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NJ Criminal Defense Of Federal Employees

NJ Criminal Defense Of Federal Employees

While many people assume prosecutors, government officials, and even law enforcement officers are the ones conducting criminal investigations, circumstances sometimes occur that have these individuals needing legal representation. In fact, it is not uncommon for federal employees from the FBI, IRS, State Department, and even Secret Service to sometimes require criminal defense attorneys. When this happens, it is important these individuals, whether current or former members of their organizations, have the best legal counsel to guide them through a complex legal process. To ensure this happens, contact us here at the Spodek Law Group.

Experience with Various Cases
When federal employees are charged with criminal activity, it can be for a variety of reasons. Many times, the criminal charges are related to such activities as money laundering, corruption and bribery, conspiracies, theft or embezzlement, misappropriation of government funds, drug trafficking, or computer offenses such as pornography. Whatever the circumstances may be, government prosecutors on the case will go hard for a conviction, attempting to send a message to others while strengthening their own reputations for toughness. However, no matter how intimidating the situation may be, never delay in seeking the legal help that can be given you through the Spodek Law Group.

Stages of a Case
When you have been contacted by criminal investigators, your case may already be at various stages. For example, you may be contacted and informed your case is about to be heard in front of a grand jury. In other situations, investigators may be wanting to execute search warrants or even bring formal indictments against you. Unfortunately, just because you may be a high-ranking federal employee will not mean authorities will take it easy on you. In fact, the opposite often happens. Therefore, rather than let your good judgement fall by the wayside and make critical mistakes in what you say or do when around investigators, contact us here at the Spodek Law Group for expert advice and guidance from day one.

Who Investigates Federal Employees?
When federal employees come under criminal investigation, that task falls to the Office of Inspector General (OIG) or the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR). Since both of these agencies are independent of the DOJ and have tremendous investigative authority, you should take a visit from their investigators very seriously. Whether you are alleged to have committed professional misconduct, embezzled funds, or other crimes, never forget that you do have legal rights that should always be protected. But to do so effectively, always make sure you have attorneys from the Spodek Law Group with you who have years of in-depth experience and knowledge handling these cases.

George FernandezGeorge Fernandez
14:16 30 Apr 24
Excellent 10 out of 10, Helped resolve my case. Jeremy explained everything and made everything easy to understand.
21:33 24 Apr 24
If you are looking for a lawyer that listens, is aggressive where needed, and holds his word above all else, Todd is the best pick. I had hired multiple attorneys prior to hiring the Spodek Group for a white collar case. The first thing that stood out to me was the cost, as anyone going through the process and dealing with the system, money was tight at that time - especially after hiring and firing multiple lawyers. The cost was not as high as others which was definitely a plus. Todd's intake process was also unlike other attorneys. He took the time to actually listen. He cared. He was trying to put himself in my shoes while I was explaining the situation to him and he really took the time to understand the whole situation. Other lawyers will give you 15 mins and send you a retainer agreement. Not Todd, I think he spent almost two hours with me as I was explaining everything.Not only was he great during the onboarding process, he was supportive and very informative through the entire plea process and eventually sentencing. After hiring him, I asked if I should hire a prison consultant, he told me to save my money as he would do everything they would. He was right and held up to his word. Later on I would hear from others that went with the prison consultants that they were a waste of money - I am glad I listened to Todd!When it came time for sentencing, two days prior to sentencing, the prosecutor tried increasing my proposed prison time by almost double - apparently a normal move. Todd and his team worked with me non-stop through the weekend prior to sentencing to ensure that I was not given additional prison time. Again, he took the time to listen and came up with a strategy to explain the case with great detail.Unfortunately, I did plead guilty as that was my best option. Todd and his whole team wrote up nearly 300 pages of a summary of what happened and why I should not be given prison time. If I breakdown the amount I spent with Todd versus the amount of work that I saw being done, I am shocked I was not charged four times as much. The other benefit was, a lot of criminal defense lawyers were just a single attorney with a paralegal or two. Todd had a team of people that I dealt with (5-7 people that I interacted with), but he was ALWAYS accessible. It would never take him more than an hour to reply unless he was in court.I was sentenced to prison and I was emotionally distraught. Todd and his team did whatever they could even after sentencing to make sure I was alright. He personally stayed in touch with my family to ensure I was doing alright and offered support to them. Most lawyers would consider the job complete at sentencing, not Todd.After prison, Todd still spent time with me to make sure I was on the right track and avoiding any potential risks in the future. He has also been giving advice on how to navigate probation etc and has not been looking at the clock for billing.Although I wish I had never been arrested in the first place, I am glad I had Todd and his team in my corner. Without them I likely would have had to spend a lot more time in prison than I did.Thank you, Todd, and the entire Spodek Law team, for helping turn what was a nightmare into a manageable situation!
Yelva Saint-PreuxYelva Saint-Preux
19:26 19 Apr 24
I am immensely grateful to the entire team at Spodek Law Group for their unwavering dedication and exceptional expertise throughout my case. From our initial consultation to the final resolution, their professionalism and tireless advocacy made all the difference. Their strategic approach and attention to detail instilled confidence in me every step of the way.Thanks to their hard work and commitment, we achieved a truly favorable outcome that exceeded my expectations. Not only did they navigate the complexities of my case with precision, but they also provided invaluable support and guidance during what was undoubtedly a challenging time. I cannot recommend Spodek Law Group highly enough, especially attorneys Todd Spodek and Claire Banks; they are beacons of excellence in the legal profession.YSP.
Katherine SunKatherine Sun
18:08 18 Apr 24
my lawyer is Alex Zhik. Efficient, patient and professional
Nun yaNun ya
17:48 18 Apr 24
Todd, Ralph and Alex are amazing. Helped my husband get from a double digit number with multiple charges to a single digit, by the time I blink he will be out. They very professional and help with all your needs. They dealt with my anxiety and worry very well and they understand that your family member needs to get home as soon as possible.
Keisha ParrisKeisha Parris
20:45 15 Mar 24
Believe every single review here about Alex Z!! From our initial consultation, it was evident that Alex possessed a profound understanding of criminal law and a fierce dedication to his clients rights. Throughout the entirety of my case, Alex exhibited unparalleled professionalism and unwavering commitment. What sets Alex apart is not only his legal expertise but also his genuine compassion for his clients. He took the time to thoroughly explain my case, alleviating any concerns I had along the way. His exact words were “I’m not worried about it”. His unwavering support and guidance were invaluable throughout the entire process. I am immensely grateful for Alex's exceptional legal representation and wholeheartedly recommend his services to anyone in need of a skilled criminal defense attorney. Alex Z is not just a lawyer; he is a beacon of hope for those navigating the complexities of the legal system. If you find yourself in need of a dedicated and competent legal advocate, look no further than Alex Z.
Taïko BeautyTaïko Beauty
16:26 15 Mar 24
I don’t know where to start, I can write a novel about this firm, but one thing I will say is that having my best interest was their main priority since the beginning of my case which was back in Winter 2019. Miss Claire Banks, one of the best Attorneys in the firm represented me very well and was very professional, respectful, and truthful. Not once did she leave me in the dark, in fact she presented all options and routes that could possibly be considered for my case and she reinsured me that no matter what I decided to do, her and the team will have my back and that’s exactly what happened. Not only will I be liberated from this case, also, I will enjoy my freedom and continue to be a mother to my first born son and will have no restrictions with accomplishing my goals in life. Now that’s what I call victory!! I thank the Lord, My mother, Claire, and the Spodek team for standing by me and fighting with me. Words can’t describe how grateful I am to have the opportunity to work with this team. I’m very satisfied, very pleased with their performance, their hard work, and their diligence.Thank you team!
K MarK Mar
01:37 25 Jan 24
I recently had Spodek Law Group represent me for a legal matter in NYC and I am thoroughly impressed with their services.Alex Zhik secured the best possible outcome for my case.It was a seamless journey from the initial consultation to the resolution of my legal matter. From the moment I spoke to Todd about my case, his enthusiasm to help was evident, setting a positive tone for the entire experience. The efficiency and professionalism displayed by the team is commendable.A particularly noteworthy aspect of their service is their user-friendly portal to upload your documents/evidence. This not only simplified the process, but showcases their commitment to streamline the client experience.Lastly, in an industry where legal fees can often be a concern, I found their pricing to be very reasonable, making needing legal assistance feel accessible and stress-free.I am grateful for their support and wouldn't hesitate to turn to them again in the future.

Never Volunteer for an Interview
When facing a situation such as this, never under any circumstances agree to let yourself be interviewed by federal investigators. Even though you may think they are friends and that the allegations against you will amount to nothing, don’t take anything for granted. In fact, these investigators will likely use every trick in the book to trip you up along the way and get the evidence they feel is needed to place you under arrest and get a conviction in court. Like any criminal defendant, anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. Therefore, use common sense, good judgement, and plenty of patience when getting a visit from OIG or OPR investigators, and say as little as possible to them until you have contacted us here at the Spodek Law Group.

Witness, Subject, or Target?
When federal investigators contact you, it may be because you are either a target, subject, or witness in a federal investigation. However, the investigators will probably not disclose your status to you, and may in fact lie to you if they believe this will help them with their case. Because of this, don’t assume what you are being told is the absolute truth of the matter. Instead, say little to them and hire the Spodek Law Group so that we can handle all communications with government investigators and prosecutors.

Since your freedom and reputation may be at stake, consult quickly with the Spodek Law Group to ensure your constitutional rights are always protected from start to finish.

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