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Best New Rochelle Criminal Lawyers

Fighting Criminal Charges in New Rochelle, NY

Facing criminal allegations can be an incredibly stressful and frightening experience. The prospect of steep fines, probation requirements, or jail time hangs over your head. Media stories about coercive police interrogations and wrongful convictions only heighten the uncertainty. Under such pressure, mistakes in handling your case often follow.

To level the playing field against experienced prosecutors, you need an aggressive criminal defense lawyer who knows the local courts, police, and how to win dismissal motions. For over a decade, the criminal law firm of Spodek Law Group has defended New Rochelle, NY residents against all types of criminal charges.

Attorney Todd Spodek is a nationally recognized trial lawyer known for exonerating the innocent and achieving favorable outcomes in seemingly impossible cases. At Spodek Law Group, we have successfully defended New Rochelle clients against charges including:

  • Drug possession – marijuana, cocaine, prescription drugs
  • Weapons offenses – illegal firearms, knives, assault
  • DWI/DUI – drunk driving, DWAI drugs
  • Sex crimes – rape, child pornography, solicitation
  • White collar crime – fraud, embezzlement, theft
  • Domestic violence – assault, harassment, orders of protection

Regardless of your specific criminal allegations, we can put our experience and stellar reputation to work defending your rights. Read on to learn more about navigating New York criminal cases and why Spodek Law Group is the right choice.

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
my lawyer is Alex Zhik. Efficient, patient and professional
Nun yaNun ya
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.
Taïko BeautyTaïko Beauty
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!
K MarK Mar
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.

Avoiding Mistakes in the Critical Early Phase

The most important stage in any criminal case is the initial investigation and arrest. If possible, we advise clients to avoid speaking with police altogether and immediately call us if contacted or detained. In New York, anything you tell law enforcement can be used against you in court. Even innocent people often make statements that prosecutors twist against them.

Our criminal defense attorneys can intervene on your behalf to prevent coerced statements or unconstitutional searches. We know which motions can lead to dismissal before charges are even filed.

If you were arrested and released on bail or your own recognizance, you only have 30 days to file motions attacking the legality of the police encounter and arrest procedures. Spodek Law Group builds creative legal arguments challenging improper stops, lack of probable cause, Miranda violations, and insufficient evidence.

Securing dismissal through a successful suppression motion or preliminary hearing spares clients the ordeal and consequences of a criminal trial. But you only get one chance to argue pre-trial motions, so working with an experienced attorney is critical.

Navigating the Complexities of Criminal Court

New York criminal law and procedures are extremely complicated, with strict adherence required to statutory prerequisites, speedy trial rights, discovery demands, plea bargaining rules, and sentencing guidelines. Just determining the appropriate courthouse, judge assignment, and calendar scheduling requires insider knowledge.

Spodek Law Group represents New Rochelle defendants in multiple venues including:

  • New Rochelle City Court
  • Westchester County Court
  • Westchester County Court House – Peekskill
  • Federal District Court – White Plains

We know all the judges, their courtroom tendencies, and how to craft arguments in each venue. Our strong relationships with prosecutors often lead to favorable pre-trial resolutions through dismissals, plea bargains, or diversion programs. If reasonable settlement offers are not extended, we fully prepare for trial knowing many criminal cases can be won on evidentiary issues and witness credibility.

Avoiding Immigration & Collateral Consequences

The criminal allegations themselves are scary enough for clients. But the ancillary consequences of convictions like immigration issues, professional licensing problems, and effects on child custody can prove equally damaging. Our holistic representation considers all potential ramifications when advising clients on optimal case strategies and resolutions.

For immigrant clients, we strive to avoid any disposition resulting in deportation or other immigration penalties. Certain plea deals can also preserve a client’s ability to seek future expungement or sealing of records to alleviate career and reputational harms. Whenever possible, we craft creative pleas allowing our clients to move forward with their lives unhindered by a criminal record.

Contact New Rochelle’s Most Respected Criminal Defense Firm

If you or a loved one face criminal charges in New Rochelle, NY or surrounding Westchester County cities, contact Spodek Law Group 24/7 for urgent legal help. Call 212-300-5196 or email criminal defense attorney Todd Spodek to schedule a free consultation and case review. Fighting complex criminal allegations requires experienced advocates in your corner. With Spodek Law Group, you can rest assured your rights remain protected through every stage of police encounters, criminal proceedings, plea negotiations, and potential trial.

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