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We are an elite criminal defense law firm, that emphasizes providing the best service and professionalism to all clients. We service a curated clientele nationwide – that expect the best from their lawyer. We handle tough criminal defense and legal situations that require deep knowledge, experience, dedication, and excellence in order to win. We have over 50 years of combined experience, handling national and international cases.

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The Spodek Law Group is one of the most successful law firms in the USA. Our success comes from the fact we are attentive to details, and take a very pragmatic approach to each and every single case. Our clients turn to us for realistic advice – so they can make the appropriate decisions they need to make personally. Our goal is to make sure your case ends in a positive outcome, not only personally – but for your family as well.


DEA Applications and DEA Denials Lawyers

Has your application for a Certificate of Registration been denied by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration? Professionals devote a considerable amount of energy, time and money into their education and practice. However, the ability to practice within your chosen field depends on the federal government’s approval of your application.

The DEA is permitted to deny applications only under specific circumstances. If those circumstances are not met, the DEA should process the application requesting a Certificate of Registration in good faith. The unfortunate reality, however, is that some applications face unexpected challenges and delays that could take months to sort out. During this period of time, you are unable to practice your profession, and your career is essentially put on hold. An experienced DEA attorney can help you to overcome obstacles so that your application receives the proper attention that it deserves.

Who Needs a Certificate of Registration?
If you intend to write a prescription for any type of controlled substance or prescription medication in the United States, you must have a Certificate of Registration issued by the DEA. Professionals who may need this certificate are physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners and veterinarians. Keep in mind, however, that other professionals may also need a Certificate of Registration for their professional endeavors.

Causes for an Application Denial
The Drug Enforcement Administration is permitted to deny an application for a Certificate of Registration when one of seven possible situations are met. These include:

  • Falsification of information provided on the registration application
  • Exclusion from participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs
  • A felony conviction for a controlled substance
  • The revocation, suspension or denial of your medical license in one or more states
  • A prior voluntarily surrender of registration
  • An immediate danger to the public’s safety or health
  • Engagement in behaviors that are not in the public’s best interest

Understanding the Grounds for the Public’s Best Interest
The final causation for an application denial is a gray area to many people. It provides the DEA with a catch-all group to justify a denial when a possible reason does not fit in other categories. Often, denials that are classified as being against the public’s best interest are based on one of several factors. These are:

  • Non-compliance with local, state and federal laws
  • Previous convictions related to controlled substances
  • The inability to keep controlled substances out of unlawful channels
  • Previous experiences related to the distribution and handling of controlled substances

Keep in mind that these are only some of the many factors that could be taken into consideration. Ultimately, the DEA has considerable leeway to define a specific factor as going against the public’s best interest.

When an Application Is Denied
The DEA must take two formal steps before the application can officially be denied. The first step is to issue a formal statement that defines the cause for a denial. You are permitted time to make your case for an approval in response. You can also request a formal hearing. This request must be made within 30 days of receipt of the Order to Show Cause, or you will forfeit the right to a hearing. The second step is to hold this hearing if you choose to exercise this right. The hearing will be presided over by an Administrative Law Judge, or ALJ. The ALJ will review both sides of the case and will issue a final decision. However, that decision is subject to an appeal.

The Typical Timeframe for a DEA Application
The Drug Enforcement Administration states that renewals for a certificate of registration should take four weeks to complete. Otherwise, new applications should take between four and six weeks. While these are published expectations, some applications will take much longer to process. This unnecessary delay equates to lost money for the applicant as well as unnecessary stress.

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Has your application for a Certificate of Registration from the DEA been delayed or denied? Regardless of where you are with your process, it is important to seek professional legal advice as soon as possible. To inquire about a free consultation with an attorney experienced with DEA cases, contact our law firm today.

Charle Butler
Charle Butler
I was hesitant to hire the Spodek Law Group. I read reviews and knew they have a great reputation. However, I thought I would spend money and not see or speak to my attorney. From the beginning to end of my case Todd and the entire staff were available and willing to help. We worked towards and end result that was way above my expectation and Todd delivered. I am forever grateful for patience and long days and night spent working on my case. Thanks Todd and the entire team!
Mesonista parsons
Mesonista parsons
My attorney at Spodek was Abigail. She was very knowledgeable and helpful with all my questions and concerns, as well as responsive. Her fees are affordable and Abigail took the time to make sure I understood everything relating to my case. I highly recommend Abigail and will request her services in the future.
debabrata chakraborty
debabrata chakraborty
Todd A Spodek is the experienced and best criminal lawyer at USA. He is very professional and always respond on time. Alex also very cooperative and always help me. They took care me and my problem like family member. I am 100% satisfied for their professional service. My result was unexpected and amazing. They dismissed my case. I am really grateful to them. I will recommend you to go there if you want to solve your problem. I wish all the best for them.
Asata Hendricks
Asata Hendricks
Truly appreciate the work the guys did!. Exceptional team & I know they care about each and everyone of their clients. I am super thankful to be referred to Spodek Law Group and I am grateful Todd & Alex were able to work diligently to achieve an outcome I am pleased with. Despite COVID they stayed on top of things and kept me informed every step of the way. Very thankful.
Mike Moroff
Mike Moroff
I'm very satisfied with the services rendered by Todd, Alex and Mary Lou. I whole heartedly recommend Spodek Law Group . I've worked with and have retained other attorneys in the past with Todd's firm being the cream of the crop for many reasons. A very serious legal matter was resolved after a year's hard work and effort. Todd expertly guided me through the process and was able to navigate and make the good journey bearable as well as successful. Mary Lou initially provided excellent assistance before referring my case to Todd. Alex's support was effective and timely. The customer portal (MyCase) is an invaluable communication tool that also kept track of my case. Various aspects of my case were explained and there were several options provided but I made the final decision of how the case would be handled. The legal fee was reasonable considering the effort and amount of work plus it was a flat fee regardless of the length of time required to conclude my case. Todd made himself available to me and we had many scheduled meetings to go over the progress and to discuss the next steps. I felt more confident after many discussions with him. You will not go wrong choosing Spodek Law Group for legal matters.
Josh Katz
Josh Katz
Being that it was the first time that I was in need of an attorney, I was afraid and hesitant and knew I needed the absolute best. It is beyond understood why Spodek Law Group has a reputation of being the top, if not the best law firm in New York. Alex and Abigail were there every step of the way even at the most unconvenient hours. I could not have asked for more. They are extremely good at what they do and they delivered much much more than just winning my case. A big thank you to Alex and Abigail for all the guidance and counseling and their upmost loyal support that extended far more than just legally. If you need the absolute best than don't hesitate to hire Spodek Law Firm.
I cannot tell you how thankful I am to Todd and Alex for their hard work and dedication to my case. I had never been in any trouble before but I had an unfortunate event occur and in the midst of COVID-19 at that therefore I knew I needed a team that was dedicated to my success. Today- my case has been finalized and I’m walking away with no record and can continue life as a mother and a Grad student worry free. I cannot express enough gratitude for their assistance.
AnnMarie Soliman
AnnMarie Soliman
I received a summons and called Spodek law group for a free consultation. Alex took my call and was very quick and responsive. He was available anytime through multiple platforms and very reassuring when needed. They are extremely organized and thorough. They got my case dismissed! I’m very grateful. Thank you Alex and Todd!



Spodek Law Group have offered me excellent support and advice thru a very difficult time. I feel I've dealt with someone who truly cares and wants the best outcome for you and yours. I'm extremely grateful for all the help Spodek Law Group has offered me. I can't recommend them enough.

~ David Bruce

Spodek Law Group was incredibly professional and has given me the best advice I could wish for. They had been helpful and empathetic to my stressful situation. Would highly recommend Spodek Law Group to anyone I meet.

~ Rowlin Garcia

Best service I ever had. Todd is absolutely class personified. You are in the safest hands with spodek. They have their clients interest in mind.

~ Francis Anim

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"Spodek Law Group have offered me excellent support and advice thru a very difficult time. I feel I've dealt with someone who truly cares and wants the best outcome for you and yours. I'm extremely grateful for all the help Spodek Law Group has offered me. I can't recommend them..."

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"Spodek Law Group was incredibly professional and has given me the best advice I could wish for. They had been helpful and empathetic to my stressful situation. Would highly recommend Spodek Law Group to anyone I meet."

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"Best service I ever had. Todd is absolutely class personified. You are in the safest hands with spodek. They have their clients interest in mind."

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