“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.

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Proven Criminal Defense In Upstate New York

Trusted Defense Against Sex-Offense Charges

If you have been accused of a sex crime, you need a criminal defense lawyer you can trust. You need a Syracuse sex crimes lawyer who will listen to your side of the story, a lawyer who will fight for you.

Just being charged with sex crimes has had an impact on your life. Maybe it has affected your family, your marriage or your job. If convicted, the consequences will be permanent and you could become a registered sex offender.

Michael Spano brings more than 30 years of criminal law experience to every sex crimes defense case he handles. He uses experience to resolve your case as quickly as possible, with as little publicity as possible, without sacrificing your rights or your future. Call his office today to talk about your specific challenges.

Experience To Defend Against Serious Sex Offense Charges

During Michael Spano‘s career, he served as chief assistant district attorney, handling the most serious criminal cases. Now, he uses that knowledge to build strong defense strategies to protect the rights of people like you.

He knows when to press for dismissal, and when to negotiate, and he is not afraid to go to trial to fight for your freedom and your reputation.

Handling A Wide Range Of Cases In Syracuse And Central New York

Attorney Michael Spano has handled many sex crime cases, from those involving mistakes to those involving false allegations. He can handle cases involving accusations of professional misconduct, such as teachers accused of taking advantage of students.

He represents clients accused of any type of sex crime in Syracuse and Central New York, including:

New York Sex Crimes FAQ

If you have been accused of a sex offense in Syracuse, you probably have a lot of questions about how New York State law deals with these charges. Here are general answers to some questions Michael Spano‘s clients often ask him.

What if the sex crime offense was an isolated incident?

A lack of a prior record could work in your favor in sentencing if you are found guilty or enter a guilty plea. Depending on the nature of the offense and the severity of the charge, you might avoid prison or jail time and receive probation instead. On the other hand, a history of sex offenses could enhance your sentence.

Can mitigation experts and sentencing advocates help in my defense?

After a defendant pleads guilty or is convicted of a sex crime, the judge must decide their sentence. Your defense attorney can work with sentencing advocates and mitigation experts to make a case for a shorter sentence and possibly even alternatives to incarceration.

Can a sex crimes lawyer help me get a better sentence if I’m convicted?

A strong legal defense is critical to avoiding an unjust sentence. However, a high-quality defense attorney can best help you if you bring them in as early in the process as possible. Mr. Spano‘s help is most effective when he represents his client from the beginning, not after the trial is complete.

Can character witnesses help in a sex crimes case?

While character evidence (evidence of the defendant’s or victim’s character not directly related to the crime) is generally not admissible at trial, it is allowed during the sentencing phase. Defense attorneys often bring in character witnesses to testify about positive aspects of the defendant’s personality to try to persuade the judge to impose a lower sentence. Character witnesses usually are people from the defendant’s life who know them well.

Contact Michael Spano To Schedule A Consultation

To discuss retaining sex crimes lawyer Michael Spano‘s services as your attorney and to find out how he can help, call 315-350-3975, or contact him online. He can be reached after hours. Phone calls get answered 24/7, and emails are also answered promptly.