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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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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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San Antonio Snap Violation Lawyers

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) affords needy families an ability to avoid hunger. If you’re a retailer who participates in SNAP, you provide a valuable service to low income residents as well as having a consistent source of income for your business.

An accusation that you have violated the laws and rules of the program, if not defended, can jeopardize the financial health and reputation of your business. This is because violations could lead to fines and disqualifications from the program. With knowledge that your store cannot accept EBT benefits, customers who rely on them will go elsewhere for their foods. Further, certain violations can lead to criminal prosecution.

If you’re accused of violating snap rules, you may need one of our lawyers to help you defend the charges.

Common SNAP Violations

 

Trafficking

Trafficking stands among the most serious SNAP transgressions. Essentially, it means that you receive snap benefits from the participant for cash or other consideration.

Generally in trafficking, the snap recipient offers to sell you his or her EBT benefits. The seller can then use the cash to buy things that unavailable through the EBT card. The merchandise can include alcohol, cigarettes, electronics or other non-food items. In some cases, the selling recipient presents an air of desperation, needing the money to pay rent, catch up on bills or buy medicines.

Some retailers use the EBT cards and the associated PIN numbers to stock their stores with merchandise to be resold. Others may purchase items originally bought by clients with EBT cards, then sell them to other stores. In schemes that don’t involve the client’s participation or knowledge, certain retailers steal the EBT and the personal identification numbers (PIN).

If you’re not careful, you might catch yourself in a trafficking charge even if you’re trying to help the EBT client. In such a scenario, your customer does not have enough on the card. You agree to let the client buy now and pay later with the EBT card. This facially goodwill gesture actually violates the snap law. Funds on the EBT card can be used only for current purchases and must be used at the time of the purchase. So, if the EBT card lacks enough to complete your customer’s purchase, you can’t allow him or her to pay the difference with the EBT card on a later visit. You can allow the customer to make up the different with cash or some form of payment other than a replenished EBT card.

Selling From the Non-Approved List

As a program to help needy families buy food, snap clients can apply their benefits only for food items. Eligible food items consist of those bought for household use, such as cereals, breads, fruits, vegetables, milk, cheese, meats, butter and poultry. Sodas, cookies, candy, snack crackers and ice cream also are approved for purchase through snap.

Not all food appears on the approved list. Hot foods and those prepared for consumption at the store or other site where they are prepared cannot be purchased through snap funds. Restaurants in some areas have authority to receive snap benefits from elderly, homeless or disabled clients for low-cost meals.

As you can expect, snap funds cannot purchase alcohol or tobacco. Also, you can’t allow an EBT card to pay for personal care products, pet foods, cleaners or other household supplies, medicines, vitamins and pet foods or pet care items.

Lying On Your Application

False statements on your application to participate in SNAP also can disqualify you. Violations of this sort may include misrepresenting someone other than you as the store’s owner to hide your prior disqualification from snap or otherwise lying about previous disqualifications. Misstating the amount of your sales and the nature of your inventory can also result in your snap license being revoked.

Handling a SNAP Violation Charge

An audit of card history or an undercover purchaser/client snap violations. Someone, perhaps a customer, reports that one of your store’s employees or the manager or you tried to buy the EBT benefits that the balance disappears even though the customer hasn’t used the card. The EBT client may be facing his or her own disqualification and decides to report that you, allegedly, participated in the fraud.

When the Food Nutrition Service (FNS) or other authorized agency enforcing snap believes it has evidence that your store has violated SNAP laws, it will embark upon penalizing your through fines or disqualification from accepting EBT payments from clients. Depending on the evidence, a bar from participating in the program could last one year, three years, five years or permanently.

The Charge Letter

The enforcement starts with a snap violation letter setting for what laws or rules FNS says you’ve disobeyed.

From the date you get this “charge letter,” you have ten days to respond. One of our San Antonio snap violation attorneys can assist you in gathering the evidence to rebut the charge and fashioning the response.

If you receive a “charge letter” alleging that you have committed trafficking, you can ask FNS to impose on you a civil money penalty in place of being permanently disqualified from the snap program. FNS will consider factors such as whether your store has a policy to ensure that you and the employees comply with the snap regulations, whether and how you have or are training employees and internal review.

Of course, the seriousness and extent of the alleged trafficking play a role in whether snap will even entertain the less drastic alternative of a civil money penalty. You must provide evidence that you meet the criteria for avoiding permanent disqualification through a civil money penalty.

Review by the Agency and Courts

Once FNS reviews your reply and decides to take the disciplinary action, you have ten (10) days from the delivery or service of such a notice to ask for an administrative review of the decision. A reviewer within the USDA will take a second look.

If the administrative reviewer upholds the disqualification or penalty, you have thirty (30) days after the date that decision is delivered or served on you to ask a court to review the action. This judicial review comes in the form of a lawsuit. You can file it in federal district court or in your state court. In the lawsuit, the court will conduct a de novo, or new, trial. Our San Antonio attorneys work with you to properly file the lawsuit and prepare the evidence and arguments for trial or other hearings to reverse the fine or disqualification.

A prior disqualification from the Women, Infant and Children’s Program (WIC) on certain grounds will keep you from getting judicial review of the snap disqualification.

Make sure you take claims that you have violated snap very seriously. Once the agency starts its enforcement process, your time limits to respond will approach rapidly. Contact one of our snap violation attorneys who can help you protect your rights and your business.


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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