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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.

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

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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 Happens If I Tamper With A Witness


What Happens If I Tamper With A Witness

Tampering with a witness can lead to serious criminal charges and penalties. This article will explain what witness tampering is, the laws against it, penalties you may face, and legal defenses.

Why is Witness Tampering Illegal?

Laws against witness tampering aim to protect the integrity of the justice system. Witnesses provide important evidence that helps determine guilt or innocence in criminal cases. Tampering with witnesses undermines the ability to find the truth. It also makes victims and witnesses afraid to report crimes or cooperate with law enforcement out of fear of retaliation.

Federal Laws Against Witness Tampering

At the federal level, witness tampering is prosecuted under 18 U.S. Code § 1512. This law makes it illegal to:

  • Use intimidation, threats, corrupt persuasion or misleading conduct to influence, delay or prevent testimony
  • Cause or induce any person to withhold testimony or destroy evidence
  • Harm a witness to prevent them from testifying

Federal charges can be brought if the tampering:

  • Occurs within U.S. territory
  • Involves tampering with a federal witness
  • Uses interstate communications like phone calls or mail
  • Happens outside the U.S. but involves U.S. citizens

State Laws Against Witness Tampering

Most states also have laws prohibiting witness tampering or intimidation. For example, California Penal Code 136.1 PC makes it illegal to knowingly and maliciously prevent or dissuade a witness or victim from testifying in court, reporting a crime, or making an arrest.

Other state laws are similar and apply to tampering with witnesses in state criminal and civil cases. Check your state’s criminal statutes for the specific laws.

What Happens if You Are Charged?

Being charged with witness tampering is a serious matter with potentially severe penalties. Here is what you can expect:

  • You will be arrested and taken into police custody. For serious federal charges, the FBI may be involved.
  • You will be read your Miranda rights. It is important to invoke your right to remain silent until you have legal counsel.
  • You will be booked, photographed, fingerprinted and held until you can post bail. Bail amount depends on the charges.
  • Prosecutors will file formal charges against you, starting the criminal case. Charges may be at the federal or state level depending on the circumstances.
  • Your first court appearance will be an arraignment where charges are read and you enter a plea of guilty or not guilty.
  • After your arraignment, prosecutors will share evidence with your defense attorney during the discovery process. Your lawyer can then start building defense strategies.
  • You may negotiate a plea bargain to reduce charges or sentencing, or take your case to trial.

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