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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

WE PROVIDE WHITE GLOVE SERVICE TO CLIENTS
WHO WANT MORE FROM THEIR ATTORNEY

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.

What is the Difference Between Whole Blood and Serum Blood?

When it comes to forensics and criminal investigations, sometimes blood samples are collected at the scene of a crime. Blood is also collected in other settings as well. If someone is pulled over by a police officer and suspected of driving under the influence, the officer might require this person submit to a blood alcohol test. This could include taking a blood sample for analysis. This leads many people to wonder what the difference is between whole blood and blood serum. Does this make a difference in the outcome of a case, or does it matter at all when it comes to a DUI case?
What is Whole Blood?
Medically speaking, whole blood is blood taken from the body through a vein. It’s not diluted in any way. It’s simply taken from the body and analyzed for whatever the medical professional is looking for, and it’s used in many forensic matters.
What is Serum Blood?
Serum blood is not whole blood. It’s a portion of your blood that is taken once coagulation occurs. It can be used to test for specific substances in a person’s blood, and it’s often used in forensic matters.
What’s the Difference?
As you can see, there are many differences between these two types of blood despite the fact they are the same blood from the same person. When it comes to forensics, though, there are many things to consider. Serum is often referred to as medical blood while whole blood is referred to as legal blood. It’s not always easy to understand the difference and what it means in a legal case that has to do with your blood alcohol level.
There’s a big difference, and both have their own qualities. You might not care or think it matters much, but the type of blood used to determine your blood alcohol level during a DUI stop can have a significant outcome on the case in which you’re involved. When you enter the hospital or see the doctor for a test, they might test your whole blood. If they wait and test your serum, however, it can greatly impact the case. You want to know what they tested, because your attorney can use that for your defense.
Testing Serum Blood
There are many medical professionals that believe testing serum shows higher concentrations of blood alcohol. This means your level seems higher than it might be in reality if your whole blood was tested. Whether you prefer one or the other is up to you and your attorney. A whole blood sample can show your alcohol level is not a number that exceeds the legal limit, which could put an end to the case before it begins. If your serum was tested, your attorney can argue the results are not trustworthy or conclusive and you can argue that matter. It’s all up to you, and it’s all up to how you choose to handle this situation. In reality, you have no power over which type of blood is tested when you enter the hospital after a DUI to have your blood taken.
Calling an Attorney
If you are arrested for DUI and your blood alcohol tests show your level is above the legal limit, it’s time to call an attorney with experience handling cases of this nature. You want to ensure your case is being handled by the best so you have a chance of keeping your license and facing a much smaller penalty. Before you say anything to anyone, call an attorney. You can do that immediately, and you are not required to speak to anyone until your attorney is present. This is your right, and you are free to enact that right at any time following a stop or arrest if you’re suspected of driving under the influence.
This type of stop is serious, and DUI is not something that goes away. Jail time, fines, and even community service can be potential disciplinary actions taken against you, and each one is more severe than the next. You also face losing your license for a length of time. If you cannot afford to go through this, it’s time to call an attorney so we can control the outcome of your case by analyzing the type of blood sample used.

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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...

~A G

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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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