Service & Results.

nyc criminal lawyers over 30 years of experienceWe Know How To Win Cases

Spodek Law Group handles tough cases
nationwide, that demand excellence.

Get Free Consultation

Faced 5+ Years in Prison

People Vs Joseph Amico

Covered by NYDaily News. Las Vegas man accused of threatening a prominent attorney and making vile remarks.

Faced 10+ Years in Prison

People Vs. Anna Sorokin

Covered by New York Times, and other outlets. Fake heiress accused of conning the city’s wealthy, and has an HBO special being made about her.

Faced 3+ Years in Prison

People Vs. Genevieve Sabourin

Accused of stalking Alec Baldwin. The case garnered nationwide attention, with USAToday, NYPost, and other media outlets following it closely.

Faced Potential Charges

Ghislaine Maxwell Juror

Juror who prompted calls for new Ghislaine Maxwell trial turns to lawyer who defended Anna Sorokin.

Why Choose Us

Clients can use our portal to track the status of their case, stay in touch with us, upload documents, and more.

Regardless of the type of situation you're facing, our attorneys are here to help you get quality representation.

We can setup consultations in person, over Zoom, or over the phone to help you. Bottom line, we're here to help you win your case.

Law in the Media

View All

Meet Todd Spodek


The Spodek Law Group understands how delicate high-profile cases can be, and has a strong track record of getting positive outcomes. Our lawyers service a clientele that is nationwide. With offices in both LA and NYC, and cases all across the country - Spodek Law Group is a top tier law firm.

Todd Spodek is a second generation attorney with immense experience. He has many years of experience handling 100’s of tough and hard to win trials. He’s been featured on major news outlets, such as New York Post, Newsweek, Fox 5 New York, South China Morning Post, Insider.com, and many others.

In 2022, Netflix released a series about one of Todd’s clients: Anna Delvey/Anna Sorokin.

Why Clients Choose Spodek Law Group

The reason is simple: clients want white glove service, and lawyers who can win. Every single client who works with the Spodek Law Group is aware that the attorney they hire could drastically change the outcome of their case. Hiring the Spodek Law Group means you’re taking your future seriously. Our lawyers handle cases nationwide, ranging from NYC to LA. Our philosophy is fair and simple: our nyc criminal lawyers only take on clients who we know will benefit from our services.

We’re selective about the clients we work with, and only take on cases we know align with our experience – and where we can make a difference. This is different from other law firms who are not invested in your success nor care about your outcome.

If you have a legal issue, call us for a consultation.
We are available 24/7, to help you with any – and all, challenges you face.

Fake ID Documents

By Spodek Law Group | February 15, 2023

Fighting Federal Fake Identification Charges with Spodek Law Group

Federal fake identification charges are serious offenses that can carry severe penalties. The federal government has banned the production, use, transfer, and control of false identification documents and authentication elements under law 18 U.S.C.§ 1028. This statute covers a wide range of behaviors that could result in federal charges for fraud and related activity involving identification documents and authentication features.

If you are confronting a federal identity theft case, the feds will generally investigate if significant sums of money are involved or if multiple IDs have been used to commit the crime. This kind of federal crime happens when someone steals another person’s information to obtain goods or services. The government is conscious of the increasing incidence of ID theft and is vigorously seeking prosecution for these crimes.

This theft epidemic is a significant concern, and individuals accused of federal fake identification crimes must understand the legal framework surrounding the charges they face. This is where Spodek Law Group comes in. Our legal team has ample background in fighting federal fake identification charges, and we can assist you to navigate the intricate legal system and battle for your rights.

Under 18 U.S.C. § 1028(b), those convicted of fraud and related activity involving identification documents, authentication features, and information could face a maximum penalty of 15 years imprisonment, a fine, and forfeiture of any property used to commit the crime. These charges can be enhanced when identity theft is associated with another felony.

Identity theft crimes can potentially violate other federal laws, such as credit card fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, or SS fraud, each of which carries severe penalties. These charges can be devastating, and it’s critical to seek legal representation to fight back against the government’s case.

It’s worth mentioning that a conviction for any behavior described under 18 U.S.C.§ 1028(a) may result in asset damages. If the behavior doesn’t fall into any of the classes listed under this section, the full penalty is one year of imprisonment, a fine, or both.

When facing a federal fake identification charge, the stakes are high. Working with an experienced attorney from Spodek Law Group can help you understand the potential legal penalties you face and the defense strategies available to you.

Defenses for Fake Identification

If you’re facing a false identification charge, a lack of federal jurisdiction or intent could serve as a viable defense. §1028 covers false ID-related conduct that involves a United States identification document or document-making implement, the intent to defraud interstate commerce, or the transportation in the U.S. mail of the identification documents. This means that most fake-ID conduct would not qualify as a federal crime under §1028.

Depending on the subsection, an accused individual’s attorney may be able to prove that they didn’t have the requisite intent to violate §1028. If accused of planning to defraud the United States through their possession of a false identification document, a lawyer may be capable to give proof to show a lack of fraudulent intent.

Working with an experienced lawyer can be the difference between freedom and imprisonment. Spodek Law Group’s legal team has a proven track record of success in defending clients facing federal fake identification charges. Attorney Todd Spodek has extensive experience defending clients in federal criminal cases, including those related to fake identification.

If you or someone close to you is facing charges for federal fake identification, get legal help immediately. Spodek Law Group is committed to fighting for the rights of our clients. We understand that facing federal fake identification charges can be an overwhelming and stressful experience. That’s why we’re devoted to defending your privileges and achieving the most satisfactory possible outcome in your case.

At Spodek Law Group, we have extensive experience in handling federal fake identification cases. We comprehend that these charges can have a substantial effect on your life, and we are devoted to helping you navigate the legal system and achieve the best imaginable outcome in your case.

We pride ourselves on providing personalized, responsive service to our clients. When you work with us, you’ll have access to a reliable legal team that will keep you notified and involved throughout the entire legal process. Our team of lawyers has a rich background in federal criminal defense, and we have an in-depth knowledge of the federal legal system.

We will work tirelessly to investigate the charges against you and build a strong defense strategy that is tailored to your unique situation. We’ll evaluate the evidence against you, identify any weaknesses in the prosecution’s case, and present a strong defense on your behalf.

If you’re facing federal fake identification charges, it’s essential to work with an experienced attorney who can help you navigate the legal system and protect your rights. At Spodek Law Group, we’re committed to providing our clients with the highest level of legal representation. We’ll work with you at every stage to make sure that you obtain a fair trial and the most satisfactory result in your case.

Contact Spodek Law Group Today

If you or someone you know is facing federal fake identification charges, it’s completely understandable to feel overwhelmed and anxious about the situation. The impact of these charges can be severe, affecting your livelihood, finances, and freedom. At Spodek Law Group, we get it, we know the seriousness of the problem, and we’re here to help you in any form we can.

Our legal team is dedicated to supplying you with personalized, compassionate legal representation. We’ll take the time to comprehend your unique situation, listen to your story, and develop a defense strategy that’s tailored to your requirements. With our proven track record of success in defending clients facing federal fake identification charges, you can trust us to have your back.

When you reach us, we’ll plan a consultation to examine your case. We’ll be your ally through the legal process, providing you with the support and advice you require to defend your rights and achieve the best possible outcome. Our professional legal team has a profound knowledge of the federal legal system and will use our expertise to ensure that your case is handled with care and precision.

At Spodek Law Group, we’re not just another faceless law firm. We’re a group of real people who genuinely care about our clients. We know that facing federal fake identification charges can be stressful, but with us by your side, you don’t have to face it alone. We’ll fight back the government’s case and work tirelessly to protect your future and your freedom.

If you’re facing federal fake identification charges, don’t wait to seek legal help. Contact Spodek Law Group today to schedule a consultation with our experienced legal team. We’re here to help you battle back against the state’s case and defend your rights. Contact us today to know more about how we can aid you in your case. With Spodek Law Group, you’ll have a legal team that’s committed to your success and dedicated to providing you with personalized legal support.

Free Consultation


I was searching for a law firm with some power to help me deal with a warrant in New York . After 6 days I decided to go with Spodek Law Group. It helped that This law firm is well respected by not only the top law firms in New York , but the DA , Judge as well. I...

~Fonder Brandon

5 Stars
It was my good fortune to retain Spodek Law Group for representation for my legal needs. From the beginning, communication was prompt and thorough. Todd, Kenneth and Alex were the first people I worked with and they all made me feel comfortable and confident that the team was going to work hard for me. Everything was explained and any concerns...

~A G

5 Stars
After meeting with several law firms, I chose the Spodek Law Group not only for their professionalism and experience, but for the personal attention given to me right from the initial consultation. It is important to recognize how crucial having the right legal team is when faced with potentially life altering events that impact families and the lives of loved...

~George Cherubini

Spodek Law Group

White Glove Service

We Provide Superior Service, Excellent Results, At A Level Superior To Other Criminal Defense Law Firms. Regardless Of Where Your Case Is, Nationwide, We Can Help You.
View More

Request Free Consultation

Please fill out the form below to receive a free consultation, we will respond to
your inquiry within 24-hours guaranteed.


85 Broad St 30th Floor, New York, NY 10004


get directions

Los Angeles

611 S Catalina St Suite 222, Los Angeles, CA 90005


get directions


35-37 36th St, 2nd Floor Astoria, NY 11106


get directions


195 Montague St., 14th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201


get directions
Call Now!