Skilled Counsel For Plea Negotiations
When you’re facing criminal charges, having an effective defense attorney to advocate for you is critical. That is why the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right to counsel.
In some cases, such as when there has been an unlawful search, it may be possible to get the charges dismissed entirely. But if the prosecution has strong evidence, it may be necessary to enter into plea negotiations aimed at minimizing the consequences.
Syracuse-based defense lawyer Michael Spano has the experience and strategic skill to handle these negotiations effectively. Give his office a call today to talk about your particular situation in a no-cost consultation. Mr. Spano serves clients throughout Central New York.
What Does It Take To Make An Effective Plea?
The importance of an effective defense attorney for someone facing charges is undeniable. In a famous case in 1963 called Gideon v. Wainwright, the Supreme Court held that the Sixth Amendment grants the right to effective assistance of counsel at trial.
More recently, the Court has recognized the role of defense counsel in effective plea bargaining. The Court did this in cases such as Padilla vs. Kentucky, a 2010 case that involved the failure by a defense attorney to inform the client about the immigration consequences of a criminal conviction.
As a former prosecutor, Michael Spano is well positioned to conduct effective plea negotiations. Having served as a prosecutor for Onondaga County, he knows how the other side approaches these negotiations and what is needed to resolve cases.