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We are an elite criminal defense law firm, that emphasizes providing the best service and professionalism to all clients. We service a curated clientele nationwide – that expect the best from their lawyer. We handle tough criminal defense and legal situations that require deep knowledge, experience, dedication, and excellence in order to win. We have over 50 years of combined experience, handling national and international cases.

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The Spodek Law Group is one of the most successful law firms in the USA. Our success comes from the fact we are attentive to details, and take a very pragmatic approach to each and every single case. Our clients turn to us for realistic advice – so they can make the appropriate decisions they need to make personally. Our goal is to make sure your case ends in a positive outcome, not only personally – but for your family as well.

 



How Do You Know If You’ve Been Charged With a Federal Crime?

The government has some leeway to be vague when it comes to how it conducts investigations. However, if it intends to charge you with a crime, it must notify you of that fact before a trial can begin. Generally speaking, if you are charged with a crime, you will also know whether the charge is a state or federal one.

You Might Have Some Idea as to What Your Being Charged With

If you commit a crime on federal land, you may correctly assume that you will face a federal charge. If you commit a crime that takes place across state lines, you may also already know that you’ll be charged at the federal level. The same is generally true if you violate immigration laws.

The Government Must Provide Detailed Information About the Charges You Face

Typically, you will be informed of the charges against you when you are taken into custody. If you are charged after being taken into custody, a judge will list the charges that you face at an arraignment. At the arraignment, you will typically be given the opportunity to enter a plea of guilty or not guilty. Generally speaking, you’ll enter a not guilty plea unless you have entered into a deal with the prosecutor in your case.

Could You Face Both State and Federal Charges at the Same Time?

It is possible to face both state and federal charges in the same case. For instance, if you commit a crime that takes place in multiple states, each state could take legal action against you. Furthermore, the federal government may also press charges against you because the crime took place across state lines.

It’s worth noting that you can be put on trial for the same charge on both the state and federal levels. However, it’s more likely that you’ll only be tried once. Depending on the circumstances of a case, prosecutors at the state and federal levels may charge you with different crimes to increase the odds of a conviction.

Could Federal Charges Be Dropped as Part of a Plea Deal?

There is a chance that federal charges might be dropped if you plead guilty at the state level. It may also be possible to receive a lighter sentence on any federal charges that you face if you plead guilty to state or federal charges. If you have an attorney, he or she will be able to provide more information about what might happen if you accept a plea deal.

What Happens When Charges Are Dropped?

There is a chance that charges may be dropped for reasons other than accepting a plea deal. For instance, the government may discover that it lacks the evidence needed to convince a jury that you did something wrong. In some cases, an investigation may reveal that you weren’t involved in any sort of illegal activity. In the event that charges are dropped because of a lack of evidence, it’s unlikely that they will appear on your criminal record.

However, if they do, it may be possible to have them expunged. When a charge is expunged, it’s as if you were never accused of the crime to begin with, and no one will know that you were ever the target of a criminal investigation.

Consult With an Attorney Immediately

It is almost always in your best interest to consult with an attorney after being charged with a crime. This is true regardless of whether it is a local, state or federal charge, and this is also a good idea whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor or a felony. In some cases, a conviction on a misdemeanor charge could result in significant prison time.

An attorney will be able to review the allegations against you and start creating a strategy to defend yourself against them. Your legal adviser will also be able to explain the difference between state and federal charges and the various penalties that you could be subject to if convicted.

It’s worth noting that anything that you say to your legal adviser is confidential, which means that no one will be privy to anything that you tell this person. Therefore, it’s generally in your best interest to provide as many details as you can to help your attorney do his or her job.

A legal adviser may be able to help ensure that charges are sealed or expunged if they are dismissed. It may also be possible to have your record sealed if you are found not guilty of a crime by a jury.

If you are charged with a crime, you will certainly know if you’re being pursued by a state or federal government agency. At a minimum, a judge will read the list of allegations against you before a trial begins. In addition, you’ll be asked if you understand the charges before you enter a plea. Finally, you can ask your attorney any questions that you may have about the crimes that you are being accused of committing at any time.


Charle Butler
Charle Butler
2021-03-12
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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