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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.

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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.

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Long Island Misdemeanor Lawyer

By Spodek Law Group | July 27, 2023
(Last Updated On: July 28, 2023)

Last Updated on: 28th July 2023, 08:57 pm

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Introduction to Misdemeanor Law

A misdemeanor is less serious than a felony but it can still carry jail time with it, so it’s definitely still a very serious offense. They can range from minor charges that carry a few days in jail to more serious misdemeanors which can carry months in jails. The difference between a misdemeanor and a felony is that a felony is indictable and a misdemeanor isn’t. Another difference is in the amount of jail time. A felony will carry over a year in jail while a misdemeanor will be a year or less.

Categories of crime begin things. For example, assault is a broad ranging offense which can be a misdemeanor or a felony. The difference will be in the severity of the assault and this will determine whether it is misdemeanor assault or felony assault. It ranges from misdemeanor (threatening to cause harm) to felony (actually causing bodily injury). In-between these two extremes are varying levels of misdemeanor and felony classifications, all of them depending on the result of the type of assault.

Misdemeanors are still serious charges and you need a good lawyer to defend you against them. In a lot of our cases, we’re able to have the misdemeanor thrown out entirely, relieving you of any kind of punishment for the crime. When we can’t do this, we can have the charges reduced for you.

Common Misdemeanors

To better explain misdemeanors to you, it’s good to have an idea of some common ones that are committed. This will show you the types of crimes that might fit into the legal category of misdemeanor. Here are just a few common misdemeanors:

– Public intoxication
– Petty theft
– Reckless driving
– 1st offense drunk driving with no bodily injury to someone
– Prostitution

If you’re charged with these crimes, just know that they’re more serious than an infraction. You can get jail time in the county jail and in some cases, you will get just that if you don’t contact a lawyer who can help you in the courtroom. You’re much less likely to get jail time for a misdemeanor if you show the court you’re serious and have a lawyer on your side. In many cases, this will show the court that you want to take responsibility for your charge but also want to avoid time in jail.

We’ve got a long track record of helping our clients stay out of jail and reducing their fines and consequences. 99% of our clients receive exactly the outcome they wanted to receive from our legal expertise. We’re proud of that track record and work hard on each case to ensure that our success, and yours, continues in the future.

How We Can Help You

When you’re charged with a misdemeanor, the first thing you should do is call us for a free consultation. We’ll meet with you in person or discuss your case with you over the phone to determine if our legal services can help you. It’s our goal to communicate clearly with our clients up front, especially about legal fees, so that we are all on the same page and have a mutually beneficial relationship with one another.

What we bring to the table is over 5 decades of legal experience in handling misdemeanor cases. We’ve handled even the toughest of felony cases, so rest assured that when you hire us for a misdemeanor case, you’re going to get the outcome you desire. We work with a vast history of legal experience and have likely addressed a case just like yours in court. When we go into legal battles, we come armed with the most current and updated of all legal information about defenses that may benefit your case.

Whether you’re charged with misdemeanor assault or a simple case of public intoxication, we’re going to be able to either get your charges thrown out, reduced, or worked out favorably through a trial. It’s something that we’ve been doing for over 50 years of combined experience, and you can bet that when you call us to handle your case, things are already going to be looking up for your chances of braving your way through this charge.

Don’t let legal fees scare you either, We’re one of the most affordable criminal law firms around, and when you can’t pay outright, we work out flexible payments terms with you that will enable you to have a lawyer without having to suffer financially for it. Give us a call today and give yourself the best chance to avoid jail time and lengthy court battles. We’re waiting to serve you.

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