“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

Defending Against Federal Charges

If you are facing federal drug charges, a conviction carries a minimum of five to 10 years in prison, and possibly a life sentence. There is no margin for error, little room for negotiation, no hope of leniency. You need a strong, smart defense.

“As a former assistant district attorney for Onondaga County, I handled hundreds of felony prosecutions. I also have extensive experience in federal court as a private criminal defense lawyer. I will help you fight the allegations. I will put my 30-plus years of experience and all my energy into representing you. I have successfully defended clients in Syracuse and across Central New York on federal drug trafficking and conspiracy charges.” — Michael Spano

To arrange a no-cost consultation with Mr. Spano, give his office a call today.

The Experience To Challenge Federal Drug Charges

The federal government isn’t interested in street level dealers, but innocent people or small-time players do get caught up in their dragnet. Conspiracy indictments commonly involve 20 or 30 people. Michael Spano works to convince the federal prosecutors that you were not involved or only marginally involved.

We will aggressively challenge every facet of the government’s case to get charges dismissed, to have evidence excluded, to gain leverage for a favorable plea or to fight for your freedom at trial:

  • Probable cause for traffic stops that intercepted drugs
  • Valid grounds for wiretaps or search warrants
  • The motivation of informants to lie about your role
  • Violations of your civil rights
  • Weapon offenses that could increase your sentence

Federal Court And Drug Crime Sentencing

In addition to mandatory minimum prison terms, federal sentencing guidelines call for additional time for guns, prior convictions and major involvement in a drug conspiracy. Michael Spano will fight to put you in the best possible position for a favorable outcome.

Protect Your Rights And Fight Back

If you were indicted on federal drug charges, or believe you are under investigation, call Michael Spano at 315-350-3975 or contact him online.

“I am available day or night.”