Defense Against Assault With A Weapon Charges

Assault with a weapon is seen as a violent crime and therefore can result in serious prison time. Having a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer on your side can not only help avoid potential consequences, but it can also help you achieve needed peace of mind.

Michael Spano is such a lawyer. To find out where you stand, call his office today for a confidential, no-cost consultation. He serves clients throughout the Syracuse area and the surrounding areas of Central New York.

Violent Crime Defense Attorney In Central New York Here To Help You

Did you know that a weapons crime can elevate a less serious assault charge? This can result in a felony charge that is punishable by up to seven years in state prison. In general, the district attorney's office will look at these cases more seriously than if no weapon is involved.

"My name is Michael Spano, and I spent a decade working in the Onondaga County District Attorney's Office before becoming a criminal defense attorney. As an assistant district attorney, I prosecuted tough cases, from drug charges to homicides. I handled a variety of groundbreaking and high-profile cases, which led to me being promoted to the role of chief assistant district attorney and put in charge of the homicide bureau. Recently, I was selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyer list for 2011. I am also the only attorney to be Board Certified in Criminal Trial Advocacy in the state of New York by the National Board of Trial Advocacy." — Michael Spano

A weapons charge does not have to be a gun charge. Under New York law, a weapon can be anything that is used to inflict personal injury, including the following types of objects:

  • Knife
  • Bat
  • Tools
  • Telephone
  • Belt
  • Cords
  • Clock
  • Boots

Using his knowledge of how both sides operate, Michael Spano will aggressively pursue the best outcome possible. He will look at all of the evidence and circumstances leading to the arrest, including how the police handled the investigation.

Facing Charges In Syracuse Or The Surrounding Areas?

To schedule a free consultation, call 315-350-3975, or send an email. You can reach Michael Spano day or night.

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