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Law Offices of Salvatore Bonanno

Are you looking for an experienced DWI attorney in Hartford? If you, or a loved one, have been charged with a DWI. We may be able to help.

Law Offices of Salvatore Bonanno handles all legal cases including DWI.

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Law Offices of Salvatore Bonanno, located in Hartford, provides legal representation to clients throughout Connecticut.

We are effective and aggressive and will work to help you get results that you need, at affordable rates.

If you have been charged with a DWI, call our office now for a free case review (860) 527-6500.

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Salvatore Bonanno

graduated from Fairfield University in 1983 with a Bachelor of Arrts in English. He earned his Juris Doctorate from the Quinnipiac School of Law in 1987. He was admitted to the Connecticut Bar Association in 1987, and is a member of the Hartford County Bar Association. He has been to the Connecticut Superior Court, Connecticut Appellate Court and the Connecticut Supreme Court. He is also admitted to the Federal District Court for the District of Connecticut, the Federal 2nd Circuit Court, and the United States Supreme Court.

Advocating on behalf of DWI / DUI clients in Hartford Connecticut and the surrounding area

Attorney Salvatore Bonanno has over 25 years experience, possessing a strong litigation background. He possesses extensive litagation and courtroom experience in Criminal Defense and Drunk Driving cases. He has conducted trials, depositions, and evidentiary hearings. We offer FREE consultations.

Attorney Salvatore Bonanno has more than two decades of experience representing clients in the courts of Connecticut. He will personally prepare a specific strategy for your case, whether it is in Manchester, Hartford, or Rockville.

Attorney Salvatore Bonanno will fight for your rights and your freedom because he genuinely cares. You will receive clear answers to your questions and a realistic overview of the expectations for the outcome of your case.

TESTIMONIALS

  • I was unfortunately in need of a criminal lawyer to help me reach a good outcome within the Hartford court system. Sal Bonanno helped me more than I anticipated. I was nervous and anxious, but with Sal's confidence and experience, I became less anxious about my case the longer it went on. I can attest that he is honest, straight forward, logical, and has a certain confidence in the courtroom that other attorneys simply do not possess. You cannot go wrong by hiring this man if you are in need of a great attorney.

  • Attorney Bonanno is very professional. He is dedicated to his clients. He responds quickly and readily available to answer questions. I strongly recommend him. He took all the time needed to listen my concerns and answer all my questions. He was able to achieve a great outcome in my case. Thank you for your great work and dedication

  • Sal definitely deserves this excellent review. I hired him for trouble with a DUI that I was dealing with this year. He really put my mind at ease through the entire process. I can honestly say that this guy fights hard for you and really cares about his work and his clients. He was able to get me a deal that other lawyers, twice the price, said "I'd be lucky to get". That should speak for itself. His excellent relationships with the people around him give him the ability to be trusted and the ability to far exceed expectations. I would highly recommend Sal as a criminal defense attorney!

  • I was arrested for the first time about two months ago, and I was panicked, anxious and overwhelmed. I was facing jail time, fines, embarrassment, loss of employment, etc. I retained Sal as my lawyer within 24 hours of the arrest, and the first thing he did was put my mind at ease. He went on to be an incredible legal representative, but he went above and beyond to be available to me by text whenever I was feeling nervous. With minimal community service, all of my charges have been dropped and I am able to continue my life without fear, embarrassment or loss of freedom. Sal is the absolutely best. You won't find anyone better.

  • Sal definitely deserves this excellent review. I hired him for trouble with a DUI that I was dealing with this year. He really put my mind at ease through the entire process. I can honestly say that this guy fights hard for you and really cares about his work and his clients. He was able to get me a deal that other lawyers, twice the price, said "I'd be lucky to get". That should speak for itself. His excellent relationships with the people around him give him the ability to be trusted and the ability to far exceed expectations. I would highly recommend Sal as a criminal defense attorney!

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Connecticut DUI Overview

People charged with driving under the influence suffer consequences far beyond just a court case. For example, many arrested for DUI find themselves scrambling to keep their job as there’s an immediate impact on their ability to commute back and forth to work, not to mention those people who drive during the work day, such as sales people that cover a particular territory or region.

They tell me, “I’m going to lose my job,” or “ I have a kid in college, and will not be able to keep my job” and “How will I pay the bills?” Under the current law, there’s an immediate suspension of one’s driver’s license followed by a period when they need to maintain an ignition interlock device at a monthly cost. These procedures are tedious and need to be followed properly in order to optimize one’s chances to get back on the road.

Additionally, those arrested for driving under the influence are also confronted with the Department of Motor Vehicle’s Administrative Per Se suspension and hearing process. As a result, in addition to criminal court, this is another venue (DMV) where they need to appear. This results in higher legal costs, more stress and another layer of bureaucracy.

Drunk driving affects everyone:

  • Teachers
  • Blue-collar workers
  • Professionals
  • Housewives
  • Students, etc.

Imagine how life would change if one is not able to drive for 6 months or a year. It would affect all that one does.

For those that live outside the city, and need to commute to work, or school, or just need to go grocery shopping, average everyday tasks become virtually impossible. Being able to drive is like breathing because we don’t notice that we’re breathing until someone takes away the oxygen; then we panic! Once we can’t drive, everyday life becomes a nightmare.

Driving under suspension is NOT an option because if someone were arrested for driving while under suspension for drunk driving, they would be charged with a new and separate criminal offense of driving under suspension. That particular charge requires a mandatory 30-day jail sentence, above and beyond any punishment for the drunk driving case.

I have represented many people who have arrested for driving with an elevated blood alcohol level. I work to try and bring some order back into their lives.

A charge of driving under the influence may end up costing much more than you can imagine. It may lead to a permanent criminal record. You can lose your license permanently, or potentially, have it suspended. Make the right decision and contact an experienced DWI defense attorney.

An experienced criminal defense attorney can give you the right advice from the start of your case. He can help you answer critical questions. For example, if the police pulled you over, would you know when to refuse to take a breath alcohol test? What if you were involved in an accident and there are injured people? Did you use anything other than alcohol before getting behind the wheel?

If you need answers to those questions or any others because you may be facing a drunk driving charge, contact the Law Office of Salvatore Bonanno to speak to a knowledgeable Hartford DUI defense lawyer today.

Hartford DWI Defense Attorney

If you are suspected of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you may be arrested for DUI (driving under the influence), also called DWI (driving while intoxicated). If you are stopped, be very polite and do not argue with the officer. If you are placed under arrest, you will be taken to the police station where you will be asked to submit to the blood-alcohol test. Whether or not to submit to a blood-alcohol test depends on various factors. For example, was there an accident? If so, was someone injured? Do you have a commercial drivers license? Are there any illegal substances in your system?

A DUI conviction has serious consequences (for example, losing your driving privileges); but an experienced DUI attorney can work to get you the best possible result.

Attorney Salvatore Bonanno offers straightforward advice and representation to individuals who may be suspected of criminal activity, arrested or formally charged in Connecticut. At the Law Office of Salvatore Bonanno, you will talk directly to criminal defense attorney Bonanno, not to a junior associate or a paralegal.

If you or a loved one is faced with a criminal charge, do not talk to the police without first seeking legal advice. Contact first the Law Office of Salvatore Bonanno to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney in Hartford County, who can advise you of your options and help you avoid self-incrimination.

If you are able to avoid a first conviction for driving under influence because a judge threw out the charges, an experienced DUI defense lawyer may be able to remove all information about you from the public record, including your booking photo.

Attorney Salvatore Bonanno has extensive experience defending individuals against drunk driving charges, as well as other criminal traffic violations such as assault with a motor vehicle.

If you have had your Connecticut license suspended because of a drunk driving (DWI/DUI) charge, Attorney Bonanno can represent you at the appropriate hearings with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).