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Accused of stalking Alec Baldwin. The case garnered nationwide attention, with USAToday, NYPost, and other media outlets following it closely.

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The Spodek Law Group understands how delicate high-profile cases can be, and has a strong track record of getting positive outcomes. Our lawyers service a clientele that is nationwide. With offices in both LA and NYC, and cases all across the country - Spodek Law Group is a top tier law firm.

Todd Spodek is a second generation attorney with immense experience. He has many years of experience handling 100’s of tough and hard to win trials. He’s been featured on major news outlets, such as New York Post, Newsweek, Fox 5 New York, South China Morning Post, Insider.com, and many others.

In 2022, Netflix released a series about one of Todd’s clients: Anna Delvey/Anna Sorokin.

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The reason is simple: clients want white glove service, and lawyers who can win. Every single client who works with the Spodek Law Group is aware that the attorney they hire could drastically change the outcome of their case. Hiring the Spodek Law Group means you’re taking your future seriously. Our lawyers handle cases nationwide, ranging from NYC to LA. Our philosophy is fair and simple: our nyc criminal lawyers only take on clients who we know will benefit from our services.

We’re selective about the clients we work with, and only take on cases we know align with our experience – and where we can make a difference. This is different from other law firms who are not invested in your success nor care about your outcome.

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Federal False Statements Defense Attorney

By Spodek Law Group | October 11, 2021
(Last Updated On: July 28, 2023)

Last Updated on: 28th July 2023, 07:19 pm

False Statements: The Consequences and How Spodek Law Group Can Help

Understanding False Statement Charges

In a court of law, being sworn under oath requires you to make full and truthful statements. However, in and outside the courtroom, lying to a government official is a federal crime, known as perjury or making a false statement. False statement laws apply to witnesses, individuals under investigation, and anyone involved in government activities. Making a false statement to a federal official can have severe consequences. That’s why it’s essential to consult with an experienced criminal defense lawyer like Attorney Todd Spodek at Spodek Law Group as soon as possible if you’re being questioned, even if you’re not the subject of the investigation.

When an individual makes a false statement to a federal official, they can undermine the integrity of the government’s operations. False statement laws apply to all branches of the government and cover both oral and written statements. The law includes fraudulent statements, misrepresentations, scheming, and lying. False statement charges are considered a process offense that interferes with the normal operation of the government.

Penalties for False Statement Charges

Even a single false statement made to a government official or agent can lead to a false statement charge. If convicted, you may be sentenced to up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. False statements related to terrorist acts can result in an eight-year prison sentence. These penalties may be in addition to other penalties you receive.

Defense Strategies for False Statement Charges

To protect your rights and interests, seeking the professional guidance of an attorney, like Attorney Todd Spodek at Spodek Law Group, before being questioned is the best strategy for dealing with a false statement charge. Your attorney can represent you during questioning. However, if you’ve already been charged or if you believe charges may be pending, your attorney may use one or more strategies to defend you.

By law, a false statement is a willful misrepresentation or lie made in a hearing, interview, or another event that falls under a government’s jurisdiction. The false statement must be material to the government’s activities and made with the intention of influencing a decision or activity. Your attorney may build your defense around the legal definition of a false statement. For instance, your attorney may argue that you believed your statement to be true at the time. It’s up to the prosecutor to prove that you knew the statement was false when you made it.

Consult with Spodek Law Group Today

False statement charges are severe, but there are a variety of techniques that Attorney Todd Spodek at Spodek Law Group can use to defend you. When successful, these techniques may result in dropped charges or a plea bargain. Even if you’re just a witness, it’s crucial to engage the services of a skilled attorney as soon as you’re called in for questioning. If you’re already facing charges, hiring an attorney should be a top priority. Contact Spodek Law Group for a legal consultation with an experienced defense attorney today.

Being charged with a crime is one of the most stressful experiences a person can face. Whether it’s a misdemeanor or a felony, a criminal charge can have significant consequences, including jail time, fines, and damage to your reputation. When facing criminal charges, you need a skilled criminal defense lawyer who can guide you through the legal system and defend your rights. At Spodek Law Group, we have the experience and expertise to help you navigate the complexities of the criminal justice system and achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

Understanding Criminal Charges

Criminal charges can vary widely, from drug offenses to violent crimes like assault and battery. In all cases, the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you committed the crime. However, the criminal justice system is far from perfect, and many people are wrongfully accused or face disproportionate charges. That’s why it’s essential to have an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side.

Spodek Law Group: Your Criminal Defense Team

At Spodek Law Group, we understand that facing criminal charges can be overwhelming. That’s why we work closely with our clients to develop a personalized legal strategy that meets their unique needs. With over 50 years of combined experience, our team of criminal defense lawyers has the expertise and knowledge to defend clients facing a wide range of criminal charges.

We believe that every client deserves a strong defense and personalized attention. When you choose Spodek Law Group, you’ll have a team of experienced lawyers who will work tirelessly to defend your rights and achieve the best possible outcome for your case. We’ll be there for you at every step of the legal process, from the initial investigation to plea bargaining and trial.

Defending Your Rights and Freedom

At Spodek Law Group, we understand that facing criminal charges can have far-reaching consequences. That’s why we take a comprehensive approach to criminal defense, working not just to get the charges dropped but also to protect your rights and your future. We’ll investigate every aspect of your case, including the evidence against you and the circumstances surrounding your arrest. We’ll work to get the charges reduced or dismissed, and if necessary, we’ll fight for you in court.

We understand that every case is unique, and we tailor our legal strategy to meet your specific needs. Whether you’re facing a misdemeanor or a felony, we have the experience and knowledge to defend your rights and protect your freedom.

Contact Spodek Law Group Today

If you’re facing criminal charges, don’t wait to get the legal help you need. Contact Spodek Law Group today for a confidential consultation with one of our experienced criminal defense lawyers. We’ll review your case and provide you with an honest assessment of your legal options. With Spodek Law Group on your side, you can be confident that you have the best possible defense team fighting for your rights and freedom.

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