Service & Results.

nyc criminal lawyers over 30 years of experienceWe Know How To Win Cases

Spodek Law Group handles tough cases
nationwide, that demand excellence.

Get Free Consultation

Faced 5+ Years in Prison

People Vs Joseph Amico

Covered by NYDaily News. Las Vegas man accused of threatening a prominent attorney and making vile remarks.

Faced 10+ Years in Prison

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.

Faced 3+ Years in Prison

People Vs. Genevieve Sabourin

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

Faced Potential Charges

Ghislaine Maxwell Juror

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

Why Choose Us

Clients can use our portal to track the status of their case, stay in touch with us, upload documents, and more.

Regardless of the type of situation you're facing, our attorneys are here to help you get quality representation.

We can setup consultations in person, over Zoom, or over the phone to help you. Bottom line, we're here to help you win your case.

Law in the Media

View All

Meet Todd Spodek


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.

Miranda Warnings in DUI Cases

By Spodek Law Group | February 12, 2023

A Closer Look at the Miranda Warning

Are you familiar with the phrase “Miranda Rights?” If you’ve been arrested or have watched a police procedural on television, you likely have a basic understanding of these crucial rights that are read to individuals during the legal process.

Understanding Your Miranda Rights in California

In California, it is mandatory for law enforcement to read your Miranda Rights after an arrest and prior to any questioning. This important step ensures that you are aware of your constitutional rights, including the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney. Failure to read these rights could potentially render any subsequent questioning inadmissible in court and affect the prosecution’s ability to successfully charge you with a crime.

Despite the widespread recognition of the Miranda Rights, there is still a great deal of confusion and misinformation surrounding these rights and when they have or have not been violated. For instance, many individuals believe that if they are not read their Miranda Rights, they are absolved of any illegal actions they may have committed. However, this is largely a myth with limited exceptions.

Enforcing Your Miranda Rights

If you have been charged with a crime in California and believe that your Miranda Rights were not properly explained or were violated by law enforcement, it is crucial to seek the advice of an experienced criminal defense attorney. Our Los Angeles legal team can provide you with the guidance and support you need to protect your rights and defend yourself against any charges you may be facing.

The Definition of “Miranda Rights”

The term “Miranda Rights” takes its name from the landmark Supreme Court case, Miranda v. Arizona. In this case, the court ruled that the constitutional rights of Ernesto Miranda were violated during his arrest and trial for a string of serious crimes, including armed robbery, kidnapping, and rape.

The Miranda Rights are a restatement of the Fifth and Sixth Amendments to the Constitution and require law enforcement to explain your rights prior to questioning you or pursuing a formal statement while in police custody. Simply put, the police must inform you of your right to remain silent and your right to an attorney.

The standard Miranda Warning that must be read to you by the police after your arrest sounds like this:

“You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford a lawyer, one will be provided for you. Do you understand the rights I have just read to you? With these rights in mind, do you wish to speak to me?”

It is important to note that the Miranda Warning must be read to you after your arrest and before any questioning takes place. If the police fail to read this warning, any evidence obtained from your conversations with them may not be admissible in court.

Do Police Have to Read the Miranda Warning at the Time of Your Arrest?

The Confusion Surrounding Your Miranda Rights

It’s a common misconception that the police must read you your Miranda Rights at the moment of your arrest. However, this is not necessarily true. In fact, your Miranda Rights have nothing to do with the arrest itself, but only with the police questioning you after your arrest.

When are Miranda Rights Required?

The police must make sure your rights have been explained to you before they can interrogate you. If they choose not to ask you any questions, they are not legally required to read you your rights. On the other hand, if you’re not under arrest, they can still ask you anything they like, but you have the right to remain silent and not answer.

Miranda Warnings in DUI Cases

The Reality of DUI Investigations

Contrary to popular belief, police officers are not always required to read Miranda rights during a DUI investigation after a traffic stop. This only happens if you were placed under arrest and then they start asking incriminating questions.

Before an Arrest is Made

It’s a myth that you must be read your Miranda rights during a DUI investigation on the side of the road, before any arrest is made. During this investigation, the police will follow certain procedures, such as asking for your driver’s license and proof of insurance, conducting field sobriety tests and a preliminary alcohol screening, and taking a cheek swab to test for marijuana DUI. They will also look for signs such as alcohol on your breath, slurred speech, watery eyes, and poor motor skills.

During the DUI Investigation

Remember, during a DUI investigation, you have not yet been arrested and there is no legal requirement to read you your rights. However, you always have the right to remain silent and not speak to the police officers. While it’s not wise to be uncooperative, you don’t have to answer any of their questions. You are only required to show them your driver’s license and proof of insurance.

After the Arrest

If you are subsequently arrested for DUI, the Miranda warning is required before the police can ask any further incriminating questions. Protect your rights by knowing the facts about Miranda warnings and DUI investigations.

Free Consultation


I was searching for a law firm with some power to help me deal with a warrant in New York . After 6 days I decided to go with Spodek Law Group. It helped that This law firm is well respected by not only the top law firms in New York , but the DA , Judge as well. I...

~Fonder Brandon

5 Stars
It was my good fortune to retain Spodek Law Group for representation for my legal needs. From the beginning, communication was prompt and thorough. Todd, Kenneth and Alex were the first people I worked with and they all made me feel comfortable and confident that the team was going to work hard for me. Everything was explained and any concerns...

~A G

5 Stars
After meeting with several law firms, I chose the Spodek Law Group not only for their professionalism and experience, but for the personal attention given to me right from the initial consultation. It is important to recognize how crucial having the right legal team is when faced with potentially life altering events that impact families and the lives of loved...

~George Cherubini

Spodek Law Group

White Glove Service

We Provide Superior Service, Excellent Results, At A Level Superior To Other Criminal Defense Law Firms. Regardless Of Where Your Case Is, Nationwide, We Can Help You.
View More

Request Free Consultation

Please fill out the form below to receive a free consultation, we will respond to
your inquiry within 24-hours guaranteed.


85 Broad St 30th Floor, New York, NY 10004


get directions

Los Angeles

611 S Catalina St Suite 222, Los Angeles, CA 90005


get directions


35-37 36th St, 2nd Floor Astoria, NY 11106


get directions


195 Montague St., 14th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201


get directions
Call Now!