“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.

What’s Happening With Federal Drug Reform?

No one thinks federal drug law enforcement is fair. Prosecutors in federal cases have the upper hand, thanks to mandatory minimum sentencing. Most people charged with a federal drug crime opt to plead to a lesser offense, and milder punishment.

The problem with this is the court never gets a chance to see the evidence and evaluate the facts of the case. So people who may not have committed the crime end up pleading guilty and are filling our prisons. And the prosecution never has to prove its case.

Michael Spano is an effective defense lawyer who knows how to stand up to prosecutors. Give him a call today to arrange a no-cost consultation about your case.

Federal Drug Sentencing Reform

Drug justice can be very unjust. Reform is urgently needed. Attorney Michael Spano‘s 20-plus years of experience defending people accused of drug trafficking and other offenses — mostly young, decent, normal people — have made him a voice in demanding reform.

If You’ve Been Charged With Possession, Distribution Or Trafficking …

Until meaningful reform arrives, you must protect yourself and family members by working with the most experienced and most creative defense counsel you can find. In Onondaga County, that’s defense attorney Michael Spano. Michael has saved hundreds of clients — average people like yourself — from the harsh excesses of today’s drug laws.

We all need to pressure legislators to get to work repairing this broken system. In the meantime, you must dig in and fight to protect your freedom. Lives are wrecked every day by this injustice. Don’t let yours be one of them.

Call the office of criminal defense lawyer Michael Spano in Syracuse, New York, at 315-350-3975. Do not delay!

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