“You have a truly sharp legal mind and your courtroom presence is among the best. I am forever grateful for your two years of hard work, dedication and service to my father's case.” — R.C.

“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.

“Many thanks for the very professional and gentlemanly way that you conducted yourself at the trial of my son. I along with all of my family were thrilled beyond words with the outcome.” — B.B.

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Proven Criminal Defense In Upstate New York

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.

Taking Action

Mr. Spano is available day or night. Call 315-350-3975 or complete the online form.