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“I give Mr. Spano the highest possible recommendation. Mr. Spano helped me navigate a somewhat unorthodox legal matter, did so quickly, and always kept me informed.”

“Thanks for taking my case and getting me a not guilty verdict. You are a great lawyer. I could not asked for anything more. Please know you hold a special place in my family's heart.” — G.B.

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When is a warrantless search legal?

If your vehicle is stopped by a New York police officer, there is a chance that he or she may conduct a search of the car's interior. In most cases, that person will need a warrant to do so. However, there are situations in which there is probable cause to take a...

Can I challenge a breathalyzer test?

Obviously, making the decision to drink and drive is never the best choice. However, just because a police officer in New York administers a Breathalyzer test that results in a DWI charge, all hope is not lost. There are steps that you can take to challenge the...

Penalties for drug possession in New York

Most state laws define possession, or constructive possession, as willfully being in control of an illegal substance. Controlled substance laws regulate the buying, distributing and selling of drugs, such as cocaine and heroin, and certain prescription drugs. Anyone...

New York drug trafficking penalties

Being charged with drug manufacturing or distribution is a very serious criminal matter in the state of New York. Prosecutors and judges alike want to clean up the streets in New York City especially, and those out in the upper region of the state are likewise as...

Sentences for felony drug charges

The prosecution of drug-related offenses is a common occurrence in New York criminal courts. Possession of small amounts of illegal drugs and other low-level drug offenses often results in fines, probation, and minimal incarceration periods in local jails. But felony...

Elements of mail fraud

A New York resident who uses the United States Postal Service or other interstate mail carriers to facilitate a crime involving deceit or fraud could face federal mail fraud charges. These charges can result in unwanted legal consequences and often happen in...

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