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We are an elite criminal defense law firm, that emphasizes providing the best service and professionalism to all clients. We service a curated clientele nationwide – that expect the best from their lawyer. We handle tough criminal defense and legal situations that require deep knowledge, experience, dedication, and excellence in order to win. We have over 50 years of combined experience, handling national and international cases.

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The Spodek Law Group is one of the most successful law firms in the USA. Our success comes from the fact we are attentive to details, and take a very pragmatic approach to each and every single case. Our clients turn to us for realistic advice – so they can make the appropriate decisions they need to make personally. Our goal is to make sure your case ends in a positive outcome, not only personally – but for your family as well.


Phoenix Federal Criminal Lawyers

The federal justice system is massive and has prisons all over the nation. The prisoners are transferred regularly to ensure that no one forms tight associations or gets too comfortable. This kind of high-security setting can make anyone lose their minds. Studies show that prisoners begin to deteriorate rather than rehabilitate in the confines of prison. Furthermore, when you consider the paucity of the health care, any medical condition can develop into a death sentence behind bars.

For this reason, you don’t want to treat a Phoenix, AZ, federal prison sentence like a vacation. The judges in the Phoenix federal courts have the ability to hand out massive sentences. In fact, many of the sentences have mandatory minimums. These terms can range from a year to life in prison. The factors that are used to determine the sentence are prior criminal record, severity of the current offense, the harm to the victims, and other key factors.

The Benefits of an Experienced Defense Attorney

Obtaining experienced counsel in Phoenix is the only way to approach a federal criminal prosecution. A talented criminal defense attorney will have many principles of law and defenses illuminate in their minds by merely discussing your case. These are avenues that they have a full working knowledge regarding.

An attorney who retains this type of encyclopedic understanding of the law does not have to waste your time trying to beat the learning curve. Every minute of their time is more valuable because experience eliminates the ineffective paths in litigation. You can’t cram to substitute the decades of tedious research needed to understand the contours of the laws.

Defendants simply don’t understand the level of skill that is required to persuade judges and to develop a solid record for appeals. Because we have moved away from a system of jury trials to a system of pleas, the motion drafting skills and case preparation are of paramount importance. Building up strong defenses can make the prosecution back down when they are faced with the plausibility of losing the case at trial and being sued for malice.

In order to create that threshold of resistance to prosecution, the defense attorney must present the claims of innocence with compelling force. And when you have that kind of protection and an attorney who is thorough and to the point, overzealous prosecutors have a way of backing down. They don’t like to lose and would rather bargain or dismiss the cases.

If you don’t hire an expert Phoenix defense attorney who has skill and experience with the particular facet of law involved, you will likely be ripped off. You simply won’t get the value for your money. Although licensed attorneys are not allowed to advertise themselves as specialists in any field, if their field of practice shows strong results in one segment of law, this is a good sign of expertise.

Our Phoenix law firm is thorough. We have access to the top experts, investigators, and other professionals in the field. This allows us to litigate a criminal case in the same manner that we may defend against a civil prosecution. Although the standard of proof is much higher for the prosecution to meet in a criminal prosecution, it can be a roll of the dice to see how things play out because jurors can be irrational. If the prosecutor presents logical evidence of guilt that is strong, they may still acquit. If the evidence is weak, they may still convict.

A jury is one of the few safeguards left on total prosecutorial discretion in this country. We have wandered away from litigating cases at trial because the sentencing schemes have grown to make it too risky. In addition, presenting a strong defense can be challenging and expensive.

We have experience in the following cases:

  • Tax evasion
  • Identity theft
  • Immigration
  • Drug trafficking
  • Firearms violations
  • Corporate crimes
  • White-collar crimes
  • Computer hacking
  • Internet sex stings
  • And many more …

The prosecutors can and do manipulate the evidence in nearly every case to some degree. They want to present the issues as black and white as possible even if the victim was somehow partly responsible for their own injuries. In civil law, this is called comparative or contributory negligence.

If a woman hugs a man, invites him to get close to her, and then complains that he was sexually excited and made sexual advances, a man could be faulted for acting too aggressively if he moves way too fast and she says no but can otherwise be forgiven.

Knowing all these nuances of law isn’t easy. It is hard to find attorneys who think outside the box. Our law firm, however, can be counted upon to provide a supreme level of skill that is bound to gain your favor.

What You Should Know About Federal Criminal Appeals

Misconceptions about federal criminal appeals are commonplace. This is partially because the purpose of these appeals can be hard to understand, especially for clients eager to have a conviction overturned. Not only are federal criminal appeals hard for clients to comprehend, some attorneys also find them confusing.

The primary purpose of a federal criminal appeal is to address a complaint that an error or errors occurred during a trial at a district court. A federal criminal appeal enables an appellate court to address those mistakes. This does not mean the facts of the case are retried. Nor does it mean that new evidence is presented. In fact, all of the information provided during the first trial will remain the same and no additional details concerning the facts of the case will be presented.

In most instances, a federal criminal appeal is not something that happens in person. In fact, it’s possible for the entire process to occur in writing, with the exception of oral arguments. It’s important to understand that oral arguments are not an automatic part of the process. It’s an element of an appeal that has to be requested and granted. However, there’s a chance that a counsel’s request for an oral argument will be denied.

The role of counsel on both sides in a federal criminal appeal is to file briefs that both raise and respond to the issue of legal errors occurring in the district court. It’s actually an appeal concerning mistakes made by the district court and not mistakes made by counsel, per se. Since the appellate court is examining the procedures that were followed, there is simply no need to have a witness stand, court reporters or juries. The distinction is that appellate courts are not courts of record like district courts.

In order for an appellate court to have the information needed to resolve legal arguments, it’s necessary for them to receive any items and documents that were presented during the trial. These details are given to the appellate court for review by a panel of appellate judges. There is no new information presented, only what was available at the district court during the trial. In other words, appellate judges will only see what is already on record.

There are often instances when a client wants to file an appeal because they want to present additional information, not realizing that the appeals process is not for that purpose. It often becomes difficult for them to understand how that can be possible. To ensure clarity, it’s helpful when counsel has a clear understanding and grasp of the appellate process. They should be able to explain how appeals work in order to establish realistic expectations and eliminate any confusion.

As you can probably imagine, most clients envision having an appeal granted and ultimately an acquittal. Generally speaking, this will only happen if there was a legal problem based on the actions of the district court. There’s a slight chance that the conviction will be vacated at the appellate level and then charges dismissed. However, this is a rare occurrence and plays out on TV far more often than in real life. Quite frankly, it’s why there is such an inaccurate understanding of how federal criminal appeals work.

In the event that the decision is made to move forward with an appeal, there are timeframes and rules that must be followed without fail. A notice of appeal is a document that must be filed within a specific amount of time, which is usually ten days. Client’s should not assume their trial attorney will handle the appeal. Unless a lawyer has been retained to do so, they will not likely file an appeal. The reason is because there is a heavy workload tied to appeals and the process must be initiated as soon as the notice of appeal is submitted.

Charle Butler
Charle Butler
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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!



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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"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."

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