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The Spodek Law Group is an elite criminal defense law firm that provides superior service and white glove professionalism, to a unique clientele nationwide. We handle tough cases that require experience, attention to detail, and excellence in order to win. With over 50 years of combined experience, we’ve handled national and international cases.

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Our criminal defense law firms is one of the most successful defense law firms in the state of New York. We have a high success rate because we are very pragmatic when it comes to advising our clients on how to proceed – and to make sure their case ends in a positive outcome. Our goal is to help every single client get charges dismissed, or reduced. Because of our work, 100’s of people have been able to avoid criminal charges from being filed against them.

Charle Butler
Charle Butler
2021-03-12
Verified
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
2021-03-05
Verified
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
2021-03-03
Verified
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
2021-03-02
Verified
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
2021-02-26
Verified
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
2021-02-24
Verified
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.
L.C.
L.C.
2021-02-24
Verified
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
2021-02-23
Verified
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!


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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."

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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Vacating Bench Warrants NYC

Vacating Bench Warrants in New York City

Warrants are recorded in New York States computer databases which informs all law enforcement that a warrant is outstanding.

If you believe that you might have a warrant out for your NY criminal defense attorney can call the NYPD’s warrant squad and see if you obtain any information about an open warrant. You will need to provide your NYSID number to them and additional pedigree information so that they can pull up your records.

To vacate the warrant, you need to appear in the Court that issued the warrant. You can appear in one of the boroughs warrant squads, your local Police precinct or a Police agency if your are outside of New York State and the Police will bring you in on the warrant. Regardless of where you go only the Court of issuance can set aside the warrant. It is always a better choice for an individual to appear in the Court Clerks office him or herself and “voluntary” surrender then to have the Police bring them in to Court.

The two types of arrest warrants:

Bench Warrant – A court order issued for a defendant’s arrest if he or she fails to appear for a court proceeding other than an arraignment. You are returned in this scenario to the particular Judges courtroom. A criminal action is already pending in this scenario.
Arrest Warrant – This is a formal document authorizing the Police to arrest you. In this scenario a law enforcement agent will present evidence that was obtained after an investigation or an arrest to a Judge and ask that a Judge issue an arrest warrant. This can happen after a sealed indictment. A sealed indictment is used when the Prosecutor does not want to alert the prospective Defendant that they are being investigated. In this case you will be brought before the Court for purpose of an arraignment on the accusatory instrument.
Additional types of warrants are:

Other Warrants – include NYS CPL Warrants not described above, other State and Federal Warrants. Executive Law Warrants (Office of Children and Family and Parole Violations) and Family Court Warrants.
Search Warrants – A court order and process directing a police officer or peace officer appointed by the state university to conduct a search of designated premises, or of a designated vehicle, or of a designated person, for the purpose of seizing designated property or kinds of property, and to deliver any property so obtained to the court which issued the warrant (refer to Section 690.05 of the New York State Criminal Procedure Law).
Warrants expire upon death of the defendant or when the defendant appears before the Judge that issued the warrant.

To vacate the warrant the defendant must go to the Central Clerks Office in the County where the case is being heard. The Defendant should have his/her full name, date of birth and either the Docket or Arrest number. The Clerk will then retrieve the file and send it up to Part that is dealing with warrants.

In any situation dealing with warrants it is imperative that the individual listed on the warrant retain counsel. Counsel can then arrange a surrender to the Court. This will be a voluntary return opposed to an involuntary return. This will increase the likelihood that no bail or minimal bail will be set. This will also protect the client from saying something to law enforcement that could incriminate them or be used against them later on. This can also assist in minimizing additional consequences such as unnecessary Order of Protection being issued.

For more information on Bench Warrants, see CPL 530.70, CPL 120.30. For more information on Arrest Warrants see CPL 120.28 & CPL 120.29

What do I do if there is a warrant out for my arrest?

If you think there is a warrant out for your arrest, you most likely are anxious and scared. An arrest warrant can be issued for a variety of offenses, such as failure to appear in court for a minor traffic offense. Below is an overview of arrest warrants and what you can do if you think you are in danger of being arrested.

The Basics Of Arrest Warrants

An arrest warrant must be issued by a judge. If you fail to appear to court proceedings for any reason, a judge can issue a bench warrant for your arrest. If an officer has reason to believe you participated in a crime, he may ask a judge to issue a warrant for your arrest. Some states allow officers to obtain an arrest warrant from a judge by telephone. Others require a written application before a warrant can be issued.

The Effects Of An Arrest Warrant

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can be taken into custody at any time. This could be during a routine traffic stop or officers could show up at your home or place of business and arrest you. Once you are arrested, you will go to jail until it is determined if you are able to post bail or not. Bail is set according to your prior criminal history and the severity of the crime you are charged with. You may not be allowed to post bail until you go before a judge in a first appearance hearing.

How To Determine If You Have A Warrant

In most states, you can check online to determine if you have an arrest warrant. To do this, you must log onto the sheriff’s office data base in the county where you live to perform a warrant search. There are also many third party websites that will perform a warrant search for a fee. To perform a search you must input your name, date of birth and the county in which you live. If there is an active warrant it will contain information such as the type offense you are charged with, the date of the warrant and whether the case is classified as a misdemeanor or a felony.

What To Do If You Have A Warrant For Your Arrest

If you confirm that an active warrant is out for your arrest, you cannot ignore it. Failure to address the situation will only make things worse in the end, because you will be arrested sooner or later. To serve a warrant the police may not only come to your home, but the homes of family members if they cannot locate you. For this reason, it is best to seek the advice of a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.

Hiring an attorney to represent you may cost you money, but it could save you in many ways down the road. An experienced criminal defense attorney can appear with you in court to face the charges and help you obtain a reduced sentence. Learning that you are facing arrest for a crime is a stressful time, but having an experienced attorney on your side may help you obtain the best possible outcome.


Charle Butler
Charle Butler
2021-03-12
Verified
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
2021-03-05
Verified
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
2021-03-03
Verified
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
2021-03-02
Verified
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
2021-02-26
Verified
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
2021-02-24
Verified
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.
L.C.
L.C.
2021-02-24
Verified
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
2021-02-23
Verified
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!

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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 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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