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The Spodek Law Group is an elite criminal defense law firm that provides superior service and white glove professionalism, to a unique clientele nationwide. We handle tough cases that require experience, attention to detail, and excellence in order to win. With over 50 years of combined experience, we’ve handled national and international cases.

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Our criminal defense law firms is one of the most successful defense law firms in the state of New York. We have a high success rate because we are very pragmatic when it comes to advising our clients on how to proceed – and to make sure their case ends in a positive outcome. Our goal is to help every single client get charges dismissed, or reduced. Because of our work, 100’s of people have been able to avoid criminal charges from being filed against them.

Charle Butler
Charle Butler
2021-03-12
Verified
I was hesitant to hire the Spodek Law Group. I read reviews and knew they have a great reputation. However, I thought I would spend money and not see or speak to my attorney. From the beginning to end of my case Todd and the entire staff were available and willing to help. We worked towards and end result that was way above my expectation and Todd delivered. I am forever grateful for patience and long days and night spent working on my case. Thanks Todd and the entire team!
Mesonista parsons
Mesonista parsons
2021-03-05
Verified
My attorney at Spodek was Abigail. She was very knowledgeable and helpful with all my questions and concerns, as well as responsive. Her fees are affordable and Abigail took the time to make sure I understood everything relating to my case. I highly recommend Abigail and will request her services in the future.
debabrata chakraborty
debabrata chakraborty
2021-03-03
Verified
Todd A Spodek is the experienced and best criminal lawyer at USA. He is very professional and always respond on time. Alex also very cooperative and always help me. They took care me and my problem like family member. I am 100% satisfied for their professional service. My result was unexpected and amazing. They dismissed my case. I am really grateful to them. I will recommend you to go there if you want to solve your problem. I wish all the best for them.
Asata Hendricks
Asata Hendricks
2021-03-02
Verified
Truly appreciate the work the guys did!. Exceptional team & I know they care about each and everyone of their clients. I am super thankful to be referred to Spodek Law Group and I am grateful Todd & Alex were able to work diligently to achieve an outcome I am pleased with. Despite COVID they stayed on top of things and kept me informed every step of the way. Very thankful.
Mike Moroff
Mike Moroff
2021-02-26
Verified
I'm very satisfied with the services rendered by Todd, Alex and Mary Lou. I whole heartedly recommend Spodek Law Group . I've worked with and have retained other attorneys in the past with Todd's firm being the cream of the crop for many reasons. A very serious legal matter was resolved after a year's hard work and effort. Todd expertly guided me through the process and was able to navigate and make the good journey bearable as well as successful. Mary Lou initially provided excellent assistance before referring my case to Todd. Alex's support was effective and timely. The customer portal (MyCase) is an invaluable communication tool that also kept track of my case. Various aspects of my case were explained and there were several options provided but I made the final decision of how the case would be handled. The legal fee was reasonable considering the effort and amount of work plus it was a flat fee regardless of the length of time required to conclude my case. Todd made himself available to me and we had many scheduled meetings to go over the progress and to discuss the next steps. I felt more confident after many discussions with him. You will not go wrong choosing Spodek Law Group for legal matters.
Josh Katz
Josh Katz
2021-02-24
Verified
Being that it was the first time that I was in need of an attorney, I was afraid and hesitant and knew I needed the absolute best. It is beyond understood why Spodek Law Group has a reputation of being the top, if not the best law firm in New York. Alex and Abigail were there every step of the way even at the most unconvenient hours. I could not have asked for more. They are extremely good at what they do and they delivered much much more than just winning my case. A big thank you to Alex and Abigail for all the guidance and counseling and their upmost loyal support that extended far more than just legally. If you need the absolute best than don't hesitate to hire Spodek Law Firm.
L.C.
L.C.
2021-02-24
Verified
I cannot tell you how thankful I am to Todd and Alex for their hard work and dedication to my case. I had never been in any trouble before but I had an unfortunate event occur and in the midst of COVID-19 at that therefore I knew I needed a team that was dedicated to my success. Today- my case has been finalized and I’m walking away with no record and can continue life as a mother and a Grad student worry free. I cannot express enough gratitude for their assistance.
AnnMarie Soliman
AnnMarie Soliman
2021-02-23
Verified
I received a summons and called Spodek law group for a free consultation. Alex took my call and was very quick and responsive. He was available anytime through multiple platforms and very reassuring when needed. They are extremely organized and thorough. They got my case dismissed! I’m very grateful. Thank you Alex and Todd!


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"Spodek Law Group have offered me excellent support and advice thru a very difficult time. I feel I've dealt with someone who truly cares and wants the best outcome for you and yours. I'm extremely grateful for all the help Spodek Law Group has offered me. I can't recommend them..."

David Bruce

"Spodek Law Group was incredibly professional and has given me the best advice I could wish for. They had been helpful and empathetic to my stressful situation. Would highly recommend Spodek Law Group to anyone I meet."

Rowlin Garcia

"Best service I ever had. Todd is absolutely class personified. You are in the safest hands with spodek. They have their clients interest in mind."

Francis Anim
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NYC Class A Misdemeanor Lawyers and NYC Class B Misdemeanor Lawyers

New York Speedy Trial Time for Violations, Misdemeanors & Felonies

A defendant charged in a criminal case is entitled to what is called a “speedy trial” under the NY criminal procedure law.  The underlying reasoning is that it is unfair to have the burden of criminal charges pending against you indefinitely and criminal defendants have the right to a trial to resolve the issues. The statute is designed to prevent unreasonable and excessive prosecution delay. The general speedy trial provision can be found in CPL 30.20, whereas the actually speedy trial limitations can be found in CPL 30.30.

Speedy Trial Time for Violations, Misdemeanors and Felonies

Highest Offense Charged:                                            Speedy Trial Time:

Felony                                                                                          6 Months

A Misdemeanor                                                                        90 Days

B Misdemeanor                                                                        60 Days

Violation                                                                                     30 Days

*No speedy trial requirement for Class A felonies in NY. Traffic infractions have also been held to be exempt.

The speedy trial time periods run from the start of the criminal action. A criminal action is started by the filing of an accusatory instrument with the criminal court. A criminal action can also be commenced in supreme court is by the grand jury filing an indictment against a defendant who has never been held by a local criminal court for the action of the grand jury (this is referred to as a sealed indictment or NA indictment.) The speedy trial time starts the day after the filing of the accusatory instrument. If a defendant receives a desk appearance ticket then the speedy trial time will start once he or she appears for their arraignment. If there are successive criminal actions against the defendant, the speedy trial time relates back to the first incident. If the criminal charges are elevated from a misdemeanor to a felony, the ADA has a new 6 months window to be ready for trial. If an action begins as a felony, and is reduced to a misdemeanor then a new misdemeanor speedy trial period beings. It can shorten the initial 6 month felony speedy trial period but not exceed it. If a case starts as an A misdemeanor and is reduced to a B misdemeanor, the initial 90 day speedy trial period stays in place.

The Assistant District Attorney (“ADA”) can avoid the consequences of a speedy trial violation by filing a certificate of readiness (“COR”) or announcing readiness for trial within the required time periods. Once this occurs, the ADA has discharged the initial obligation. The ADA is required to maintain readiness to avoid the speedy trial clock counting against them.

The NY speedy trial rule is unfortunately not as easy a straight counting of the days. Although all criminal cases are on the path to a criminal trial, there are a myriad of reasons why there are delays and various pretrial issues to deal with. Depending on the delay, and the particular issue the speedy trial time can be counted against the ADA or not.

Exclusions from NY Speedy Trial Rule:

  • Delays resulting from other court proceedings involving the defendant in the current action. This could be competency hearings, pre-trial motions, and other criminal trials. CPL 30.30(4)(a)
  • Delays resulting from an adjournment that was requested at the defenses request or with defense’s consent CPL 30.30(4)(b)
  • Delays resulting from the defendant being absence or unavailable or from a bench warrant being issued CPL 30.30(4)(e)
  • Delays resulting from the defendant being incarcerated in another jurisdiction. CPL 30.30(4)(e)
  • Delays occasioned by exceptional circumstances CPL 30.30(4)(g)
  • Any time in which the defendant is without counsel through no fault of the court CPL 30.30(4)(f)
  • A period in an Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal is pending CPL 30.30(4)(d)
  • A delay resulting from a defendants joinder for trial with a co-defendant if a party has not shown good cause for severance. CPL 30.30(4)(d)
  • A time period in which a defendant has been directed to appear for an arraignment pursuant to CPL 120.20(3) or CPL 210.10.
  • A period in which a family offense petition is before family court until an accusatory instrument or indictment is filed. CPL 30.30(4)(i)

Motion to Dismiss for Violation of NY Speedy Trial:

In any motion to dismiss the criminal complaint, information or indictment for a violation of the speedy trial rules the initial burden is on the defendant to make the case that his or her constitutional and/or statutory speedy trial rules have been violated. Once the initial showing has been made by the defendant, then the burden shifts to the ADA to respond to the motion and to identify any periods of time that may be excluded or tolled from the statutory speedy trial framework.

NY Speedy Trial Limitations on Incarcerated Defendants:

The NY speedy trial law also affects the amount of time an individual can be detained pending the prosecution preparing for trial. Under CPL 30.30(2) there is a maximum period of time in which the defendant after the expiration the defendant must be released on bail or his or her own recognizance, upon such conditions as may be just and reasonable

Highest Offense Charged:                                            Speedy Trial Time:

Felony                                                                                          90 Days

A Misdemeanor                                                                        30 Days

B Misdemeanor                                                                        15 Days

Violation                                                                                     5 Days

The NY speedy trial release provisions do not apply when:

  • The defendant is being held on any other charge in which the speedy trial time has not elapsed
  • The defendant is serving a term of imprisonment on another criminal case
  • The defendant was released, but then re-apprehended for failing to appear, violating the conditions of release
  • The defendant was charged with committing another crime

Todd A. Spodek is a NY Criminal Lawyer with Spodek Law Group P.C.


Charle Butler
Charle Butler
2021-03-12
Verified
I was hesitant to hire the Spodek Law Group. I read reviews and knew they have a great reputation. However, I thought I would spend money and not see or speak to my attorney. From the beginning to end of my case Todd and the entire staff were available and willing to help. We worked towards and end result that was way above my expectation and Todd delivered. I am forever grateful for patience and long days and night spent working on my case. Thanks Todd and the entire team!
Mesonista parsons
Mesonista parsons
2021-03-05
Verified
My attorney at Spodek was Abigail. She was very knowledgeable and helpful with all my questions and concerns, as well as responsive. Her fees are affordable and Abigail took the time to make sure I understood everything relating to my case. I highly recommend Abigail and will request her services in the future.
debabrata chakraborty
debabrata chakraborty
2021-03-03
Verified
Todd A Spodek is the experienced and best criminal lawyer at USA. He is very professional and always respond on time. Alex also very cooperative and always help me. They took care me and my problem like family member. I am 100% satisfied for their professional service. My result was unexpected and amazing. They dismissed my case. I am really grateful to them. I will recommend you to go there if you want to solve your problem. I wish all the best for them.
Asata Hendricks
Asata Hendricks
2021-03-02
Verified
Truly appreciate the work the guys did!. Exceptional team & I know they care about each and everyone of their clients. I am super thankful to be referred to Spodek Law Group and I am grateful Todd & Alex were able to work diligently to achieve an outcome I am pleased with. Despite COVID they stayed on top of things and kept me informed every step of the way. Very thankful.
Mike Moroff
Mike Moroff
2021-02-26
Verified
I'm very satisfied with the services rendered by Todd, Alex and Mary Lou. I whole heartedly recommend Spodek Law Group . I've worked with and have retained other attorneys in the past with Todd's firm being the cream of the crop for many reasons. A very serious legal matter was resolved after a year's hard work and effort. Todd expertly guided me through the process and was able to navigate and make the good journey bearable as well as successful. Mary Lou initially provided excellent assistance before referring my case to Todd. Alex's support was effective and timely. The customer portal (MyCase) is an invaluable communication tool that also kept track of my case. Various aspects of my case were explained and there were several options provided but I made the final decision of how the case would be handled. The legal fee was reasonable considering the effort and amount of work plus it was a flat fee regardless of the length of time required to conclude my case. Todd made himself available to me and we had many scheduled meetings to go over the progress and to discuss the next steps. I felt more confident after many discussions with him. You will not go wrong choosing Spodek Law Group for legal matters.
Josh Katz
Josh Katz
2021-02-24
Verified
Being that it was the first time that I was in need of an attorney, I was afraid and hesitant and knew I needed the absolute best. It is beyond understood why Spodek Law Group has a reputation of being the top, if not the best law firm in New York. Alex and Abigail were there every step of the way even at the most unconvenient hours. I could not have asked for more. They are extremely good at what they do and they delivered much much more than just winning my case. A big thank you to Alex and Abigail for all the guidance and counseling and their upmost loyal support that extended far more than just legally. If you need the absolute best than don't hesitate to hire Spodek Law Firm.
L.C.
L.C.
2021-02-24
Verified
I cannot tell you how thankful I am to Todd and Alex for their hard work and dedication to my case. I had never been in any trouble before but I had an unfortunate event occur and in the midst of COVID-19 at that therefore I knew I needed a team that was dedicated to my success. Today- my case has been finalized and I’m walking away with no record and can continue life as a mother and a Grad student worry free. I cannot express enough gratitude for their assistance.
AnnMarie Soliman
AnnMarie Soliman
2021-02-23
Verified
I received a summons and called Spodek law group for a free consultation. Alex took my call and was very quick and responsive. He was available anytime through multiple platforms and very reassuring when needed. They are extremely organized and thorough. They got my case dismissed! I’m very grateful. Thank you Alex and Todd!

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Spodek Law Group have offered me excellent support and advice thru a very difficult time. I feel I've dealt with someone who truly cares and wants the best outcome for you and yours. I'm extremely grateful for all the help Spodek Law Group has offered me. I can't recommend them enough.

~ David Bruce

Spodek Law Group was incredibly professional and has given me the best advice I could wish for. They had been helpful and empathetic to my stressful situation. Would highly recommend Spodek Law Group to anyone I meet.

~ Rowlin Garcia

Best service I ever had. Todd is absolutely class personified. You are in the safest hands with spodek. They have their clients interest in mind.

~ Francis Anim

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