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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.

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

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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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Manhattan Shoplifting Lawyers

Shoplifting may seem like a minor crime, but it can have serious repercussions that affect you for years to come. In the state of New York, the legal terms for shoplifting are larceny and theft. What the prosecutor charges you with depends on the value of what you allegedly stole, along with the circumstances surrounding your arrest.
If the value of the stolen goods is $1,000 or less, then the charge is petit larceny, which is a class A misdemeanor. The maximum penalties for this are one ear in jail and a fine of $1,000, but penalties vary quite a bit depending on the exact value of the stolen goods. When that value is about $100 or less, prosecutors typically offer an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal (ACD). You may need to pay a fine or serve a couple days of community service, but if you do that and maintain a clean record for the next six months, your case gets dismissed. This means there won’t be anything on your criminal record.
If the value of the stolen goods is in the $100 to $500 range, an ACD may still be an option, or the prosecutor could offer a plea deal for disorderly conduct. This will be sealed on your record, although there have been cases where this has still shown up on background checks performed by employers. To avoid this, it’s important to consult with a lawyer.

Manhattan Shoplifting Lawyers Ready For You

For situations where the value of the stolen goods was in the $500 to $1,000 range, the prosecutor could push for a petit larceny charge. Keep in mind that if you accept a plea deal for this charge or you are convicted of it, then that will result in a criminal record because it’s a misdemeanor.
When the value of the stolen goods exceeds $1,000, the charge is grand larceny, which is a felony. Between $1,000 and $3,000 is grand larceny in the fourth degree, a class E felony with maximum penalties of four years in prison and a fine up to $5,000 or twice as much as the value of the stolen goods, whichever is greater. Grand larceny in the third degree is a class D felony and occurs if the stolen goods were worth between $3,000 and $5,000. The maximum fine is the same as a class E felony, but the maximum prison sentence is seven years. First and second-degree grand larceny both involve much higher stolen good values.
The prosecutor may also be able to add other charges onto your offense. For example, if you brought tools into the store with you for the purpose of removing security devices, then the prosecutor may charge you with commercial burglary.

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The potential ramifications of a shoplifting case make it crucial that you hire a criminal defense attorney to represent you in court and prepare the best possible defense.
There’s no guarantee that the prosecutor will offer you a plea deal, and even if he does, you need to make sure that you get the best possible deal. While a criminal defense attorney can’t just make your shoplifting charge go away, he gives you a better chance of getting the best deal and reducing your punishment. If the value of the stolen goods is somewhere around $500, an attorney could make the difference between you getting an ACD and you ending up with a criminal record for the rest of your life.
It can’t be overstated how important it is that you do whatever it takes to keep your shoplifting case off your record. Many employers won’t go near employees with shoplifting charges, and an attorney could help you keep your record clean.

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