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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.


Targets, Subjects, and Witnesses in Federal Investigations

The Department of Justice’s (DOJ) mission provides enforcement of federal laws and the authority to prosecute anyone who violates them. With its broad powers, the Department examines the actions of individuals as well as companies for potential violations of federal law, especially criminal activity.

Providing an Immediate Response
Anyone who becomes part of a DOJ investigation needs to reply to any aspect of the matter promptly. Best approaches include hiring a seasoned defense attorney with experience in criminal law. In addition, maintaining confidentiality and preparing defense documentation provides the basis for responding to any charges that may occur. In all cases, a cooperative attitude provides the optimum way to proceed.

Discovering Status
The government classifies individuals involved in a DOJ investigation as a witness, subject or target. Most people may not know why the government wants to talk to them, a matter of great concern and stress. However, attorneys may deduce the reason in some situations by reviewing materials such as a subpoena or request. While no one wants to fit in the “target” category, the safest approach assumes the most severe option.

Understanding the Role of Witness
The government may want to talk to someone who knows about a crime to find out any information that relates to it. While the DOJ does not usually charge a witness with a crime, the facts in an investigation determine the outcome. Therefore, a witness does not need to have firsthand experience in observing a crime as it occurs.

Background information that can help determine the guilt or innocence of someone else may provide all that the DOJ wants to obtain. However, law enforcement officials do not offer protection to witnesses unless a prior agreement ensures it. Therefore, any misrepresentation of the facts can allow a witness to face charges for punishable offenses.

Becoming a Subject
A status not as serious as a target and not as potentially unimportant as a witness, a subject designation contains elements of both. A subject’s behavior may attract attention as suspicious or unethical conduct. When the government believes that someone has connections to a crime, the person becomes a subject. However, when law enforcement’s investigations have not determined that someone committed a provable crime, “target” becomes too extreme.

A grand jury can subpoena a subject for questioning when a person’s conduct falls within the scope of its investigation. In addition, anyone who becomes a subject can face charges of obstruction of justice by destroying evidence or lying to a U.S. Attorney. Therefore, a decision to request a criminal defense attorney to participate in any meeting provides valuable guidance for subjects.

Realizing What Target Means
Representation by a criminal defense attorney becomes a necessity when a person becomes a target of an investigation. A prosecutor or a grand jury already possesses substantial evidence that links someone to a crime. In addition, the prosecutor considers the person as a presumed defendant. When the government designates someone as a target, it sends a strong signal of involvement in criminal activity
The overlap between the witness, subject and target categories may seem straightforward on paper, but the designations can change as the government pursues its investigations. A person may prepare a response based on the status remaining the same, a risky approach to a matter that can change the quality of life for years to come. Thus, the first indication of involvement in a criminal investigation requires immediate contact with a seasoned and successful criminal defense lawyer.

Preparing for the Outcome
Most people’s lack of experience with the criminal justice system creates a disadvantage when they become a focus of the DOJ. Navigating the legal system requires knowledge and experience, and trying to go it alone can rarely produce a good outcome. However, an experienced criminal defense attorney can make a significant difference. In addition, avoiding significant penalties provides benefits that even an innocent person needs to ensure makes representation essential.

Attorney’s fees provide more value than they cost. Experienced legal representation can save much more money than attorneys’ fair fees for their knowledge and skill. But, again, an unknowledgeable person in unfamiliar territory can make costly mistakes. Attorneys work to prevent charges against defendants and try to prevent the loss of time at work. Even when a guilty verdict arrives, a criminal defense attorney negotiates to obtain lower fines. The legal system works best when knowledgeable criminal attorneys provide the representation that defendants deserve.

Charle Butler
Charle Butler
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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!



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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"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."

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"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."

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