212-300-5196

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.

Spodek
Law in the Media

View All

Meet Todd Spodek

WE PROVIDE WHITE GLOVE SERVICE TO CLIENTS
WHO WANT MORE FROM THEIR ATTORNEY

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.

USDA SNAP CMP – Civil Money Penalty

The United States of America is a place that has long welcomed people of diverse backgrounds. Part of this welcoming process is ensuring that all those who live there have access to enough calories to sustain themselves. American government officials aim to help people with certain programs. One of those programs is what is known as snap. The purpose of snap is to provide a means for people to buy food. They are given cards known as EBT or Electronic Benefit Transfer cards. These cards are widely accepted at retailers all over the country.
When retailers accept this kind of payment, they are agreeing that they will abide by the laws that govern the process. Regulations determine what can be purchased. These regulations also detail other processes such as how much money the person is allotted for items each month as well as how the recipient may choose to spend that fund in any period. Retailers often rely on these funds for a greater part of their overall business model. When the regulations are breached, it can mean that the company is facing issues from the government that can lead to fines or even an inability to participate in the program entirely.
Potential Fines
The possibility of being removed from participation in this program is a daunting one for any retailer in any state. Retailers who are not allowed to be part of the snap program may rapidly lose customers. This can put them at a huge disadvantage in the short term as well as leading to a massive loss of business in their community over time. Officials who govern the program have realized what not being allowed to participate in the program can mean for retailers across the country. They have made the decision to allow certain retailers to continue to participate in snap even if they have been found guilty of violating certain rules. This is what is known as a Civil Monetary Penalty. The penalty is one that lets any retailer step up to the plate and indicate they can will agree to adhere to the requirements necessary in the future. It is a form of trust indicating that the issue was a one time thing and one that is not likely to happen again. In return for paying this fine, the retailer must agree to put certain conditions in place in the store.
Retailers need to agree the following:
There must a policy about all aspects of snap conveyed to the employees in writing. These policies need to be updated once the rules governing snap change in any way. The policies must be made clear to the employees. The employer must be able to answer any questions the employees might have about any issues pertaining to the use of snap benefits in writing.
All store owners who want to be able to pay the fines rather than face being permanently removed from the program need to illustrate prior compliance with this policy. Company owners can demonstrate this by showing evidence such as having dates and signatures indicating that employees were always informed about all relevant snap issues.
Store owners also need to have a specific program that shows how to respond to issues surrounding the use of EBT cards to employees before they are hired. This means there needs to be evidence that employees understood how to respond to this kind of payment even before they were allowed to deal with the cards in a real life setting. The program should include evidence that all employees understood what was required in writing after the training period was finished. A signature can be used as evidence this policy was carried out.
There is a fourth requirement for the ability to pay a fine rather than being not allowed to part of the snap program. Company owners and managers should be able to show that neither the owner or the manager of the store knew about any violations nor received any benefit as a result of the violations that took place.
A Short Deadline
All those who might wish to apply for this form of help should keep in mind that the time frame is very short. Other government programs may take months or even years to resolve. Any violation of the snap program will come in the form of a notification sent in the mail. This is known as a snap Violation Letter. This letter may be a detailed document listing exactly what violations are alleged to have happened. The letter will also detail when they happened and what each violation consists of according to the investigator. There also may be varied kinds of regulations that are divided into categories. Each one can be considered a separate violation of the law.
Those retailers who get a letter of this kind only have ten days where they can respond to the charges leveled in the document. That’s not a long time. A retailer may be caught by surprise. The suddenness of the allegations is scary. That’s why it is imperative to contact legal help as soon as the letter arrives. A skilled defense lawyer can help any company figure out what they are being accused of by the government and what might happen to them as a result of such allegations. They will carve a path for them for them to follow.

Free Consultation

Testimonials

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.

NYC

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

212-300-5196

get directions

Los Angeles

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

212-300-5196

get directions

QUEENS

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

212-300-5196

get directions

BROOKLYN

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

212-300-5196

get directions
Call Now!