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We are an elite criminal defense law firm, that emphasizes providing the best service and professionalism to all clients. We service a curated clientele nationwide – that expect the best from their lawyer. We handle tough criminal defense and legal situations that require deep knowledge, experience, dedication, and excellence in order to win. We have over 50 years of combined experience, handling national and international cases.

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The Spodek Law Group is one of the most successful law firms in the USA. Our success comes from the fact we are attentive to details, and take a very pragmatic approach to each and every single case. Our clients turn to us for realistic advice – so they can make the appropriate decisions they need to make personally. Our goal is to make sure your case ends in a positive outcome, not only personally – but for your family as well.

 



Tampa Federal Criminal Lawyers

Federal crimes are defined as criminal activity that violates the U.S. Constitution. These are more serious offenses than the charges brought against residents of Tampa for local crimes, for example. Criminal defense lawyers have a special responsibility to protect the legal rights of each client against all possible violations during any legal proceeding.

Attorneys need to have a strong grasp of the facts of each case to represent your interests effectively. Federal crimes must be handled by a legal team with a proven track record of success; our firm is well-equipped to represent your interests. Our legal team is deeply invested in protecting the rights of our clients at every stage of the case.

Federal Charges, Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney

Federal crimes are defined as particular actions that violate federal laws or involve agencies of the federal government. Felony charges might be brought when the crime violated a specific federal law, happened on federal property or in multiple states. Effective legal representation can influence the outcome of the federal case. Our firm is qualified and experienced in all aspects of federal law; we understand how to represent your interests in court. Never overlook the necessity of hiring the most qualified and capable NYC criminal lawyer. [1]

It’s important to work with a law firm experienced in federal law when fighting felony charges. We understand the system intricately in order to best represent clients facing federal counts:

  • Copyright violations
  • Counterfeit currency
  • IRS-related crimes
  • Immigration-related crimes
  • Racketeering
  • Bank robbery
  • White collar crimes
  • Drug possession or selling

Examples of federal crimes include the following:

There are many other charges that are prosecuted only at the federal level. The distinctive factor is the involvement of some federal agency. This also means that the prosecutor will have access to resources at the federal level; never go up against federal charges without an attorney well-versed in the differences between federal statutes and state laws.

Federal prosecutors handle cases involving felony charges, and this might include details like the manner in which forensic evidence is handled. The methods used by federal agents might be substantially different than those used by state prosecutors. The penalties for felony offenses is often more severe; these are all excellent reasons to hire only the most experienced criminal defense attorney for your federal case.

Federal or State Prosecution?

State crimes might be held in a county, city or state building. At the federal level, the court system includes the district level, the court of appeals and the Supreme Court. This difference is important to understand when contacting an attorney in Tampa about felony charges. The legal system operates under federal laws for federal charges, and this means that the lawyer must have a proven track record in order to give your case the attention required to prevail.

Examples of state criminal charges include routine traffic citations, petty theft, arson, assault and domestic violence. Crimes that affect both the federal and state levels of government can be prosecuted at both levels. For examples, bank robbery can be prosecuted both at the state and federal levels. However, counterfeiting money is considered a felony because this privilege is reserved for the federal government. This shows the difference between state and federal crimes. Some charges involve both state and federal agencies. In this situation, there is a principle called double jeopardy, which prevents anyone from being tried twice for the same offense.

Overview of Federal Crimes

If you’re facing federal charges, you need an attorney with experience in this particular area of the law. The issue of jurisdiction is very important, and the stakes are too high to leave it to a firm with less experience fighting felony counts. We can help you to navigate the system’s intricacies. For example, some clients might get an acquittal at the state level only to find out that there is a federal prosecutor pursuing the case. This could be alarming unless you have a qualified attorney representing your legal interests and explaining these developments as they unfold.

Federal charges only apply to counts that involve either a direct violation of federal law or a contradiction with federal statutes. In the second case, the charges might involve a situation where the constitutionality of the law comes into question. Charges might also involve a federal agent, and this type of case will be handled in a federal court. For example, the case of multiple police officers being charged by the Department of Justice is a clear example of a federal case. [2]

Defining Laws, and Legal Changes

Federal and state laws are matters of jurisdiction. Classification of the crime is one consideration, but the other is where the court will hear the case. When a crime is classified as a felony, this means that the crime is being committed against an national entity. For example, federal tax crimes and actions in violation of the interstate commerce clause, or ICC, are often classified as felonies. There is a smaller number of felony crimes than state crimes, which comprise most of the total number of offenses.

Cities, states and federal laws exist within a context of a system that adapts to reflect the changing views of the population. Previous laws routinely get struck down, and new laws get introduced. These changes require a deep understanding of legal precedent at all levels of government. State law generally takes precedence unless there is some kind of override. Federal laws sometimes conflict with =state laws. This conflict can raise the status of the case and bring it to the federal court system. If there was a specific federal law that was violated in a crime that would normally be litigated at the state level, the case might also go to the federal level. [3]

Citations:

[1] https://www.criminaldefenselawyer.com/resources/state-crimes-vs-federal-crimes.htm
[2] https://www.npr.org/sections/trial-over-killing-of-george-floyd/2021/05/07/987737695/justice-department-brings-federal-criminal-charges-against-derek-chauvin-3-other
[3] https://www.findlaw.com/criminal/criminal-charges/view-all-criminal-charges.html


Charle Butler
Charle Butler
2021-03-12
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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