Areas of Practice

Handling Criminal Defense Cases in Connecticut for Over 30 Years

If you or a family member have recently been arrested for a criminal offense, you are probably filled with questions and anxiety about what’s happening, and more importantly, what could happen. Attorney Salvatore Bonanno has over 30 years of experience as a criminal defense lawyer in Connecticut. He is a knowledgeable litigator and negotiator who is ready to defend you against a broad range of criminal issues, including:

Sexual Assualt & Other Sex Crimes

Sexual assault is a very serious crime and it is vital that you have an attorney with a strong history in sexual assault cases. If you or a family member have been charged with a sexual assault or another sex crime, you need an experienced lawyer. Hartford criminal defense attorney, Salvatore Bonanno, has handled and tried many sexual assault cases.


Assault charges are no joke. An assault conviction could result in a number of years in prison along with thousands of dollars in fines. If you or a family member have been arrested for assault, it is important to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney who has the knowledge and case history to craft a solid defense, and if necessary, go to trail for you. 


In Connecticut theft crimes can vary in severity from misdemeanors like shoplifting to serious felonies such as grand larceny. Hartford criminal defense attorney Salvatore Bonanno has defended many larceny and theft cases for his clients.

Perjury & Tampering

Both Perjury and Tampering charges are similar and are often brought in conjunction with each other. Many times these charges involve situations where a defendant engages in what he or she believed at the time to be insignificant behavior such as discussing a matter with someone they know is a witness to a crime; however, this behavior is later viewed as criminal behavior.If you’ve been charged with a perjury or tampering offense, be sure to secure an attorney that has handled many such cases.


Traffic Tickets & Infractions

Traffic tickets and violations might seem like simply tedious infractions, but if not handled properly, they can have a lasting impact on your future. A blemished driving record can seriously affect your insurance premiums and sometimes, your ability to maintain your license at all. If you’ve been given a traffic ticket or infraction, an experienced attorney can help keep your driving record clean and save you money.


A charge of driving under the influence may end up costing much more than you can imagine.Contact the Law Offices of Salvatore Bonanno today if you or a family member have been arrested on drunk driving charges. Attorney Bonanno will work to avoid a suspended license and help bring some order back into your life.

Drug Possession & Sale

Connecticut takes drug crimes very seriously. From drug possession to intent to sell and trafficking, all of these have, if convicted, serious consequences. These potential consequences, even for minor drug convictions, include incarceration, steep fines, and a criminal record that could impede future employment opportunities. Make sure you have an experienced drug crime lawyer on your side.

Juvenile Crimes

If you or your child has been arrested, it is incredibly important you have an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side. A mistake a young adult makes can remain with them for the rest of their lives if not defended properly. For over 30 years, Attorney Salvatore Bonanno has been representing juveniles and college-aged students in cases.

Weapon Crimes

Weapon crime charges can have serious consequences. Though we have a right to bear arms, Connecticut laws are incredibly strict when it comes to behaving illegally with any weapon. If you’ve been charged with a weapon crime, it is important that you retain an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately.


Domestic Violence

If you've been charged with a Domestic Violence offense, you might feel very overwhelmed, but the right criminal defense attorney can put your mind at ease. Hartford criminal defense attorney Salvatore Bonanno has defended many domestic violence charges for his clients.


Violent Crimes

Violent crime convictions carry the most severe consequences in the criminal justice system. A murder or manslaughter charge will drastically change your life and the lives of those around you. If you or a family member have been charged with a violent crime, it is vital that you hire an criminal defense attorney with the experience to give you the best possible defense. Attorney Bonanno has over 30 years of experience as a criminal defense lawyer, and has successfully defended clients charged with violent crimes.

Probation Violation

If you have been granted probation after being convicted of a crime, this is a favorable outcome; however, if you have breached any of the conditions of your probation, you will be charged with a probation violation. Being charged with a probation violation can be a tedious and frustrating situation, but one that can quickly spiral if not defended properly.

White Collar Crimes

A white collar crime accusation can completely tarnish one’s reputation and the reputation of those closest to them. If you’ve been charged with a white collar crime, make sure to hire a Connecticut criminal defense attorney with over 30 years of experience to craft the best possible defense for you.


Expungements & Pardons

A criminal record can affect your future in a number of ways from employment opportunities and even where you are allowed to live, but a pardon can completely erase your criminal record, wiping the slate clean. While a certificate of employability ensures that future employers cannot deny you a job based on your criminal record. These possibilities can create a sense a relief if you have been through the criminal justice system. If you have a criminal record and interested in applying for a pardon or certificate of employability, contact Attorney Salvatore Bonanno today.

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