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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.

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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.

Los Angeles Customs Offenses Lawyers

In the US, there is a federal division that helps protect the borders of the country. Customs and Border Protection agents are tasked with preventing illegal goods and people from crossing the border. Not all illegal goods are dangerous. Some are banned because of trade relationships with their countries of origin. Similarly, not all people who enter the country illegally are dangerous. But customs officials are trained to treat these offenses as serious even if they pose no real threat to the public.
If you are accused of a customs offense, it’s important to talk to a lawyer as soon as possible. The United States has strict regulations regarding the cargo that can be transported. If you do not adhere to these regulations when transporting materials, you might be charged with a customs violation. Even if the federal government just thinks you might have violated customs, you can be charged.
This is especially nerve-wracking because customs regulations are complicated. They govern every aspect of the materials you can import and export in the US, but they’re so complex that many people spend their entire law careers on them. It’s easy for a misunderstanding to spiral out of control because you simply didn’t fill out the right form or check the right box.
There are several different types of charge that might be brought against you. Some of the crimes you might be accused of include:

  • Not declaring your assets as you leave or enter the US
  • Bringing banned species, plants, and endangered wildlife into the country
  • Importing items that are banned in the US, including drugs, weapons, and other contraband
  • Moving pharmacy drugs in or out of the country without a legal prescription or formal declaration
  • Importing items without filling out the proper paperwork for a visa
  • Importing or exporting stolen items, especially planes and cars
  • Falsely making claims to be paid for your exports
  • Destroying important evidence of the goods you have had imported

Since customs regulations are federal laws, they apply everywhere in the US. They will be prosecuted by federal law enforcement, so it’s important to have a lawyer who is familiar with federal court proceedings. These laws apply no matter whether you or the affected materials enter the country through boat, plane, vehicle, or other method of transportation.
Sometimes customs violations will result in civil penalties instead of criminal ones. In these cases, you can expect to need to pay a fine. There may also be some consequences for your business or company.

Different Violations Explained

Different parts of the government influence the customs laws in the country. For example, the Food and Drug Administration regulates the import and export of pharmaceutical drugs. The legislation regarding customs related to pharmaceuticals is put together by them. The Environmental Protection Agency has banned or restricted certain items that have a negative environmental impact.
False declarations is one of the most common areas in which there are problems with customs. After you have gone on a business trip or flown internationally, you will need to go through customs to get back into the US. Similarly, if you’ve never been in the US, you have to go through customs when you visit.
Part of this process is declaring the value of the items you’ve brought with you. You must also accurately describe the items. Any gifts that you buy or other items that you pick up must be declared, and they must be compliant with federal import regulations.
If you lie about the value of your items, leave items out on purpose, or lie about what your items are, you might be charged with making a false declaration. Entering the country with more than 10,000 dollars in currency without declaring it can also lead to charges.
Export violations are another common type of criminal charge. There are restrictions in place when you export different goods. With some goods, you need to have a legal license to export them. Other goods might have export restrictions based on where you can ship them to or what they can be used for when the other person receives them. You can’t ship anything to Iran right now, and you can’t export weapons to terrorists.
Import violations are the next most common type of criminal charge. Like your personal items, anything you import into the country must be declared. You need to fill out the appropriate paperwork with accurate information. You’ll also need to pay taxes on your shipments. If you intentionally lie about the nature of your items or their value to try to avoid paying taxes, you can be charged with a crime. In addition, you might be charged with crimes for importing items that are banned in the US.

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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

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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...

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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...

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