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Federal State Crimes Defense Attorney

Save Your Future With a Federal Defense Attorney

Have you been accused of a federal crime and need experienced representation? Learn why you need an experienced federal criminal defense attorney by your side throughout the fight.

When it comes to being accused of any crime, few things are more intimidating than facing federal criminal charges. After all, federal criminal charges can impact your family, financial status, career, and reputation for the rest of your life. This impact may last even if there’s no conviction. Protect your family and future with a winning strategy. Learn how a federal criminal defense attorney can make all the difference between freedom or prison.

How Federal and State Cases Differ
Though there are many similarities between federal and state crimes, the logistics of the process can vary depending on the jurisdiction, location, and type of crime allegedly committed. Ultimately, law enforcement agencies at a state level don’t have the same resources as federal investigators, making the charges much more severe.

Federal authorities have endless funds, technology, and staff to investigate. As a result, they are determined to find ways to get the maximum sentence allowed by law. That’s why, if you’ve been accused of a federal crime, you need an experienced, knowledgeable federal defense attorney who knows the ins and outs of federal law.

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.
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.

What Agencies Will Investigate Federal Cases
Various investigative and law enforcement agencies handle different types of federal crimes. Although this designation may seem confusing, crime and agency categorization serves a greater purpose.

Because investigators specialize in varying areas, they are more likely to understand the full extent of the law for your case. For this reason, it’s even more critical you have a federal criminal defense lawyer whose knowledge is equal to or greater than that of the investigative agency at hand.

Investigative federal agencies include the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). The type of crime accusation ultimately determines which agency will conduct your investigation.

Exampled of Federal Crimes
Not many people realize that murder is a federal crime, but many crimes are beyond a state level. Other crimes that involve federal criminal charges include:

  • White-collar crimes
  • Fraud
  • Cybercrime and internet crimes
  • Violent crimes
  • Drug trafficking and smuggling
  • Homicide and murder
  • Sex crimes
  • Weapons offenses

Why Your Best Chance is a Good Defense
U.S. investigators pull no stops when it comes to pressing charges for federal criminal offenses. The penalties are more severe and, if convicted, you’d be highly unlikely to receive anything less than the maximum sentence. With the right criminal defense attorney, you’ll learn the best way to beat federal charges is to have a good strategy from the beginning.

Federal Sentencing and Penalties
Did you know that a federal judge is required to consider a set of guidelines that suggest a sentence based upon points? Although utilization is not mandatory, criminal offenses above the state level can involve this point-based system to determine a standard punishment for most federal offenses.

For some individuals, this is a disturbing reality, mainly if a prior criminal record will determine the severity of charges. If a judge utilizes this system, you could be looking at a more significant sentence and heftier fines. If the crime was violent, you might fight a life sentence. In the most severe cases, the death penalty is always a possibility.

What to Do Next
If you’ve received notification that you’re being investigated for a federal crime, you’ll need a plan in place. Your best bet is always to exercise your right to stay silent. Absolutely anything you say will be used against you, even if you mention what you ate for dinner. Advise them that you’ll be staying silent until after you’ve spoken with your attorney and remain quiet.

When facing federal criminal charges, you can’t afford to wait. With an attorney, you can work out a defense strategy to boost your chance of having charges dropped, dismissed, or reduced. Contact us right away if you’ve been asked to speak with federal officials. If you’re facing federal charges, get in touch today so we can identify ways to strengthen your case.


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