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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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Utica Criminal Lawyers

By Spodek Law Group | August 5, 2018
(Last Updated On: July 28, 2023)

Last Updated on: 28th July 2023, 07:17 pm

Trust New York’s Premier Utica Criminal Defense Attorneys

Allegations of criminal conduct carry devastating consequences that turn lives upside down. Beyond potential jail time, criminal convictions can destroy careers, professional licenses, immigration status, and custody rights. Once charges are filed in Utica City Court, the complexities of New York criminal law and aggressive prosecution tactics stack the deck against defendants.

To level the playing field, you need a tough defense lawyer willing to stand up to the system on your behalf. For over a decade, Spodek Law Group has provided unparalleled representation to Utica area residents charged with all types of crimes including:

  • Drug offenses – possession, distribution, trafficking
  • Sex crimes – rape, child pornography, prostitution
  • Violent felonies – homicide, assault, robbery
  • Weapons charges – illegal possession, threatening, menacing
  • DWI and traffic infractions
  • White collar crime – fraud, embezzlement, theft

At Spodek Law Group, we know how to analyze charges, identify weaknesses, and build creative defenses culminating in our signature dramatic courtroom victories. Read on to learn how our Utica criminal defense services can help you.

Avoiding Early Mistakes

The most crucial stage in any criminal case is the initial investigation when police contact suspects and make arrests. Under pressure, people often consent to searches, provide statements, and take actions against their own interests. Experienced criminal defense attorneys know your rights during police encounters and how to avoid self-incrimination.

If Utica police contact you regarding a criminal investigation, politely decline to answer questions and call our attorneys immediately.

We advise clients on whether to comply with police requests, provide statements, or consent to searches. Our lawyers can intervene on your behalf to prevent unconstitutional coercion and gather evidence to invalidate improper arrests. Through rigorous pre-trial motions, we often secure dismissals based on Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendment violations.

But you only get one chance to file motions attacking probable cause and request evidentiary hearings. Our seasoned Utica criminal lawyers maximize this opportunity by identifying every viable angle to beat the charges from day one.

Mastering Complex Criminal Court Procedures

New York criminal law involves complex statutes, demanding procedural prerequisites, and nuanced strategies. Most defendants cannot possibly grasp concepts like statutory speedy trial rules, discovery demands, plea bargaining limitations, restitution amounts, sentencing ranges, and court calendar mechanics.

Spodek Law Group represents Utica area clients in multiple venues including:

  • Utica City Court
  • Oneida County Court
  • Oneida County Court House – Rome, NY
  • Federal District Court – Syracuse

Our intimate familiarity with prosecutors, judges, and court staff enables optimal case positioning. We leverage our exemplary reputation to forge favorable pre-trial resolutions when appropriate. If reasonable plea deals are not offered or trials represent the best option, we fully prepare for court battles. Mr. Todd Spodek’s perfect 37-0 trial record stands as proof of our courtroom prowess.

Avoiding Collateral Damage

While the criminal charges alone create havoc, conviction consequences like immigration issues, professional license suspension, and loss of child custody compound the harm. Our holistic approach considers all potential case impacts when advising Utica clients on defense strategies and plea deals.

For immigrant defendants, we craft pleas avoiding deportation and other immigration penalties. Certain bargaining can help preserve avenues for future record sealing or expungement as well. Whenever possible, we enable clients to resolve cases without lifelong criminal records that reduce job prospects and professional opportunities.

Let us stand by your side and preserve your rights throughout every stage of Utica police encounters, pre-trial proceedings, plea negotiations, and potential trials.

Contact Utica’s Top-Rated Criminal Defense Lawyers

If you or a loved one require representation for criminal allegations in Utica, NY or surrounding Oneida County, contact Spodek Law Group 24/7 for urgent legal assistance. Call 212-300-5196 or email criminal defense attorney Todd Spodek to schedule a free consultation. With Spodek Law Group by your side, you can rest assured your rights remain protected as we battle the charges.

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