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Charle Butler
Charle Butler
2021-03-12
Verified
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
Verified
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
Verified
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
Verified
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
Verified
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
Verified
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
Verified
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
Verified
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!


NYC Federal Firearm Crimes Lawyers

In the United States, there are hundreds of millions of individuals who legally possess firearms. The State of New York has some of the strictest firearm laws in the country. Beyond the many different New York state laws, there are a variety of Federal laws that cover a person’s ability to purchase, sell or possess a firearm. When a person is charged with breaking federal laws covering firearms, they could be facing federal prosecution. When a person is convicted in a federal court of breaking federal firearms laws, the possibility of a long mandatory minimum jail sentence in a Federal prison is a real possibility.

Firearm Definition
The federal definition of a firearm is found under 18 U.S. Code Section 921 (3). A firearm is defined as any weapon that expels a projectile. This must be accomplished utilizing an explosive. This also covers any weapon that is designed to be converted into a device that can expel a projectile with an explosive. A receiver or frame for any such weapon fits this category. It also includes any firearm silencer, muffler or destructive device. Antique firearms are not part of this definition.

False Representation
It is against federal law for anyone to knowingly makes a false statement involving records that are kept for the purpose of purchasing a firearm. Federal statutes make it against the law for anyone to sell or provide a firearm as well as ammunition to an individual they may have a reason to believe fits one of the following categories and more.

RESTRAINING ORDER
If someone has a RESTRAINING ORDER taken out against them, this person cannot purchase a firearm.

FELON
A person who has been convicted of committing a felony cannot purchase a firearm

FUGITIVE
If a person has a warrant out for their arrest and is avoiding law enforcement, they cannot purchase a firearm.

U.S. CITIZENSHIP
Should a person have renounced their U.S. citizenship, they will not be permitted to purchase a firearm.

DISHONORABLE DISCHARGE
Should someone have received a dishonorable discharge from the U.S. Military, they are not permitted to purchase a firearm.

ILLEGAL ALIEN
A person who is in the United States illegally cannot legally purchase a firearm.

MENTAL INSTITUTION
Any person who has previously been committed to a mental institution is not permitted to own a firearm.

Crimes
There are a number of different federal firearm crimes. It is illegal for an individual to barter, sell, store, conceal, possess or ship a firearm that has been stolen across state lines. It is also illegal for a person to obtain a firearm from a dealer by providing statements whether written or oral that are false. A person is not permitted to present false identification to a firearms dealer with the intention to deceive. It is also illegal for an individual to carry, discharge, possess a firearm while inside a federal facility. This includes a post office, federal court building and more.

Statute Of Limitations
A capital offense includes everything from espionage to hijacking, treason and more. Others capital offenses are such things as a drive-by shooting connected to drug activity as well as murder for hire and more. Should a person have committed a crime that is not a capital offense, there is a time limit for prosecuting them. This is known as a statute of limitations. According to 18 U.S. Code 3282, the statute of limitations for noncapital crimes is 60 months or five years. This does not apply to violent offenses and capital crimes involving the use of firearms.

Firearm Trade
There are a number of federal crimes associated with illegal firearm trade. It is against federal law to import, produce or participate in transactions involving firearms across New York state lines. It is also against federal law for an individual to sell or distribute a firearm to any person who isn’t a licensed collector, importer-dealer or manufacturer.

Punishment
The punishment a person could receive for a gun-related crime will vary. It could be determined by which statues were violated. In some cases, a person will receive mandatory minimum sentencing. These prison sentences can range from a five to thirty-year term. They cover everything from firing a gun during a criminal act, brandishing or possessing a firearm and more. Drug crimes involving firearms can also subject a person to mandatory minimum sentencing.

Firearms charges cover a broad range of crimes involving the use of firearms. They can be leveled against people on both the state and federal levels. The exact charges that a person might face will vary from state to state, depending on the circumstances outlined in each state statute.

The second Constitutional amendment ensures that every citizen of the United States has a right to bear arms. This amendment is considered a cornerstone of the rights of the American people. However, the amendment has also been the subject of a great deal of controversy and Congressional debates. Even though the right to bear arms is guaranteed by the Second Amendment, every state has the right to regulate the way their weapons are owned and used.

Law enforcement and criminal prosecution officials tend to impose harsh penalties on people who commit firearms related offenses. This is because of the dangers that firearms can pose not just to the individual in question, but also to the general public.

Illegal Carrying of Weapons

Different states have different policies under which a person is permitted to carry a weapon. Some states have open carry laws, in which a person can carry a weapon in the open if they have a permit to do so. Some states have laws that allow people to carry concealed firearms provided they have a permit.

Regardless of the state, there are certain places that you cannot bring a firearm. For example, you will not be permitted to bring firearms into a hospital or clinic. Most banks and businesses also have rules against people bringing firearms inside. Even though you might have the right to carry a firearm, these businesses have the right to restrict your ability to carry that firearm while on their premises.

You should become familiar with the carrying laws of your state. Some states make it illegal for you to carry any loaded and unloaded firearms as long as you aren’t on your property. You also need to have the proper license for the firearm, and you need to make sure that you only use the firearm according to the lawful uses outlined in state laws. It’s also important that you not possess any illegal types of firearms. Machine guns and sawed-off shotguns are two types of illegal firearms. If you possess these, regardless of whether you do so on private property, you could be subject to criminal charges at the federal level.

The same laws that govern firearms also govern the use of other dangerous weapons. These include stilettos, blowguns, daggers, ballistic knives, and other weapons that can cause serious damage.

If you are brought up on firearms charges for carrying an unlicensed weapon, you could be subject to mandatory prison sentences of up to 18 months. If you face firearms charges for owning an illegal weapon like a machine gun, you might face life in prison if you’re found guilty.

For this reason, it’s imperative that you get in contact with an attorney as soon as possible. Make sure your attorney has experience negotiating firearms cases in your state. Because the laws regarding the possession of firearms vary so much from state to state, you need to make sure that your lawyer is familiar with your state’s regulations along with the federal regulations.

You might find yourself subject to multiple firearms charges for the same incident. When this occurs, you may also be subject to more severe penalties. If you’re convicted of multiple offenses, the prison sentences for these offenses must be served concurrently rather than simultaneously. This means that if you receive a three year sentence for one offense, and a five year sentence for another, you’ll be sent to prison for eight years.

Your lawyer will help you examine your options and create the best plan of defense for your particular case. Contact a lawyer immediately if you find yourself facing any kind of firearms charge.

New York Penal Code 265.01-b: Criminal possession of a firearm

In the state of New York, possession of a firearm can find you facing a felony conviction. When it comes to firearms, the least serious felony charge is criminal possession of a firearm. Under New York’s Penal Code 265.01-b, you can be charged with the crime if you possess a firearm but there are no additional factors that would contribute to the offense being considered a more serious felony.

What is Considered a Firearm?

The New York penal code 265.01-b considers the following as a firearm:

• Any type of pistol or revolver
• A shotgun that consists of one or more barrels measuring in at less than 18 inches in length
• A rifle that consists of one or more barrels less than 16 inches in length
• Any weapon made from a rifle or shotgun
• An assault weapon

However, it should be noted that any antique firearm does not fall under any of the above categories for the purpose of a criminal possession of a firearm charge.

Examples of Criminal Possession of a Firearm Under New York’s Penal Code 265.01-b

An example of criminal possession of a firearm is that a man is driving down an empty street in the wee hours of the morning and a police officer spots him and finds it odd to see a vehicle there at that time of night. The officer pulls the man over and pats him down to search him. During the pat down search, the police officer discovers that the man has a firearm hidden on his person and arrests him. However, at the same time, the man would probably not be charged with the crime of criminal possession of a firearm under the New York Penal Code 265.01-b because the police officer didn’t have probable cause to stop him for a search. The search, in this case, is unlawful, which would mean that the officer finding the weapon would be inadmissible as evidence.

Another example is police going into someone’s home to search it for something specific, such as drugs. A married couple allows two police officers to enter their home for the search while claiming there are no drugs there. However, during the search, one of the officers digs through a dresser drawer and uncovers a pistol hidden among articles of clothing in one of the drawers. The officer subsequently arrests both the husband and wife of criminal possession of a firearm. In this case, the evidence would be admissible because the couple allowed the officers to enter their home to perform a search.

Defenses for Criminal Possession of a Firearm

One of the possible defenses for the charge of criminal possession of a firearm under New York Penal Code 265.01-b is that the police discovered the firearm during a search but that the search was unlawful. For example, if a person was driving normally and was stopped by a police officer for no apparent reason and the officer searched the vehicle or the individual and found a gun, it would be considered an unlawful search. If you are in such a situation, your NYC criminal attorney would argue that the officer’s search was illegal, which would mean the charge of criminal possession of a firearm would be thrown out.

Penalties for Criminal Possession of a Firearm

Criminal possession of a firearm is considered to be a class E felony. A person convicted of the crime can face a maximum prison term of four years. Usually, the sentence includes a fine and five years of probation. However, the judge will determine your sentence based on other factors, such as criminal history. A first-time offender will see less severe penalties than someone who has a prior criminal history.


Charle Butler
Charle Butler
2021-03-12
Verified
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
Verified
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
Verified
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
Verified
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
Verified
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
Verified
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
Verified
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
Verified
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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