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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 Wiretapping Charges

If you have been accused of violating wiretapping laws, you may be facing several years in federal prison if you are convicted. This is a serious crime that indicates the intentional act of violating someone else’s right to privacy. Because of the severity of the charges that you face and the penalties associated with a conviction, you need to develop a strong defense. Wiretapping is considered to be a white-collar crime, but be aware that not all white-collar criminal defense lawyers have the same level of expertise in this unique niche. Before you search for an experienced lawyer, however, you should learn more about the nature of the charges in front of you and the steps your lawyer may take to defend you against the charges.

Understanding Wiretapping Laws
The United States passed the Wiretap Act to address the problem of electronic eavesdropping. This act was amended and strengthened by the Electronic Communications Privacy Act in 1986. Today’s federal laws specifically prohibit an individual or an entity from secretly recording communications that were intended to be kept private. These communications include phone calls, in-person conversations, text messages, emails and more. Common devices that have been used in wiretapping cases include smartphones, drones, nanny cams, hidden microphones and more.

However, there are many exceptions to the wiretapping laws. For example, a warrant could give law enforcement officials the right to monitor communications without the parties’ knowledge. Another exception is when one person is aware that the communication is being recorded. This means that the person recording the conversation can be in the room and part of that conversation or that the person recording the conversation has the consent of one or both of the other individuals.

Federal wiretapping laws cover more than the physical act of recording a private conversation. The laws also prohibit another party from possessing illegally obtained communications, using them for any purpose and disclosing that information to other parties. Keep in mind that you do not need to be successful in your efforts. The law covers the intentional interception of communications and the attempt to intercept communications. It also covers oral communications and electronically-conveyed communications. In addition, the possession of wiretapping equipment is prohibited.

Penalties for Wiretapping Charges
There are several types of wiretapping charges that a defendant may face. In some cases, defendants face multiple types of wiretapping charges as well as other types of charges. If you are convicted of intentional wiretapping or endeavoring to wiretap, you may be imprisoned for up to five years. Individuals can also be fined up to $250,000, and organizations may be fined up to $500,000. If you are found guilty of distributing, manufacturing, possessing or advertising wiretapping equipment, you may face similar penalties. Comparable penalties are also in place for using or disclosing the information collected through illegal wiretapping.

Additional penalties may also apply in some situations. For example, the government may seize the wiretapping equipment. In addition, if the offense resulted in the victim’s financial loss or in your financial gain, you may have to pay a fine that is up to twice that amount. A civil lawsuit may also be filed against you by the victim.

Defense Strategies for Wiretapping
The one-party consent rule is an acceptable defense that has been used in a range of wiretapping cases over the years. Through this defense, the attorney will attempt to prove that the defendant did not intend to intercept the communication. Otherwise, you have the right to record the communication provided you are a contributing party in the conversation. The courts have consistently upheld the fact that consent can be given explicitly or implicitly. However, the consent defense is only applicable if the communication was made freely as opposed to coerced.

Another defense strategy is to rely on a lack of intent. Be aware that the defendant’s lack of knowledge of the law is not an acceptable defense. However, the unintentional interception of a conversation can be used as a defense.

Contact a Defense Lawyer Today
Have you been accused of a violation of federal wiretapping laws? Prior to going to trial, your attorney may work to have charges reduced or dropped. A plea bargain may be arranged through the work of your attorney. If the matter goes to court, your attorney will require ample time to prepare the defense. With these factors in mind, the time to request an initial consultation with a defense lawyer is today.


Charle Butler
Charle Butler
2021-03-12
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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