Defending Against Gun And Other Weapons Charges
“I am Michael Spano. I have more than 20 years of experience as a criminal lawyer serving Syracuse and Central New York. My experience means two critical things:
It means that I understand how serious gun charges are, how they can impact your life. I understand that this is a stressful matter and you want it resolved quickly, but you also want it resolved effectively.
Perhaps more importantly, my experience also means that I know how to efficiently resolve gun charge cases. I have served as a chief assistant district attorney, prosecuting people accused of crimes. I have firsthand knowledge of how the prosecution works and how to build cases that work against them.” — Michael Spano
To discuss your specific situation, call Mr. Spano‘s office today.
Defending Against Any Gun Or Weapons Charges
Michael Spano handles misdemeanor and felony weapons charges, including:
- Possession of an unregistered hand gun
- Possession without a permit
- Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
- Criminal possession of a weapon
While the majority of these cases involve guns, we also handle cases involving knives and other weapons.
Knowing The Difference Between A Misdemeanor And A Felony
As far as penalties go, the differences between a misdemeanor and a felony gun charge are dramatic. A misdemeanor may only be a matter of fines, while a felony can lead to significant prison time.
While the penalties are dramatically different, the nature of the charges is surprisingly similar. In fact, the difference may be as minor as where you are caught possessing an illegal weapon. If it’s in your home, it may be a misdemeanor. If it’s on your person on the street, it may be a felony.