“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

Consequences To Your Driver’s License

If you are arrested for DWI, you face many potential consequences, including fines, jail time and the suspension of your driver’s license. What many people do not realize though is that a driver’s license suspension does not occur only if you are convicted. Your license will be suspended pending prosecution of your criminal DWI case, which can affect every aspect of your life. How will you get to work or school? What will you do for groceries or other errands?

Michael Spano is an experienced Syracuse driver’s license suspension attorney serving Central New York. He understands that you want the best possible outcome in your drunk driving defense case and the need to protect your license.

Mr. Spano knows how to do this quickly and successfully by working diligently within the criminal and administrative courts on your behalf. Give him a call day or night; he will respond within hours.

Central New York Drunk Driving Arrest Attorney Who Knows How To Act Quickly

If you are facing a DWI charge, time is of the essence. To be eligible for a hardship license, which will allow you to drive to and from work or school, you must act quickly because you must make this application before your first criminal court experience related to the drunk driving charge. Michael Spano knows how to act fast to help you achieve this type of hardship license.

Our lawyer will also aggressively work toward preventing all of the following potential penalties:

  • Your license can be revoked for a minimum of six months if you are convicted of DWI.
  • A second offense with 10 years of the first DWI offense can trigger a license suspension of up to a year.
  • If you are deemed to be a repeat or habitual offender, you may be charged with felony DWI and you may face state prison, including having your license revoked permanently is a possibility.
  • If you are under 21 and convicted of DWI, your license can be suspended for a year.

It is important to have fast-acting, competent counsel on your side so you can immediately start to take steps to protect your future and your livelihood. Michael Spano focuses on quickly taking action, but without sacrificing quality reputation and a pursuit of results.

“Contact me for a consultation. Not only do I bring more than 30 years of experience to every case I handle, but I’ve also been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers 2011-2023 for New York criminal defense. I bring experience you can trust. To discuss retaining my services as your lawyer and to find out how I can help you with your drinking and driving case, call 315-350-3975 or send me an email.” — Michael Spano