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.
Excellent results begins with top notch service. We treat you like family, and you always know what's going on with your criminal defense case.
When you hire our law firm, you work directly with a senior criminal defense attorney only. This ensures the best results possible.
We 100's of 5 star reviews, and have been featured in the media. We are a premier law firm who understands how to win cases.
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.
Drug trafficking is the same as drug dealing. The law considers them to be separate. Drug trafficking includes the transport, manufacturing, distribution, and selling of illegal drugs. The context matters a lot when you are considering drug trafficking. Two factors that influence the charges include the measurement of the drugs and the weight. There is a trafficking amount that is determined by the law. One will be guilty of drug trafficking if they are found in possession of an amount that exceeds the threshold. One can also be charged with drug trafficking if they are found with any amount of an illegal drug. This applies even if that person was not transporting or selling those drugs.
The minimum prison term for a drug trafficking offense is one year. This applies even if the defendant is a first-time offender. The prison sentence for drug trafficking is ten years or more in most cases. This is the lower limit considering that some states have higher penalties for the offense. It is not uncommon for one to receive a life sentence in more serious cases.
Drug trafficking laws impose mandatory minimum sentences that state the number of years that one must serve before they become eligible for parole. The period varies with each state. One cannot be paroled until that time is up.
The government set very high fines for anyone charged with any drug-related offense in a bid to discourage people from engaging in drugs. Fines usually range from $25,000 to $100,000 if it is a state trafficking conviction. They can go as high as ten million dollars if it is a federal trafficking conviction.
One is liable to get a probation sentence if they agree to a plea bargain. This is if they agree to plead guilty to a charge that is less-serious. These sentences last for at least a year. Most of them go for three years or more. The felon has to satisfy certain conditions that are set by the court during the probation period. This includes not breaking any other laws and monitoring by a probation officer. One has to agree to random drug tests to make sure that they do not go back to their old ways.
Drug trafficking crimes are very serious. The charges and conviction could seriously alter the course of one’s life. One should make sure that they consult a criminal defense attorney as soon as they are charged with the crime. It is advisable not to speak to the police or make any decisions regarding the case without consulting your lawyer first.
The police need to obtain a search warrant before conducting a search on you or your property. This is valid even if the accused was found to be in possession of drugs. This is because you will have shown that you were unlawfully searched. You can have the charges reduced if a warrant was not obtained. They can also be dropped if there is a strong case that the evidence was planted. The police might have failed to get a warrant and then proceeded to incriminate the defendant through false accusation.
Wrong Place at the Wrong time
Finding yourself at the wrong place at the wrong time could lead to a drug trafficking conviction. The police might assume that you were involved if you happen to be in an area where drug peddling is taking place. You have to show that you do not have any relation to any of the other parties involved in this type of defense. You can ask someone to testify as a witness if you were going to meet them. This defense is not hard to show because the evidence can be sourced easily.
No intent to traffic drugs
The defendant has to prove that a third party had forced them to engage in the activity. There has to be a threat of bodily injury in the case that the accused does not agree to do so. The defendant has to provide evidence that backs up this claim because it is a very serious one. It means that one will have to give up the name of the person who supplied them with the drugs most of the times. Drug smugglers usually threaten people so that they can transport illegal drugs for them. The accused has to show that they are an innocent party forced to do this because they did not have a choice.
The defendant can discredit the circumstances that led to the eventual search by law enforcement. Drug trafficking charges can be dismissed if the constitutional rights of the defendant were violated in any way.
The first mode of defense is determining the reason why the police conducted the search in the first place. The cause should be valid enough and be reasonable. The charges can either be reduced or dropped if the cause is not established or backed by enough evidence.
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.
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.
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.
We provide superior service, excellent results, at a level superior to other criminal defense law firms. Regardless of where your case is, nationwide, we can help you.
"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
555 W 5th St 35th floor, Los Angeles, CA 90013
35-37 36th St, 2nd Floor Astoria, NY 11106
85 Broad St 30th Floor, New York, NY 10004
195 Montague St., 14th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201