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Faced 5+ Years in Prison

People Vs Joseph Amico

The case was covered by NYDaily News. Las Vegas client was accused of threatening a prominent attorney.

Faced 10+ Years in Prison

People Vs. Anna Sorokin

The case was covered by the New York Times, and many major media outlets. Our client was accused of conning the city's wealthy, and had a Netflix special made about her.

Faced 3+ Years in Prison

People Vs. Genevieve Sabourin

Our client was accused of stalking Alec Baldwin. The case gained attention nationwide, with USAToday, NYPost, and other major media outlets watching it closely.

Faced Potential Charges

Ghislaine Maxwell Juror

Our client was a juror in the Ghislane Maxwell trial. Our juror was accused of not disclosing relevant information, which could have been grounds for overturning the trial.

Top NYC Criminal Attorneys

The Spodek Law Group is one of the most elite, and prestigious criminal defense law firms based out of New York. We are focused on providing the highest level of service, and results, for our clients. Our criminal defense attorneys service a very hand-picked, and curated, clientele – that expects high class service, and exceptional mastery of the law. Our firm has experience handling tough legal situations – which require experience, and excellence, in order to get the best outcome possible. We have over 50 years of combined experience, handling national and international criminal defense cases.

Service Is Key

Result being with service. We treat you like family, and we make sure you're always in the loop. You will never be in the dark about the status of your case.

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When you hire our nyc criminal attorneys, you're working directly a senior trial attorney. This makes sure there's minimal delays in any communication.

Top Rated

Our law firm has 100's of 5 star reviews, and we've been featured and quoted by the media. We've been given numerous accolades by lawyer ranking services.

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Our law firm offers a risk free consultation so you can ask the questions you have, and together - we can come up with a game plan that will get you the best results.

Why Spodek

We're a completely cloud based law firm. Use our online portal to make payments, track your case, and more.

We help clients nationwide. Regardless of where your case is, we have the resources, manpower, and experience, to handle it.

Cases we've handled have captivated the attention of the media. When the media needs expertise, they turn to our law firm.

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our NYC Criminal Lawyers believe that experience
and service creates results.



I was searching for a law firm with some power to help me deal with a warrant in New York . After 6 days I decided to go with Spodek Law Group. It helped that This law firm is well respected by not only the top law firms in New York , but the DA , Judge as well. I...

Fonder Brandon
5 Stars

It was my good fortune to retain Spodek Law Group for representation for my legal needs. From the beginning, communication was prompt and thorough. Todd, Kenneth and Alex were the first people I worked with and they all made me, and my company Qumana skincare feel comfortable and confident that the team was going to work hard for me. Everything...

5 Stars

After meeting with several law firms, I chose the Spodek Law Group not only for their professionalism and experience, but for the personal attention given to me right from the initial consultation. It is important to recognize how crucial having the right legal team is when faced with potentially life altering events that impact families and the lives of loved...

George Cherubini

NY Post

The juror at the center of Ghislaine Maxwell’s bid for a mistrial has lawyered up with the attorney who represented “fake heiress” Anna Sorokin, new court documents show.

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BBC News

Spodek Law Group's representation of client Anna Delvey is set to become a Netflix series, directed by Shonda Rhimes. Click to read the story.

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Meet Todd Spodek


The Spodek Law Group has a reputation for handling high-profile cases. We have a clientele that is nationwide, and we have offices in both LA and NYC to service our diverse clientele. Our distinguished NYC criminal attorneys have over 50 years of combined experience.

Todd Spodek is a second generation criminal defense attorney with immense legal experience. He has many years of experience handling 1000’s of tough and hard to win cases. Todd Spodek has been featured on major media outlets like NY Post, Newsweek, Fox 5, Insider.com, Bloomberg, WSJ, and others.

In 2022, Netflix released a special series about one of Todd Spodek’s clients: Anna Delvey/Anna Sorokin.

Anna Delvey Promotional Banner from Netflix --- she was represented by NYC criminal defense attorney Todd Spodek

Why Clients Nationwide Choose Spodek Law Group

Clients choose Spodek Law Group because they need white glove service and a law firm who isn’t afraid to fight. Every single client who works with the Spodek Law Group is aware that they have a legal problem – and need the best possible law firm to help them. Hiring Spodek Law Group means you’re taking your future seriously, and are sending a signal to the Prosecutor that you’ve aligned yourself with an attorney who will fight. Our lawyers handle cases nationwide, ranging from NYC to LA. Our philosophy is simple: we only take on clients who we know will benefit from our legal representation.

We are selective about the clients we work with, and only take on cases we know we can win. We want to make a difference. This is different from other law firms who aren’t invested in your success – who don’t care about the outcome of your case. When you reach out to our law firm, the process starts with a free consultation. During this consultation, you can ask us anything at all about your case. We encourage you to take this opportunity to ask us tough questions which allow us to showcase our experience and expertise.


If you’re accused of committing a crime, or have a legal issue, please call us today for a risk free consultation.
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Todd Spodek, ESQ

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Quoted and Featured in Major Media Outlets Nationwide

Todd Spodek, is a second generation New York criminal defense attorney. He has experience handling tough, and hard to win, legal situations. His experiences range from handling federal crimes, to misdemeanors, divorce cases, immigration cases, and many other major issues. His comprehensive experience is why clients nationwide can trust him to have a comprehensive legal strategy that covers all the bases. His goal is to make sure you’re covered from every angle.


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Our NYC Criminal Attorneys handle tough cases
nationwide, that demand excellence

Over 50 Years Combined Experience

The Spodek Law Group believes that hiring a criminal defense attorney isn’t an easy decision. If you’re accused of committing a crime, or if you broke the law, then you need a criminal defense attorney who is available 24/7 to you. The criminal defense law firm you hire is very important – the firm is responsible for defending you, and more importantly, is your advocate and here to help you plan out your life. Unlike other defense law firms, we offer flexible payment plans, and charge very reasonable fees – while providing white glove service. Our law firm has been highly rated by lawyer ranking services like Avvo, Yelp, Google Places, and Super Lawyers. The process of finding a criminal defense attorney is a complicated process. We have over 50 years of combined experience handling major crimes. Your future is super important, and if you hire the wrong law firm – your future can be over.

No Two Criminal Defense Cases Are The Same

Most law firms try to implement a recycled, cookie cutter, strategy in order to fight your case and save time. They won’t think outside the box – it takes too much effort. The issue is that Prosecutors have virtually unlimited resources to fight you. The only certainty is that the prosecutor will do everything possible to win the case – and preserve his/her reputation. It means sometimes – they’ll resort to underhanded tactics. At the Spodek Law Group – we do everything possible to win. Every single thing we do is focused on getting you amazing case results. We understand the difficulty and challenges of going through a case. If you are accused of ac rime, please schedule a consultation with our NYC criminal lawyers today.

Our NYC Criminal Defense Attorneys Will Defend You

When you hire a private criminal defense attorney, he/she will question the authorities on all aspects of the criminal defense case. The defense attorney will work for you, and conduct an investigation on your behalf. The attorney will look into how the evidence was collected, and will move to prevent the case from going to trial. Having an attorney whose willing to go to bat for you is important when your future is on the line. It’s important you never plead guilty when you’re innocent – without first hiring a criminal defense attorney. Criminal records can have a huge impact on your life. It can result in the denial of government benefits, housing benefits, employment benefits, and more. Going to court is a frustrating process, but if you’re facing criminal charges – then you should assume the prosecutors are working overtime to convict you. In situations like this, there’s no alternative – you must hire a criminal defense attorney.

Our Law Firm’s Philosophy

We treat every single active, and prospective client, like family. We give you the best possible advice, and work hard for you. Our team of criminal defense attorneys in NYC are all united by this one belief: you are family. Our team consists of some of the brightest and best minds in the country. The government is overzealous when prosecuting people – and because of this, you want an attorney on your side who understands how to be aggressive. Our defense law firm is your shield. We protect you from overzealous prosecutors. We look for evidence, analyze allegations, and diffuse potential issues that prosecutors might be sensitive to. Sometimes – the truth is irrelevant, the prosecutors just want to win. With this in mind, our NYC criminal attorneys focus on creating a unique strategy for your case. When handling your case, we work to strike down evidence whenever, and wherever. Our goal is to ensure no case is brought against you. If needed, it can also mean filing an appeal if we feel the judge isn’t behaving correctly and judging the facts correctly. Our NYC criminal attorneys provide the highest level of defense – for each, and every, single client. We handle a wide array of cases, ranging from simple misdemeanors, to complicated federal crimes. If you’re facing criminal charges, you’re at risk of losing your freedom, and liberty.

Do I need a criminal defense attorney?

In the USA – if you’re charged with a felony or misdemeanor, it’s your right to have a criminal defense attorney present with you. If you’re arrested, you have the right to hire a criminal attorney or have one appointed to you. If you’re charged with a non-criminal violation, like harassment, or traffic offense, you don’t necessarily need a criminal defense attorney. Hiring an experienced defense lawyer is in your best interests. You want a criminal attorney to represent you in order to ensure your rights aren’t violated. If you hire the right attorney, it’s possible to avoid going to jail and resolving your case. Many people assume that just because they’re guilty – they should plead guilty – in order to avoid a trial. While you can do this – it doesn’t mean you’ll get a lighter sentence.

Sometimes prosecutors will only be fair if you respond with force to them. Without an attorney advising you, you might accidentally plead guilty when you could’ve won the case. The only way to truly know is to hire a private criminal defense attorney. At Spodek Law Group – we pride ourselves on taking a hands-on approach. It means researching the exact situation surrounding your case, and putting in the leg work to be familiar with every single intimate detail. Our firm has excellent work ethics, and we constantly hold firm meetings in order to discuss and address all of our cases. In the event of an emergency – we have a full team of lawyers available to help you.

Experienced New York Criminal Defense Lawyers | Spodek Law Group

Our criminal defense lawyers represent clients who are targets of federal investigations, who are arrested of criminal wrongdoing, or who are subject/witness to a law enforcement agency inquiry/investigation. Whatever the reason is that you’re now looking for a criminal attorney, we recognize any conviction – or any whisper of wrongdoing, can hurt your life. Whatever your reason for finding a criminal attorney, we recognize that any conviction will harm your chances of leading a fulfilling life. Our goal is to prevent the case from ever going to a judge, or jury. We are aware the implications a criminal conviction can have on your case. We handle a wide array of criminal defense cases such as:

  • white collar crimes
  • domestic violence crimes
  • computer crimes
  • violent crimes
  • property crimes
  • dwi and dui
  • drug, controlled substances
  • license defense
  • and more

What’s the difference between a federal or state crime

Federal crimes are a violation of statutes passed by the US Congress. State crimes are a violation of statutes passed by the state legislature. Most federal criminal statutes address conduct of national security/national concern. In recent decades, the federal government has being involved in things like instrastate drug and violence crimes. Many crimes are prosecutable by both the state and federal courts. Federal criminal offenses are investigated by agents of federal agencies like the FBI, DEA, Secret Service, and others. On occasion, state law enforcement agencies may get involved and work with federal agencies.

In order for a NYC criminal lawyer to represent you in a federal case, he, or she, must be licensed to practice in federal court where the case is pending. If the federal criminal justice system is different than the state system. It’s important you have experience in federal court so he, or she, can represent you. If you’re under investigation for a federal offense, but haven’t been charged – you should 100% contact a federal criminal defense attorney.

If law enforcement authorities conduct a search without first getting a warrant, will the seized evidence be supressed?

Sometimes, but not always, the evidence can be suppressed at trial. The 4th amendment requires law enforcement to get a warrant before searching your property. There are many legally recognized exceptions, like consent, or exigent circumstances. Even if the exception doesn’t apply, the search can be subject to a exclusionary rule.

How an experienced NYC criminal lawyer can help

Being charged with a criminal offense can lead to huge consequences. It can impact your personal life, and your reputation. You might be unable to do things like voting, or even worse. Hiring an experienced criminal defense lawyer in New York can go a long way towards helping your future.

  • Your criminal lawyer will provide you with an honest assessment of your situation, and potential defenses
  • Your criminal defense attorney will explain to you, and help you understand what you’re being charged with in a clear and straight forward way
  • Your lawyer will conduct in-depth investigations into your case and and determine what happened exactly
  • Your attorney will negotiate plea agreements, if it boils down to that, in order to get you the best outcome possible for you and your family
  • Your law firm will protect your interests in the courtroom by providing the most aggressive form of representation
  • Your attorney will submit an appeal, in the event you are convicted, and help seal or expunge your criminal records

In NYC, there are two ways to get arrested.

Desk Appearance Tickets – if you’ve been handcuffed and fingerprinted and released with a piece of paper and it reads Desk Appearance Ticket, then you’ve been issued a Desk Appearance Ticket. It was given to you instead of bringing you to see a judge right away. Desk Appearance Tickets become common in the 2000’s because they saved the city time and effort. The arresting officer didn’t have to place you in a holding cell, and it gave the city more time to draft and file charges against you eventually.

Central Booking – If you’ve been handcuffed, fingerprinted, and brought to see a judge within about 24-48 hours of your arrest, you were brought to central booking for your arrest. Central booking is where you are brought for post-arrest processing, and where you wait to see the judge. From central booking, you are then taken to a courtroom for your arraignment. If bail is set, then you are brought to a detention facility like Rikers Island. If no bail is set, then you could be released from the courtroom. Depending on what your attorney says, or doesn’t say, or what you say/don’t say during the arraignment, it could have huge consequences for you and your case.

The Spodek Law Group is a premier NYC law firm, with locations throughout New York, and offices nationwide. We are here 24/7 to help you. Regardless of how complicated your case is, our criminal defense lawyers are here to help you. We have been interviewed on major news outlets such as FOX News, NYPOST, and other major publications. The Spodek Law Group has over 50 years of combined experience helping clients. Many attorneys refer us clients because they trust us to know how to handle their clients, and the fact we treat each client like family. We don’t take a cookie-cutter approach to handling legal issues. We work with our clients to help them understand the potential ramifications they face at every turn. Our only objective is getting the charges against you dismissed. Regardless of how complex your case is, we’re here to help you and make sure you win. Get a risk free consultation today from our attorneys to learn more.

What should I expect from a NYC criminal attorney representing me?

When it comes to hiring a criminal attorney, you want someone who understands the situation you’re in. You want someone who can plan different scenarios, and evaluates outcomes, and assesses your risks at every stage of the game. Your criminal defense attorneys needs to understand and comprehend your situation, and be able to communicate this to you in simple terms. It’s expected that the criminal attorney you hire maintain confidentiality, and that all information with him/her be kept confidential. When you hire the Spodek Law Group, you’re hiring a criminal defense law firm who understands the law – and has experience handling the types of charges you’re facing – in addition to experience in the court where the charges are filed. Most importantly, you should expect a criminal lawyer who is both a negotiator and litigator. You want a criminal defense attorney who can defend you, and fight for you. Not all criminal lawyers in NYC are skilled in both state and federal courts. It’s important you hire the right firm for your case. At Spodek Law Group, our criminal lawyers have experience practicing law nationwide, and have experience handling federal cases nationwide. As top notch litigators, we take a very hands-on approach to helping clients get the best possible outcome.

What should you do when facing criminal accusations?

If you’re facing criminal accusations, you should hire an experienced New York criminal defense attorney today. When you’re facing a federal or state charge, finding the right federal criminal defense attorney makes all the difference. The right NY defense lawyer has experience handling situations similar to yours, and can help you understand your situation in a manner which makes sense. Regardless of how difficult your criminal defense case is, our defense attorneys are here and ready to assist you. With experience handling both state and federal cases, the New York criminal defense attorneys at Spodek Law Group can help.

How can I get the best possible outcome?

In order for your defense attorney to help you get the best outcome, you need to be honest with your NYC criminal defense attorney. When your criminal attorney reaches out to you, you have to be available when your lawyer needs you. You should follow your criminal attorneys advice when it comes to things like drug treatment, mental health, and other such things. The right NYC criminal defense attorney will take your case seriously, and work with you to achieve the best possible outcome for your situation. If you have mental, or health issues, such as a drug or alcohol problem, you should speak to your attorney ASAP so he, or she, can get you into a treatment program. You should be available when your criminal defense attorney needs you. Your lawyer can also help you get character reference letters in order to help you get a better outcome in your case.

What should I bring to my initial meeting with my NYC criminal lawyer?

When you come to your initial meeting, you should bring any documents possible, regarding your arrest or investigation, including copies of the charges filed against you, subpoenas, info about items seized, name of witnesses, and other information. At your initial meeting, your NYC criminal defense lawyer will being to formalize a strategy surrounding your case, and other potential defenses available to you. How long the case takes – will depend on the nature of the charges, the number of people charged, and the complexity of the case.

Our team has experience handling a wide array of cases

Regardless of what you’re being investigated for, you need a top notch – and high powered, criminal defense law firm to help you. Our team has many years of experience dealing with the Manhattan DA’s office, as well as the US Attorney’s Office. We are ready to guide you through the the legal process you’re about to go through when dealing with a potential criminal accusation. We’ve dealt with many complicated federal cases. Our criminal defense attorneys have many years of experience handling complex criminal defense cases. We help people nationwide. We understand what is at stake for you: a guilty verdict could result in incarceration, and a criminal record. Our criminal attorneys will stop at absolutely nothing to help you realize your goal: vindication.

Federal Criminal Defense: Federal law usually involves crimes which are crossing state boundaries. For example federal law covers things like white collar crimes, gun crimes, drug, and more. Procedures in federal court are different from state courts. Penalties in federal court are harsher than state court. In some situations, federal crimes will carry a minimum mandatory sentences. It means the judge has no discretion to sentence you to a lesser term based on any mitigating factor. Our law firm has immense experience handling federal crimes nationwide. We can provide you legal representation in federal courts all over the USA.

Domestic Violence: Prosecutors take domestic violence allegations seriously. They respond harshly, and overzealously. These allegations can have a huge impact on your life, and can result in a permanent criminal record. Many instances of domestic violence are physical, for example assault, sexual violence, and more. It’s unfortunate that sometimes allegations of domestic violence can be fake, and motivated by other matrimonial issues. Your spouse/accuser might be trying to take revenge on you due to the breakdown of the relationship.

Federal Offenses Should Be Taken Seriously

Being under investigation for a crime can be frightening, the stake are higher if the federal government is investigating you, or if you’re charged with any type of federal offense. There’s a number of reasons why it makes sense to hire a federal criminal defense lawyer. Federal authorities have more resources to prove and investigate guilty, and the penalties are much more severe in circumstances where the defendant is convicted of a federal offense. Federal prosecutors will frequently use the thread of a mandatory sentence in order to get the defendants to admit guilt. There are many reasons why you need to take federal charges seriously. You will need a federal criminal lawyer who has knowledge, and skill, to fight charges against you and to help you get the best outcome. Our team of attorneys work closely with you to decide the best legal defense strategy. We will work to get charges dropped, go to court in order to get you acquitted, or negotiate a potential plea agreement.

Why You Need a Criminal Lawyer and How to Find the Best One

If you, or a loved one are accused of committing a crime – you want an experienced New York criminal defense lawyer on your side. Navigating the justice system is a complicated process – and without legal counsel, it can have a devastating impact that follows you for life. Here are some reasons why investing in an excellent criminal defense attorney should be important to you:

  • The criminal code contains many nuances which can be difficult to understand. This is one of the primary reasons why it’s important to hire an attorney who specifically deals with criminal defense, as opposed to general law practitioners. Only an experienced criminal defense attorney will be able to defend your rights.
  • One of the ways to win a case, is by identifying weaknesses in the prosecutors case. Hiring the best attorney makes it possible for you to have a fighting chance. Hiring a criminal attorney who has experience handling cases similar to yours means he, or she, will be able to analyze the charges and evidence against you in order to determine if the state can prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt.
  • Your lawyer can protect you during questioning. Anything you say can, and will, be used against you when you’re arrested. If you make sure to call your attorney ASAP, he/she can ensure you don’t volunteer harmful information that hurts your case.
  • Your attorney will build a strong defense. Most skilled criminal lawyers know how to create a defense strategy using resources like private investigators, expert witnesses, and more. In addition, many seasoned criminal defense attorneys have relationships with prosecutors – which becomes advantageous when going into plea bargain negotiations. In addition, experienced attorneys know how to avoid common pitfalls. Lawyers who specialize in criminal defense are familiar with procedural rules, and missteps, that can be avoided.

Having an experienced criminal defense attorneys means you’re protected at every phase of the process – from arrest, to trial, and even sentencing. It’s important you don’t take chances.

How to Find the Best NYC Criminal Defense Lawyer

When researching criminal defense lawyers, be sure to:

  • Verify experience handling your specific charges – Look for lawyers who regularly deal with cases like yours (drug offenses, sex crimes, white collar crimes, etc.)
  • Ask about trial experience – Even if you hope to avoid trial, this helps assess litigation skills.
  • Look for experience taking similar cases to verdict – Familiarity with the details of defending charges like yours is critical.
  • Understand their negotiation approach – The lawyer should be able to negotiate firmly yet tactfully with prosecutors.
  • Ask about their resources – Do they have sufficient staffing, investigators and experts to mount a strong defense?
  • Research client reviews and testimonials – This can provide useful insight into their real-world results with past clients.

Vetting lawyers thoroughly on these factors will help find the right criminal defense counsel.

What Are Important Factors in Choosing a NYC Criminal Lawyer

When looking at potential options for criminal attorneys, here are some factors to keep in mind:

Overall criminal defense experience – You want an attorney who specifically focuses their practice on criminal defense, and knows all the nuances in both state and federal court.

Experience with cases similar to yours –  If you’re dealing with a complicated potential case, you should find a criminal defense lawyer in New York who has experience handling cases similar to yours, and your situation.

Local knowledge – It’s important you hire an attorney who has experience practicing in jurisdiction and court where you’re charged. For example, if your case is in Brooklyn, it’s important to hire a Brooklyn attorney – not a Suffolk County attorney.

Litigation record – It’s important you look at the past case results of the criminal lawyer you’re speaking to. This helps you understand their litigation skills, and how capable the attorney is.

Negotiation skills – In some situations, your criminal lawyer might be forced to negotiate a plea deal. You want to understand how tactful your criminal defense attorney is and when push comes to shove – whether he, or she, can negotiate with prosecutors on your behalf

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