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Federal Criminal Investigations Lawyers

Felony charges are a matter of jurisdiction; most crimes are charged at the state level by the state attorney. The process of collecting evidence is called a federal criminal investigation. There are formal rules and procedures that regulate the investigation process, and corporate influence on the federal judiciary has certainly shaped the way these actions are performed.

This includes the procedures of initiating the prosecution, establishing probable cause, plea bargaining and other processes. The rules for conducting a federal investigation account for a variety of issues. This includes the process of collecting and presenting evidence in the court, for example. Investigators also have to follow rules that govern both direct and circumstantial evidence.

Investigating Federal Crimes

State crimes include offenses like robbery, assault, trespassing, vandalism, and even murder. Federal charges are brought against crimes that involve federal agents, agencies or functions of the federal government. This difference between state and federal crimes is called jurisdiction.

George FernandezGeorge Fernandez
14:16 30 Apr 24
Excellent 10 out of 10, Helped resolve my case. Jeremy explained everything and made everything easy to understand.
RajRaj
21:33 24 Apr 24
If you are looking for a lawyer that listens, is aggressive where needed, and holds his word above all else, Todd is the best pick. I had hired multiple attorneys prior to hiring the Spodek Group for a white collar case. The first thing that stood out to me was the cost, as anyone going through the process and dealing with the system, money was tight at that time - especially after hiring and firing multiple lawyers. The cost was not as high as others which was definitely a plus. Todd's intake process was also unlike other attorneys. He took the time to actually listen. He cared. He was trying to put himself in my shoes while I was explaining the situation to him and he really took the time to understand the whole situation. Other lawyers will give you 15 mins and send you a retainer agreement. Not Todd, I think he spent almost two hours with me as I was explaining everything.Not only was he great during the onboarding process, he was supportive and very informative through the entire plea process and eventually sentencing. After hiring him, I asked if I should hire a prison consultant, he told me to save my money as he would do everything they would. He was right and held up to his word. Later on I would hear from others that went with the prison consultants that they were a waste of money - I am glad I listened to Todd!When it came time for sentencing, two days prior to sentencing, the prosecutor tried increasing my proposed prison time by almost double - apparently a normal move. Todd and his team worked with me non-stop through the weekend prior to sentencing to ensure that I was not given additional prison time. Again, he took the time to listen and came up with a strategy to explain the case with great detail.Unfortunately, I did plead guilty as that was my best option. Todd and his whole team wrote up nearly 300 pages of a summary of what happened and why I should not be given prison time. If I breakdown the amount I spent with Todd versus the amount of work that I saw being done, I am shocked I was not charged four times as much. The other benefit was, a lot of criminal defense lawyers were just a single attorney with a paralegal or two. Todd had a team of people that I dealt with (5-7 people that I interacted with), but he was ALWAYS accessible. It would never take him more than an hour to reply unless he was in court.I was sentenced to prison and I was emotionally distraught. Todd and his team did whatever they could even after sentencing to make sure I was alright. He personally stayed in touch with my family to ensure I was doing alright and offered support to them. Most lawyers would consider the job complete at sentencing, not Todd.After prison, Todd still spent time with me to make sure I was on the right track and avoiding any potential risks in the future. He has also been giving advice on how to navigate probation etc and has not been looking at the clock for billing.Although I wish I had never been arrested in the first place, I am glad I had Todd and his team in my corner. Without them I likely would have had to spend a lot more time in prison than I did.Thank you, Todd, and the entire Spodek Law team, for helping turn what was a nightmare into a manageable situation!
Yelva Saint-PreuxYelva Saint-Preux
19:26 19 Apr 24
I am immensely grateful to the entire team at Spodek Law Group for their unwavering dedication and exceptional expertise throughout my case. From our initial consultation to the final resolution, their professionalism and tireless advocacy made all the difference. Their strategic approach and attention to detail instilled confidence in me every step of the way.Thanks to their hard work and commitment, we achieved a truly favorable outcome that exceeded my expectations. Not only did they navigate the complexities of my case with precision, but they also provided invaluable support and guidance during what was undoubtedly a challenging time. I cannot recommend Spodek Law Group highly enough, especially attorneys Todd Spodek and Claire Banks; they are beacons of excellence in the legal profession.YSP.
Katherine SunKatherine Sun
18:08 18 Apr 24
my lawyer is Alex Zhik. Efficient, patient and professional
Nun yaNun ya
17:48 18 Apr 24
Todd, Ralph and Alex are amazing. Helped my husband get from a double digit number with multiple charges to a single digit, by the time I blink he will be out. They very professional and help with all your needs. They dealt with my anxiety and worry very well and they understand that your family member needs to get home as soon as possible.
Keisha ParrisKeisha Parris
20:45 15 Mar 24
Believe every single review here about Alex Z!! From our initial consultation, it was evident that Alex possessed a profound understanding of criminal law and a fierce dedication to his clients rights. Throughout the entirety of my case, Alex exhibited unparalleled professionalism and unwavering commitment. What sets Alex apart is not only his legal expertise but also his genuine compassion for his clients. He took the time to thoroughly explain my case, alleviating any concerns I had along the way. His exact words were “I’m not worried about it”. His unwavering support and guidance were invaluable throughout the entire process. I am immensely grateful for Alex's exceptional legal representation and wholeheartedly recommend his services to anyone in need of a skilled criminal defense attorney. Alex Z is not just a lawyer; he is a beacon of hope for those navigating the complexities of the legal system. If you find yourself in need of a dedicated and competent legal advocate, look no further than Alex Z.
Taïko BeautyTaïko Beauty
16:26 15 Mar 24
I don’t know where to start, I can write a novel about this firm, but one thing I will say is that having my best interest was their main priority since the beginning of my case which was back in Winter 2019. Miss Claire Banks, one of the best Attorneys in the firm represented me very well and was very professional, respectful, and truthful. Not once did she leave me in the dark, in fact she presented all options and routes that could possibly be considered for my case and she reinsured me that no matter what I decided to do, her and the team will have my back and that’s exactly what happened. Not only will I be liberated from this case, also, I will enjoy my freedom and continue to be a mother to my first born son and will have no restrictions with accomplishing my goals in life. Now that’s what I call victory!! I thank the Lord, My mother, Claire, and the Spodek team for standing by me and fighting with me. Words can’t describe how grateful I am to have the opportunity to work with this team. I’m very satisfied, very pleased with their performance, their hard work, and their diligence.Thank you team!
K MarK Mar
01:37 25 Jan 24
I recently had Spodek Law Group represent me for a legal matter in NYC and I am thoroughly impressed with their services.Alex Zhik secured the best possible outcome for my case.It was a seamless journey from the initial consultation to the resolution of my legal matter. From the moment I spoke to Todd about my case, his enthusiasm to help was evident, setting a positive tone for the entire experience. The efficiency and professionalism displayed by the team is commendable.A particularly noteworthy aspect of their service is their user-friendly portal to upload your documents/evidence. This not only simplified the process, but showcases their commitment to streamline the client experience.Lastly, in an industry where legal fees can often be a concern, I found their pricing to be very reasonable, making needing legal assistance feel accessible and stress-free.I am grateful for their support and wouldn't hesitate to turn to them again in the future.
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A federal criminal charge can apply to criminal activities related to federal agencies, immigration or crimes that involve multiple states. The federal prosecutor is in charge of the investigation of felony offenses, and this can include a variety of crimes. This investigation process is constrained by the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. [1]

Facing felony charges requires the hearings to occur in a federal courtroom in front of a federal judge. The sentencing guidelines at the federal level tend to be much harsher and punitive than state punishments. When facing a federal criminal investigation, it’s critical to work with a federal defense attorney who understands these rules and procedures to obtain the most favorable results possible under the circumstances.

Federal Criminal Investigators

Federal criminal investigations are initiated prior to launching a case for prosecution. This is considered an early stage of the investigation. Multiple investigations can happen within a single case. The reason for this is that the federal prosecutor has the discretion to work with several agencies.

The investigation is required before any case can be brought in front of a federal court. The federal investigator will collect the evidence, interview witnesses and conduct related activities. Federal cases often involve crimes like drugs, weapons, treason, counterfeiting and other federal offenses. The investigation process will either conclude that there is enough evidence to bring a case or not.

The process of launching a criminal investigation invokes a variety of legal codes and constraints. There are protections that prohibit certain kinds of actions by the federal prosecutor and investigating agencies. The investigation could include the issuing of search warrants, for example. [2]

This might allow the investigators to obtain evidence by searching the personal property of individuals who are under investigation. However, there are also constitutional protections that restrain the search and seizure of property. Violations of this protection can allow a judge to throw out the evidence as inadmissible.

Federal Prosecutor, Felony Charges

Federal investigators need a variety of skills to conduct an effective investigation. This includes the ability to communicate clearly in order to interview witnesses and relay information to outside parties. The investigator also needs to have proficiency using specific kinds of technology and equipment.

This information must be analyzed, and various discrepancies must be resolved during the course of the investigation. This requires deductive reasoning and critical thinking abilities. Finally, the federal criminal investigator must be able to examine witnesses and apply social intelligence and character assessment skills. The range of skills needed to function as a federal investigator are substantial.

Criminal investigators are employed by the federal government in order to collect evidence regarding crimes that are classified as felony offenses. These crimes are only charged by the federal government because they involve federal agencies like the FBI, DEA, ATF and newer agencies.

Federal Crimes, Procedures

Felony charges launched by the federal government are rarely dropped. These charges can be reduced in some circumstances, so it’s important to have the services of a criminal defense attorney available for advice and legal counsel. This right to obtain a lawyer is provided under the Sixth Amendment even in cases where the defendant is indigent; this simply means that the person is unable to afford to hire a lawyer using personal resources. [3]

Defending all of your legal rights under the law is the responsibility and duty of the federal criminal defense attorney. When charged with a felony offense, the stakes can be extremely high, so adequate defense is necessary. However, the quality of the lawyer will depend greatly on the experience, track record and similarity of cases.

The criminal prosecution often begins with an arrest, and this is frequently the first opportunity for the defendant to obtain legal counsel through these constitutional protections. Never waive the right to a defense attorney because this is the best option when facing a federal prosecutor in the federal court system.

Citations:

[1] https://constitution.congress.gov/constitution/amendment-4/
[2] https://www.justice.gov/usao/justice-101/investigation#:~:text=The%20investigators%20at%20these%20agencies,may%20involve%20a%20search%20warrant.
[3] https://www.findlaw.com/criminal/criminal-rights/the-right-to-counsel.html

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