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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.
Why Clients Choose Spodek Law Group
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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The Sacramento criminal defense attorneys of Spodek Law Group fight for charge reductions or dismissals in felony, misdemeanor, and infraction matters throughout Sacramento County. We also serve areas we surrounding Sacramento, including Citrus Heights, Galt, Elk Grove, Folsom, Isleton, Rancho Cordova, etc.
Our criminal defense and DUI team provide a wide array of legal services to our clients in Sacramento, including:
Our highly skilled lawyers defend against every type of Sacramento DUI and criminal charge, from traffic tickets to first degree felonies. Cases we frequently work on include:
Information on the City of Sacramento Police, Jail and Court
Individuals who are arrested by Sacramento police officers are held at the Sacramento County Main Jail, which is at 651 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, (916) 874-6752.
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Criminal cases are heard at the Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Courthouse, which is located at 720 9th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, (916) 874-5522.
The Sacramento Criminal Court Process
In general, the criminal court process begins with a person getting arrested and booked in jail. Barring scenarios in which the defendant is perceived as a flight-risk, a public safety-risk, or is suspected of an extremely serious charge such as murder, the jail will usually see fit to release him or her on bail. In some cases, defendants can even get released without paying anything. This is a release on own recognizance (OR release).
Bench Warrants in Sacramento Criminal Cases
A defendant who is released from jail is required to appear at all their future court dates without fail. In some cases, if they have a private attorney, the attorney can appear on their behalf. A defendant who skips court will have a bench warrant issued for their arrest. You should be aware that bench warrants never expire. To get the warrant recalled, the defendant or their attorney would need to file a motion asking for a court hearing to quash the warrant. The judge has full discretion over whether to grant this hearing and to recall the warrant. Judges generally do unless hold the hearing unless that particular defendant has a history of missing court.
Once the defendant gets formally charged at the arraignment hearing, the prosecutor will then make an offer to the defendant or the defense attorney. The defense can counter the offer with their preferred terms. This is the process of the plea bargain. In the majority of cases, both sides manage to come to an agreement, and both parties can avoid going to trial.
The court will assign a public defender to any defendant who cannot pay for his o rher own private attorney.
The Preliminary Hearing in Sacramento Criminal Cases
Felony cases have an extra step that misdemeanor cases don’t have. Unless the case settles first, there will be a preliminary hearing. At the preliminary hearing, prosecutors bring their evidence to the court demonstrating that the state has enough evidence to keep pressing charges. If the judge agrees that eh evidence is sufficient, the case can proceed. On the other hand, if the judge believes the state’s case is too weak, the charges are dismissed. The exception to this rule is that if a grand jury indicted the defendant, then the defendant may not have a preliminary hearing.
Generally, defendants prefer to take a plea than to take the risk of going to trial. After entering the plea, the court will hand down whatever sentence the District Attorney and defense attorney agreed to as part of the agreement. Alternatively, if the defendant gets convicted at trial, the judge is less likely to take the defendant’s wishes under consideration at sentencing.
Reach out to our criminal defense lawyers for legal advice. At Spodek Law Group, we offer free consultations.
Have you or your loved one been arrested on criminal charges in the Sacramento area? The Sacramento criminal defense team at Spodek Law Group have many years of experience with getting criminal offenses lessened or dropped completely for our clients.
We form and carefully nurture our attorney-client relationships throughout southern, central, and northern California, including Los Angeles, Roseville, Yolo County,, San Francisco, Napa Valley, El Dorado County, Placer County and in many other areas across the state of California. Our practice areas extend into personal injury in addition to criminal law. Also, we are qualified to provide you legal representation in both state and federal courts.
Federal Criminal Charges in Sacramento
The federal justice system is not exclusively focused on federal crimes. Federal officials will often help state officials build a case if it is required. It is not uncommon for federal agents to create all sort of elaborate Hollywood sting operations like the recent sting that captured illegal immigrants by creating a fake university. Because the Feds can be reckless and use dragnet tactics, they have been criticized for the philosophical motives behind their operations. If you are being prosecuted by federal authorities in Sacramento, you need the best legal help that you can find.
At our Sacramento federal criminal defense law firm, we know what it takes to get results. Our experience and focus on federal criminal law makes us like going to a specialist for medical care. You would not go to a podiatrist for stomach cancer. For the same reason, you should only hire the attorneys that have the most experience in your type of case. Our law firm has working knowledge and decades of experience in a wide variety of cases:
In the first place, we are going to make maximum use of your legal budget. We don’t have to educate ourselves on the issues or wrestle with our own incompetence to find methods that work. We know what sticks and what types of errors and defenses are gaining traction in the courts.
Because very few cases make it to trial, the pre-trial phase of the case is an important place to preserve errors for appeal and to start chipping at the prosecution’s theory. This often forces them to offer a lower negotiated plea. This can save you from the risks of trial and the mandatory minimum sentences in federal courts.
During the pre-trial proceedings, we can preserve a number of issues for appeal. We can challenge the constitutionality of applying laws to novel factual situations in your case. We can also challenge other unfair methods that the prosecution used to produce the case such as entrapment as a matter of law, evidence manipulation, or illegal search and seizure methods.
Our law firm has access to the top experts in the field and can work to effectively test and rebut forensic science reports and other assertions by the prosecution. You may even need a private investigator to figure out the backgrounds and motives of witnesses and what they are being promised in exchange for their testimonies.
We work hard to get you all the Discovery evidence that is owed to you before trial. The prosecution is not allowed to surprise defendants with new evidence and witnesses that put them on the spot to counter claims. In fact, fundamental fairness may even require depositions of witnesses to obtain their full testimony before the trial.
We can then analyze the case and look for holes in the prosecution’s theory. Because the prosecutor’s office handles a heavy caseload, there are almost always violations and errors. They will try to fudge things by using a philosophy that you are just a bad person, for whatever reason, or may look at the financial aspects and care less about your rights. Nothing is ever as black and white as prosecutors try to present issues at trial.
Once we have put in the hard work to ensure a fair trial, the prosecutor may try to avoid trial. A trial risks an acquittal and creates liability for prosecutors who are overzealous. They can be sued and are then subject to public scrutiny for using unlawful methods. We will weigh the strength of your case and advise you of whether you should accept an offer or not.
If you do go to trial, the prosecutors can try to make unfair statements or may try to confuse the jury. It is our obligation to object and preserve errors that prejudice you and impair the capacity of the jurors to act fairly.
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