“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.

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Proven Criminal Defense In Upstate New York

Skilled Attorney For Domestic Violence Defense

Even in the best of relationships, moments of intense conflict can really get ugly. But obviously things go to another level when law enforcement gets involved.

I am Michael Spano, a proven criminal defense attorney in Syracuse with over 30 years of experience. If you are facing charges of domestic assault or abuse, I can help you defend your rights and interests.

Give my office a call today for a consultation about your particular situation.

What Happened In Your Case — And What Needs To Happen?

It’s been over 25 years since New York state passed a law that required police to be more responsive to reports of possible domestic violence. This law was called the Family Protection and Domestic Violence Act.

But getting police more involved isn’t necessarily a good thing in every case. After all, sometimes there are false or overstated allegations. Sometimes domestic allegations become part of an attempt to get leverage in child custody cases.

No matter what the exact circumstances, I can use my experience to provide a strong defense against any type of assault charge. This includes stalking, harassment, sexual assault and all other potential domestic violence-related charges.

Is An Order Of Protection At Issue?

Many domestic violence cases involve requests by a party who feels threatened for an order of protection. This is an order by a court that could direct you to stay away from another person, not call them on the phone or place some other type of control over your behavior.

If this happens in your case, you obviously need to respond carefully. I am skilled in handling these cases and can help you take appropriate action based on your rights and interests.

Talk With An Experienced Defense Lawyer

For a consultation with an experienced lawyer about your specific situation, call 315-350-3975 or complete the online form.