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Federal Law Enforcement officers often send target letters to inform individuals that they are the subject of a federal investigation. These letters are typically sent to witnesses who have been subpoenaed before a Grand Jury. If you have received one of these letters, it is crucial that you contact a criminal lawyer immediately, even if you have not yet been charged with any crimes.

The government sends target letters to inform individuals of their rights and responsibilities when appearing before a Grand Jury. The letter will inform you that you have the right to avoid answering questions that may incriminate you and that anything you do choose to say may be used against you later. It will also inform you of your rights to work with your attorney during the Grand Jury proceedings, such as the ability to step outside with your attorney to confer about whether it is strategically wise to answer a question.

Receiving a target letter means that the U.S. Attorney has substantial evidence linking you to a federal crime, and there is a high likelihood that you will be charged and indicted. In contrast, if you were considered to be someone who has information that is relevant to the Grand Jury proceedings, you would have received a “subject letter” instead.

Target letters are not sent via US mail, they are usually delivered in person by Federal Agents. When Federal Agents deliver the letter, they may attempt to interview you. It is important to invoke your right to remain silent and express that you are also invoking your right to an attorney. Let the agents know that you will not talk to them without your attorney present and try to call an attorney immediately if they continue to ask you questions.

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!
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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.
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18:08 18 Apr 24
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.

An experienced attorney can often help you by negotiating a proffer agreement. This is essentially a plea bargain where you provide the government with information on other targets in exchange for a shorter sentence or even limited immunity. Your attorney will need to understand your case thoroughly before attempting this, as it will be important to determine how much a target can gain from these negotiations and what the strategy should be throughout the case.


When it comes to federal investigations, there is a chilling notification that many individuals may come face to face with – the dreaded target letter. These letters, often delivered in person by Federal Law Enforcement officers, serve as a warning that you are the subject of a federal investigation and have been subpoenaed to appear before a Grand Jury.

But make no mistake, the receipt of a target letter is not to be taken lightly. It is a sign that the U.S. Attorney has substantial evidence linking you to a federal crime and there is a strong likelihood that you will be charged and indicted. It is crucial that you contact a criminal lawyer immediately, even if you haven’t yet been charged with any crimes.

As the letter informs you of your rights, including the right to avoid answering questions that may incriminate you and the right to confer with your attorney during Grand Jury proceedings. Your attorney can also assist in negotiating a proffer agreement, which is essentially a plea bargain where you provide the government with information on other targets they wish to prosecute in exchange for a shorter sentence or limited immunity.

But before any negotiations can take place, your attorney will need to fully understand your case and determine the best strategy moving forward. And remember, if Federal Agents attempt to interview you upon delivering the letter, invoke your right to remain silent and request the presence of your attorney. Don’t hesitate to call an attorney right then and there.

In short, a target letter is not something to be taken lightly. It is a sign that the government has substantial evidence linking you to a federal crime and it is crucial that you contact an attorney immediately to protect yourself and your rights.

When you find yourself embroiled in a federal investigation, it can be a daunting and overwhelming experience. The first thing you must do is exercise your right to remain silent and to have an attorney present. It is crucial that you don’t say anything that could incriminate yourself or open you up to obstruction charges. Remember, you are not obligated to cooperate with investigators and should always protect your interests by consulting with a lawyer.

As the investigation progresses, you may receive a target letter, which is essentially a notification that you are the focus of an ongoing investigation. This can be a nerve-wracking time, and it is essential to have an experienced trial attorney by your side. Should you be asked to participate in an interview or appear as a grand jury witness, you should never do so without the presence of your attorney.

The United States Attorney’s office is responsible for representing the federal government in criminal cases against individuals. They will collect evidence and build a case against you, which is why it is crucial to have a defense attorney who can effectively present your side of the story. Don’t try to clear your name on your own, contact a defense attorney immediately.

At our firm, we have a dedicated team of experts who specialize in federal investigation defense. We will advise you on what to say and do as you proceed through an investigation, and will do everything in our power to protect your rights, even if the case goes to trial. We have a proven track record of delivering exceptional defense in misdemeanor and felony cases, and we know what it takes to win. Contact us now on our 24/7 hotline or online and learn more about how our team can protect you.

When facing federal criminal charges, the stakes are high and the consequences can be severe. It is crucial that you take immediate action and hire a skilled and experienced federal criminal defense lawyer. Your attorney will work with you from the very beginning of your case to help you avoid criminal charges and clear your name. They will be your advocate, fighting to protect your rights and freedom throughout the entire process, including in court should your case go to trial.

The first step in hiring a federal criminal defense lawyer is to understand the type of attorney you need. Federal law is complex and requires a lawyer with a deep understanding of the system, who is able to navigate the complexities of the federal court. It is important to note that not all defense attorneys are licensed to practice in federal court, and you want to make sure you have a lawyer who is well-versed in the particular area of law that pertains to your case. That’s why our team at Grabel & Associates can set you up with a licensed federal attorney who will guide you through your case.

When looking for a lawyer, it is also important to consider the qualities that are important to you. A good track record, excellent communication skills, vast experience and dedication are just a few of the qualities that mark a good federal defense attorney. It’s important to do your research and thoroughly interview potential lawyers. Grabel & Associates offers free consultations so that you can decide if our renowned attorneys are the right fit for your unique case. Once you’ve found a lawyer that meets all of your qualifications, and you feel confident in their skills, you can move forward and formally secure their legal services.

Don’t risk your freedom and future by facing federal criminal charges alone. Hire a skilled and experienced federal criminal defense lawyer who will fight for you every step of the way. Contact Spodek Law Group today for a free consultation and take the first step in protecting your rights and freedom.

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