Michael Spano New York Federal Criminal Lawyer


New York Criminal Defense Lawyer

Experienced Drug Crime Defense

Drug charges are always serious. They can affect your freedom and your future. It is important to remember that you have rights, and it is important to protect them.

As your Syracuse drug charges lawyer, I will put my more than over 20 years of experience to work protecting your rights.

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Experienced White Collar Defense

The term ‘white collar crimes’ is used to describe a range of non-violent crimes usually perpetrated in an office or white collar environment, and can include securities fraud, embezzlement, bribery, and other crimes intended to generate an illegal financial gain.

I understand the importance of carefully building legal strategies. While I know that you want your case resolved quickly, I will not sacrifice results in order to achieve speed.

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My name is Michael Spano. I have handled criminal law matters in Syracuse and Central New York for more than 20 years. I have seen the criminal justice system from a prosecutor's perspective and now use that knowledge to defend people who have been accused of crimes.  I am the only lawyer in New York State that is Board Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in Criminal Trial Advocacy.

  • Michael,

    I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your quality and professional representation of my father.  You have a truly sharp legal mind and your courtroom presence is among the best.  (Your closing was the best I have seen in 18 years of practice).  I am forever grateful for your two years of hard work, dedication and service to my father's case.

    Thank you.


  • Dear Mike,

    Many thanks for the very professional and gentlemanly way that you conducted yourself at the trial of my son.  Of course, I along with all of my family were thrilled beyond words with the outcome.  We all wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year.  Thanks for everything.



  • I give Mr. Spano the highest possible recommendation.  Mr. Spano was extremely professional, courteous, responsive, and possesed a mastery of the legal system.  Mr. Spano helped me navigate somewhat unorthodox legal matter, he did so quickly and always kept me informed.  He resolved my case with the best possible outcome.  I recommend Mr. Spano for any legal issue ranging from the simplest to the most complex.  You won't find a better lawyer.

    Thanks Mike for all your help!