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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.


Fort Worth Federal Criminal Lawyers

Fort Worth Federal Criminal Lawyers

Texas politics can make the federal criminal justice system here a terrifying experience. The war with Mexican immigrants and the drug trade that is penetrating the borders of Texas can lead to a lot of political dynamics. Fort Worth, Texas, is particularly vulnerable because it carries a reputation for drug trafficking.

If you are accused of drug trafficking, conspiracy, or other related crimes such as gun charges or racketeering that associate you with organized crime, you need the best representation possible to find weaknesses in your case. A lot of federal prosecutions rely on unfair tactics to increase the penalties or intimidate defendants into accepting large sentences. Large sentences and large busts are good political tools for federal officials when they want public support and more funding.

In order to defend against these charges or many other federal crimes, you need an experienced federal defense attorney who has the skills and wisdom to mitigate or defeat the charges. A lot of defendants are overcharged and manipulated into signing their lives away by overzealous prosecutors. Whether you’ve been charged with fraud, unlawful possession of firearms, computer crimes, or other white-collar violations, our law firm is committed to exploring all the avenues for relief.

How Does the Federal Criminal Defense Process Work?

Our law firm starts out by scrutinizing the criminal information or indictment. This charging document has to meet very strict standards to comply with the Sixth Amendment. The document must set out the nature and cause of the offense with certainty to allow you to form an effective defense. You have the right to call witnesses and need to be formed of the details that could lead to video footage, witness discovery, and other forensic information.

A criminal information that simply states that you are charged with racketeering does not descend to sufficient details. The information and the affidavit of probable cause by the arresting officer must be specific enough to allow you to prepare a defense. If not, the court does not have jurisdiction over the subject matter. The continuance of the prosecution is dependent upon demonstrating that all the elements of the crime can be proven at trial and fall only to the discretion of jurors to decide credibility and weight of evidence.

We also scrutinize any warrants to ensure that they are properly drafted. Even what may seem to be a harmless mistake like switching AM for PM on the time of the raid can lead to evidence suppression. Courts can be hypercritical of processes for both defendants and officials. If the evidence of drugs, money, or other documents is thrown out of court, probable cause may no longer exist to prosecute you even if the government had a strong case.

We can also hire expert forensic witnesses to do their own testing. We work with private investigators who can figure out the background of alleged witnesses and uncover flaws in the investigation. In addition, our law firm can file pre-trial motions that ensure that any time before a jury is fair and unbiased. Our goal is to suppress any prior bad act evidence that could taint a jury. This is very possible unless you have a conviction for the exact same crime that you are now facing.

We can also help you suppress any inflammatory evidence. If phone calls, text messages, photos, or other bits of evidence are being used as props to make jurors hate you without having a lot to do with the elements of the offense, they should be omitted. Prosecutors have a penchant for playing at the passions and prejudices of jurors when they have a weak case.

Finally, we will request specific evidence during the discovery process by thoroughly considering where there are holes in the narrative. By forcing the hand of prosecutors to give up critical evidence that they are hiding, we can strengthen your defense and help you obtain an acquittal or mitigation. The U.S. Supreme Court gives more weight to specific requests for evidence than general requests when deciding the willfulness of the prosecutors Discovery-duty violations.

By preserving these issues for appeal and working hard pre-trial, most cases can be resolved without the need for a trial. If you wish to go to trial, we will work hard to produce the best result for our clients and file post-trial motions and more.

Fort Worth Federal Appeals Lawyers

The trial and conviction for a federal crime has just concluded and you are waiting for sentencing. It is a fantastic time therefore, to start contemplating federal criminal appeals a bit more thoroughly. Before sentencing, you’re allowed one vital opportunity to speak and try to mitigate the seriousness of your fees while begging for leniency. The same trial judge about to pass sentence is the one which will rule whether the case can go ahead to appeals. If a conviction is the result of your defense endeavor, you’ll have only 14 days to file the notice of appeal.

To lodge an appeal is to return to court the trial situation that sentencing was passed ; to seek redress. One must consider two things before determining whether to appeal. One, if the trial court sentence is milder than what the federal prosecutor was arguing for; he or she might establish a cross-appeal to your charm and the consequent sentence might be much stiffer! Two, if the legal representation you have used at trial is to be kept for the appeal or a more competent defense lawyer with specific appeals experience hired.

When the trial court has passed sentence on a federal criminal case, a notice of appeal is to be filed. Expediency is advisable as this must stick to the court system’s statute of limitations for filing an appeal notice; which is 14 days. Based on, there are 12 regional circuits at the 94 federal judicial authorities of america. In these circuits, you will find 13 Federal Courts of Appeal; that has a panel of justices who handle all appeals on the federal level in every circuit. Above them is the US Court of Appeal for Federal Circuit which is the judicial institution that manages matters resulting from international trade, federal claims, constitutional and patent legislation. A federal criminal appeals suspect must remain informed about the changes to court names and regulations; or locations of their courthouses.

Following the notice of appeal was dealt with, your attorney can then file docketing statements; these are the statements that pertain to your trial. They will allow your case details to be is easily put together by the court clerks ready for referral to the appellate bench. In response to the registered notice; the court will issue a briefing schedule. Notification or communication to the deadline of the briefing program is written to all parties, and the national criminal appeals defendant has 45 days to prepare an opening brief. You must also get in contact with the court reporter who took notes of your proceedings. These notes need to be prepared into trial transcripts which take some time; the transcripts will be used to initiate your appeal defense.

After the briefing schedule has been released by the appellate court; the skills of a capable federal criminal appeals lawyer will be required if not already obtained. Your counsel will enable you to prepare an opening brief; this is the defendant’s initial statement. The brief can be filed at a provided from, filled on judicial internet portals or handwritten. The opening brief is a lengthy citation filled record; aiming to demonstrate that the appellate court using references to other related matters, that the lower court’s trial result didn’t meet either legal or other expectations with regard to your case.

The Federal Court of Appeal receives your legal representatives’ arguments; then it is the turn of the federal prosecutor who files their opening brief in response to yours. They answer to the arguments your counselor has put forward and strive to show the seat why the sentencing you obtained is legally just. The defense lawyer then has a few weeks to file a reply brief; possibly stressing firmly upon the opening briefs’ stronger points or passing tactical tackles into the prosecution’s arguments. The national criminal appeals circuit court will then decide if the briefs meet the necessary requirements to pass a judgment. Depending on the opening and reply briefs plus other docketed evidence filed by the defense; they could pass sentencing or choose to hear oral arguments from your lawyer against the prosecution. At oral arguments, each side has just 30 minutes to make its case; which may be an intense half hour. The discretion however, remains with the judge though parties can make programs in federal criminal appeals for their oral arguments to be heard.

Depending on the outcome of this appeal, the defendant makes the choice to either; be content with the appeal court’s sentence, appeal again at national circuit level and to further take the matter all the way to the Supreme Court of the USA. The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals bench has three judges that the president appoints and is on life tenure. Above this is the Supreme Court; that is the final stop for all appeals. There are however, many positive outcomes to sentences which have gone through the federal criminal appeals process.

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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