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The BEST LAWYER ANYONE COULD ASK FOR!!! Todd changed our lives! He’s not JUST a lawyer representing us for a case. Todd and his office have become Family. When we entered his office in August of 2022, we entered with such anxiety, uncertainty, and so much stress. Honestly we were very lost. My husband and I felt alone. How could a lawyer who didn’t know us, know our family, know our background represents us, When this could change our lives for the next 5-7years that my husband was facing in Federal jail. By the time our free consultation was over with Todd, we left his office at ease. All our questions were answered and we had a sense of relief.

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Federal Crimes: Understanding the Severity and Legal Representation

What are Federal Crimes?

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.

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:

George FernandezGeorge Fernandez
14:16 30 Apr 24
Excellent 10 out of 10, Helped resolve my case. Jeremy explained everything and made everything easy to understand.
21:33 24 Apr 24
If you are looking for a lawyer that listens, is aggressive where needed, and holds his word above all else, Todd is the best pick. I had hired multiple attorneys prior to hiring the Spodek Group for a white collar case. The first thing that stood out to me was the cost, as anyone going through the process and dealing with the system, money was tight at that time - especially after hiring and firing multiple lawyers. The cost was not as high as others which was definitely a plus. Todd's intake process was also unlike other attorneys. He took the time to actually listen. He cared. He was trying to put himself in my shoes while I was explaining the situation to him and he really took the time to understand the whole situation. Other lawyers will give you 15 mins and send you a retainer agreement. Not Todd, I think he spent almost two hours with me as I was explaining everything.Not only was he great during the onboarding process, he was supportive and very informative through the entire plea process and eventually sentencing. After hiring him, I asked if I should hire a prison consultant, he told me to save my money as he would do everything they would. He was right and held up to his word. Later on I would hear from others that went with the prison consultants that they were a waste of money - I am glad I listened to Todd!When it came time for sentencing, two days prior to sentencing, the prosecutor tried increasing my proposed prison time by almost double - apparently a normal move. Todd and his team worked with me non-stop through the weekend prior to sentencing to ensure that I was not given additional prison time. Again, he took the time to listen and came up with a strategy to explain the case with great detail.Unfortunately, I did plead guilty as that was my best option. Todd and his whole team wrote up nearly 300 pages of a summary of what happened and why I should not be given prison time. If I breakdown the amount I spent with Todd versus the amount of work that I saw being done, I am shocked I was not charged four times as much. The other benefit was, a lot of criminal defense lawyers were just a single attorney with a paralegal or two. Todd had a team of people that I dealt with (5-7 people that I interacted with), but he was ALWAYS accessible. It would never take him more than an hour to reply unless he was in court.I was sentenced to prison and I was emotionally distraught. Todd and his team did whatever they could even after sentencing to make sure I was alright. He personally stayed in touch with my family to ensure I was doing alright and offered support to them. Most lawyers would consider the job complete at sentencing, not Todd.After prison, Todd still spent time with me to make sure I was on the right track and avoiding any potential risks in the future. He has also been giving advice on how to navigate probation etc and has not been looking at the clock for billing.Although I wish I had never been arrested in the first place, I am glad I had Todd and his team in my corner. Without them I likely would have had to spend a lot more time in prison than I did.Thank you, Todd, and the entire Spodek Law team, for helping turn what was a nightmare into a manageable situation!
Yelva Saint-PreuxYelva Saint-Preux
19:26 19 Apr 24
I am immensely grateful to the entire team at Spodek Law Group for their unwavering dedication and exceptional expertise throughout my case. From our initial consultation to the final resolution, their professionalism and tireless advocacy made all the difference. Their strategic approach and attention to detail instilled confidence in me every step of the way.Thanks to their hard work and commitment, we achieved a truly favorable outcome that exceeded my expectations. Not only did they navigate the complexities of my case with precision, but they also provided invaluable support and guidance during what was undoubtedly a challenging time. I cannot recommend Spodek Law Group highly enough, especially attorneys Todd Spodek and Claire Banks; they are beacons of excellence in the legal profession.YSP.
Katherine SunKatherine Sun
18:08 18 Apr 24
my lawyer is Alex Zhik. Efficient, patient and professional
Nun yaNun ya
17:48 18 Apr 24
Todd, Ralph and Alex are amazing. Helped my husband get from a double digit number with multiple charges to a single digit, by the time I blink he will be out. They very professional and help with all your needs. They dealt with my anxiety and worry very well and they understand that your family member needs to get home as soon as possible.
Keisha ParrisKeisha Parris
20:45 15 Mar 24
Believe every single review here about Alex Z!! From our initial consultation, it was evident that Alex possessed a profound understanding of criminal law and a fierce dedication to his clients rights. Throughout the entirety of my case, Alex exhibited unparalleled professionalism and unwavering commitment. What sets Alex apart is not only his legal expertise but also his genuine compassion for his clients. He took the time to thoroughly explain my case, alleviating any concerns I had along the way. His exact words were “I’m not worried about it”. His unwavering support and guidance were invaluable throughout the entire process. I am immensely grateful for Alex's exceptional legal representation and wholeheartedly recommend his services to anyone in need of a skilled criminal defense attorney. Alex Z is not just a lawyer; he is a beacon of hope for those navigating the complexities of the legal system. If you find yourself in need of a dedicated and competent legal advocate, look no further than Alex Z.
Taïko BeautyTaïko Beauty
16:26 15 Mar 24
I don’t know where to start, I can write a novel about this firm, but one thing I will say is that having my best interest was their main priority since the beginning of my case which was back in Winter 2019. Miss Claire Banks, one of the best Attorneys in the firm represented me very well and was very professional, respectful, and truthful. Not once did she leave me in the dark, in fact she presented all options and routes that could possibly be considered for my case and she reinsured me that no matter what I decided to do, her and the team will have my back and that’s exactly what happened. Not only will I be liberated from this case, also, I will enjoy my freedom and continue to be a mother to my first born son and will have no restrictions with accomplishing my goals in life. Now that’s what I call victory!! I thank the Lord, My mother, Claire, and the Spodek team for standing by me and fighting with me. Words can’t describe how grateful I am to have the opportunity to work with this team. I’m very satisfied, very pleased with their performance, their hard work, and their diligence.Thank you team!
K MarK Mar
01:37 25 Jan 24
I recently had Spodek Law Group represent me for a legal matter in NYC and I am thoroughly impressed with their services.Alex Zhik secured the best possible outcome for my case.It was a seamless journey from the initial consultation to the resolution of my legal matter. From the moment I spoke to Todd about my case, his enthusiasm to help was evident, setting a positive tone for the entire experience. The efficiency and professionalism displayed by the team is commendable.A particularly noteworthy aspect of their service is their user-friendly portal to upload your documents/evidence. This not only simplified the process, but showcases their commitment to streamline the client experience.Lastly, in an industry where legal fees can often be a concern, I found their pricing to be very reasonable, making needing legal assistance feel accessible and stress-free.I am grateful for their support and wouldn't hesitate to turn to them again in the future.
  • 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.

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 a 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.

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