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

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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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Criminal Defense NYC Civil Rights Lawyers

By Spodek Law Group | July 17, 2023
(Last Updated On: August 1, 2023)

Last Updated on: 1st August 2023, 12:40 am

Fighting for Justice When the System Tramples Your Liberties

Maybe I’m just a naïve idealist, but I still believe tyranny has no place in our democracy. Our Constitution guarantees civil rights and liberties that the government can’t encroach without one hell of a fight. But theory and practice don’t always align – talk to any marginalized group and they’ll share stories of authorities violating their rights with impunity. But there are those who still battle to hold the system accountable.

Let me tell you about Todd Spodek, a criminal defense lawyer in New York City who takes civil rights seriously. For over 20 years, he’s fought against government overreach targeting vulnerable communities. He knows winning justice requires passion, smarts, and sheer will – the underdog can’t rely on sympathy against powerful interests. I’ve seen him aggressively challenge abuses of authority through suppression motions, lawsuits, and community advocacy. Simply put, Spodek is a fighter for the people.

Of course, understanding your constitutional protections helps tremendously when speaking truth to power. Let’s review some key civil liberty concepts so you know your rights.

Fundamental Freedoms that Government Can’t Infringe

Straight up, the Bill of Rights exists to protect individuals against tyranny. Freedom from improper government interference covers:

– 1st Amendment = Free speech, press, protest, and religious exercise

– 4th Amendment = No unreasonable searches or seizures

– 5th Amendment = Due process and protection from self-incrimination

– 6th Amendment = Fair public trial and assistance of counsel

– 8th Amendment = No excessive fines or cruel and unusual punishment

– 14th Amendment = Equal protection and liberties for all citizens

These civil liberties represent core American values – equality, privacy, justice, autonomy. But throughout history, whims of the powerful have threatened these ideals. Only vigilance prevents backsliding.

In practice, civil rights violations happen more frequently than you might imagine:

– Law enforcement oversteps with racial profiling, brutality, and biased policing

– Prosecutors deny due process through corner-cutting or withholding evidence

– Judges impose unduly harsh sentences based on prejudice

– Legislatures pass laws targeting underprivileged groups’ freedoms

See the common thread? Authority figures exploiting power against the vulnerable. That’s where civil rights defenders like Todd Spodek come in.

How a Passionate Advocate Defends Civil Liberties

Fortunately, the law equips citizens to fight back against civil rights violations using various safeguards. But winning justice takes an advocate willing to do what’s necessary – Todd Spodek fits the bill.

For example, illegal search and seizure by law enforcement opens the door for excluding evidence or even dismissing charges altogether. But it takes aggressive motions from someone like Spodek who won’t tolerate corner cutting.

Likewise, bringing 42 USC § 1983 civil rights lawsuits against law enforcement for misconduct requires meticulous documentation and shrewd legal arguments. Todd knows civil litigation can catalyze reform.

Protecting due process rights involves mastery of technicalities like speedy trial requirements, prosecutorial disclosures, and assistance of counsel. Spodek excels at keeping authorities accountable.

Finally, advocating for vulnerable groups means understanding how legislation can deprive liberties through unintended consequences. Todd actively lobbies for reforms.

In short, defending civil rights requires a principled bulldog. Todd Spodek routinely demonstrates how protecting freedoms for the vulnerable ultimately uplifts everyone. See for yourself by contacting Spodek Law Group online for a free consultation.

Liberty Requires Constant Vigilance Against Tyranny

My friends, staying silent in the face of injustice damages our collective soul. While apathy may feel safer, allowing government actors to flout civil rights sets a dangerous precedent. But raising our voices together as engaged citizens can overcome darkness with light. There are still those like Todd Spodek willing to champion accountability and justice rather than expediency and prejudice. Stand with them. Our children’s future depends on it.

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