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Covered by New York Times, and other outlets. Fake heiress accused of conning the city’s wealthy, and has an HBO special being made about her.

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Accused of stalking Alec Baldwin. The case garnered nationwide attention, with USAToday, NYPost, and other media outlets following it closely.

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The Spodek Law Group understands how delicate high-profile cases can be, and has a strong track record of getting positive outcomes. Our lawyers service a clientele that is nationwide. With offices in both LA and NYC, and cases all across the country - Spodek Law Group is a top tier law firm.

Todd Spodek is a second generation attorney with immense experience. He has many years of experience handling 100’s of tough and hard to win trials. He’s been featured on major news outlets, such as New York Post, Newsweek, Fox 5 New York, South China Morning Post, Insider.com, and many others.

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

Why Clients Choose Spodek Law Group

The reason is simple: clients want white glove service, and lawyers who can win. Every single client who works with the Spodek Law Group is aware that the attorney they hire could drastically change the outcome of their case. Hiring the Spodek Law Group means you’re taking your future seriously. Our lawyers handle cases nationwide, ranging from NYC to LA. Our philosophy is fair and simple: our nyc criminal lawyers only take on clients who we know will benefit from our services.

We’re selective about the clients we work with, and only take on cases we know align with our experience – and where we can make a difference. This is different from other law firms who are not invested in your success nor care about your outcome.

If you have a legal issue, call us for a consultation.
We are available 24/7, to help you with any – and all, challenges you face.

Best Portland Federal Criminal Lawyers

By Spodek Law Group | June 18, 2019
(Last Updated On: May 27, 2023)

Last Updated on: 27th May 2023, 12:17 pm

The federal prosecutions in Portland, Oregon, come in a vast array of case types: drug trafficking, gun crimes, white-collar crimes, computer sex stings, identity theft, illegal immigration, tax evasion, tax fraud, bank fraud, credit card fraud, and more. The Obama-Era Safe Neighborhood Act is one very tough piece of legislation that is new in the federal system. The mandatory minimum sentences can surprise some armed felons who thought that they’d get off lightly. No matter what crime you have been charged with in Portland, do not let the minutes tick by without taking action.

The Benefits of a Skilled Defense Attorney

Shopping for a defense attorney can be frustrating for people accused of white-collar crimes that have no previous criminal records. They may not have a good understanding of the system and how it really works. Watching how court cases play out on television is a far cry from how they operate in real life. In the real world, cases don’t always have the force and certainty that they do when televised. Cases that are televised are usually homerun cases that have lots of incriminating evidence and salacious details that make it good for promoting the justice system to the public.

Questioning by Officials

When you are questioned by officials, they don’t always read you the Miranda rights regarding your right to remain silent. They may try to have a casual conversation with you that may even prey upon your concern for something that happened. It is possible for them to even record these informal investigations and build evidence against you. As a matter of principle, you should never speak with anyone presenting themselves as a government official without first consulting our law firm. They may not alert you from the beginning of the conversation that you are a suspect in a crime. They may also try to coerce you to speak using other methods that overcome your will with inducements of false leniency or other tricks.

Bail Considerations

Within 72 hours of your arrest, you will have an opportunity to negotiate the terms of your release with a judge. If you call our Portland law firm, we can attack the strength of the charges and argue for your immediate release. Even a serious case can lead to conditional release. You never want to remain in prison because it can cause psychological damage. Furthermore, all communications that you make will be recorded and can make the case against you even stronger.

Discovery & Depositions

Our Portland law firm will first ensure that all the evidence against you and that may work in your favor is provided by the prosecution. It is not uncommon for the prosecution to withhold key evidence of your innocence or to substitute video or audio recordings with unreliable hearsay testimony. If specific requests are not made, it will be hard to preserve the violation for appeals. Our law firm is skilled at identifying holes in the narrative that demonstrate evidence manipulation.
We can then take depositions of the witnesses against you to lock in their testimony. This can later be compared to their testimony at trial to impeach them. It also gives us an opportunity to see the full strength of the case against you and allows us to find weaknesses to attack it.

Pre-Trial Motions

It is important to ensure the fundamental fairness of your trial. In doing so, we have to suppress any evidence that unfairly prejudices you. This would be hearsay evidence, unlawfully obtained evidence, and unreliable forensics. We work with our own top-notch experts and private investigators to test every facet of the prosecution’s theory and do not let them amaze jurors with the CSI-effect. We can also have your case dismissed before trial for constitutional violations and other defenses that exist as a matter of law.

Trial or Plea Bargaining

Only 3 percent of all federal cases make it to trial. Most cases with strong defenses are dismissed before they reach trial or resolved with a favorable plea deal. This avoids the mandatory minimum sentences that are horrifying. You may decide to go to trial, nevertheless, if you have a strong case. The prosecutor may even offer a lower plea in the middle of the trial to guarantee a victory. In any regard, all the preparation that we do will ensure the optimal outcome.

Portland Federal Criminal Defense Attorneys

Federal charges are nothing to take lightly. If you have been charged with a federal crime in Portland, are under investigation for a federal offense or even feel you might be investigated, you need a lawyer. At Spodek Law Group, our criminal defense attorneys are different from most in that we focus on federal cases. We understand the nuances of federal law and how to fight a case in front of a federal judge. Our attorneys can fight your charge and help you preserve your freedom.

Why Hire a Lawyer Who Focuses on Portland Federal Criminal Defense?

If you’ve never faced federal charges before, you might not have considered the need for a lawyer who focuses on federal cases. Perhaps you or a family member has had a good experience in the past with a local Portland criminal attorney, and you’re considering hiring them to handle your federal case.
While Portland has no shortage of quality Portland criminal lawyers, only a tiny percentage are highly experienced in federal cases. Here are a few reasons to choose an attorney from this small subset:

Federal Court Is Different

Just like the different fields of medicine can be vastly different from one another — you wouldn’t see an ophthalmologist for a broken knee — state and federal courtrooms feature very different atmospheres and protocols. For one, federal judges are often much less lenient, even with first-time offenders. An inexperienced lawyer who goes into a federal case expecting clemency might be in for a rude awakening.
An experienced lawyer will approach your case with confidence and not get flummoxed by the idiosyncrasies of federal court.

The Outcome Can Impact the Rest of Your Life

The impact to your life of a federal conviction can resonate long after you have served your prison time or paid your fine. There is a special stigma attached to being a federal convict, one that can impact opportunities for employment, housing and even dating. Depending on the nature of the conviction, you might be barred outright from being hired for certain jobs and living in certain neighborhoods. An experienced federal criminal defense lawyer can help you avoid these outcomes and move on with your life.

Federal Criminal Defenders Are Familiar With Federal Judges

There’s no shortage of jokes and clichés about lawyers who know the judge. But there’s a ring of truth to the idea that knowing the judge in a case can benefit an attorney and their client. That doesn’t mean your attorney should be best buddies with the judge, but a familiarity with how a particular judge presides over cases and runs their courtroom can help your lawyer plan an effective strategy.
At Spodek Law Group, our attorneys have fought in many federal courtrooms in front of a wide array of judges. We will use this knowledge to your advantage when strategizing your defense.

Top Mistakes in Choosing a Portland Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer

Hiring the wrong federal criminal defense lawyer in Portland can lead to consequences that haunt you forever. Avoid these mistakes if you want the best chance of a favorable outcome to your case.

Going With a Friend’s Recommendation

If you’re open about your situation with friends and relatives, one of them at some point will probably mention a lawyer that either they or someone they know had a great experience with. Maybe the attorney helped them beat a DUI or traffic offense. While your friend is no doubt well-meaning, the fact is that most people have little experience with federal court and the importance of going with a lawyer experienced in federal cases. Rather than going with a friend’s recommendation, do your own research.

Not Asking Enough Questions

You should never hire a federal criminal defender without asking lots of questions about your case. Pay attention not just to their answers but to how confidently and clearly they deliver them. Your lawyer’s demeanor with you in a consultation offers a preview of what they will look like in court. Make sure you’re happy with how your lawyer plans to approach your case.

Selecting a Lawyer Who Avoids Trial at All Costs

Lawyers often recommend their clients take plea bargains to avoid going to trial. In a plea bargain, you admit guilt to a lesser charge with a lesser punishment. While this strategy is appropriate at times, it is often not the best move, particularly when it will still lead to a federal conviction. Be wary of any lawyer with a reputation for always pushing plea deals.

Spodek Law Group Will Fight Your Federal Charge

No matter the type of federal charge you are facing, Spodek Law Group has an experienced attorney who can help. Our team has successfully defended clients charged with the following and more:

  • Federal drug crimes
  • Federal sex crimes
  • White collar crimes
  • Tax evasion
  • Cybercrimes

Schedule Your Consultation With Spodek Law Group Today

The first step to getting a skilled, competent federal criminal defense lawyer to fight for you in Portland is to set up an initial consultation. Call Spodek Law Group today!

If you have been charged with a federal crime, hiring a skilled defense attorney is important. Federal charges are serious, and a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer experienced with federal cases can help protect your rights. A Portland criminal attorney from Spodek Law Group can help you understand the nuances of federal law and fight your case in front of a federal judge. Call Spodek Law Group today for a consultation.

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