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Faced 5+ Years in Prison

People Vs Joseph Amico

Covered by NYDaily News. Las Vegas man accused of threatening a prominent attorney and making vile remarks.

Faced 10+ Years in Prison

People Vs. Anna Sorokin

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.

Faced 3+ Years in Prison

People Vs. Genevieve Sabourin

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

Faced Potential Charges

Ghislaine Maxwell Juror

Juror who prompted calls for new Ghislaine Maxwell trial turns to lawyer who defended Anna Sorokin.

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Meet Todd Spodek


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.

If you have a legal issue, call us for a consultation.
We are available 24/7, to help you with any – and all, challenges you face.

What Happens After A Person Gets Arrested

What Happens After a Person Gets Arrested

Getting arrested can be a scary and confusing experience, especially if you’ve never been through it before. Even though each case is different, there is a general process that takes place after someone gets arrested. Understanding this process can help you know what to expect if you or a loved one ends up getting arrested.

The Arrest

An arrest happens when a police officer uses their authority to take away someone’s freedom to leave. This usually involves handcuffing the person and taking them into custody. An arrest is legal when the officer has probable cause to believe the person committed a crime.

Police don’t always need an arrest warrant to make an arrest. But they do need one if they are arresting someone in their home, unless it’s an emergency.

During the arrest, the police will search the person and confiscate any personal belongings, including their cell phone. Anything that could be evidence will be catalogued and kept by the police.

Transport to the Police Station

After arresting someone, the police will transport them to the nearest precinct or station. Sometimes they might go to the station where the alleged crime took place. The arrested person will be handcuffed during transport.

If the person was driving a car when they were arrested, the car will be towed or given to a passenger. The police will investigate who owns the car to return it later.

Booking at the Station

At the station, the arrested person will go through a booking process. This involves:

  • Getting their mugshot taken
  • Providing basic biographical information
  • Getting fingerprinted
  • Possibly undergoing drug/alcohol testing

Officers will also document any injuries or medical conditions the person has. The arrestee’s personal belongings will be stored until they are released.

Seeing a Judge

After booking, the person will either be held in jail until seeing a judge (“put through live”) or released with a desk appearance ticket (DAT). A DAT is like a ticket to appear in court later. It allows release rather than waiting in jail to see a judge.

Initial court appearances happen within 24 hours for people held in custody, or on a future date for those released on DATs. At this arraignment, a judge will:

  • Read the charges against the person
  • Determine bail conditions or release on recognizance
  • Accept a plea or set a trial date

If the person pleads guilty or no contest, sentencing may happen right away or at a later hearing. If they plead not guilty, a trial date will be set. The person will either be released on bail, held in jail until trial, or let go with a promise to return for court dates.

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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, and my company Qumana skincare feel comfortable and confident that the team was going to work hard for me. Everything...

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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...

~George Cherubini

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