“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

Defending Against Gun And Other Weapons Charges

“I am Michael Spano. I have more than 30 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.

Contact Michael Spano For A Consultation

“To discuss retaining my services as your lawyer and to find out how I can help you, call 315-350-3975 or send an email.” — Michael Spano