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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.


Queens Food Stamp Fraud Lawyers

What is food stamp fraud? Well, many people think that lying on the application to receive benefits is receiving assistance through fraud. While it is one way that you can be deceptive to the Job and Family Services division, there are other ways too. What if you sold your benefits to obtain cash or to pay a landlord for rent? Those are also considered to be fraudulent transactions. There are many ways that you can commit fraud against the government through the food stamp program. Unfortunately, many people get caught. You could go to jail or even prison if the amount is over $100.

People In Queens Depend on snap Benefits

In Queens, New York, and surrounding areas, there are more than 1.8 million people that depend on the snap program. For many, this is the only way they have to provide their home with nourishment. While the amounts are usually very small, still there is fraudulent activity that is found within the system. There are more than 500,000 people that are at or below the poverty line in this borough, which is around 16 percent. Many people cannot pay their rent, do not have transportation, and struggle to make ends meet. Selling or using their food stamps for other things is often an option that seems reasonable. However, many people are in trouble because they either lied to obtain benefits or they used them in a fraudulent manner.

What To Do When You Have Been Accused Of Food Stamp Fraud?

The government uses internal auditing measures to weed out those that are obtaining benefits illegally. If you have been accused of food stamp fraud, it is imperative that you have legal representation throughout the process. First, we will see the exact charges and proof they have against you. By obtaining a copy of the discovery, we will know how to proceed. Could it be a case as simple as you did not report a change in income or someone moved in or out of the home?

If it was an erroneous act such as this, then these are often easier to overcome. It is harder to make a defense when you sold your stamps for cash than an error of omission. Also, a grocery store that gives clients refunds in exchange for their stamps can be in serious trouble too. No matter what you are facing, we know the laws regarding these matters. We have helped hundreds of clients face their charges for food stamp fraud and put this nightmare behind them. We use the law to help you win.

Do not think that you can handle this case on your own. The prosecutor wants to recuperate the money and make you pay for your wrongdoing. In many cases, a person will receive a probationary sentence and pay a fine in addition to restitution. However, it depends on the case and the dollar amount of the fraud.

The Disqualification Hearing

If an agency believes that you have committed fraud, they will request a disqualification hearing. It is the responsibility of the agency to prove that you intentionally committed fraud. If they can prove that you did commit a crime, they can suspend benefits for a period of time. When the amount is significant, they may also seek criminal charges. One way to avoid legal action is to give up the benefits and skip the disqualification hearing. While this may look like an easy way out, it can leave you wide open to criminal charges. We help you decide the proper way to proceed.

Why Spodek Law Group Can Help?

We are patient and encouraging to all of our clients. We know that you are going through a difficult time, and we are here to make it better. We use the highest degree of professionalism, yet, we are warm and attentive to your needs. With our unequaled professionalism, we fight for you. We know that being charged with a crime is very serious. However, when you have questions we take the time for you. We are a phone call or text away.

Our firm has a combined knowledge of more than 50 years in the business. Our strategies come from our vast experience. We are driven, experienced professionals that work hard for our clients. In many cases, our clients are innocent. However, even if you did have some wrongdoing, we can maneuver the law in your favor. When you are flustered and stressed about a legal situation, we have your back. Call us and schedule a consultation. We will review the facts of your case and formulate a plan.

Do not sit around and wonder about all the what-ifs. You need leadership from someone who knows the ins and outs of the legal system and how to ensure you get a fair deal.

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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.

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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..."

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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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"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."

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