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The BEST LAWYER ANYONE COULD ASK FOR!!! Todd changed our lives! He’s not JUST a lawyer representing us for a case. Todd and his office have become Family. When we entered his office in August of 2022, we entered with such anxiety, uncertainty, and so much stress. Honestly we were very lost. My husband and I felt alone. How could a lawyer who didn’t know us, know our family, know our background represents us, When this could change our lives for the next 5-7years that my husband was facing in Federal jail. By the time our free consultation was over with Todd, we left his office at ease. All our questions were answered and we had a sense of relief.

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What makes you the best choice for a criminal lawyer in NYC?

March 20, 2024

You’re scrolling through Google and trying to find right the lawyer. Your search ends here. Welcome to the Spodek Law Group – we’re not your average law firm. Our team of tough criminal defense lawyers know a thing or two about beating criminal charges in NYC. We have over 50 years of combined experience, and we’ve faced seemingly impossible cases – and have come out on on top. We have experience – we’ve seen it all, We empathize with you – we understand this is tough on you, and most importantly – we have a tough legal team who wins.

Our team listens to you: your story, your fears, your goals, we’re all ears. We care about your story, We’re here to help you you, and that begins by understanding and listening to you.

Our team fights for you: unlike other attorneys who care about their reputation with local prosecutors and judges, our only focus is getting you the best outcome possible. We fight to turn your worry into hope and positive outcomes. Our goal is to win – and that can vary depending on what you need. Above all, winning is what we’re focused on.

Our team can handle all types of criminal defense cases, such as federal cases, white collar crimes, DUI defense, theft and burglary, serious felonies, and more. If there’s a way to win, we will find it. We are transparent with our fees, and there are no scary surprises. Choosing a lawyer is a big deal, it’s about trust, results, and feeling like you’ve got someone in your corner. At Spodek Law Group, we’re committed to being your champions – who fight for your cause.

What are the main type of criminal cases prevalent in the State of New York?

Felonies are the most serious type of crime in New York. Felonies are often divided into 5 classes, based on the severity. Class A felonies are the most serious. Some examples of common felonies in NY, include murder, rape, robbery, arson, and drug trafficking. Felonies have the longest potential jail time, ranging from 1-25 years in prison, or potentially life imprisonment.

Misdemeanors are less serious criminal offenses than felonies. There are 3 classes of felonies in the state of New York: Class A, B, and unclassified. Maximum jail time can range from 3 months, to 1 year. Some common misdemeanors in the state of NY include assault, petty theft, prostitution, and DUI.

Violations, also known as infractions, are minor, non-criminal offenses that are punishable by $250, and up to 15 days in jail. Common violations include penalties such as disorderly conduct, trespassing, and traffic infractions.

Felonies are the most serious criminal cases, followed by misdemeanors, and then violations/infractions as the least serious offenses.

What is the Process of Defending a Criminal Case in NYC?

If you, or a loved one, is facing criminal charges in NYC, then it’s likely you’re feeling overwhelmed, and unsure of what happens next. So many people are in this situation, and try their best to figure it out on their own. Unfortunately, the criminal justice system can be very complex, and intimidating, but it’s important that understanding the criminal justice process can help you navigate it more easily.

Step 1: Hire an Experienced NYC Criminal Defense Attorney

The first, and most important, step is to hire a skilled NYC criminal defense lawyer who has experience handling cases like yours in NYC, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and Long Island. You should look for an attorney with a track record of success in local courts, positive reviews, and a deep understanding of the court system.

Don’t just go with the cheapest option, this is one of the biggest mistakes you can make – your freedom is on the line.

Step 2: Understand the Charges Against You

Our criminal lawyers will review all the evidence and charges against you. Our criminal defense attorneys in New York will distill exactly what you’re being accused of, and what the potential penalties are. Some common criminal charges in NYC include, but are not limited to:

  • Assault
  • Drug possession or distribution
  • Theft and robbery
  • Domestic violence
  • Sex crimes
  • White collar crimes

Two things that impact the possible sentences are the severity of the charges (misdemeanor vs felony), and your prior criminal record.

Step 3: Investigating & Gathering Evidence

Next, our lawyers will conduct an investigation of your case. We will interview witnesses, analyze police reports, and police procedures, we will review video footage, consult with expert witnesses, and more. Our goal is to poke holes in the prosecution’s case, reducing the severity of the charges, while uncovering evidence that supports your defense. This stage is crucial. IF you hire the wrong attorney and they conduct – a sloppy investigation, it can doom your defense. That’s why you need the Spodek Law Group – we have the resources and connections to do it right. Our firm has an extensive network of private investigators, forensic specialists, and expert witnesses to call upon as needed.

Step 4: Pre-Trial Motions & Negotiations

Once we have the facts, our lawyers will file pre-trial motions to suppress illegally obtained evidence, dismiss improper charges, and more. Our goal is to weaken the prosecutors case. We will negotiate with prosecutors to see if a plea bargain can be reached, giving you the strongest defense possible. Plea bargains, where you plead guilty in exchange for a reduced charge or sentence, are very common in the criminal justice system. 97% of federal cases end in guilty pleas. But, in our opinion, it has to be the right deal – something your Spodek Law Group criminal defense attorney will fight tooth and nail for. If no agreement is reached with the prosecutor, we are unafraid of  taking your case towards trial.

Step 5: Trial Preparation & Defense

If we decide to take your case to trial, our criminal defense attorneys will prepare to argue your case in front of a judge and jury. Our team of criminal defense attorneys will create a compelling defense case, practice examinations, file motions, prep exhibits, and do everything possible to clear your name. Some potential defense strategies we engage in can include can include, but are not limited to:

Arguing the evidence is insufficient

Presenting alibi witnesses

Challenging police misconduct

Asserting your constitutional rights were violated

Utilizing expert testimony

Claiming self-defense or other justifications

Every single criminal defense case is unique. Our criminal lawyers in New York will tailor the strategy to the facts and charges involved.

Step 6: Sentencing & Appeals

If you’re convicted, our criminal defense attorneys will work on getting you the lowest possible sentence, we will look for mitigating factors and we will try to find – and present – character witnesses. If, there are grounds to appeal the verdict, we will get started on that process immediately. No criminal lawyer can promise a particular outcome, so be careful of anyone who is claiming that.

Why Choosing the Right NYC Criminal Attorney Matters

Facing criminal charges is one of the most stressful experiences a person can go through. The stakes are VERY high – your freedom, your future, your family’s wellbeing. You need a criminal defense team that will stand by your side and go to battle for you. At Spodek Law Group, that’s exactly what we provide and do for you. Our NYC criminal attorneys have a proven track record of success – we’ve got experience handling the toughest state and federal cases. We leave no stone unturned in fighting for our clients.

Some of our recent cases include:

  • Stalking case against actor Alec Baldwin
  • Juror misconduct charges in the Ghislaine Maxwell trial
  • Las Vegas client accused of threatening a prominent attorney
  • Favorable plea deals for clients accused of major financial crimes

But don’t just take our word for it – check out our 635+ 5-star client reviews.

Unmatched Criminal Defense Experience

Our managing partner, Todd Spodek, has over two decades of experience defending clients against every type of criminal charge imaginable. He’s been featured on major media outlets like the New York Times, New York Post, USA Today, and more. Todd has built a team of battle-tested trial lawyers who know the system inside and out. We’ve built relationships with judges, DAs, and officials that we leverage on behalf of our clients.

24/7 Availability

When you’re facing criminal charges, you can’t afford to wait for answers or put off hiring a private criminal attorney. Our criminal attorneys are available 24/7 to take your call, answer your questions, and address your questions. Most importantly: our criminal lawyers will be there for you day and night, weekends and holidays. Your case with us, is our top priority. We intentionally take on fewer clients so we can provide the focused attention you deserve. With us, you’ll never feel like you’re in the dark or on your own.

Affordable Payment Plans

We know top-tier legal representation can be expensive. That’s why we offer flexible payment plans and flat fees to make our services accessible to those who need them. We’ll work with you to find an arrangement that fits your budget.Don’t let financial concerns stop you from getting the best defense possible. The cost of inadequate representation is far higher. Let us help you protect what matters most.

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