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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!


SNAP Permanent Disqualification

The Consequences Of SNAP Permanent Disqualification
As a store manager or owner, you deal with many customers each day who use EBT benefits. But as you know, there are many rules and regulations that accompany SNAP, making it imperative you and your employees know exactly what to do when customers use EBT. Unfortunately, if mistakes are made along the way or you perhaps have a dishonest employee who decides to bend the rules a bit, your business could be facing significant penalties from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, one of which is permanent disqualification from SNAP. If you have been informed by a Charges Letter that permanent disqualification is a distinct possibility, take the matter seriously and discuss your situation with a SNAP permanent disqualification attorney.

Long-Lasting Consequences
If the USDA decides to impose the permanent disqualification penalty against your business, it will have long-lasting consequences for many more years than you ever imagined. To begin with, a permanent DQ means your store will never again be allowed to accept EBT benefits from customers, which will greatly reduce the amount of money your store earns. In addition, you as the store’s owner or manager will never again be allowed to hold any position of authority in a store that accepts EBT, meaning your career as a store manager or business owner is over. Finally, should you decide to close or sell your business, the USDA will impose a Transfer Civil Money Penalty on you, meaning you will be required to pay thousands of dollars in fines upon the selling or closing of your store, even if you take one of these steps decades later.

Do All Businesses Get a Permanent Disqualification?
Fortunately, not all businesses that are targeted by the USDA receive the permanent disqualification penalty. However, it is used quite often, and in many cases is used unnecessarily. Due to pressures from Congress in recent years concerning welfare fraud in the nation, the USDA has cracked down hard on those businesses it believes are involved in SNAP trafficking, which is the exchanging of cash, weapons, or drugs for EBT benefits. Thus, if you know the USDA is considering the permanent disqualification penalty for your business, you may have as few as 10 days to file an appeal. To get started immediately rectifying this situation, consult with and hire an experienced SNAP permanent disqualification attorney as quickly as possible.

How Does the USDA Prove Trafficking Occurred?
When the USDA brings trafficking allegations against your store or business, it will claim to have overwhelming evidence it can use against you to prove its case. For example, the agency may claim it has examined a large number of transactions at your store, and thus has determined strange patterns that indicate trafficking is taking place. In other situations, the USDA will claim it has conducted an undercover investigation of your store, and has evidence you or other employees did in fact exchange cash or other items for EBT benefits. Though the government will make it sound as if the case against you is open and shut, it is anything but that. By quickly hiring a knowledgeable SNAP permanent disqualification attorney to handle your case, they can examine the evidence and point out holes in the government’s case. Despite these being very complex cases, they are quite winnable in court, which is why you should always have an attorney on your side who has achieved excellent results with similar clients.

Impacting Your Personal Life
Should you be permanently disqualified from SNAP, it will have a big impact on your personal life. To begin with, it will limit the types of businesses to which you can look to for employment, since the USDA will make it impossible for you to get hired by any company that has any dealings with the federal government. Also, if you are needing to secure loans to purchase a home, cars, or other items, your personal credit rating will be damaged so much that your loan requests will probably be denied. Finally, since the USDA sets out to make examples of those who commit SNAP trafficking, your personal reputation will also be damaged, creating additional hardship for you and your family.

Know the Rules
If you want to avoid the threat of a permanent disqualification from the USDA, the best thing to do is know the rules pertaining to EBT and SNAP. Time after time, trafficking allegations are made against a business simply because an owner, manager, or other employees made honest mistakes over and over again with customers. However, even if this is the case in your situation, the USDA will not simply listen to you, negotiate a deal, and then close the book on your case. Instead, the agency will show little if any flexibility or understanding for your situation, and will instead pursue prosecution in a very aggressive fashion. Since fighting the charges against you gives you the best hope of emerging from your circumstances a winner, you need to rely on the knowledge and experience of a SNAP permanent disqualification attorney who has fought the federal government on these matters for years.

Difficult but Not Impossible
Finally, remember that avoiding a permanent disqualification penalty from the USDA is difficult, but not impossible. As you know, being threatened by any arm of the federal government is intimidating and scary, which is exactly what the government wants. However, you should always remember that the same government that is looking to make life difficult for you also affords you numerous legal rights that should always be protected. To get started fighting the charges against you and avoiding the life-changing permanent disqualification penalty, discuss your case in more detail with a SNAP permanent disqualification lawyer today.


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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