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The Spodek Law Group is an elite criminal defense law firm that provides superior service and white glove professionalism, to a unique clientele nationwide. We handle tough cases that require experience, attention to detail, and excellence in order to win. With over 50 years of combined experience, we’ve handled national and international cases.

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Our criminal defense law firms is one of the most successful defense law firms in the state of New York. We have a high success rate because we are very pragmatic when it comes to advising our clients on how to proceed – and to make sure their case ends in a positive outcome. Our goal is to help every single client get charges dismissed, or reduced. Because of our work, 100’s of people have been able to avoid criminal charges from being filed against them.

Charle Butler
Charle Butler
2021-03-12
Verified
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
Verified
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
Verified
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
Verified
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
Verified
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
Verified
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
Verified
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
Verified
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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"Spodek Law Group have offered me excellent support and advice thru a very difficult time. I feel I've dealt with someone who truly cares and wants the best outcome for you and yours. I'm extremely grateful for all the help Spodek Law Group has offered me. I can't recommend them..."

David Bruce

"Spodek Law Group was incredibly professional and has given me the best advice I could wish for. They had been helpful and empathetic to my stressful situation. Would highly recommend Spodek Law Group to anyone I meet."

Rowlin Garcia

"Best service I ever had. Todd is absolutely class personified. You are in the safest hands with spodek. They have their clients interest in mind."

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What is the procedure for appearance tickets (DAT) in New York?

What is an appearance ticket

An appearance ticket is a written notice that’s issued and subscribed by a police officer that directs a designated person to appear in a local criminal court at some future time in connection with their alleged commission of a crime. In essence, if you committed a less serious offense, instead of bringing you to Central Booking, police will simply give you a summons to come to court at a later day. A notice that conforms to this definition actually constitutes an appearance ticket regardless of whether it’s referred to in some other provision of the law as a summons, or else by any other name.

How do desk appearance tickets work?

When an appearance ticket is issued to a person in conjunction with a crime that’s been charged, this appearance ticket needs to contain language notifying the defendant of their right to receive a supporting deposition.

When is an appearance ticket issued, and by whom?

Whenever a police officer is authorized to arrest a person without a warrant for a crime other than a class A, B, C or D felony, they may instead issue such a person with an appearance ticket. Whenever a police officer has arrested someone without a warrant for a crime other than a class A, B, C or D felony, or whenever a peace officer who’s not authorized by law to issue an appearance ticket, has arrested someone for a crime other than a class A, B, C or D felony, and has requested a police officer to issue and serve the arrested person with an appearance ticket , and whenever a person has been arrested for an offense other than a class A, B, C or D felony or and has been delivered to the custody of an appropriate police officer, said police officer may, instead of bringing the person before a local criminal court and promptly filing a local criminal court accusatory instrument, issue to and serve the person with an appearance ticket.

The issuing and serving of the appearance ticket under these circumstances can be conditioned on a deposit of pre-arraignment bail. A public servant other than a police officer who’s specially authorized by state law or local law to issue and serve appearance tickets with respect to designated crimes other than class A, B, C or D felonies may in such cases issue and serve a person with an appearance ticket when he has reasonable cause to believe that the person has committed a crime, or has committed a petty offense in their presence.

How is an appearance ticket served after arrest on posting pre-arraignment bail?

The issuing and serving of an appearance ticket by a police officer following an arrest without a warrant can be made conditional on the posting of a sum of money, known as pre-arraignment bail. In this case, the bail is forfeited on failure of the person to comply with the directions of the appearance ticket. The person posting bail must complete and sign a form that states the name, residential address, and occupation of each person posting cash bail, the title of the crime involved, the crime or crimes that are the subjects of the action involved, the status of the action, the name of the principal and the nature of their involvement in or connection with the action, the date of the principal`s next appearance in court, an acknowledgement that cash bail will be forfeited if the principal doesn’t comply with the directions of the appearance ticket, and lastly the amount of money that’s been posted as cash bail. Such pre-arraignment bail can be posted as provided.

How does arrest without a warrant work in general?

A person who’s committed or is believed to have committed a crime and who’s at liberty in the state is able to, under certain circumstances, be arrested for such a crime even if no arrest warrant has been issued and even if no criminal action has yet been commenced in any criminal court.

When and where is an arrest without a warrant authorized?

A police officer is allowed to arrest a person for any offense when they have reasonable cause to believe that this person has committed such a crime in their presence, and a crime when they have reasonable cause to believe that this person has committed such a crime, whether in their presence or otherwise. A police officer is allowed to arrest a person for a petty offense only when the crime was committed or believed by the officer to have been committed within the geographical area of where the police officer is employed or within one hundred yards of this area, and this arrest is made in the county where the offense was committed or believed to have been committed or in an adjoining county. Except that the police officer might follow this person in continuous close pursuit, starting either in the county where the offense was or is believed to have been committed or in an adjoining county, in and through any county in the state, and may arrest them in any county where they are apprehended. A police officer is allowed to arrest a person for a crime whether or not the crime was committed within the geographical area of the police officer’s employment, and they are allowed to make this arrest within the state, regardless of where the crime was committed. In addition, they are allowed to, if necessary, pursue this person outside the state and are allowed to arrest them in any state where the laws contain provisions equivalent to those of section 140.55 of the state of New York’s penal code.

A police officer must arrest a person, and must not attempt to reconcile the parties or mediate, where the officer has reasonable cause to believe that a felony has been committed by this person against a member of the same family or household, or a duly served order of protection or else a special order of conditions is in effect, or an order which the defendant has knowledge of because they were present in court when the order was issued, where the order appears to have been issued by a court of competent jurisdiction of this or any other state, territorial or tribal jurisdiction.

As you can see, it’s important to understand that while in general it’s required to have an arrest warrant prior to going ahead and arresting a suspect in a crime, this is not only not always the case, but the exceptions are such that not properly understanding the law can easily end with you in jail. That’s why it’s important to note both how an arrest without a warrant works in general, as well as when and where such arrests without warrants are in fact authorized. Since these arrests aren’t authorized in all cases and in all areas, it’s imperative to understand the intricacies of the penal code in the state of New York.


Charle Butler
Charle Butler
2021-03-12
Verified
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
Verified
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
Verified
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
Verified
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
Verified
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
Verified
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
Verified
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
Verified
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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Spodek Law Group have offered me excellent support and advice thru a very difficult time. I feel I've dealt with someone who truly cares and wants the best outcome for you and yours. I'm extremely grateful for all the help Spodek Law Group has offered me. I can't recommend them enough.

~ David Bruce

Spodek Law Group was incredibly professional and has given me the best advice I could wish for. They had been helpful and empathetic to my stressful situation. Would highly recommend Spodek Law Group to anyone I meet.

~ Rowlin Garcia

Best service I ever had. Todd is absolutely class personified. You are in the safest hands with spodek. They have their clients interest in mind.

~ Francis Anim

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