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Covered by New York Times, and other outlets. Fake heiress accused of conning the city’s wealthy, and has an HBO special being made about her.

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Accused of stalking Alec Baldwin. The case garnered nationwide attention, with USAToday, NYPost, and other media outlets following it closely.

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WE PROVIDE WHITE GLOVE SERVICE TO CLIENTS
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The Spodek Law Group understands how delicate high-profile cases can be, and has a strong track record of getting positive outcomes. Our lawyers service a clientele that is nationwide. With offices in both LA and NYC, and cases all across the country - Spodek Law Group is a top tier law firm.

Todd Spodek is a second generation attorney with immense experience. He has many years of experience handling 100’s of tough and hard to win trials. He’s been featured on major news outlets, such as New York Post, Newsweek, Fox 5 New York, South China Morning Post, Insider.com, and many others.

In 2022, Netflix released a series about one of Todd’s clients: Anna Delvey/Anna Sorokin.

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The reason is simple: clients want white glove service, and lawyers who can win. Every single client who works with the Spodek Law Group is aware that the attorney they hire could drastically change the outcome of their case. Hiring the Spodek Law Group means you’re taking your future seriously. Our lawyers handle cases nationwide, ranging from NYC to LA. Our philosophy is fair and simple: our nyc criminal lawyers only take on clients who we know will benefit from our services.

We’re selective about the clients we work with, and only take on cases we know align with our experience – and where we can make a difference. This is different from other law firms who are not invested in your success nor care about your outcome.

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What is the Role of Probable Cause When It Comes to Police Searches?

Police normally need one of two things to search your home or vehicle: a warrant or your consent. Without either of those, the Fourth Amendment prohibits the police from conducting any searches of your property. However, police are able to conduct a search without a warrant if they have probable cause to believe that a crime is taking place or has taken place.
A warrantless search based on probable cause is most common during traffic stops. For example, if a police officer stops a driver and smells marijuana when the driver rolls down the window, the officer could search the vehicle or have the driver perform a field sobriety test, based on the chance that the driver has marijuana in the vehicle or used marijuana before getting behind the wheel. There is no set guideline for when an officer does and does not have probable cause to conduct a search, and instead it varies on a case-by-case basis. If the search is challenged in court, then the court will decide if there was enough probable cause to search the property.
Minor violations are not enough evidence to constitute probable cause. Here’s the difference between situations that would and would not show probable cause of a crime:
If there’s a house party going on and the police show up because of a noise complaint, they could ask the home owner to keep their music down, but they wouldn’t have probable cause to come in and search the house. However, if they spotted several people who appeared to be underage and intoxicated, then they would have probable cause to check IDs and search the premises, if those people were in fact underage.
If a police officer pulls a driver over for failing to signal before making a turn, that alone doesn’t give the officer probable cause to search the driver’s vehicle. The driver could have simply forgotten, had something in his hand at the time or he may be in a rental car that he’s not familiar with. But if the driver is slurring his words and has bloodshot eyes, that would give the officer probable cause to conduct a field sobriety test or a breathalyzer to check if the driver was intoxicated.
The standards for establishing probable cause are obviously much lower than the standards for establishing guilt with a defendant, so there can be situations where the police have probable cause to conduct a search, even though the person is in fact innocent of any crime.
While police do use probable cause to conduct searches, what occurs far more often is people giving up their constitutional rights by consenting to searches when police don’t have a warrant. Police will typically try to obtain your consent before using probable cause, because they know that as soon as they get your consent, the search is completely legal. That’s why it’s important to know your rights.
Police don’t need to explain to you that you have the right to refuse a search, and they often trick people into consenting to searches. An officer may casually ask you if they can “take a look around,” or ask you why you wouldn’t allow them to search your vehicle if you “have nothing to hide.” They may also make it seem like they could just get a warrant, and if they do they’re going to search more than if you just consent.
Don’t fall for any of these traps. You have the right to refuse a warrantless search. The simplest response is to say “I don’t consent to any police searches.” If they continue to try convincing you to consent, ask them if you’re being detained, or if you’re free to leave.
Refusing to consent to any police searches is the most effective way to protect yourself. A police officer may still conduct a search if they think they have probable cause, but if you’re prosecuted for a crime based on what they find, your lawyer could argue that it was an unconstitutional search. If you gave your consent, your lawyer won’t be able to argue that anymore.

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I was searching for a law firm with some power to help me deal with a warrant in New York . After 6 days I decided to go with Spodek Law Group. It helped that This law firm is well respected by not only the top law firms in New York , but the DA , Judge as well. I...

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