212-300-5196

Service & Results.

nyc criminal lawyers over 30 years of experienceWe Know How To Win Cases

Spodek Law Group handles tough cases
nationwide, that demand excellence.

Get Free Consultation

Faced 5+ Years in Prison

People Vs Joseph Amico

Covered by NYDaily News. Las Vegas man accused of threatening a prominent attorney and making vile remarks.

Faced 10+ Years in Prison

People Vs. Anna Sorokin

Covered by New York Times, and other outlets. Fake heiress accused of conning the city’s wealthy, and has an HBO special being made about her.

Faced 3+ Years in Prison

People Vs. Genevieve Sabourin

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

Faced Potential Charges

Ghislaine Maxwell Juror

Juror who prompted calls for new Ghislaine Maxwell trial turns to lawyer who defended Anna Sorokin.

Why Choose Us

Clients can use our portal to track the status of their case, stay in touch with us, upload documents, and more.

Regardless of the type of situation you're facing, our attorneys are here to help you get quality representation.

We can setup consultations in person, over Zoom, or over the phone to help you. Bottom line, we're here to help you win your case.

Spodek
Law in the Media

View All

Meet Todd Spodek

WE PROVIDE WHITE GLOVE SERVICE TO CLIENTS
WHO WANT MORE FROM THEIR ATTORNEY

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.

Why Clients Choose Spodek Law Group

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.

If you have a legal issue, call us for a consultation.
We are available 24/7, to help you with any – and all, challenges you face.

Felony Hit and Run Lawyers

Felony Hit and Run Lawyers
In Los Angeles and the entire state of California, a felony is always serious. A felony hit and run can be charged if a person is responsible for a road accident that involves serious injury or death to another person and flees the scene, they can be charged with felony hit and run.
What are Your Responsibilities After a Serious Car Accident in California?
As per California’s Vehicle Code Section 20001, a person involved in a vehicle accident that results in the injury or fatality of someone else is required to take certain actions. In this situation, you are legally required to stop and remain at the scene of the accident until law enforcement arrives. Under the law, you are required to provide reasonable assistance to any person who has suffered injuries in the accident so that they can later get the medical attention they need. You’re also required to provide the other parties involved in the accident your name, contact information, license information and car insurance information. If someone is seriously injured, you are required to call 911 to get an ambulance at the scene so they can get medical attention.
It’s important to note that even if you were not the one who actually caused the accident but you leave the scene, you can still be charged with the crime of hit and run. As a result, it’s imperative to stop even if you absolutely believe you were not at fault for the car accident. Additionally, if you flee the scene, you can subsequently be charged with a felony even if you were not at fault for the accident.
Due to the serious nature of this crime, if you have been arrested on charges of felony hit and run, you must immediately consult with a felony hit and run lawyer. This is not the time to represent yourself in your case. Such serious charges warrant having a skilled attorney on your side to ensure that your rights are fully protected. With the right defense put in place, you have a much better chance of having the charges reduced or even dropped.
California Felony Hit and Run Defined
Felony hit and run is a criminal offense that occurs when a driver involved in a road accident that results in injuries or death to another person or persons fails to stop and remain at the scene after the accident.
According to California Vehicle Code 20004 and 20003, if law enforcement doesn’t arrive at the scene of an accident resulting in the death of another person, you are legally required to immediately report the accident to the nearest police station or California Highway Patrol.
There are certain elements of the crime of felony hit and run. The prosecution must prove that all of these elements are in place during the case. Those elements include the following:
• You were driving a vehicle and got into a road accident
• The road accident that occurred led to the injury or death of another person
• You had full knowledge that you were involved in the accident that led to the injury or death of another person
• You deliberately failed to perform the duties required of you after the accident
What are the Penalties for Felony Hit and Run in California?
Hit and run is a wobbler criminal offense in California. That means it can be classified as a misdemeanor or felony depending on the circumstances. However, if the accident leaves a person seriously injured, permanently injured or dead, a person who is charged with a hit and run can see the charges elevated up to a felony. If you are arrested and charged with felony hit and run, it’s important to immediately retain an experienced criminal defense attorney who can protect your interests.
There are certain penalties you can face if you are convicted of felony hit and run in California. They include the following if the victim suffers non-serious injuries:
• Up to one year in jail with at least 90 days served
• A fine ranging from a minimum of $1,000 up to a maximum of $10,000
• Paying restitution to the victim
• Two points on your driving record per the Department of Motor Vehicles
Penalties for felony hit and run involving serious or permanent injuries or death include the following:
• Two, three or four years of incarceration in California state prison
• A fine that ranges from a minimum of $1,000 to a maximum of $10,000
• Paying restitution to the victim or their immediate surviving family members
• Two points on your driving record as per the Department of Motor Vehicles
It should be noted that a conviction can potentially be reduced to a misdemeanor after you have successfully completed probation. Only those who have not served time in state prison are eligible.
Possible Defenses for Felony Hit and Run
There are various defenses that can be used in a case involving felony hit and run. Which one your lawyer uses depends on the circumstances of your case. The defenses include the following:
Lack of knowledge: The defense attorney can argue that you lacked knowledge of your involvement in the accident or didn’t know there were injuries or deaths involved. If this defense is successful, you can avoid a felony conviction.
You didn’t willfully leave the scene: The defense can argue that you did not willfully leave the scene of the accident and had a legitimate reason to do so, such as an emergency.
You were the only one injured: If your defense lawyer can prove that you were the only person who suffered injuries in the accident, you cannot be convicted of felony hit and run.
If you’ve been arrested on felony hit and run charges, you need to take immediate action. Consulting with a criminal defense lawyer who’s experienced in the area of hit and run accidents is essential. It’s the best chance you have for a lesser charge or at even having the charges dismissed.

Free Consultation

Testimonials

I was searching for a law firm with some power to help me deal with a warrant in New York . After 6 days I decided to go with Spodek Law Group. It helped that This law firm is well respected by not only the top law firms in New York , but the DA , Judge as well. I...

~Fonder Brandon

5 Stars
It was my good fortune to retain Spodek Law Group for representation for my legal needs. From the beginning, communication was prompt and thorough. Todd, Kenneth and Alex were the first people I worked with and they all made me feel comfortable and confident that the team was going to work hard for me. Everything was explained and any concerns...

~A G

5 Stars
After meeting with several law firms, I chose the Spodek Law Group not only for their professionalism and experience, but for the personal attention given to me right from the initial consultation. It is important to recognize how crucial having the right legal team is when faced with potentially life altering events that impact families and the lives of loved...

~George Cherubini

Spodek Law Group

White Glove Service

We Provide Superior Service, Excellent Results, At A Level Superior To Other Criminal Defense Law Firms. Regardless Of Where Your Case Is, Nationwide, We Can Help You.
View More

Request Free Consultation

Please fill out the form below to receive a free consultation, we will respond to
your inquiry within 24-hours guaranteed.

NYC

85 Broad St 30th Floor, New York, NY 10004

212-300-5196

get directions

Los Angeles

611 S Catalina St Suite 222, Los Angeles, CA 90005

212-300-5196

get directions

QUEENS

35-37 36th St, 2nd Floor Astoria, NY 11106

212-300-5196

get directions

BROOKLYN

195 Montague St., 14th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201

212-300-5196

get directions
Call Now!