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Keep Summer Fun, Safe & Legal

By Salvatore Bonanno | Jul 15, 2019

MAKE SURE THE SUMMER STAYS FUN, NOT ILLEGAL. July 4th may have passed, but that doesn’t mean the summer fun is over. In fact, it’s just beginning! Between now and Labor Day, you’ll see your fair share of beach trips, BBQs, and town firework shows, but keep an eye on yourself and your festivities so …

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Everyday DUI Risks

By Salvatore Bonanno | Jun 20, 2019

We all try to follow the rules. When going out, we have a designated driver or take a cab, but did you know that even if you haven’t consumed any alcohol or taken illegal drugs, you might still be at risk for a DUI? That’s right! DUI stands for Driving Under the Influence and sometimes …

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As Graduation Approaches, Be Mindful of Drinking & Driving

By Salvatore Bonanno | May 6, 2019

Graduation is an extremely exciting time of year, and absolutely something to celebrate! Whether you are graduating yourself or your child is moving onto further education, this is an outstanding accomplishment, and something to be proud of. But while you’re celebrating your family’s recent accomplishment, it is important to keep track of your drinking and …

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What to do if your Child Has Been Arrested

By Salvatore Bonanno | Apr 17, 2019

If you’re a parent, the most frightening thing that can happen to you is something happening to your child, no matter the age.  Most parents are never prepared to learn that their child has been arrested. They panic and wonder what the next steps should be. Many have questions about their child’s situation and want …

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Domestic Violence Cases

By Salvatore Bonanno | Sep 18, 2017

Domestic Violence Cases Cause Unforeseen Problems! If arrested for a Domestic Violence (DV) Case, you will be in for several surprises. When someone is arrested for having an argument, physical altercation, or some dispute with a spouse, roommate, child, current or former boyfriend/girlfriend (DV victim), the arrest will be treated as a DV case, which …

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DUI Affects Everyone

Commercial Drivers License DUI

By Salvatore Bonanno | May 30, 2017

A Commercial Driver’s License Will Create Problems If Charged With DUI! If you have a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), and you are charged with driving under the influence, you may NOT be able to avoid a criminal record. When someone is arrested for a DUI where there was not a serious accident, and that person…

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Social Media Can Cause Child Pornography Charges!

By Salvatore Bonanno | Mar 15, 2017

If your child uses Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or other social media, be sure you know what they’re posting or receiving … as they may be violating child pornography laws! Here are just a few: Connecticut General Statutes Section 53a-196h(a)(1) prevents a 13 to 17-year old child from possessing any child pornography (nude, or partially nude …

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Pre-Arrest Legal Representation is a Must!

By Salvatore Bonanno | Aug 14, 2016

Long before you’re arrested you should retain a criminal defense attorney.  If you believe that someone filed a criminal complaint against you, or that the authorities are investigating you, hire a criminal defense attorney immediately! In almost 30 years of practice, I have handled countless criminal cases.  Quite often I learn that my clients met …

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School Resource Officer or Undercover Cop?

By Salvatore Bonanno | Jan 23, 2016

If your child is called to the principal’s office because he or she was accused of doing something illegal, be sure they tread carefully. Many school districts have a police officer at each school acting as a “School Resource Officer” or “DARE Officer”. They provide a level of security for the students as well as …

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"I Wasn't Convicted, I Only Paid a Fine!"

By Salvatore Bonanno | Nov 25, 2015

 If you ever had to go to court and resolved a case with the payment of a fine, most likely YOU HAVE A CRIMINAL RECORD! All criminal statutes allow for both jail and/or payment of a fine. Unfortunately, many people do not realize that when they pay a fine to resolve a criminal case, or …

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