire a lawyer. But, taking into consideration that the prosecutor who will be handling the case for the state has had 4 years of college, 3 years of law school, is familiar with the rules of evidence, has had specialized training in the prosecution of cases at trial and has the resources of the State of Connecticut to prosecute your kid, it is probably in your best interest to hire an attorney for them. The state prosecutor does not have your child’s best interest in mind. Only you and your lawyer would. That being said, you do not “need” an attorney.