“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

Federal Detention Hearings And Pretrial Representation

In state courts, defendants usually have the option of posting bail-bond, and being released prior to trial. Federal court doesn’t allow bail. You are either released from jail, without having to pay any money, or you will remain locked up until trial. This decision is made at federal detention hearings.

Michael Spano is skilled at obtaining releases at detention hearings, and assisting clients in probable cause hearings. Give his office a call today to discuss your specific situation in a no-cost consultation. Based in Syracuse, he serves clients throughout Central New York.

Can You Get Released Before Trial?

It is critical to have capable representation on your side at the earliest possibility. You naturally want to be released, to not spend months behind bars. Not having a lawyer at all, or not having a lawyer who knows the pretrial ropes, is how accused persons languish in jail. It is easy to say the wrong thing and have it be held against you.

The detention hearing is your best chance for release prior to trial. Hearings usually occur within four days of your arraignment. If you are to be released, you must have a custodian present — a person who will keep an eye on you in the months ahead, and be responsible for your lawful conduct and appearance at trial. Custodians are usually family members or close friends or associates.

“Be smart. Work with an attorney who has been down this road a hundred times, and knows which pretrial representation tactics yield positive results and which will hurt your case. I believe I can help you.” — Michael Spano

Charged with a federal crime? Call Michael Spano for effective pretrial criminal representation — 315-350-3975.