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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.


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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.

Minimum Sentences
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.

Search Warrant
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.

Probable Cause
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.

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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!
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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.
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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!



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