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NYC Criminal Lawyers

The Spodek Law Group is an elite criminal defense law firm that provides superior service and white glove professionalism, to a unique clientele nationwide. We handle tough cases that require experience, attention to detail, and excellence in order to win. With over 50 years of combined experience, we’ve handled national and international cases.

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Service is paramount to results. We treat you like family, so you know what's going on always.

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When you hire our criminal attorneys, you work directly with a senior attorney only.

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Criminal Defense Lawyers

Our criminal defense law firms is one of the most successful defense law firms in the state of New York. We have a high success rate because we are very pragmatic when it comes to advising our clients on how to proceed – and to make sure their case ends in a positive outcome. Our goal is to help every single client get charges dismissed, or reduced. Because of our work, 100’s of people have been able to avoid criminal charges from being filed against them.

Charle Butler
Charle Butler
2021-03-12
Verified
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
2021-03-05
Verified
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
2021-03-03
Verified
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
2021-03-02
Verified
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
2021-02-26
Verified
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
2021-02-24
Verified
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.
L.C.
L.C.
2021-02-24
Verified
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
2021-02-23
Verified
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!


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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..."

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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Brooklyn Desk Appearance Ticket Lawyers

In some criminal cases, the police officer may decide that physically arresting you is unnecessary. Instead of putting you through the booking process, the police might simply issue a desk appearance ticket (DAT) to you. Basically, this is a summons that permits you to go home and return on a certain date to see the judge and go through the arraignment process.

Although this may seem like a simple process that you can handle, you may still consider having a Brooklyn desk appearance ticket lawyer present. A lawyer who understands this process and the criminal laws regarding your case will ensure your best interests are met. Going home does not erase the fact that the DAT is still considered an arrest for a crime, even minor ones.

Crimes That May Warrant a DAT

The officer who arrives at the scene of the alleged crime has sole discretion to either physically arrest you or simply issue a DAT. Typically, he or she determines of the crime warrants a full arrest and booking.

If you do not have a criminal history, it is possible that you will not have to go to jail immediately. There are also different crimes, particularly non-felony and no human victim, that are considered for a DAT.

Some of these crimes may include:

• Criminal mischief
• Petit larceny
• Possession of marijuana
• Property damage and vandalism
• Shoplifting

What to Do after Receiving a DAT

Once the arresting police officer has completed a majority of the paperwork that is required for a physical arrest, you will receive the desk appearance ticket. Keep this document because it provides all the details you need to know about the next phase of your criminal case. It lists the date and time you need to appear in court for the arraignment.

The arraignment is not a criminal trial. Rather, it is a hearing where you are informed of the charges brought against you. During this procedure, you enter your plea and request bail. If you hire a DAT lawyer, he or she can make an argument for bail on your behalf.

Your arraignment date cannot be missed. If you do not appear, there will be a bench warrant issued for your immediate arrest.

How to Expect Your Case to Proceed

The only difference between receiving a DAT and being booked is you are allowed to go home instead of remaining in custody while you wait for the date and time of your arraignment. After the arraignment, your criminal case proceeds as normal. Generally, it is handled in Brooklyn’s criminal court.

Be prepared to respond during the arraignment. Speaking with a brooklyn criminal defense lawyer before the required date will prepare you. He or she will review the facts in your case and recommend how you should plea. Circumstances surrounding the case that could factor into what happened are equally important.

If you decide to plead guilty, the prosecutor might be willing to offer a lighter sentence in exchange for your admission. In some cases, the prosecutor might change the charges to a lesser offense. This will avoid pursuing the case any further.

However, by pleading guilty, you surrender your right to defend the charges against you in a jury trial. If you decide to plead not guilty, you will have an opportunity to avoid being convicted. Being able to introduce reasonable doubt or successfully proving affirmative defenses may keep you from serving jail time.

Before the arraignment, you and your criminal defense lawyer will go over your options and decide on the most favorable outcome for your case.

Contact a Brooklyn Desk Appearance Ticket Lawyer

Before you accept anything offered by law enforcement regarding your case, you should contact our law firm. We have experienced lawyers who will determine the best way to handle a desk appearance ticket.

Failure to Appear Lawyers

If you’re charged with a crime, you may be ordered to appear in court. Depending on the charges you face, you may be required to appear several times for the case – for things like arraignments, pre-trial conferences, hearings, trials, sentencing, or other procedures. Summons, or notices are court orders. If you don’t appear as mandated by the order, you have violated a court order and face the contempt of court. That can even mean additional criminal charges.

You could be charged with one of two crimes. Failure to appear, which is a misdemeanor. Contempt of court, which is also a misdemeanor.

Consequences

There are many actions which can be taken if you fail to appear at court.

  • Bench warrant – if you fail to appear, the court can issue a warrant for your arrest. You can taken into custody at any time after the warrant is issued. For example, you could be arrested during a routine traffic stop. If it’s a serious case, the judge may request the police go to your home, and execute the search warrant. Once you custody, you have to remain in jail until a hearing on your failure to appear is done.
  • Jail sentence – Judges can impose a jail sentence, or a fine, if you’re found guilty of failing to appear.
  • Suspension of drivers license – In some states, judges can suspend your driver’s license. This is effective until you appear before a judge.
  • Bond revocation / Change in conditions of release – If the court previously didn’t require a bond, and released you – now the judge could change the conditions of your release and impose a bond. This requires you to deposit money with the court, in order to be released. In some cases, the judge may require you to stay in jail until the case is completed.

Defenses to Failing to Appear

Our NYC failure to appear lawyers can help you create solid defenses that make it apparent to the judge that you didn’t fail to appear on purpose. The court has to give you proper notice in order to prove you didn’t willfully appear. If the procedure is to send notice by mail, then court is required to mail notice your address or the attorney. If your address changes and you inform the court – and you don’t get the notice, then it’s not your fault you didn’t appear.

In the event circumstances beyond your control kept you from appearing in court, such as an illness, an accident, or disaster, then this can be a defense our nyc failure to appear lawyers use to defend you.

If you are a witness who failed to appear in court, then you might face the same penalties as if you were the one being charged with the crime. If you don’t show up as ordered, you could face contempt of the court, and have an arrest warrant issued

Regardless of why you didn’t show up in court, you should consult with an attorney ASAP. Our nyc criminal attorneys know the rules, and can help you.

 


Charle Butler
Charle Butler
2021-03-12
Verified
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
2021-03-05
Verified
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
2021-03-03
Verified
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
2021-03-02
Verified
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
2021-02-26
Verified
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
2021-02-24
Verified
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.
L.C.
L.C.
2021-02-24
Verified
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
2021-02-23
Verified
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!

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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 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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