“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.

Strong Defense Lawyer For College Students

College is a rite of passage, opening up exciting opportunities for independence, achievement and enjoyment. But amid all the excitement, it’s easy to get in trouble over things like underage drinking or assault charges.

My name is Michael Spano. I am a proven criminal defense attorney who has helped many college students and their parents resolve legal problems. Let me help you find ways to prevent a brush with the law from harming your bright future.

Call my office to discuss your specific situation. I serve clients throughout the Syracuse area.

What Charges Are You Facing?

I have 25-plus years of experience defending students effectively against all types of charges. This includes:

  • Alcohol-related offenses — If you are facing an underage drinking charge, or some other offense under New York law connected to alcohol, it’s important to get a skilled lawyer on your side. I will act aggressively yet strategically on your behalf to protect your rights.
  • Sex crimes — Authorities are very sensitive to issues of sexual assault, and to actions that could be interpreted as sexting or some other inappropriate behavior. My role is to clear up the situation and be a strong advocate for you in seeking a favorable resolution.
  • Drug charges — Charges of possessing marijuana or other drugs have to be taken seriously. As your defense attorney, I will push back against the charges and fight to protect your future.

My legal practice also includes skilled defense against charges of theft, assault and other offenses that college or university students can face. My reputation for getting positive results is reflected in the many testimonials from satisfied clients I have received.

Note To Parents: Your son or daughter’s future is at stake. From loss of financial aid to diminished job prospects – not to mention criminal consequences, it’s all on the line. You need to take action now to help him or her through this serious situation.

Get The Help You Need

To arrange a consultation about your case, call 315-350-3975. Or, if you prefer, complete the online form.

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