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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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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!


Drunk Driving/OUI/DWI

When an evening on the town turns into a night in jail thanks to a drunk driving arrest, it’s best to hire a Los Angeles DUI attorney as soon as possible. It is only with the assistance of an experienced California drunk driving lawyer that a defendant can hope to have the charges against them reduced or dropped. Act now if you have been arrested for DUI in Los Angeles or the surrounding area.

Do You Really Need a Drunk Driving Attorney?

Maybe you were out with a bunch of friends and didn’t realize how impaired you were. The police pulled you over and administered field sobriety tests. They may have also given you a Breathalyzer test to assess your blood alcohol content. Based on the outcome of these tests, you were arrested and booked at the jail. It sounds like an open and shut case. Is it worth going to the trouble and expense of hiring a Los Angeles DUI lawyer?

Hiring a California drunk driving attorney is always a good idea when you are arrested. No matter how convinced you are that you were in the wrong and that the police have you dead to rights, you should not plead guilty without at least consulting with an attorney. It’s not unusual for a DUI defense attorney to be able to get the charges against their client reduced or dropped, especially in the case of a first-time offender. Even people who have been convicted of a DUI before may find themselves receiving a lighter sentence thanks to the efforts of their Los Angeles drunk driving attorney. Considering the potential consequences of a guilty plea, you really can’t afford to risk not defending yourself.

Penalties for Drunk Driving in California

Even for a first-time drunk-driving offense the penalties are serious. The sentencing guidelines for a first offense allow for between four days and six months in jail along with fines of up to $1,000. In addition, your driver’s license could be suspended for anywhere from 30 days up to 10 months. People living in some counties may even be required to have an ignition interlock device installed. The penalties only get tougher for second, third and subsequent offenses. Sentences of up to 16 months, fines of up to $18,000 and a four-year license suspension are all possible.

Defendants who are convicted of drunk driving offenses in California face even more long-term consequences. Some people lose their jobs as a result of the conviction or the loss of their driving privileges. Others may find that employers reject their application after learning of the conviction. It is genuinely in your best interests to do everything you can to fight the DUI charges you are facing. There is no such thing as “just pleading guilty.” That guilty plea can have far-reaching consequences that you may not be aware of or may not fully understand.

Defenses to California DUI Charges

Fortunately, people who have been arrested on DUI charges in Los Angeles may have an opportunity to have the charges against them reduced or dropped if they work with a defense attorney. Drunk driving attorneys like the ones at this firm are exceptionally adept at conducting an independent investigation. This means that they will go over every detail of your arrest. They’ll interview you and any witnesses in addition to thoroughly reviewing the police report of your arrest.

Frequently, this investigation uncovers evidence that can help you get your DUI charges reduced or dropped. Perhaps the arresting officer violated your Constitutional rights, did not administer the field sobriety tests correctly or acted without probable cause. Defenses may also include malfunctioning Breathalyzer equipment or severe weather conditions that may have affected your ability to comply with the instructions for sobriety tests. Even when this kind of evidence is not uncovered, your attorney can rely on a clean criminal history and solid reputation to help get the charges against you reduced. There are many opportunities for improving your position, but you won’t know about any of them unless you contact a Los Angeles DUI attorney today.

Start Working With a Qualified Los Angeles Drunk Driving Attorney

It’s important to act quickly when you are facing DUI charges in California. The sooner you retain legal representation, the sooner your lawyer can begin an investigation and start negotiations with the District Attorney. Do not wait to look for an attorney until your court date. This may severely limit your attorney’s ability to get the best possible outcome for you, and it may only prolong this difficult, stressful experience.

When you are facing DUI charges in Los Angeles, you need a competent, experienced attorney fighting for you. The practitioners at this firm have helped dozens of people preserve their driver’s licenses and their personal and professional reputations. Drunk driving charges do not define you and they do not have to shape the rest of your life. You can perform an active role in taking back control of your life by hiring one of the experienced Los Angeles DUI attorneys at this firm.

Every minute is important when your day in court is looming. That is why you need to hire a DUI defense attorney who is efficient, confident and skilled. Contact us today to start fighting for your rights and your future. A Los Angeles drunk driving lawyer can help you reclaim your life and your reputation.

Defenses to a DUI/DWI Charge Consequences of a DUI or DWI Conviction

Driving under the influence (DUI) and driving while intoxicated (DWI) are both charges that can have a serious impact on your life. If you are convicted, then you could face a range of consequences depending on what happened. You should understand some common defenses for a DUI or DWI charge and the consequences you could face if convicted.

You Were Not Driving

One defense against a DUI or DWI is to show that you were not technically driving. The definition of driving is different in some jurisdictions. If you were sitting in a running car or sitting in a car turned off, then you might not be technically driving under the law.

Test Results Are Incorrect

Another defense is to question the results of the tests used to determine you were intoxicated. Breath, urine and blood tests are not perfect. The equipment used could be defective, the readings could be explained by something else or laboratories might make a mistake. Arguing this could lead to exclusion of the test results as evidence.

No Probable Cause

Law enforcement needs a good and defined reason to stop and arrest you when driving. This is called probable cause. If the officer did not have probable cause to make an arrest, then nearly all of the evidence that was collected during the incident can become inadmissible. This can leave prosecutors without a case.

Procedural Errors

A possible defense is to claim the officer made procedural errors during the DUI stop or arrest. Law enforcement must follow specific rules when dealing with you and your vehicle. If the arresting officer does not do something as simple as informing you of the Miranda warnings, then some evidence from the scene could be suppressed.

Your Behavior Is Explainable

A final defense is to explain your behavior during the stop. You might have looked intoxicated because of prescription medications or being tired. You might have failed a field sobriety test because the officer was unclear about what to do. This defense can help to show you were not actually intoxicated.

Suspended License

The main consequence of DUI or DWI for many people is a suspended license. Your driver’s license could be suspended for a month to a year or more. If you have repeated convictions for a DWI, then your license could be revoked permanently.

Monetary Fines

The judge could order that you pay a monetary fine for a DUI or DWI conviction. The fines vary from small sums into the tens of thousands of dollars. The judge will determine the amount based on the facts surrounding the arrest.

Jail Time

There is always a chance that you could be sentenced to time in jail after a conviction for a DWI or DUI. Some jurisdictions have mandatory jail time requirements for repeat offenders. Jail sentences could be as short as a few days or up to a year in some cases.

Impound of Your Vehicles

If the events leading up to the conviction are particularly egregious, then your vehicle might be impounded. You will have to pay money to get your vehicle back. If you cannot pay for your vehicle, then it could be auctioned by the state after a certain period of time.

Alternative Sentences

You might be able to negotiate an alternative sentence with the help of a lawyer to avoid jail time and fines. These sentences can include completing a rehabilitation program, performing community service or probation. An alternative sentence could also allow you to get your license back quickly.


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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"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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