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We are an elite criminal defense law firm, that emphasizes providing the best service and professionalism to all clients. We service a curated clientele nationwide – that expect the best from their lawyer. We handle tough criminal defense and legal situations that require deep knowledge, experience, dedication, and excellence in order to win. We have over 50 years of combined experience, handling national and international cases.

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The Spodek Law Group is one of the most successful law firms in the USA. Our success comes from the fact we are attentive to details, and take a very pragmatic approach to each and every single case. Our clients turn to us for realistic advice – so they can make the appropriate decisions they need to make personally. Our goal is to make sure your case ends in a positive outcome, not only personally – but for your family as well.


Federal Defense Attorney for Theft Crimes

Federal Defense Attorney for Theft Crimes

Theft crimes run the gamut from petty shoplifting to the embezzlement of millions of dollars. Because theft is generally a nonviolent crime, many people are unaware of how serious of a charge it can be. Certain theft convictions can land you in jail for years, even decades. If you are convicted of a theft crime at the federal level, the penalties can be even more severe.

Theft becomes a federal offense when it involves public funds or misuse of the national financial system. Many white-collar federal crimes fall under the broader umbrella of theft. Ever since the financial crisis of 2008, these crimes are prosecuted more aggressively than ever in federal court, with judges pursuing stiff sentences to make examples of those convicted.

If you have been charged with a federal theft crime, you need a defense attorney who focuses on federal cases and has a track record of winning acquittals for clients in federal court. Our firm has fought and won many types of federal theft cases and wants to put our experience to work for you.

Examples of Common Federal Theft Crimes

Almost any theft charge can become a federal crime if it involves public money. The following are some of the most common federal theft crimes. Our criminal defense attorneys have successfully fought for clients facing all of these charges and more.

Theft of Public Money, Property or Records

If you have been accused of stealing money, property or records belonging to the U.S. government or any agency thereof, your case will likely be tried in federal rather than in state court.

The penalties for theft of public money are severe. If convicted, you could face as many as 10 years in federal prison plus a fine and restitution.

Misuse of Public Funds

A charge of misuse of public funds typically involves a person entrusted with the safekeeping of money or assets owned by the government. This person often but not always is a government employee. For instance, if a government official gave you a sum of money for safekeeping and then alleged that you deposited it in your own account or otherwise diverted it for personal use, you may be charged with misuse of public funds.

The penalties for this charge may include up to a 10-year prison sentence along with a fine and restitution.

Theft or Embezzlement by Bank Employee

If you work for a national bank and are accused of stealing or embezzling funds that belong to your employer, you might face federal charges, the possible penalties of which include a prison sentence of up to 30 years as well as a fine.

Theft or Bribery Concerning Programs Involving Federal Funds

This charge refers to the misappropriation of public money set aside for a specific program or a specific purpose, such as an infrastructure project or education grant. If you are accused of misusing such money or converting it for personal use, you may face federal charges along with penalties that include a fine and up to 10 years in federal prison.


Racketeering is a catch-all term for any unscrupulous business dealing in which you allegedly profit by deceiving others. If federal funds or the national financial system are involved, it becomes a federal charge. The possible penalties for a racketeering conviction in federal court include fines and prison time. The fine can be up to twice the sum of illegally obtained money, while the prison time is based on the nature of the underlying crime.

Defense Strategies for a Federal Theft Charge

Because the nuances of federal court differ so substantially from those of state court, you need a lawyer who has experience fighting federal cases and can formulate an effective defense strategy on your behalf. Asking for clemency or leniency on the grounds of being a first-time offender doesn’t work in federal court the way it often does in state court. If you want to win your case, your lawyer must come aggressively with facts and evidence that support their chosen defense.

A few possible defense strategies for a federal theft charge include:

  • You were unaware your actions were criminal in nature.
  • You were acting in good faith.
  • Your actions had an immaterial outcome to the entities affected.
  • You were acting under duress or coercion.
  • You were uninvolved in the theft.

At your consultation, your attorney will go over potential defense strategies and the pros and cons of each. To speak with a federal criminal defense lawyer today, call our office.

Charle Butler
Charle Butler
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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!



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..."

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"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."

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"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."

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