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When you’re facing a federal issue, you need an attorney whose going to be available 24/7 to help you get the results and outcome you need. The value of working with the Spodek Law Group is that we treat each and every client like a member of our family.

Albany Federal Criminal Lawyers

A conviction on a federal charge could result in significant penalties such as fines or prison time. It could also result in damage to your reputation or bring shame to your family. With so much on the line, it is in your best interest to hire an attorney. He or she may be able to get a case dropped, negotiate a plea deal or work to obtain an acquittal in your case.

Why Would a Criminal Case Be Dropped?

Criminal cases are generally dropped because there is a lack of evidence to convict a person. For instance, a witness may decide that he or she no longer wishes to cooperate with the prosecution. It is also possible that a key piece of evidence will be ruled inadmissible by a judge at some point before a trial begins. Sometimes, the evidence will be ruled inadmissible during a trial, which may lead to some or all charges being dropped.

Why Would a Prosecutor Negotiate a Plea Agreement?

George FernandezGeorge Fernandez
14:16 30 Apr 24
Excellent 10 out of 10, Helped resolve my case. Jeremy explained everything and made everything easy to understand.
21:33 24 Apr 24
If you are looking for a lawyer that listens, is aggressive where needed, and holds his word above all else, Todd is the best pick. I had hired multiple attorneys prior to hiring the Spodek Group for a white collar case. The first thing that stood out to me was the cost, as anyone going through the process and dealing with the system, money was tight at that time - especially after hiring and firing multiple lawyers. The cost was not as high as others which was definitely a plus. Todd's intake process was also unlike other attorneys. He took the time to actually listen. He cared. He was trying to put himself in my shoes while I was explaining the situation to him and he really took the time to understand the whole situation. Other lawyers will give you 15 mins and send you a retainer agreement. Not Todd, I think he spent almost two hours with me as I was explaining everything.Not only was he great during the onboarding process, he was supportive and very informative through the entire plea process and eventually sentencing. After hiring him, I asked if I should hire a prison consultant, he told me to save my money as he would do everything they would. He was right and held up to his word. Later on I would hear from others that went with the prison consultants that they were a waste of money - I am glad I listened to Todd!When it came time for sentencing, two days prior to sentencing, the prosecutor tried increasing my proposed prison time by almost double - apparently a normal move. Todd and his team worked with me non-stop through the weekend prior to sentencing to ensure that I was not given additional prison time. Again, he took the time to listen and came up with a strategy to explain the case with great detail.Unfortunately, I did plead guilty as that was my best option. Todd and his whole team wrote up nearly 300 pages of a summary of what happened and why I should not be given prison time. If I breakdown the amount I spent with Todd versus the amount of work that I saw being done, I am shocked I was not charged four times as much. The other benefit was, a lot of criminal defense lawyers were just a single attorney with a paralegal or two. Todd had a team of people that I dealt with (5-7 people that I interacted with), but he was ALWAYS accessible. It would never take him more than an hour to reply unless he was in court.I was sentenced to prison and I was emotionally distraught. Todd and his team did whatever they could even after sentencing to make sure I was alright. He personally stayed in touch with my family to ensure I was doing alright and offered support to them. Most lawyers would consider the job complete at sentencing, not Todd.After prison, Todd still spent time with me to make sure I was on the right track and avoiding any potential risks in the future. He has also been giving advice on how to navigate probation etc and has not been looking at the clock for billing.Although I wish I had never been arrested in the first place, I am glad I had Todd and his team in my corner. Without them I likely would have had to spend a lot more time in prison than I did.Thank you, Todd, and the entire Spodek Law team, for helping turn what was a nightmare into a manageable situation!
Yelva Saint-PreuxYelva Saint-Preux
19:26 19 Apr 24
I am immensely grateful to the entire team at Spodek Law Group for their unwavering dedication and exceptional expertise throughout my case. From our initial consultation to the final resolution, their professionalism and tireless advocacy made all the difference. Their strategic approach and attention to detail instilled confidence in me every step of the way.Thanks to their hard work and commitment, we achieved a truly favorable outcome that exceeded my expectations. Not only did they navigate the complexities of my case with precision, but they also provided invaluable support and guidance during what was undoubtedly a challenging time. I cannot recommend Spodek Law Group highly enough, especially attorneys Todd Spodek and Claire Banks; they are beacons of excellence in the legal profession.YSP.
Katherine SunKatherine Sun
18:08 18 Apr 24
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17:48 18 Apr 24
Todd, Ralph and Alex are amazing. Helped my husband get from a double digit number with multiple charges to a single digit, by the time I blink he will be out. They very professional and help with all your needs. They dealt with my anxiety and worry very well and they understand that your family member needs to get home as soon as possible.
Keisha ParrisKeisha Parris
20:45 15 Mar 24
Believe every single review here about Alex Z!! From our initial consultation, it was evident that Alex possessed a profound understanding of criminal law and a fierce dedication to his clients rights. Throughout the entirety of my case, Alex exhibited unparalleled professionalism and unwavering commitment. What sets Alex apart is not only his legal expertise but also his genuine compassion for his clients. He took the time to thoroughly explain my case, alleviating any concerns I had along the way. His exact words were “I’m not worried about it”. His unwavering support and guidance were invaluable throughout the entire process. I am immensely grateful for Alex's exceptional legal representation and wholeheartedly recommend his services to anyone in need of a skilled criminal defense attorney. Alex Z is not just a lawyer; he is a beacon of hope for those navigating the complexities of the legal system. If you find yourself in need of a dedicated and competent legal advocate, look no further than Alex Z.
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16:26 15 Mar 24
I don’t know where to start, I can write a novel about this firm, but one thing I will say is that having my best interest was their main priority since the beginning of my case which was back in Winter 2019. Miss Claire Banks, one of the best Attorneys in the firm represented me very well and was very professional, respectful, and truthful. Not once did she leave me in the dark, in fact she presented all options and routes that could possibly be considered for my case and she reinsured me that no matter what I decided to do, her and the team will have my back and that’s exactly what happened. Not only will I be liberated from this case, also, I will enjoy my freedom and continue to be a mother to my first born son and will have no restrictions with accomplishing my goals in life. Now that’s what I call victory!! I thank the Lord, My mother, Claire, and the Spodek team for standing by me and fighting with me. Words can’t describe how grateful I am to have the opportunity to work with this team. I’m very satisfied, very pleased with their performance, their hard work, and their diligence.Thank you team!
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01:37 25 Jan 24
I recently had Spodek Law Group represent me for a legal matter in NYC and I am thoroughly impressed with their services.Alex Zhik secured the best possible outcome for my case.It was a seamless journey from the initial consultation to the resolution of my legal matter. From the moment I spoke to Todd about my case, his enthusiasm to help was evident, setting a positive tone for the entire experience. The efficiency and professionalism displayed by the team is commendable.A particularly noteworthy aspect of their service is their user-friendly portal to upload your documents/evidence. This not only simplified the process, but showcases their commitment to streamline the client experience.Lastly, in an industry where legal fees can often be a concern, I found their pricing to be very reasonable, making needing legal assistance feel accessible and stress-free.I am grateful for their support and wouldn't hesitate to turn to them again in the future.

The prosecutor in a case would negotiate a plea deal for a variety of reasons that all aim to serve the best interest of the public. For instance, the prosecution may not believe that it has enough evidence to convict you on a charge at trial. Therefore, you may get a plea deal that reduces some or all of the charges in exchange for a guilty plea.

You benefit because the penalties are much less than what they would be if a trial happened and the jury returned a guilty verdict. The prosecution is happy because it gets to claim a conviction in the case. Saving resources and reducing the backlog that a court may face are other reasons why plea deals are offered. In some cases, a judge may prefer a plea to a trial.

Why Would a Jury Acquit You?

A jury’s job is decide whether or not you are guilty of a crime based on the evidence that it has seen. However, a judge could provide instructions to a jury to disregard certain pieces of evidence when making its decision. Furthermore, jurors are only human, which means that they may be moved to vote guilty or not guilty based on factors other than the evidence.

For instance, they could be sympathetic to your plight as a single mother or as someone who didn’t have access to proper mental or physical health care. An attorney will take steps to put jurors in place who are most likely to vote in your favor. They may also be able to win key rulings from a judge that may play a role in what jurors consider when making the choice to convict or acquit.

The Government Will Have Attorneys Working on Their Side

You can feel confident that the government is going to have as many attorneys as necessary working on your case. These people have likely spent years working as criminal attorneys and understand what it takes to win. Therefore, you should have an attorney on your side who will work to make sure that the government doesn’t do anything illegal before, during or after a trial.

It is important to note that you have the right to an attorney. If you can’t pay for an attorney, one will be provided to serve as your advocate. While the law does give you the right to act as your own attorney, this may not be the best decision. Typically, a judge will order that a legal professional act as an adviser as the case unfolds. This reduces the odds that mistakes are made that both harm your chances of getting a fair trial and provide opportunities for lengthy and expensive appeals.

An Attorney Can Help Even After a Conviction

Just because you have been convicted of a crime doesn’t mean that your case is over. There is still a chance of having a jury’s decision overturned on appeal. For example, your attorney may be able to show that evidence was tainted or was not collected properly. It is also possible that a witness will either recant his or her testimony or otherwise acknowledge that part of it was incorrect.

If it can be shown that forensic evidence or DNA evidence has come to light since your conviction, that may also result in a jury’s guilty verdict being overturned. In the event that this occurs, the charge may remain on your criminal record. The next step would be for your legal team to ask that the charge be expunged or sealed.

The moment that you are charged with a crime or believe that you will be charged, contact a criminal attorney. Doing so may make it easier to preserve your rights and make sure that you are treated fairly throughout the legal process. It can also make it easier to clear your name by having the case dismissed or being acquitted by a jury.

Albany Criminal Lawyers

No one wants to think about the possibility of facing a legal problem. The idea of being arrested, being accused of a crime, or even serving jail time can be incredibly overwhelming and scary. This is just one of the reasons that it’s vital to hire an a criminal attorney right away. If you are facing a legal problem, don’t hesitate to get the help that you need. An attorney can make an incredible difference in your case. Here’s how.

Your Albany criminal lawyer understands the legal process

In 2015, U.S. law officials made nearly 11,000,000 arrests. With such large arrest numbers, it’s vital that you find someone to represent you so that your case isn’t rushed or that you aren’t given a fair trial. Your attorney has a thorough understanding of the law and how the legal process works. They will be able to assist you throughout the entire process. Whether you were in the wrong place at the right time and you need someone to represent you in court or you’re about to be interrogated by the police and you want someone by your side, an attorney is a valuable asset.

Your Albany Criminal Lawyer can guide you through the paperwork

Most legal experiences involve paperwork. If you’ve been charged with a crime, you may need to make a statement or several statements to the police. You may need to fill out forms. You may need to file certain paperwork. Your attorney can help you with all of this. Being arrested is a frustrating experience and can feel overwhelming, so it’s easy to feel discouraged. Your attorney wants to help you succeed, which is why they will be happy to assist you with this portion of the proceedings. Whether you have questions about the way something is phrased or you believe a form is incorrect, never sign anything without an attorney present. Your lawyer can let you know whether something needs to be changed, adjusted, or amended in order to best help your case.

Your Albany criminal lawyer can represent you in court

Sometimes criminal charges are dropped and you will not need to appear in court. Other times, however, you may need to appear before a judge or even a jury. Never feel like you have to do this alone. Your attorney can help represent you in court. He will build a case that defends your plea and will assist you throughout the entire courtroom process. If you have never been in a courtroom before, you might feel a bit nervous, but your attorney will help you prepare for the hearing. They will coach you on how to dress, what to say, and what to avoid saying.

Sometimes, adults who have never faced criminal charges before aren’t sure what to expect when they go to court. Because of this, they make mistakes that can result in higher sentences. Don’t let this happen to you. Speak with an attorney before you even enter a courtroom to ensure you have the best chances at a successful hearing. Your attorney wants what’s best for you and will help intervene on your behalf when it comes to both the prosecutor and the judge.

Your Albany Criminal Lawyer can advise you

Perhaps the most important reason to hire a criminal defense attorney is that they will be able to advise you as to your options. Many adults who are arrested, especially if it’s a first arrest, aren’t sure what their rights or obligations are. Let your attorney guide you. They will be able to help you:

  • Determine what you are being accused of
  • Understand the legal ramifications of the charges
  • Decide how to plea
  • Communicate with law officials
  • Prepare for court
  • Speak in court
  • Understand the legal process
  • Explain legal jargon

You deserve to have a fair chance when it comes to court. Perhaps you made a mistake and are now facing legal charges. Maybe you were in the wrong place at the wrong time. No matter what happened, your attorney can help guide you as you face the legal system.

Don’t wait to get the help you need. As soon as you know there is a problem, reach out and get an attorney. They will be able to help you with everything from your initial arrest to speaking with the police to talking in court. If possible, make sure you provide as much documentation about your case as you can. This will help your attorney prepare your case and to ensure you have the best possible outcome.

Albany criminal lawyers are ready to help you with your case. Reach out today to schedule your initial consultation and to find out how you can get the help you need and the representation you want. You deserve to be heard, and the right lawyer will help to make sure you’re given a fair chance.

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