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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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NYC Underage Drug Crimes Lawyers

Understanding Juvenile Drug Offenses: Guidance from Spodek Law Group

We at the New York-based Spodek Law Group understand how challenging it can be for parents who are desperately trying to protect their children from the influence of drugs and underage alcohol consumption. Through our years of experience, we have seen that even with the best parenting, many children fall victim to the snare of juvenile drug crimes. For this reason, we are committed to providing the most experienced, effective legal help possible.

Comprehensive Legal Support

Our legal team will sit down with you and your family and, in a very straightforward yet understanding way, explain the complicated nature of the juvenile drug offense your child faces. In most cases, New York juveniles will face drug penalties that are drastically less severe than those adult offenders face. However, the problem for juveniles accused of drug-related offenses goes beyond incarceration and fines. Juveniles accused of drug offenses may find that they no longer qualify for college admission, and they may have difficulties finding future employment.

For this reason, the number one priority for our team is to help your juvenile avoid conviction. We do this by making a thorough investigation of the situation surrounding your child’s arrest. Then, our team will work with you and discuss the potential outcomes and identify the best course of action that should be taken. Our law firm has a strong belief in the benefit of providing our clients with all of the tools necessary in order to make an informed and intelligent decision about the representation they will receive.

Understanding the Legal Process

Our first step will be to explain the difference between the adult and juvenile criminal defense system. A child who is under the age of 16 will automatically be classified as a juvenile delinquent. One of the unique things about the juvenile law system is that juveniles are not tried by juries. Instead, it is a judge who has the responsibility to make the decision about the fate of a child. This is where the use of our legal defense team shines through. Our team will vigorously use our expertise to mount an aggressive defense on behalf of your son or daughter. Our goal is to convince the judge that your juvenile would fare better without a conviction.

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.

Serious Consequences of Conviction

Convictions for juvenile drug cases have very serious and long-lasting consequences. These consequences range from expensive fines to imprisonment. In some cases, they can lead to mandatory attendance at a reform school, confinement to the home, loss of driving privileges, and probation.

Rehabilitation Focus

One of the positive aspects of the New York juvenile justice system is that the focus is not solely on incarceration. Judges aim to help children on the road to rehabilitation. Our goal as a legal team is to work with judges to help them see that just because your youngster may have made an error in judgment, this does not mean that they are a danger to society. We will work intimately with judges to find the best alternative to incarceration.

These alternatives may include drug counseling, which focuses on rehabilitating the juvenile. Parents will be required to attend drug counseling sessions to help rehabilitate their child.

Probation will require a juvenile to comply with specific terms. For example, they may be required to attend school regularly, find and keep a job, go to family counseling, and do community service.

Diversion is another type of informal probation. Just like formal probation, a juvenile who is required to submit to diversion must comply with rules set by the court. If a juvenile successfully completes the diversion programs and if they are a first-time offender, it is likely that the charges against them will be dropped.

Expert Legal Representation

Of course, as with all criminal defense cases, there are going to be certain circumstances that may affect the outcome of your child’s case. For example, if the juvenile has a record or a prior criminal history of similar drug-related offenses or other serious offenses, the likelihood of them going to jail increases. However, this does not mean that because a child has previous convictions that they are automatically going to be incarcerated. Our experienced group of New York drug crime lawyers is ready to stand by your son or daughter and create an aggressive defense regardless of the crime they are accused of.

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