Experienced Sexual Assault Defense

The mere accusation of rape can ruin your reputation, and a conviction could mean prison and permanent branding as a sex offender. If you have been charged with sexual assault, Michael Spano will listen to your side of the story. And help you fight to clear your name.

Michael Spano brings more than 20 years of experience in sex crime cases to the representation of clients in Syracuse and Central New York. Give him a call today to discuss your specific case.

"Before I practiced in criminal defense, I was a felony prosecutor for the Onondaga County District Attorney's Office. I have experience on both sides of sexual assault cases. I know how to the find the weaknesses in the evidence against you." — Michael Spano

Challenge Your Rape Charges

The police and prosecutor aren't interested in your version of events. Michael Spano will listen closely and then aggressively challenge the physical evidence, the alleged victim's account and testimony of witnesses.

Michael Spano can help you fight sexual assault charges, including:

  • Rape of the first degree — Forcible sexual assault
  • Second-degree rape — Victim incapable of consent because of mental incapacity
  • Third-degree rape — Date rape, statutory rape or perpetrated by persons in positions of authority or care (school, hospital, nursing home or jail staff)
  • Sexual acts involving a child or minor
  • Other sexual misconduct or sexual contact

"With your freedom and future is on the line, I will exploit any flaw in the prosecution's case and explore your possible defenses. Was the sex consensual? Is the identification shaky? Is the victim's story credible? Does he or she have a motivation to bring false allegations? Is there DNA evidence, and if so does it prove anything?" — Michael Spano

Free Consultation — Proven Trial Lawyer

Michael Spano makes every effort to help you make these charges go away, but he prepares from day one to argue your innocence before a jury. To find out where you stand, call Michael Spano at 315-350-3975 or contact him online. We return calls and emails promptly.

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