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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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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."

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Queens Public Intoxication Lawyers

Public intoxication laws are designed to prevent people from disturbing the public and to remove people who appear to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs to keep them from hurting themselves or anyone else.

Some states make public intoxication a crime, whether it is caused by drinking alcohol or using drugs. In most U.S. states, public intoxication is considered a misdemeanor. Punishment is generally in the form of community service, fines, alcohol education programs, probation, and serving jail time for less than one year.

The borough of queens follows the New York law for public intoxication and in the city/state merely being drunk in public is not a crime. A Queens police officer may take a person into custody who is publicly impaired in the following situations:

• The accused may be taken home or to a treatment facility, but only if they consent
• If the person is incapacitated and unable to make rational decisions, a police officer can take the person to a hospital for emergency treatment. No consent is required in this event.
• A person can be taken into protective custody only if a doctor has examined that person and finds that they pose a danger to themselves or others. However, after 48 hours the person must be released from protective custody if they are considered no longer a danger. (N.Y. Mental Hygiene Law §22.09).

Even though a person cannot be charged with a crime for public inebriation in New York, they can still be arrested for DWI(driving while intoxicated) or DWAI (driving while ability impaired) if you were behind the wheel of a vehicle. Example: a person attended a private residential party and drank too much. They walked out of the building, staggering a little and was going toward their parked car across the street. A Queens borough police officer could charge them with drunk driving even though they only had a key in the ignition. A prosecutor could prove that he/she had the means and intent to drive.

Public intoxication due to drugs is a violation, punishable by up to 15 days in jail and a fine up to $250 (N.Y. Pen. Law § § 70.15, 80.05, 240.40). If an individual is charged with public intoxication, they should immediately contact a Spodek criminal defense attorney. A Queens public intoxication lawyer from the Spodek Law Group can tell you how your case will be handled in court and what your possible defense should be to protect your rights.

Pink Summons/Ticket
A pink summons or ticket is a 2016 enactment which is literally a ticket given to a person who has committed any of the offenses identified under this rule. Public intoxication and disorderly conduct are just a couple of offenses that falls under a pink summons or ticketed offense. Other charges include public urination, unlawful possession of marijuana, and trespass in a park after dark and more.

A pink summons includes tickets for offenses and it should be taken seriously. Pink tickets resulted from a lawsuit filed in 2010 which alleged that New York officers issued a vast number of summonses just to fill quotas.

Most of the summonses (25%) were found to be legally insufficient because it was never clear about why a person received the ticket and there was lack of evidence. Also, many of the summonses gave offenders a permanent criminal record, plus the penalties did not fit the crime.

This new legislation diverts over 100,000 ticketed cases to civil court rather than criminal court. This saves almost 10,000 people per year from having a permanent criminal record and avoiding over 50,000 warrants every year.

If you have received a pink summons or ticket to appear in court in Queens County, Brooklyn, Manhattan, or Bronx Counties, (usually called Part AR2) contact your criminal defense attorney at Spodek Law Group because summonses are not a trivial matter, they should not be ignored!

Defenses
The basis of a public intoxication charge in Queens involves your behavior and demeanor which is the basis for this charge. Certain potential defenses that a Spodex defense lawyer can use to help your case may include the following:

• Being charged with public intoxication means that you must actually be in ‘public.’ Your criminal defense lawyer can argue what is the definition of public? People gather together on government owned property, private facilities where people meet, or a private property that is owned.
• An affirmative defense to charges of being intoxicated is that you were not behaving in a drunken manner in public. Perhaps you were being loud while holding a drink, therefore you can claim that your loud behavior was due to your being enthusiastic. The burden of proving this defense remains on the person accused of the crime.
• Whether the arresting law enforcement officer followed the law.
• Whether the defendant’s conduct did, or did not, constitute a criminal violation.
• Involuntary Intoxication.
• Defendants may argue that at the time of the arrest, they were under the influence of a medication given to them under the care of a licensed physician.

Another coup from reducing criminal offenses to civil offenses in Queens and New York is the “Criminal Justice Reform Act” signed into law on June 13, 2016 by Mayor Bill de Blasio. The new law contains eight bills (639-B; 662-A; 1057-A; 1059-A; 1067-A; 1070-A; 1058-A; and 1056-A) that diverts offenses to administrative hearings rather than being heard in a criminal court.

Reference Sites:

http://www.criminaldefenselawyer.com/resources/criminal-defense/misdemeanor-offense/new-york-public-intoxication-laws-drunk-publ

http://www.criminallawyer.com/learn/public-intoxication

http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/disorderly-conduct-public-intoxication-33776.html

www.avvo.com

Criminal Justice Reform Act

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcohol_laws_of_New_York

http://www.pinksummons.com/


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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