With Criminal Defense clients, I have plenty of experience. I have handled hundreds of criminal and drunk driving cases. My experience in defending clients charged with criminal and motor vehicle cases is quite expansive. I have tried criminal cases involving serious felonies such as sexual assault, perjury, kidnapping, larceny, and Connecticut RICO violations, with successful results. In addition, I have handled cases involving Attempted Murder, Manslaughter, Narcotics Sale, and other serious matters. Also, I have handled a large number of Drunk Driving cases that included criminal proceedings, and hearings at the Department of Motor Vehicles.
If you, or a family member is arrested, please don't leave anything to chance, or leave it in the hands of someone who has not dealt with the criminal process before.
With Personal Injury clients, I believe that they often need help immediately as they may be unable to work and may not be able to pay medical bills. Although I believe that it is important to secure fast results for his clients, in those cases where the insurance company will not settle, I will not hesitate to initiate litigation, and pursue whatever legal means there are to recover for my clients.
I offer an initial consultation that involves no obligation. The initial consultation gives us an opportunity to discuss the strength of your case, the chances for a recovery, and how much time the matter should take to conclude. Unless you have an attorney who represents you, the insurance company will know that you are not prepared, and may be unlikely to offer fair compensation. Give me the chance to represent you against the insurance company.
Languages Spoken: Italian, Spanish
Licensed since 1987
Free Consultation (30 minutes)
Cash, Check, Credit Card
Sal and I have worked together successfully, usually with Sal concerning himself with the client's criminal charges while I handled school and/or family law related issues. There are several traits common to successful attorneys. I have observed that Sal is intelligent, has attention to detail, prepares well for hearings and meetings, responds promptly to communications and, most importantly, was genuinely concerned for the people we have represented together. When I am unable to accept a criminal or personal injury matter or when it is appropriate for counsel to represent different interests in the same matter, I am pleased to recommend Sal.
James Wing Family Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
While Mr. Bonanno is relatively new to Avvo his answers are consistently accurate, analytic and customized to the needs of the Avvo askers. These are precisely the qualities that any client would be looking for in hiring an attorney. He also shows exceptional professional courtesy to his fellow Avvo attorneys.
Michael Doland Business Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Clients Choice, Criminal Defense||Avvo||2014|
|Clients' Choice Award||Avvo||2014|
|Top Contributor 2013, Criminal Defense||Avvo||2013|
|Criminal Law||Lead Counsel||2013|
|Partner||DiPentima & Bonanno||1990 - 1991|
|Owner||Law Offices of Salvatore Bonanno||1989 - Present|
|Associate||Alfano, Halloran & Flynn||1987 - 1989|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Hartford County Bar Association||Co-Chair of Criminal Justice Committee||2014 - Present|
|Hartford County Bar Association||N/A||1987 - Present|
|Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||N/A||N/A|
|Avvo Guides||Tips for Securing an Erasure of Arrest Paperwork in Connecticut||2013|
|Quinnipiac University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1987|
|Fairfield University||English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1983|
|"Law Talk" - WTIC 1080 AM||Criminal Law||2014|
|Northland Insurance employees||Fleet Coverage, Un-Insured Under-Insured||1996|