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Virginia Beach Federal Criminal Lawyers

Your Life in Virginia Beach and Federal Criminal Investigations

Your life in Virginia Beach can take a dramatic turn as soon as you become aware that you are the subject of a federal criminal investigation. Regardless of the nature of the federal charges against you, the penalties that you may face if you are convicted can be harsh. Depending on the crime, you could potentially spend decades in prison, be forced to pay huge fines, and be exposed to other punishments. You understandably need to do what you can to avoid a conviction. One of the most important steps that you can take to defend yourself against the charges is to hire a seasoned criminal defense lawyer who has experience working on federal cases. Spodek Law Group proudly serves our valued clients in the Virginia Beach area. Our federal criminal defense lawyers bring more than five decades of proven experience to the table, and we want to learn more about your case.

How Your Lawyer Serves You Throughout the Legal Process

As you prepare to hire a federal criminal defense lawyer, it is important to know that the quality and the effectiveness of the defense can vary dramatically from one lawyer to another. In addition, the attorney’s oral communication skills and even his or her desire to work in your best interest can vary. After all, some attorneys may be inclined to push for a plea bargain because they want to avoid a trial. The best attorney for your case is one who will always place your best interests in the driver’s seat and who has the experience and skills to deliver the most favorable outcome under the law.

The federal criminal process may be lengthier than you realize, and your criminal defense attorney has a role in each stage of that process. Consider that the process starts when the investigation begins. An investigation could include search and seizure processes, questioning and other steps where your rights could potentially be violated. Your defense attorney’s primary goals at this stage in the process are to ensure that your rights are upheld and to prevent you from unintentionally incriminating yourself.

Ideally, the matter will be dropped before federal charges are filed. If charges are filed, your federal criminal defense attorney’s efforts will shift. You will initially have a court hearing to determine bail, and your attorney will argue for reduced bail. This will be followed by discovery and possibly plea bargaining. Before you accept a plea bargain, your attorney should explain how strong your case is so that you can make a decision that is best for you. Throughout these steps, the attorney will be working closely with you and the full legal team to build a strategic, effective defense.

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.

Before the case goes to court, your criminal defense attorney will stand beside you through pre-trial motions. If the case reaches the trial stage, your attorney’s communication skills will take center stage. This is the time when he or she will present all arguments in your favor. At the same time, the attorney will continue ensuring that the prosecutor does not overstep and that your rights are preserved. In some cases, a conviction may be inevitable. Even in these situations, your attorney’s efforts during the trial and during the sentencing phase could affect how harsh or lenient the sentence is. Your attorney will also actively advise you about your right to an appeal and your likelihood of winning an appeal. If you choose to appeal, your attorney may get started soon after the ruling has been read.

From the investigation stage and through an appeal, a federal criminal matter may progress across several years in some cases. Your attorney should be involved at each stage to ensure the best outcome available to you under the law.

What to Look for in a Criminal Defense Lawyer

While legal representation during a federal criminal case is crucial, the quality of representation that you benefit from will depend on the professional you select. The lawyer’s professional experience requires ample attention. Consider that approximately 20 law enforcement and regulatory agencies can investigate various types of federal crimes. There are many broad categories of federal crimes, such as fraud, sex crimes, drug crimes, and more. Select agencies will cover specific types of crimes, so your attorney should have working knowledge of their investigative efforts. For each broad category, there may be many actual charges that you could face. These charges can vary dramatically. For example, white-collar crime spans from embezzlement to wire fraud, bribery, corruption, and more.

As you research lawyers online, you will find that criminal defense attorneys generally specialize in one or a few broad categories. However, this does not mean that they have experience with all aspects of these categories. For example, a lawyer who specializes in sex crimes may focus primarily on pornography-related cases and may not have experience with rape charges. Generally, you may not find such refined information on a website. To get specific details about a lawyer’s expertise, you may need to make an inquiry in person during your initial consultation.

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The most important step that you can take today is to schedule an initial consultation with our defense team at Spodek Law Group. Our team will actively take advantage of that opportunity to learn about your case, and we can tell you if we are the right law firm for your circumstances. Set up your consultation with us today online or by phone.

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