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DEA Search Warrant Lawyer

The Drug Enforcement Administration is a federal law enforcement agency that was established in 1973 as part of the Department of Justice. The agency’s mission is to enforce the controlled substances laws and regulations of the U.S., and it has exclusive jurisdiction over all federal drug crimes, except those involving marijuana. The DEA has approximately 5,000 special agents and 20,000 other employees who work on investigating drug trafficking organizations and individuals involved in illegal drug trade. In addition, the agency also educates people about illegal drugs and their effects on human health and society as a whole. The DEA also conducts audits on licensed practitioners who prescribe controlled substances to ensure that they are not violating any laws or regulations when prescribing these drugs to patients.

Controlled Substances Act Audits by DEA Agents

The Controlled Substances Act (CSA) is a federal law that regulates how controlled substances can be manufactured, distributed, prescribed, possessed, or used in medical treatment or research within the U.S., including marijuana use for medical purposes in some states where it is legal under state law but still illegal under federal law (e.g., California). Under this act, there are five schedules of controlled substances based on their potential for abuse: Schedule I drugs have no accepted medical use; Schedule II drugs have high potential for abuse but can be used for medical purposes; Schedule III drugs have lower potential for abuse than Schedule II drugs but can still lead to moderate or low physical dependence; Schedule IV drugs have lower potential for abuse than Schedule III drugs but can still lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence; and Schedule V drugs have lower potential for abuse than Schedule IV drugs but may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to Schedules I through IV substances.

Criminal Search Warrant

George FernandezGeorge Fernandez
14:16 30 Apr 24
Excellent 10 out of 10, Helped resolve my case. Jeremy explained everything and made everything easy to understand.
21:33 24 Apr 24
If you are looking for a lawyer that listens, is aggressive where needed, and holds his word above all else, Todd is the best pick. I had hired multiple attorneys prior to hiring the Spodek Group for a white collar case. The first thing that stood out to me was the cost, as anyone going through the process and dealing with the system, money was tight at that time - especially after hiring and firing multiple lawyers. The cost was not as high as others which was definitely a plus. Todd's intake process was also unlike other attorneys. He took the time to actually listen. He cared. He was trying to put himself in my shoes while I was explaining the situation to him and he really took the time to understand the whole situation. Other lawyers will give you 15 mins and send you a retainer agreement. Not Todd, I think he spent almost two hours with me as I was explaining everything.Not only was he great during the onboarding process, he was supportive and very informative through the entire plea process and eventually sentencing. After hiring him, I asked if I should hire a prison consultant, he told me to save my money as he would do everything they would. He was right and held up to his word. Later on I would hear from others that went with the prison consultants that they were a waste of money - I am glad I listened to Todd!When it came time for sentencing, two days prior to sentencing, the prosecutor tried increasing my proposed prison time by almost double - apparently a normal move. Todd and his team worked with me non-stop through the weekend prior to sentencing to ensure that I was not given additional prison time. Again, he took the time to listen and came up with a strategy to explain the case with great detail.Unfortunately, I did plead guilty as that was my best option. Todd and his whole team wrote up nearly 300 pages of a summary of what happened and why I should not be given prison time. If I breakdown the amount I spent with Todd versus the amount of work that I saw being done, I am shocked I was not charged four times as much. The other benefit was, a lot of criminal defense lawyers were just a single attorney with a paralegal or two. Todd had a team of people that I dealt with (5-7 people that I interacted with), but he was ALWAYS accessible. It would never take him more than an hour to reply unless he was in court.I was sentenced to prison and I was emotionally distraught. Todd and his team did whatever they could even after sentencing to make sure I was alright. He personally stayed in touch with my family to ensure I was doing alright and offered support to them. Most lawyers would consider the job complete at sentencing, not Todd.After prison, Todd still spent time with me to make sure I was on the right track and avoiding any potential risks in the future. He has also been giving advice on how to navigate probation etc and has not been looking at the clock for billing.Although I wish I had never been arrested in the first place, I am glad I had Todd and his team in my corner. Without them I likely would have had to spend a lot more time in prison than I did.Thank you, Todd, and the entire Spodek Law team, for helping turn what was a nightmare into a manageable situation!
Yelva Saint-PreuxYelva Saint-Preux
19:26 19 Apr 24
I am immensely grateful to the entire team at Spodek Law Group for their unwavering dedication and exceptional expertise throughout my case. From our initial consultation to the final resolution, their professionalism and tireless advocacy made all the difference. Their strategic approach and attention to detail instilled confidence in me every step of the way.Thanks to their hard work and commitment, we achieved a truly favorable outcome that exceeded my expectations. Not only did they navigate the complexities of my case with precision, but they also provided invaluable support and guidance during what was undoubtedly a challenging time. I cannot recommend Spodek Law Group highly enough, especially attorneys Todd Spodek and Claire Banks; they are beacons of excellence in the legal profession.YSP.
Katherine SunKatherine Sun
18:08 18 Apr 24
my lawyer is Alex Zhik. Efficient, patient and professional
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17:48 18 Apr 24
Todd, Ralph and Alex are amazing. Helped my husband get from a double digit number with multiple charges to a single digit, by the time I blink he will be out. They very professional and help with all your needs. They dealt with my anxiety and worry very well and they understand that your family member needs to get home as soon as possible.
Keisha ParrisKeisha Parris
20:45 15 Mar 24
Believe every single review here about Alex Z!! From our initial consultation, it was evident that Alex possessed a profound understanding of criminal law and a fierce dedication to his clients rights. Throughout the entirety of my case, Alex exhibited unparalleled professionalism and unwavering commitment. What sets Alex apart is not only his legal expertise but also his genuine compassion for his clients. He took the time to thoroughly explain my case, alleviating any concerns I had along the way. His exact words were “I’m not worried about it”. His unwavering support and guidance were invaluable throughout the entire process. I am immensely grateful for Alex's exceptional legal representation and wholeheartedly recommend his services to anyone in need of a skilled criminal defense attorney. Alex Z is not just a lawyer; he is a beacon of hope for those navigating the complexities of the legal system. If you find yourself in need of a dedicated and competent legal advocate, look no further than Alex Z.
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16:26 15 Mar 24
I don’t know where to start, I can write a novel about this firm, but one thing I will say is that having my best interest was their main priority since the beginning of my case which was back in Winter 2019. Miss Claire Banks, one of the best Attorneys in the firm represented me very well and was very professional, respectful, and truthful. Not once did she leave me in the dark, in fact she presented all options and routes that could possibly be considered for my case and she reinsured me that no matter what I decided to do, her and the team will have my back and that’s exactly what happened. Not only will I be liberated from this case, also, I will enjoy my freedom and continue to be a mother to my first born son and will have no restrictions with accomplishing my goals in life. Now that’s what I call victory!! I thank the Lord, My mother, Claire, and the Spodek team for standing by me and fighting with me. Words can’t describe how grateful I am to have the opportunity to work with this team. I’m very satisfied, very pleased with their performance, their hard work, and their diligence.Thank you team!
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01:37 25 Jan 24
I recently had Spodek Law Group represent me for a legal matter in NYC and I am thoroughly impressed with their services.Alex Zhik secured the best possible outcome for my case.It was a seamless journey from the initial consultation to the resolution of my legal matter. From the moment I spoke to Todd about my case, his enthusiasm to help was evident, setting a positive tone for the entire experience. The efficiency and professionalism displayed by the team is commendable.A particularly noteworthy aspect of their service is their user-friendly portal to upload your documents/evidence. This not only simplified the process, but showcases their commitment to streamline the client experience.Lastly, in an industry where legal fees can often be a concern, I found their pricing to be very reasonable, making needing legal assistance feel accessible and stress-free.I am grateful for their support and wouldn't hesitate to turn to them again in the future.

A criminal search warrant is obtained by the DEA from a judge or magistrate. The warrant must be based on probable cause that a crime has been committed. In order to obtain a criminal search warrant, the DEA must provide the judge or magistrate with evidence that there is probable cause to believe that prescription fraud has occurred. Once the criminal search warrant is issued, it gives the DEA authority to enter and search a premises for evidence of prescription fraud.

Administrative Inspection Warrant

An administrative inspection warrant is obtained by the DEA from an administrative law judge (ALJ). An ALJ is an independent judge who hears cases involving federal agencies and regulations. Administrative inspection warrants are used in cases where there is no probable cause to believe that a crime has been committed, but where there are grounds to believe that evidence of prescription fraud may be found on the premises being searched. In order for an administrative inspection warrant to be issued, the DEA must prove that it has reasonable grounds to believe that evidence of prescription fraud may be found on the premises being searched. Once an administrative inspection warrant is issued, it gives the DEA authority to enter and search a premises for evidence of prescription fraud.

If you are being investigated by the DEA for prescription fraud, it is important to understand the type of warrant that has been issued. If you have been served with a criminal search warrant, it is important to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately. An experienced attorney can help you protect your rights and defend against the charges. If you have been served with an administrative inspection warrant, it is important to contact an experienced administrative law attorney immediately. An experienced attorney can help you protect your rights and defend against the charges.

Here are some important things to keep in mind if you are facing a DEA investigation:

1. You Have Rights

When the DEA comes knocking, it is important to remember that you have rights. The first thing you should do is consult with an attorney who specializes in these types of cases. This will help ensure that your rights are protected and that you take the appropriate steps to defend yourself against any potential charges.

2. The Investigation May Be Related to Your Pharmacy’s License

One of the most common reasons why pharmacies face DEA investigations is because of licensing issues. If your pharmacy’s license has been suspended or revoked, the DEA may be investigating to determine whether or not your pharmacy should be allowed to continue operating.

3. The Investigation May Be Related to Your Personal License

Another common reason for DEA investigations is because of personal licensing issues. If you have had your personal license suspended or revoked, the DEA may be investigating to determine whether or not you should be allowed to continue practicing as a pharmacist.

4. The Investigation May Be Related to Prescription Fraud

If the DEA is investigating your pharmacy for prescription fraud, it is important to know that this is a serious offense. Prescription fraud can result in felony charges and prison time, so it is important to take the investigation seriously and consult with an attorney as soon as possible.


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