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NJ Defending Personal Injury Attorneys in Criminal Investigations

NJ Defending Personal Injury Attorneys in Criminal Investigations

When a personal injury attorney is being accused of serious crimes, like defrauding their vulnerable clients, the outcome can be bleak indeed. If after a criminal investigation the lawyer is found guilty, they can be given actual jail time amounting to years and possibly decades behind bars.

This is one reason why personal injury attorneys accused or being criminally investigated with fraud, theft, forgery or other crime should immediately get in touch with experienced NJ defending personal injury attorneys that have a background in successfully litigating these kinds of serious criminal investigation cases.

The Risks Are Too High to Neglect Retaining a Criminal Investigations Lawyer

Some successful personal injury attorneys make the dire mistake of brushing off any criminal accusation from a former client. All too often, these lawyers assume that the worst case scenario will consist of disciplinary action from the state bar association or similar consequence. The truth is that these lawyers could be in danger of seeing long months, years and perhaps even decades of jail sentences spent inside a prison with other hardcore criminals that they may have even represented unsuccessfully in the past.

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.

A Zealous Legal Defense Is Not Grounds for Breaking State Bar Laws & Regulations

All too often, attorneys who have been successful in defending their clients against a variety of serious criminal charges become too assured of their talents inside of a courtroom. Unfortunately, even a zealous and well-intentioned legal defense strategy does not give the attorney legal grounds for breaking the serious state bar regulations that oversee an attorney’s scope of practice and/or related state laws governing how an attorney should act in pursuing those all-important legal wins.

Types of Criminal Charges That Attorneys Can Be Held Liable For

In the vast majority of these types of legal cases filed against personal injury lawyers, the issue typically involves a client’s accusations of misuse of their clients financial funds or mishandling of said monies during the course of the trial. Additionally, it is also common for a past client to accuse an attorney of closing their legal case without the accused party’s explicit consent to do so.

Judges & Juries May Side With Vulnerable Clients Like Immigrants

Sadly, there are some unscrupulous lawyers who do mishandle case details on behalf of their vulnerable clients. Many are immigrants who do not speak English well or have the ability to read lengthy and complex legal documents before signing. Some attorneys without character even forge their client’s signatures in order to get their hands on the resulting hefty settlement fees. Judges and juries today are more inclined to side with these kinds of vulnerable clients.

What To Do When a Client Accuses Their Attorney of a Crime?

It is important for personal injury lawyers falsely accused of some type of fraud or other crime by a current or past client to take the allegation seriously. Even if the charges seem ludicrous, just the question of fraudulent activity can ruin a lawyer’s and their law firm a bad reputation in their community where they work. These types of allegations should be thoroughly investigated right away to deter these clients from continuing their false claims in the public eye.

A Law Firm’s Engagement Agreement With Client Is Key

Since the majority of cases brought against a personal injury lawyer are likely to involve the misuse of funds from the client, it is imperative that law firms have a clear engagement agreement that spells out their intended handling of any client funds throughout and beyond the legal proceedings. This document should clearly outline attorney’s fees like how much, when and other details that the lawyer is entitled to a portion of the client’s end settlement agreement.

Play It Safe by Contacting a Reliable Attorney Beforehand

Due to the high scrutiny of these financial documents, it is always a good idea to run these documents and other proof of innocence by another capable NJ attorney seasoned in criminal investigations brought against personal injury lawyers first. A clerical error or other issue could be present. Contact Spodek Law Group online via https://www.njcriminalattorneys.com for further information.

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