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People Vs. Anna Sorokin

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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Juror who prompted calls for new Ghislaine Maxwell trial turns to lawyer who defended Anna Sorokin.

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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.

Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer Nevada

By Spodek Law Group | February 23, 2023
(Last Updated On: March 16, 2023)

Last Updated on: 16th March 2023, 01:11 pm

Las Vegas Federal Criminal Attorney? Attorney Todd Spodek leads the Spodek Law Group. Nevada state and federal governments investigate and prosecute crimes, sometimes the same crimes. Federal crimes have harsher sentences and different proceedings. That’s why you need LV Criminal Defense’s aggressive and experienced federal criminal attorneys right away.

Our lawyers know that federal cases are more serious than state cases. They understand federal cases and know that inexperience can hurt your defense. Our attorneys provide the best representation.

How do Nevada state and federal crimes differ? Federal crimes have harsher sentences than state crimes. DEA and FBI investigate federal crimes, while state agencies investigate state crimes. Finally, federal crimes are tried by federal judges, while state crimes are tried by state judges.

The Spodek Law Group defends clients against RICO, drug charges, sex crimes, bank fraud, securities fraud, carjacking, murder, and kidnapping. Our Super Lawyers, AVVO, and National Trial Lawyers ratings reflect our success in representing Nevada clients charged with serious federal and state crimes.

The Federal Sentencing Guidelines set federal crime punishments, but judges decide. To get the lowest sentence, hire a Las Vegas federal defense attorney who can argue the punishment in detail.

Contact the Spodek Law Group if you’re under federal investigation or have been arrested. We can defend your rights and secure the best case results in Nevada’s complicated federal crime investigation and prosecution process.

Our attorneys represent clients in all Nevada cities and counties, including Las Vegas, Reno, and Carson City. We have over 50 years of federal criminal defense experience and can represent you with professionalism and legal knowledge. Start your defense today!

Nevada Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer

Nevada federal criminal defendants need a skilled federal criminal defense attorney to help them navigate the complex federal legal system. Spodek Law Group and Attorney Todd Spodek have extensive experience representing federal crime clients and are committed to protecting their rights and freedoms.


Spodek Law Group recognizes that each case is unique and requires a customized approach. We listen to our clients and create a customized defense strategy to meet their needs.

Our knowledgeable attorneys use federal criminal law and the federal court system to benefit our clients. From drug trafficking and white-collar crimes to murder and other violent offenses, we have successfully defended clients in federal cases.

Spodek Law Group provides:

Experienced federal criminal law and court system attorneys
A customized strategy to get you the best result.
From pre-indictment investigations to trial and appeals, aggressive representation.
Compassionate, respectful communication throughout the process


Spodek Law Group offers nationwide federal criminal defense services, including:

Pre-Indictment Investigations: If you are being investigated for a federal crime, you need an experienced federal criminal defense attorney from the start. We can protect your rights during the investigation.

Grand Jury Proceedings: You need a skilled attorney to challenge the evidence and defend your rights if indicted by a grand jury. We can help you win grand jury proceedings.

Federal Trials: Our attorneys have aggressively represented clients in federal trials nationwide.

Federal sentencing can be difficult. We can explain the sentencing guidelines and help you plan to minimize the impact of a conviction.

Appealing a federal crime conviction is important. We can defend your rights in federal criminal appeals.


Federal criminal charges require a skilled federal criminal defense attorney. Contact Spodek Law Group today for a free attorney consultation. We will evaluate your case and offer honest advice. Help us defend your rights and freedom.

Spodek Law Group and Todd Spodek Defending You in High-Stakes Federal Criminal Cases

Spodek Law Group, a nationwide law firm, has federal law experts. Federal charges require competent legal representation. We help. Our attorneys protect your rights and interests.

Federal Criminal Prosecution Power

Federal law allows the federal government to prosecute all crimes. Realize the gravity of federal charges. Federal cases are more serious and can result in decades in prison. A Las Vegas federal criminal defense attorney is essential.

Spodek’s Perspective

Many Spodek Law Group attorneys and local counsel prosecuted federal crimes for the government. We defend clients using our firsthand knowledge of how prosecutors build their cases. We have a team of federal law experts who can handle even the most complex cases.

 Our Federal Criminal Case Types

Spodek Law Group handles all federal criminal charges in Nevada. Our attorneys specialize in attempt offenses, bank fraud, bribery, conspiracy charges, drug manufacture and distribution, embezzlement, healthcare fraud, identity theft, insider trading, insurance fraud, intellectual property theft, mail and wire fraud, money laundering, mortgage fraud, public corruption, securities fraud, tax evasion, theft of government property, whistleblower claims, and white collar crime.

Customized Defense

Spodek Law Group’s skilled federal criminal defense lawyers can help with any federal government allegations. We know each case requires a unique defense strategy. We investigate the government case and create a customized defense plan right away.

How to Handle a Federal Investigation

To protect your interests, you must act immediately if you are under federal criminal investigation. Time is crucial because the federal government investigates and prepares a case before filing formal charges.

Avoid Talking to Federal Prosecutors and Investigators

Avoiding federal prosecutors and investigators is crucial when under federal investigation. Talking to investigators risks giving them the evidence they want. Consult a federal criminal defense attorney before discussing a pending investigation with federal agents.

Strategy for Grand Jury Subpoenas

Respond strategically to grand jury subpoenas. Subpoenas for evidence are difficult. However, responding to a subpoena without carefully reviewing its scope may result in you giving the government additional, potentially incriminating evidence. Consult a Las Vegas federal criminal defense attorney before proceeding.

Negotiate Slowly

Las Vegas federal criminal defendants often make the mistake of approaching prosecutors to plead guilty for a negotiated sentence.

Nevada Federal Court Structure
Nevada’s U.S. Attorney’s Office

Nevada’s U.S. Attorneys Office handles federal criminal cases. Assistant US Attorneys handle these cases (AUSAs). These attorneys are like federal deputy district attorneys.

Nevada Federal Court Tiers

Nevada’s federal courts have three tiers like many state courts. District courts are at the bottom, circuit courts in the middle, and the U.S. Supreme Court on top. District courts try and sentence criminals. Nevada has one district court, the U.S. District Court, District of Nevada. Vegas and Reno are its locations.

Circuit courts hear district court criminal appeals. Nevada federal defendants appeal to the Ninth Circuit. Pasadena, San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle house the Ninth Circuit, the federal equivalent of the Nevada Court of Appeals.

The U.S. Supreme Court hears select circuit court final appeals. Washington, D.C.’s U.S. Supreme Court is the federal equivalent of Nevada’s.

Nevada Federal Criminal Court Indictment

The U.S. Attorney’s Office will present a Nevada federal crime case to a grand jury of 16 to 20 local jurors. If 12 grand jurors agree that there is probable cause to believe the suspect violated the law, they will issue an indictment.


The suspect will be arrested if an AUSA indicts them. Then, a Nevada district court magistrate judge will arraign the suspect. The court reads the indictment to the defendant, who should plead “not guilty” (they can always change their plea later). The judge will set bail and appoint a federal public defender if the defendant cannot afford one. Arrests may precede indictments.


After charging, the AUSA usually offers a plea bargain. If accepted, the defendant is sentenced. Otherwise, pretrial proceedings will continue. The defense attorney must receive all AUSA discovery. Discovery can include police reports, witness statements, wiretap recordings and transcripts, financial records, and medical records. The defense and prosecution may file “pretrial motions” to admit or suppress evidence before trial. After hearing these motions, the judge usually makes a decision. Pretrial motions must be filed 14 days before the hearing so the other side can respond.

“Voir dire”—jury selection—begins the process. Opening statements follow. Both sides cross-examine witnesses and make closing arguments. The jury declares each charge guilty or not guilty.

A “hung jury” results in a mistrial. The prosecution can then retry with a different jury. Plea bargain negotiations can continue until the jury decides.


Nevada judges schedule sentencing for federal crime defendants. Prison, fines, or community service are typical sentences. Federal judges aren’t bound by the FSG. Thus, the defense attorney may convince the judge to reduce the recommended penalties.

Post-Conviction Relief

Nevadans convicted of federal crimes can appeal to the Ninth Circuit. The defendants may claim that the district court erred or that the sentence was excessive. The Ninth Circuit may uphold the district court’s decision, overturn the guilty verdict, or remand the case for further proceedings. If the Ninth Circuit upholds the district court ruling, the defendant may appeal to the Supreme Court. The Ninth Circuit decision is likely to stand because the U.S. Supreme Court rejects most appeals.

District courts can grant habeas corpus to federal prisoners who exhausted their appeals. Habeas corpus petitions claim the defendant’s conviction or sentence was unjust. The court admitted false evidence, the defendant’s lawyer was incompetent, or new evidence favoring the defendant are common grounds for habeas relief. Habeas corpus petitions must be filed within one year of the conviction’s finality, the U.S. Supreme Court’s recognition of a new constitutional basis to challenge the conviction, or the discovery of new evidence to support the defendant.

Common Nevada Federal Crimes

DUI in federal parks like Lake Mead, Great Basin, and Death Valley is a common Nevada federal charge. Bankruptcy, citizenship, health care, and federal hate crimes are federal priorities in the current political climate. Federal prosecutors should crack down on narcotics crimes, especially federal drug trafficking. The FBI monitors computer fraud violations as technology advances. Fugitive charges and drone registration violations are on the rise.

Las Vegas Federal Defense Lawyer

Spodek Law Group can assist Nevada federal defendants. Todd Spodek and his team of federal criminal defense lawyers know federal law and the federal court system. The Spodek Law Group will represent you professionally and competently from investigation to trial in the complex world of federal criminal law.

Call the Spodek Law Group today to consult with an attorney if you’re in legal trouble. We’ll defend your rights and help you win your case.

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