“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.

“Thank you for assuring me that just because a good honest person makes a mistake does not mean they have to be treated like a criminal!” — D.S.

Proven Criminal Defense In Upstate New York

Fighting Back Against Drug Possession Charges

If you were caught with drugs or connected to a drug transaction, do not lose hope. We know many ways to attack an arrest for drug possession.

“I bring more than 30 years of experience as both a criminal defense lawyer and a former Onondaga County prosecutor. If you are facing charges of possession, sale, or intent to distribute a controlled substance, contact me today.” — Michael Spano

Mr. Spano has represented many clients in Syracuse and Central New York on misdemeanor and felony charges, including possessing or selling marijuana, cocaine, crack, Ecstasy, heroin, meth or prescription drugs. Call today for an initial consultation about the situation you face.

Drug Possession And All Drug Charges

Even a small amount of illegal drugs can result in a felony conviction if you are accused of possessing it with the intent to sell. In New York, the definition of selling drugs can include giving or sharing substances with a friend.

It is always our goal to help you avoid a conviction and jail time through a dismissal, plea or by taking your case to trial. We will also explore your eligibility for drug court to keep a conviction for drug possession or dealing drugs off your record.

Challenge Drug Possession

It is intimidating to assert your rights when a police officer is in your face and asking questions. But if your rights were violated, Michael Spano will use that to help you beat the charges or limit the punishment.

Did police have probable cause for a traffic stop? Did the officer have a good reason to search your belongings or your car? Did you give consent to the search? Were you read your Miranda rights? If the drugs were not found on you, why do police think they are yours?

Michael Spano has been successful in drug possession cases by examining every piece of evidence and the sequence of events leading to arrest.

Protect Your Rights

To find out where you stand and how we can help as your defense attorney, call us at 315-350-3975 (Syracuse) or contact us online. Michael Spano is available after hours and he returns calls and emails promptly.