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The Spodek Law Group is one of the most successful law firms in the USA. Our success comes from the fact we are attentive to details, and take a very pragmatic approach to each and every single case. Our clients turn to us for realistic advice – so they can make the appropriate decisions they need to make personally. Our goal is to make sure your case ends in a positive outcome, not only personally – but for your family as well.

 



What Do You Have to Show for Ineffective Assistance?

You may believe that your attorney didn’t do the best job representing you in your criminal case. If this is true, the judge may overturn the conviction and order that you receive a new trial.

What Does “Ineffective Assistance of Counsel” Mean?

If your attorney is incompetent, it is very likely that you could be convicted on the crime charged. Because this is such a distinct possibility, you are allowed to state that your attorney was ineffective while your case was being tried. If you are convicted in the case, you can also make this claim after your conviction. If you make this claim during your trial, the judge will allow you to replace your current counsel. If you are going to make the claim after a conviction, you might be entitled to a new trial.

The Supreme Court’s Decision.

According to the Sixth Amendment of The Constitution, you are entitled to have an attorney represent you in a court of law. The Supreme Court decided that, if you have an incompetent attorney, this is just like not having an attorney in the courtroom with you. Therefore, ineffective counsel is a violation of your Sixth Amendment rights.

Lawyers are human beings, so they can make mistakes, and it wouldn’t be right to claim ineffective assistance of counsel every time a lawyer makes a mistake. For this reason, the Supreme Court established a test that would determine whether a defendant was a victim of ineffective assistance of counsel or just professional errors.

To show ineffective assistance of counsel, you must demonstrate that the following are true:

  • Your trial lawyer did not live up to the “objective standard of reasonableness.”
  • There is a reasonable probability that the judge or jury would have reached a different conclusion if it had not been for your trial lawyer’s unprofessional errors.

The Question of Reasonableness.

Your attorney will have to demonstrate to the judge that your trial lawyer did not perform his or her job in a “reasonable” manner. To determine that a lawyer performed his or her duties reasonably, the judge may consider the following:

  • The evidence that was available during the trial.
  • The defendant’s education and behavior during the trial.
  • The trial lawyer’s legal strategies.
  • The court’s rules.
  • The ethical duties that the trial lawyer was obligated to follow.

Because judges rarely question an attorney’s strategies during a court case, they may also consider the following:

  • Whether or not the attorney can adequately explain his or her reasoning for his or her actions and decisions.
  • Whether or not the attorney can adequately explain why he or she did the things that he or she did.
  • Whether or not the attorney committed an obvious and grave error.

The Supreme Court’s Test as Applied to the Case.

Your attorney may have committed an act of omission or a lack of discretion, but if he or she can adequately explain these acts, the attorney cannot be found to have given you ineffective assistance of counsel.

Your attorney may be able to reasonably explain his or her strategy. If the attorney can do this, the judge will have no choice but to reject your motion. The attorney can be wrong, but employing an erroneous strategy does not constitute ineffective assistance of counsel.

Making Mistakes during the Trial.

An attorney cannot be penalized for making mistakes during a trial. Therefore, your new attorney must show that your trial attorney’s mistakes are the direct cause of the outcome of your trial. Your new attorney may demonstrate the following examples of ineffective counsel:

  • The prosecution obtained evidence unlawfully, but your attorney failed to challenge this evidence.
  • Your attorney failed to file motions before the deadlines occurred.
  • Some evidence or testimony may have been inadmissible, but your attorney failed to object to it.
  • The prosecution did not have sufficient evidence to warrant a conviction, but your attorney failed to file a motion for dismissal.

The Remedies for Ineffective Assistance of Counsel.

The court may do one of two things when it has been determined that you had ineffective counsel. These include the following:

  • The court can “vacate” the conviction. Vacating a conviction means that the conviction will be set aside. In essence, it means that you were never tried in a court of law and that you were never convicted of a crime. The prosecution will have the opportunity to try you again, so if the conviction has been vacated, you would need to prepare for another trial.
  • The judge may reverse a guilty verdict and order the prosecution to try the defendant again. This occurs if the defense attorney proved to be ineffective after the trial is over. If the trial is going on when the question of ineffectiveness of counsel comes up, the judge may order that the defendant receive a new attorney.

If you believe that your lawyer was ineffective, hire a criminal defense law firm to protect your Sixth Amendment rights.


Charle Butler
Charle Butler
2021-03-12
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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