Queens Criminal Lawyers

With over 50 years of combined criminal law experience, the team of criminal defense attorneys at Spodek Law Group P.C. have consistently obtained favorable results for those who are under investigation or prosecution for state and federal offenses in Queens, New York. Our teamwork approach utilizes the talent of our attorneys, investigators, researchers, and administrators to ensure that we leave no stone unturned in our representation of our clients.

We have three offices in New York City, and our offices are  staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and are prepared for an immediate and effective response to any emergency.

The criminal lawyers at Spodek Law Group P.C. prepare each and every case for trial. We believe that you must outwork the prosecution and leave no stone unturned. Over the years our consistent trial record along with the results from strategic plea bargaining have allowed to us have unparalled level of success in Queens Summons Court, Queens Criminal Court and Queens Supreme Court.

Our consistent success has earned the criminal defense team recognition throughout the State of New York and the United States. We are proud to receive referrals from attorneys of all stripes throughout the US as well as district attorneys in New York City who can speak to the level of commitment we have to our clients.

By having both criminal defense lawyer as well as former assistant district attorneys on staff, we understand how to handle a criminal case from every angle and provide insight into how the case will be prosecuted by the Queens County District Attorney’s Office.

Our deep understanding of the New York criminal justice system make our lawyers valuable resources to national media outlets. Our criminal lawyers are routinely called upon to speak to the media on current criminal cases, and on trends in the prosecution of criminal defendants.

We offer a risk free consultation to our clients. There are no strings attached, and we will meet with you and until each and every question you have is answered. There is no time commitment, and there is no cost.

Call our Queens Criminal Lawyers 24/7 at (888) 247-9981

Queens Criminal Courts

There are three courts in Queens County in which criminal charges are brought:

Queens Criminal Court, Summons Part
Borough Hall Building
120-55 Queens Boulevard
Queens, NY 11424

Queens Criminal Court
125-01 Queens Blvd
Queens, NY 11424

Queens Supreme Court, Criminal Term
125-01 Queens Blvd
Queens, NY 11424

Queens Criminal Charges

The criminal lawyers at Spodek Law Group P.C. routline defends people charged with the following misdmeanor and felony criminal charges:

Assault & Domestic Violence

Drugs & Narcotics Crimes

Marijuana Posession and Sale

Firearms Weapons and Possesion

Sex Crimes & Family Violence Crimes

Theft & Larceny Crimes

White Collar Fraud Crimes

Arson & Property Crimes

Violent Crimes

Juvenile Crimes

Our legal team includes former Queens Assistant District Attorney’s as well as Queens Defense Lawyers. We are available 24/7 to discuss your Queens criminal case. Call us at (888) 247-9981.

Spodek Law Group P.C.
31-10 37th Ave #202
Long Island City, NY
(888) 247-9981

If you are arrested in Queens County New York, or at JFK airport you will first be processed through law enforcement local precinct. This is often the NYPD precinct in the area in the crime occurred. If you were arrested at JFK airport, you will be taken to the Port Authority Precinct. Often times the JFK cases are for gun possession, forged ID, or the transporting of a controlled substance.

At the precinct, the new arrest will be processed and an arrest number will be issued. This arrest number is the number that will allow you to track the new arrest as he or she makes their way through the system. This will be a number like Q123456. The new arrest will then be transported to Queens Central Booking for their arraignment. The courthouse is located at 125-01 Queens Blvd. The above picture is the front of the Queens County Criminal Courthouse.

The criminal court arraignment has a very limited purpose in the New York Criminal Justice System. It is not, to determine the guilt of innocence of the defendant but rather to decide whether the defendant should be released on his or her own recognizance, remanded, or bail should be set. It goes without saying that this determination is of crucial important. The sooner a lawyer can start preparing for this hearing, the better position the defendant will be in to be released.

Call Spodek Law Group P.C. at (718) 557-9796 24/7 to speak to a Queens Criminal Lawyer

Queens Arraignment Lawyer
Queens Arraignment Lawyer
In addition to determine the issue of bail, at the arraignment certain notices will be issued. This could be a notice to introduce statements that the defendant made, or identifications of the defendant, or notice that the District Attorney’s office is presenting this case to the grand jury at a set time and place. Additional matters like Orders of Protection, and restrictions on travel, drivers license restrictions can also be dealt with at the arraignment. All of these issues should be dealt with in advance of the arraignment so that there is sufficient time to prepare any arguments and present the best case to the arraignment judge.

Call Spodek Law Group P.C. at (718) 557-9796 24/7 to speak to a Queens Criminal Lawyer

Queens Arraignment Lawyer
Queens Arraignment Lawyer
If the arraignment is going to occur during normal court hours then you will go through the main building and down to the arraignment part which is located in the annex. If it is after hours or on the weekend you will go through the annex directly. The arraignment courtroom is called AR1 when it is being used during normal court hours. If it is a weekday after court hours, it is AR3. Finally, if it is a weekend, it’s AR4.

Call Spodek Law Group P.C. at (718) 557-9796 24/7 to speak to a Queens Criminal Lawyer

Queens Arraignment Lawyer

Although the criminal law and procedure in New York State are the same throughout, each district attorneys office has their own nuances that a criminal lawyer needs to be aware of. In Queens County, there are two issues in particular. First, the Queens County District Attorneys office has no plea policy when it comes to new felony arrests. What this means is that if you are arrested and charged with a felony in Queens County, and you want to plea bargain the Assistant District Attorney will ask you to sign a waiver. The waiver states that you are waiving CPL 180.80, CPL 190.80, and CPL 30.30 along with constitutional rights. A criminal defense must understand the ramifications of what he is signing so that he can make an informed decision.

The other issue that is unique to Queens County is their pre-arraignment interrogation policy. The way this works, prior to an arraignment they will bring the defendant to a conference room and attempt to interview them prior to the defendant speaking to a lawyer. This is the script that will be read to a defendant:

In a few minutes I’m going to read you your rights. After that, you’ll be given an opportunity to explain what happened at that date, time and place.

If you have an alibi, give us as much information as you can, including the names of any people you were with.

If your version of the events of that day is different from what we have heard, this is your opportunity to tell us your story.

If there is something you would like us to investigate concerning this incident, you must tell us now so we can look into it

Even if you have already spoken to someone else, you do not have to talk to me.

This will be the only opportunity you will have to talk to me prior to your arraignment on these charges.

This entire interview is being recorded with both video and sound

You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided for you.

Do you understand the rights I have just read to you? With these rights in mind, do you wish to speak

Unfortunately, criminal defendants are nervous and want to talk. Often times, they say something that they believe will help them but in fact only puts them in worse situation. As soon as we are retained, we immediately assert our clients right to remain silent and do everything we can to protect them.

Call Spodek Law Group P.C. at (718) 557-9796 24/7 to speak to a Queens Criminal Lawyer