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.
Criminal Homicide: Murder, Manslaughter, and Felony Murder
Criminal Homicide includes murder, manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter, negligent homicide, and felony murder, where a death occurs during the commission of a violent felony.
In many cases justification is a complete defense to murder or manslaughter charges. A justification defense exists when a homicide occurs as a result of someone acting in self-defense, or in defense of another person.
Hartford criminal defense attorney Salvatore Bonanno has defended many criminal homicide and violent crime cases for his clients, including:
- Misconduct with a Motor Vehicle
- Negligent Homicide
- Attempted Murder
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. Weapons are not always categorized as guns. In fact, knives, baseball bats, and other dangerous tools can be considered weapons when used in a specific manner. If you’ve been charged with a weapon crime, it is important that you retain an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately.
Some potential weapons crimes charges include:
- Selling firearms or dangerous weapons
- Distributing firearms or dangerous weapons
- Purchasing firearms or dangerous weapons
- Felonies committed while carrying a firearm or dangerous weapon
- Carrying firearms or dangerous weapons without a permit
- Carrying a firearm while under the influence of drugs or alcohol