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NYC Criminal Lawyers

The Spodek Law Group is an elite criminal defense law firm that provides superior service and white glove professionalism, to a unique clientele nationwide. We handle tough cases that require experience, attention to detail, and excellence in order to win. With over 50 years of combined experience, we’ve handled national and international cases.

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Service is paramount to results. We treat you like family, so you know what's going on always.

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When you hire our criminal attorneys, you work directly with a senior attorney only.

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Criminal Defense Lawyers

Our criminal defense law firms is one of the most successful defense law firms in the state of New York. We have a high success rate because we are very pragmatic when it comes to advising our clients on how to proceed – and to make sure their case ends in a positive outcome. Our goal is to help every single client get charges dismissed, or reduced. Because of our work, 100’s of people have been able to avoid criminal charges from being filed against them.

Charle Butler
Charle Butler
2021-03-12
Verified
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
2021-03-05
Verified
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
2021-03-03
Verified
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
2021-03-02
Verified
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
2021-02-26
Verified
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
2021-02-24
Verified
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.
L.C.
L.C.
2021-02-24
Verified
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
2021-02-23
Verified
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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"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
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Queens Order of Protection Lawyer

Every year, thousands of people file petitions for orders of protection in New York City and Queens is no exception. These cases are usually filed when violent situations occur between individuals as well as threats of violence that can include domestic violence. Also known as a restraining order, it is important to know how an order of protection is used as well as how to obtain one especially if you have been a victim or know someone who has been a victim of threatening behavior towards another person.

You should also know your rights once you have secured an order of protection and know what steps to take if it is violated. It is always best to consult a queens order of protection lawyer that has the knowledge and experience to discuss with you about your legal rights. The right lawyer will also be able to provide assistance in obtaining restraining orders or help you defend against false accusations.

What is an Order of Protection?

An order of protection may come in the form of a printed notice and it is a court-issued order which prohibits an individual from doing certain actions which are harmful or unlawful. In most cases, courts issue an order of protection to limit or minimize the behavior of someone threatens to harm or actually does harm to another person. Many people think orders or protection are only for domestic violence cases, but they can also be applicable to a variety of different safety issues.

An example of a typical order of protection is one that prohibits an individual from making specific types of contact with the victim. The order may state that the individual cannot go to the victim’s house, school, or place of employment. It also prevents any contact with the victim via phone, text, email, among other types of communication. An order may also specifically prohibit a person from performing types of behavior like stalking, threatening, harassing, or assaulting a victim.

In addition, an order of protection may also order a person to:

– Move out if that person is living in your home

– Not possess a firearm

– Pay child support

– Follow custody orders

Types of Order of Protection

A criminal court judge or a family court judge both have the authority to issue an order of protection in Queens. When there is a criminal offense charge that was committed against a victim, criminal courts will typically issue a criminal court order of protection. This is often related to someone who is a relative but it can also be an individual who has no relationship with the defendant.

A family court order is usually issued when an individual and the victim have some sort of domestic relationship. These types of orders are usually issued to protect victims against a spouse, former spouse, family member, someone you had an intimate relationship with, or someone that shared a home with you.

How to Get an Order of Protection

In Queens, you can file a petition in family court. You may be eligible to submit a petition for an order of protection during situations when you and the defendant are:

– Related by blood

– Legally married

– Divorced

– Have a child in common

– Have been in a relationship that is considered intimate in nature

For criminal cases, the District Attorney’s Office has the discretion to issue an order of protection based on the criminal case and the details involved.

Consult NYC Divorce Lawyers

If you have been accused of abuse or threatened by someone, this is a serious accusation. Whether you need help when petitioning for an order of protection or defending against a protective order, get in touch with NYC divorce attorneys who have experience representing clients in these types of complicated cases. They will help you find a solution that works for both you and your family.

An order of protection, also called a restraining order, is a court-issued document that demands that a certain person stay away from you or follow certain rules while in your presence. The contents and stipulations of an order of protection are ultimately decided by a judge, but having a Queens order of protection lawyer at your side can greatly increase your chances of getting exactly what you want out of your restraining order. While many different kinds of orders of protection can be handed down by the court system, they all send the same unequivocal message to whom they are issued: stay away, or else.

What Type of Court Can Issue an Order of Protection?

In New York State, three types of courts can issue an order of protection: family court, criminal court, and the New York Supreme Court. An order of protection is issued by a family court in order to stop violence in an intimate relationship or within a family and the proceedings are kept completely confidential. The purpose of this kind of order of protection is to protect the victims of abuse. Therefore, a close personal relationship of some kind must be established between the abuser and the victim for a family court order of protection to be issued. This type of order of protection can be issued against a former spouse, someone you have a child with or a person with which you have had an intimate relationship that doesn’t necessarily need to have been sexual. The criteria for what constitutes an intimate relationship vary and the family court judge will have the final say. Starting a proceeding in family court requires submitting a Family Offense petition, which is a relatively complex document that Queens order of protection lawyers can help you fill out and submit.

In order for a criminal court order of protection to be issued, no close personal relationship needs to be established between you and the perpetrator. However, the perpetrator must have committed some sort of crime against you for this type of restraining order to be issued. The perpetrator doesn’t necessarily need to be arrested before the proceedings begin, but they do need to have been charged with a crime. In New York State, criminal cases are prosecuted by the district attorney, who argues the case for the order of protection before a judge. Establishing a rock-solid case can be made much easier by consulting with queens order of protection lawyers before the case goes to court. Ultimately, the judge will decide what verdict to hand down based on the evidence.

The only time an order of protection case is brought before the New York Supreme Court is if you are in the midst of ongoing divorce proceedings. In this instance, securing the services of a skilled Queens order of protection lawyer is absolutely vital since your attorney will be the person arguing your case before the court. After the case has been presented, the judge will decide if a supreme court order of protection is warranted.

What Happens if an Order of Protection is Violated?

It is a crime in the State of New York to violate a temporary or permanent restraining order. No physical violence or other crime needs to be perpetrated by the person named on the restraining order. If they violate any of the stipulations of the order you can call the police and the violator will most likely be taken to jail. A qualified Queens order of protection lawyer can help ensure that all of the stipulations that you need to stay safe are included in the restraining order.

When Does an Order of Protection Expire?

A temporary restraining order is usually issued while the case is underway. If the judge decides to issue a permanent restraining order, it usually lasts one year and can be extended to last up to five years under New York law. If you want to make sure that the perpetrator is kept away from you for as long as possible, it’s essential to contract the services of Queens order of protection lawyers since they know the best ways to make sure that the order of protection is extended. When it comes to your safety, it’s best not to leave things up to chance and an experienced attorney can ensure that you get the protection you need.


Charle Butler
Charle Butler
2021-03-12
Verified
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
2021-03-05
Verified
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
2021-03-03
Verified
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
2021-03-02
Verified
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
2021-02-26
Verified
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
2021-02-24
Verified
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.
L.C.
L.C.
2021-02-24
Verified
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
2021-02-23
Verified
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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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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