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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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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.

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What are Conditions for Pre-Trial Release?

What are Conditions for Pre-Trial Release?
In the initial court appearance, a federal judge decides whether a person accused of a crime should be in custody or released on bond. If the federal judge orders detention at this initial stage, that implies you remain in custody for the remainder of the case duration and appear handcuffed for future court hearings. Hiring an experienced defense counsel from Spodek Law Group when you become aware of any federal criminal investigation is critical to your defense.

Appearance before a magistrate judge

At the initial court appearance, the US magistrate judge informs the accused persons about the charges’ scope and nature against them. Following 18 USC § 3142, the magistrate judge will review the case’s circumstances and look at the accused’s background. The judge will then decide whether the accused qualifies for release on conditions pending the hearing.

Who should appear at the hearing

There are several scenarios where you are required to appear before a federal judge.

Scenario one

In this scenario, you, as the accused, will learn about a pending investigation against you through the so-called target letter. The federal prosecutor informs you about an alleged federal crime and invites you to appear for testimonials before a grand jury. This scenario allows the defendant to consult with an attorney and almost always voluntarily appear accompanied by a lawyer.

Scenario two

In this scenario, the accused person gets arrested by federal law enforcement officers such as DEA agents, FBI agents, ICE agents, or agents from the Inspector General Office. In most cases, the arrest happens with the help of local police, and later the accused is arraigned before a federal judge.

Role of the lawyer

For the above scenario, an experienced criminal defense lawyer’s role is to convince the federal judge that the accused person presents no danger to the community and that he or she has no plans to flee the country or the residential district. The lawyer also has to convince the judge that the defendant will comply with all required registration and reporting requirements, and for that, the defendant deserves to remain free.

Factors that the court considers

The due process clause of the Fifth Amendment in the US Constitution, the Bail Reform Act of 1984, and the Excessive Bail Clause of the Eighth Amendment of the US constitution control the release or the detention of an accused person during trial.>
The judge considers several factors to determine the defendant’s pretrial custody status under 18 USC § 3141 and 18 USC § 3142.

These factors include:

  • Nature of the offense
  • Accused persons previous arrests and convictions
  • Accused persons probation or parole status
  • The potential danger to other people and the community at large
  • Accused person financial resources to flee
  • Defendants foreign ties
  • Defendants likelihood to hide or destroy evidence
  • Defendant citizenship
  • Defendants age
  • Defendants lawful or unlawful residence in the country
  • Defendant medical condition
  • Defendant likelihood of committing a future crime pending continuation of the case

Conditional releases bond

The judge grants conditional releases with several restrictions to the accused and scheduled monitoring by a US probation officer.
The conditional releases mean that you, as the defendant, you have to surrender your passport, domestic and foreign. You will also have to cooperate by regularly visiting a US probation officer assigned to your case.
Additionally, the defendant is expected not to communicate in any form with co-defendants and victims or known criminals. The defended must also pass a random alcohol and drug test and provide employment proof and documents related to mental and physical health.

Vacations of condition

If the defendant is on this condition, he/she is free to leave and remains a free citizen pending further orders. Violation of the situation, guilty pleading on re-arraignment, found guilty at trial, and incarceration judgment may alter a court release order.

Pretrial detention

Offenses that involve possession or misuse of firearms, crimes against children, violence, or dangerous weapons may attract pretrial detention. Also, crimes that attract a maximum term of imprisonment of ten and above years, offenses with a potential life or death sentence, and crimes involving the violation of the Controlled Substances Act are likely to result in pretrial detention.

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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...

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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

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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...

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