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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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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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Brooklyn Federal Defense Lawyer

By Spodek Law Group | July 17, 2023
(Last Updated On: July 28, 2023)

Last Updated on: 28th July 2023, 07:22 pm

Navigating the Complex World of Federal Cases in Brooklyn? You Need a Former Federal Prosecutor Fighting for You

Let’s cut to the chase – facing federal charges is scary. The power and resources of the U.S. government coming after you? Enough to give anyone nightmares.

But take a deep breath. Todd Spodek here, former federal prosecutor turned federal defense attorney. For over 20 years, I’ve been successfully defending people just like you against federal charges in Brooklyn and beyond.

And here’s what I’ve learned – the feds don’t mess around. The charges are serious. The sentences are severe. You CANNOT afford to take this lightly.

That’s why you need a smart, strategic attorney who knows federal law inside out. Someone who can analyze the prosecution’s approach, spot the holes in their case, and develop a battle plan to get you the best possible result.

Over the years, I’ve honed an arsenal of tactics to protect my clients’ rights and avoid harsh mandatory minimum sentences.

For instance, wire fraud and money laundering cases almost always rely heavily on circumstantial evidence. As your attorney, I’ll meticulously comb through every transcript, recording, and financial record to cast doubt on the prosecution’s version of events.

If they exaggerated the amount of money involved, I’ll demand they amend the charges so you don’t face inflated sentencing guidelines.

Or if they’re stretching conspiracy allegations against you, I’ll file a motion to have you tried separately from co-defendants so your case isn’t tainted by activities you weren’t involved in.

Here are some of the most common federal cases I defend in Brooklyn:

Drug Trafficking and Distribution Charges

Brooklyn is a major drug hub, so federal trafficking and distribution cases are common. The stakes are sky high, with mandatory minimum sentences starting at 5 to 10 years in federal prison.

The U.S. Attorney’s office will rely heavily on circumstantial evidence – records of money transfers, coded language in texts, testimony from informants.

As your attorney, I’ll relentlessly attack this evidence. If the informant got a deal to testify against you, I’ll destroy their credibility on cross-examination. If the feds exaggerated the quantity of drugs, I’ll demand amended charges to lower the mandatory minimum sentence.

Recently, I got trafficking charges reduced and a 10 year mandatory minimum taken off the table for a client accused of running a distribution ring out of his bodega. By exposing flaws in the prosecution’s timeline, I cast doubt on their version of events.

White Collar Financial Crimes

Brooklyn is home to many financial and real estate companies, making it a hotbed for complex white collar cases. Whether you’re accused of embezzlement, investment fraud, tax evasion, or other financial crimes, the feds will come after you hard.

As a former federal prosecutor, I understand these elaborate cases inside and out. I know how to scrutinize bank records, financial statements, and transaction ledgers to find inconsistencies that undermine the prosecution’s allegations.

For a client accused of defrauding investors in a real estate Ponzi scheme, I analyzed the money trail and proved other partners misrepresented details about the deal. Charges against my client were dropped.

Cyber Crimes

In our tech-driven world, federal cyber crime cases are on the rise – hacking, identity theft, financial computer fraud, and more. The feds often throw the book at defendants in these cases, piling on charges that can add up to decades behind bars.

As your attorney, I’ll scour digital evidence like access logs, malware reports, and communication records. If I can prove the feds charged you for activity actually committed by someone else, I can get allegations dismissed and sentences drastically reduced.

Recently I defended a young man charged with hacking into company databases to steal trade secrets. After poring through technical evidence, I was able to show an ex-employee was actually behind it. Charges were reduced to simple computer trespass.

Sex Trafficking and Exploitation

Due to its size and diversity, Brooklyn has become a nexus for disturbing sex trafficking activity. The feds aggressively pursue these cases under harsh federal sex crime laws meant to crack down on human exploitation.

But not everything is as it seems. If you’ve been falsely accused or caught up in an overzealous prosecution, you need a relentless defense lawyer on your side.

As your attorney, I will tenaciously challenge every piece of evidence, question every witness, looking for inconsistencies and exaggerations. My goal is to show you had no criminal intent and did not engage in exploitation.

For a foreign national client charged with bringing women into the U.S. for prostitution under false pretenses, Iwas able to show he was simply helping them get hospitality jobs and had no knowledge of trafficking plans. Charges were dismissed.

Public Corruption and Government Fraud

Because Brooklyn is home to many government agencies and contractors, federal prosecutors are very active in pursuing public corruption and government fraud cases in the borough.

If you’re a government employee or contractor accused of misusing funds, taking bribes, or rigging deals, you could be facing serious federal felony charges. Decades behind bars. Massive fines. Forever marked as a corrupt public servant.

But if you’ve been wrongly accused or caught up in a political witch hunt, I know how to turn the tables on the prosecution.

As your attorney, I’ll methodically pick apart the evidence until I uncover sloppy investigation work, unreliable witnesses with motives, timelines that don’t add up. Anything I can use to undermine the allegations against you.

For a contractor accused of bribing public officials to win government construction projects, I pored through reams of documents until I found proof the bidding process was legitimately won. Charges dismissed.

So as you can see, federal cases require specialized experience and strategy. The risks are sky high. The federal prosecutors sharpening their knives for you are relentless.

Don’t waste time with a general practice lawyer who dabbles in criminal defense. To discuss your federal case directly with me, former federal prosecutor Todd Spodek, call 212-300-5196 or contact us online today. My team and I are ready to start fighting for you.

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