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The Spodek Law Group is an elite criminal defense law firm that provides superior service and white glove professionalism, to a unique clientele nationwide. We handle tough cases that require experience, attention to detail, and excellence in order to win. With over 50 years of combined experience, we’ve handled national and international cases.

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Service is paramount to results. We treat you like family, so you know what's going on always.

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When you hire our criminal attorneys, you work directly with a senior attorney only.

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Our criminal defense law firms is one of the most successful defense law firms in the state of New York. We have a high success rate because we are very pragmatic when it comes to advising our clients on how to proceed – and to make sure their case ends in a positive outcome. Our goal is to help every single client get charges dismissed, or reduced. Because of our work, 100’s of people have been able to avoid criminal charges from being filed against them.

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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"Spodek Law Group have offered me excellent support and advice thru a very difficult time. I feel I've dealt with someone who truly cares and wants the best outcome for you and yours. I'm extremely grateful for all the help Spodek Law Group has offered me. I can't recommend them..."

David Bruce

"Spodek Law Group was incredibly professional and has given me the best advice I could wish for. They had been helpful and empathetic to my stressful situation. Would highly recommend Spodek Law Group to anyone I meet."

Rowlin Garcia

"Best service I ever had. Todd is absolutely class personified. You are in the safest hands with spodek. They have their clients interest in mind."

Francis Anim
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Is CBD oil illegal?

The Law and CBD oil

Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is a compound derived from cannabis. It has become popular in recent years for the therapeutic properties it provides people. There are CBD oil advocates who claim it is effective in dealing with anxiety, seizures, and many other ailments. Some people believe it provides many physical and mental benefits. The main problem with using CBD oil is it’s not legal in all 50 states.

Narrow Legislation
The federal Farm Bill signed in 2014 made the type of CBD oil created by using industrial hemp legal. There are problems with this legislation. It only established a very narrow set of activities that can involve hemp cultivation. This includes hemp grown from a state pilot program or as part of academic research. It can also be done if the activity complies with state law. The main problem with CBD oil is that state laws covering hemp can be very different from one state to another. There is no federal legislation covering all aspects of hemp cultivation.

Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)
The DEA continues to maintain CBD oil is illegal. Representatives of the DEA state publically that anyone who violates federal drug laws could face arrest and prosecution. They also claim the DEA is not actively engaged in pursuing people who have benefited from CBD oil. It is obvious hemp businesses have a different view of CBD oil than the DEA. It is not legal in all states, but it is available in most states.

CBD Oil Source Determines Legality
There is a difference between CBD oil derived from marijuana and CBD oil derived hemp. This does impact its legality in different states. Both hemp and marijuana come from the cannabis family. The main difference between them is the level of psychoactive Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) that can be produced by each plant. Hemp has less than 0.3 percent THC and marijuana can have up to 30 percent THC. Marijuana can cause its users to obtain a high because of its concentration of THC. Hemp has such little THC, it would be impossible for a user to obtain a high. The inability of hemp to provide a psychoactive effect means the law has no problem with it. CBD oil from hemp is available in many different stores and industries all over America. Marijuana is different. This is why the source of CBD oil often determines its legality.

Hemp CBD Oil
When people want to know if CBD oil is legal, and they’re referring to CBD oil derived from hemp, the answer is yes. The legal status is based on being derived from hemp because this member of the cannabis family provides its users with no psychoactive effects. The purchase and use of hemp-derived CBD oil is legal for purchase and sale in all 50 states. There are problems with people in law enforcement confusing it with being derived from a marijuana plant. The reality of hemp CBD oil is that it’s legal and has all the rights and benefits associated with a legal product.

Marijuana CBD Oil
Any product derived from marijuana is not legal in every state. Since marijuana CBD oil is made from marijuana rich with THC, it will always be considered a byproduct of marijuana. This is what determines legality. It is not legal in the majority of states, but most states do have laws specifically designed to address CBD oil. This has resulted in a situation that many consumers find very confusing.

CBD Oil Use
As of 2018, marijuana and hemp are legal for medicinal as well as recreational use in eight states. There are also 46 states where CBD oil is legal but only if purchased with a prescription. Out of these 46 states, 17 of them have legislation covering the amount of THC permitted to be in CBD oil as well as what medical conditions can be treated with it. There are also 4 states where CBD oil derived from marijuana at any THC level illegal. Prior to purchasing or using CBD oil in any state, it is important a person know the laws covering it.

CBD oil has proven its ability to naturally treat many different chronic conditions. This has resulted in the demand for it to increase dramatically. Since the medical value of it has been demonstrated to be valid, the acceptance of it has also increased. It is still very confusing. Experts believe in time, it will eventually be able to be used in all 50 states.

Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is a compound derived from cannabis. It has become popular in recent years for the therapeutic properties it provides people. There are CBD oil advocates who claim it is effective in dealing with anxiety, seizures, and many other ailments. Some people believe it provides many physical and mental benefits. The main problem with using CBD oil is it’s not legal in all 50 states.

Narrow Legislation
The federal Farm Bill signed in 2014 made the type of CBD oil created by using industrial hemp legal. There are problems with this legislation. It only established a very narrow set of activities that can involve hemp cultivation. This includes hemp grown from a state pilot program or as part of academic research. It can also be done if the activity complies with state law. The main problem with CBD oil is that state laws covering hemp can be very different from one state to another. There is no federal legislation covering all aspects of hemp cultivation.

Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)
The DEA continues to maintain CBD oil is illegal. Representatives of the DEA state publically that anyone who violates federal drug laws could face arrest and prosecution. They also claim the DEA is not actively engaged in pursuing people who have benefited from CBD oil. It is obvious hemp businesses have a different view of CBD oil than the DEA. It is not legal in all states, but it is available in most states.

CBD Oil Source Determines Legality
There is a difference between CBD oil derived from marijuana and CBD oil derived hemp. This does impact its legality in different states. Both hemp and marijuana come from the cannabis family. The main difference between them is the level of psychoactive Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) that can be produced by each plant. Hemp has less than 0.3 percent THC and marijuana can have up to 30 percent THC. Marijuana can cause its users to obtain a high because of its concentration of THC. Hemp has such little THC, it would be impossible for a user to obtain a high. The inability of hemp to provide a psychoactive effect means the law has no problem with it. CBD oil from hemp is available in many different stores and industries all over America. Marijuana is different. This is why the source of CBD oil often determines its legality.

Hemp CBD Oil
When people want to know if CBD oil is legal, and they’re referring to CBD oil derived from hemp, the answer is yes. The legal status is based on being derived from hemp because this member of the cannabis family provides its users with no psychoactive effects. The purchase and use of hemp-derived CBD oil is legal for purchase and sale in all 50 states. There are problems with people in law enforcement confusing it with being derived from a marijuana plant. The reality of hemp CBD oil is that it’s legal and has all the rights and benefits associated with a legal product.

Marijuana CBD Oil
Any product derived from marijuana is not legal in every state. Since marijuana CBD oil is made from marijuana rich with THC, it will always be considered a byproduct of marijuana. This is what determines legality. It is not legal in the majority of states, but most states do have laws specifically designed to address CBD oil. This has resulted in a situation that many consumers find very confusing.

CBD Oil Use
As of 2018, marijuana and hemp are legal for medicinal as well as recreational use in eight states. There are also 46 states where CBD oil is legal but only if purchased with a prescription. Out of these 46 states, 17 of them have legislation covering the amount of THC permitted to be in CBD oil as well as what medical conditions can be treated with it. There are also 4 states where CBD oil derived from marijuana at any THC level illegal. Prior to purchasing or using CBD oil in any state, it is important a person know the laws covering it.

CBD oil has proven its ability to naturally treat many different chronic conditions. This has resulted in the demand for it to increase dramatically. Since the medical value of it has been demonstrated to be valid, the acceptance of it has also increased. It is still very confusing. Experts believe in time, it will eventually be able to be used in all 50 states.

CBD, or cannabidiol, is making raves online because of its claim to cure many conditions. The compound is being advertised everywhere, but its legality exists in a gray area. Unlike the lawfulness that was given to marijuana in some states, the legality for possessing cannabidiol is considered by many as tricky. Cannabidiol is a compound that was extracted from a cannabis plant, and it is one of its main components. It is freely available wherever you live, and it can be found on health and wellness sections across all supermarkets around the country. Cannabidiol is also sold online, and it can also be found inside pet stores. According to those who are selling cbd supplements, like cbd shampoos, and cbd cat treats, the wonder compound can induce anti-inflammatory properties, and it can also relieve pain and calm anxiety. The supplement can be used topically for muscle aches, or it can be taken orally.

Despite the presence of cannabidiol all over the country, the law does not confirm its legality. CBD oils came from hemp, which is the marijuana plant itself, but the difference is its inability to get people stoned. The Drug Enforcement Agency has designated cannabis as a controlled substance that is equivalent to meth and heroin. According to the Drug Enforcement Agency, cannabidiol is still considered illegal because it comes from the marijuana plant. The fact that it is a controlled substance makes it illegal, but the farmers who are cultivating the plant from the states where it is legal are saying that the Farm Bill protects them.

The marijuana cultivation industry has grown tremendously. From $350 million last year, experts are saying that it would reach $1 billion in the year 2020. Cannabidiol is also making a buzz across the country, as Hollywood celebrities also advertise it. People can purchase the compound online, and it is also being added to a lot of products in the United States like cannabidiol infused coffee, candy, vape juice and shampoo. Even the World Health Organization stated that cannabidiol is not dangerous, and it was recently removed from the list of prohibited substance released by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

Hemp farmers are pointing out that cultivating marijuana is legal, as per the 2014 Farm Bill. They stated that growing the plant for research is legal, and they are also working with universities to help them with their cultivation efforts. 40 states in the United States have already passed a law that would allow the farmers to cultivate marijuana, only if they are partnering with universities or state agricultural departments in a pilot program. Out of the 40 states that have already passed the law for marijuana cultivation pilot programs, on 19 have an active program as of the present. The remaining ten states which did not pass a law for the protection of farmers cultivating marijuana will still charge them with a felony if there are caught cultivating the plant in these states.

Experts are also advising the marijuana farmers to indicate on their products that the Farm Bill protects it. However, the Drug Enforcement Agency is arguing that marijuana plants cultivated under the Farm Bill can’t be sold. However, manufacturers of cannabidiol products are claiming that there might be a law, but it is currently tolerated, and they can still cultivate the plant and sell products derived from it afterward.


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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Spodek Law Group have offered me excellent support and advice thru a very difficult time. I feel I've dealt with someone who truly cares and wants the best outcome for you and yours. I'm extremely grateful for all the help Spodek Law Group has offered me. I can't recommend them enough.

~ David Bruce

Spodek Law Group was incredibly professional and has given me the best advice I could wish for. They had been helpful and empathetic to my stressful situation. Would highly recommend Spodek Law Group to anyone I meet.

~ Rowlin Garcia

Best service I ever had. Todd is absolutely class personified. You are in the safest hands with spodek. They have their clients interest in mind.

~ Francis Anim

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