Hartford DUI Lawyer
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.
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Type of Cases Our Firm Handles:
Attorney Salvatore Bonanno has over 25 years of experience defending clients against serious criminal charges such as:
• Drug sale and possession – including importation, trafficking and other offenses.
• Sexual assault – including kidnapping, sexual harassment and other charges.
• Drunk driving – including DUI, DWI, assault with a motor vehicle and DMV hearings.
• Domestic Violence
• Manslaughter, attempted murder and negligent homicide
• Conspiracy and attempt charges
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You want a dedicated attorney that will fight for you to secure the best result possible.
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Treat each client as you would want to be treated yourself if you were in the same situation.
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Attorney Bonanno appears in courts throughout the State of Connecticut including:
• New Britain
• New Haven
• New London
Driving Direction To Office, if needed:
“Our office is located at 67 Russ Street, in the City of Hartford, parallel to Capitol Avenue, and next to the Hartford Superior Court. It is locate conveniently off Interstate I-84, less than ¼ mile from the State Capitol, the Legislative Office Building, the Connecticut Supreme Court, and State Library.”
Do You Need a Lawyer?
Every state has some sort of "drunk driving" statute. The term "drunk driving" is in quotes because none of these laws require that you be "drunk" or "intoxicated" to be guilty. All that is required is that your ability to operate a vehicle has been impaired to any extent at all or that your Blood alcohol level exceeds the state limit (which is now .08% in all states). Some states call it DWI (Driving While Intoxicated), but it refers to the same offense. The consequences of differ drastically from state to state and are influenced by your age, blood alcohol limit (BAC), whether you have been arrested for in the past, and whether you caused injury or death during the .
A Lawyer can help...
Assess your legal situation
An experienced Defense lawyer can help you understand what you are up against and the fines you may be required to pay. A lawyer mostly deals with matters and knows the process inside and out – including options that a public defender may not tell you.
Explain the consequences
The consequences of a vary greatly from state to state and a lawyer will be able to explain how those consequences in your state apply to you such as (1) harsher punishments for those arrested with BAC limits over .08, (2) special laws for underage drivers arrested for , (3) possible community service or plea bargaining, (4) overlapping jurisdiction of Courts and your state's motor vehicle licensing department to suspend or revoke your license, and (5) contingent license programs that allow you to use your vehicle to get to and from work.
Manage the process
Dealing with the motor vehicle department can be frustrating and time consuming. A Lawyer can manage the process for you by completing the required forms; making phone calls; scheduling and/or representing you at a Motor Vehicle Department suspension hearing, and making other necessary arrangements.
Represent you in court
An experienced Lawyer knows the ins and outs of the courtroom and may be able to obtain a lesser sentence for you if your situation and state law allows for it.
Don't know if a Lawyer is right for you? Here are some general guidelines:
Definitely hire a Lawyer if you already have several 's and receive another; or if your arrest was the result of an accident or if anyone was injured; or if you are a professional driver whose livelihood depends on keeping your license.
Seriously consider hiring a Lawyer if you've been arrested for a second (in the same or another state) or were arrested with a BAC limit over double the legal limit as harsher penalties may apply.
You might want to hire a Lawyer if you don't understand your rights or laws, what you need to do, or the consequences you face. You also might want legal representation if you are in a profession (or plan to be) that requires bonding or in which any criminal conviction might prevent you from getting or keeping a professional license. If you don't know the requirements, then you need expert advice before handling the case yourself.