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Faced 5+ Years in Prison

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.

Faced Potential Charges

Ghislaine Maxwell Juror

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

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Meet Todd Spodek


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.

Why Clients Choose Spodek Law Group

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.

If you have a legal issue, call us for a consultation.
We are available 24/7, to help you with any – and all, challenges you face.

Cigarette Smuggling Lawyers

In a recent survey, it was noted more than 60 percent of cigarettes sold in New York have been smuggled in by those seeking to avoid paying the required tax. With the price of a single pack of cigarettes now over $12, more people are seeking ways to have their cigarettes without paying additional taxes and fees. However, just because you have been charged with cigarette smuggling does not make you guilty. In fact, numerous people who face cigarette smuggling charges realize the importance of having qualified legal help to navigate their way to innocence.
State or Criminal Charges?
While the vast majority of these cases are tried by states, more and more cases have started to find the federal government becoming involved. For the most part, this is due to law enforcement believing that cigarette smuggling is directly linked to organized crime, helping to fund various activities. However, since this is not a fact written in stone, it’s quite possible to poke holes in the theory law enforcement may present during a trial. If you have been unfairly charged with cigarette smuggling and having ties to organized crime, don’t hesitate to contact a defense attorney skilled in cigarette smuggling cases. No matter whether you are facing state or federal charges, law enforcement will be all too eager to make an example out of you. Instead of letting this happen, hire a lawyer who knows how to handle cigarette smuggling cases and is not afraid to fight to protect you and your rights.
Cigarette Smuggling Penalties
In virtually all cigarette smuggling cases, you can find yourself facing a prison sentence if convicted. In addition, you may also be fined and expected to pay restitution to cover any taxes that may be due. Because prosecutors are determined to win these cases as a way of showing they are not afraid to take on and defeat organized crime, they will pull out all the stops in an effort to have you convicted of this crime. However, if you have hired an attorney skilled in handling these cases, you will undoubtedly have a much better chance of winning your case. Whether it’s negotiating a plea, raising various defenses, or introducing enough reasonable doubt that makes it impossible for a prosecutor to meet the burden of proof necessary to prove their case, a cigarette smuggling lawyer can develop strategies that will win almost any case.
Cigarette Smuggling Laws
In many instances, people may be charged with a crime when in fact they had no idea they were doing anything wrong. To keep this from happening, it’s important to understand cigarette smuggling laws if you find yourself being charged with this crime. A cigarette, which is defined as any wrapped roll of tobacco, is considered contraband if it does not have a stamp or any other evidence that taxes have been paid. Along with this, you can be charged with cigarette smuggling if you are believed to be shipping, receiving, transporting, possessing, selling, distributing, or purchasing contraband cigarettes. Also, if you are believed to have made false statements or provided records that were false or altered, you may face charges. Penalties can include three to five years in prison, and the seized cigarettes may be destroyed or used by law enforcement for undercover work. Needless to say, law enforcement and prosecutors will not believe you if you state you had no idea you were doing anything wrong. However, an attorney who understands the complexities of these laws and cases will believe you, and fight every step of the way to see that justice is served.
Do I Need an Attorney?
If you have been charged with cigarette smuggling, there is no doubt you need to hire a skilled attorney quickly. The longer you wait, the harder it may be for your lawyer to gather key evidence. Offering free consultations, attorneys are able to discuss the case with you in great detail and develop a defense strategy that provides you an excellent chance of winning. Rather than be intimidated by law enforcement, let a cigarette smuggling lawyer plan a winning strategy that will leave prosecutors shaking their heads in disbelief that they lost their airtight case.

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I was searching for a law firm with some power to help me deal with a warrant in New York . After 6 days I decided to go with Spodek Law Group. It helped that This law firm is well respected by not only the top law firms in New York , but the DA , Judge as well. I...

~Fonder Brandon

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It was my good fortune to retain Spodek Law Group for representation for my legal needs. From the beginning, communication was prompt and thorough. Todd, Kenneth and Alex were the first people I worked with and they all made me feel comfortable and confident that the team was going to work hard for me. Everything was explained and any concerns...

~A G

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After meeting with several law firms, I chose the Spodek Law Group not only for their professionalism and experience, but for the personal attention given to me right from the initial consultation. It is important to recognize how crucial having the right legal team is when faced with potentially life altering events that impact families and the lives of loved...

~George Cherubini

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