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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

WE PROVIDE WHITE GLOVE SERVICE TO CLIENTS
WHO WANT MORE FROM THEIR ATTORNEY

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 To Do First When Faced With a Federal Criminal Charge

What To Do First When Faced With a Federal Criminal Charge
Nobody wants to face a federal criminal charge. If you find yourself in this serious legal situation, you’ll need to have a plan of action in place in order to protect your rights, understand the legal process and defend yourself in court. Your first step when faced with a federal criminal charge is to hire a criminal defense attorney with experience and the right to argue in a federal court case. Use this list of next steps to take once you have hired an attorney to defend you and represent you in court.

Find Out Who Is Leading the Investigation

According to the Department of Justice, one or more federal agencies may be involved in the investigation of charges in federal crimes. Agencies tasked with investigating crimes at the federal level include

The ATF investigates crimes related to the illegal distribution, manufacture and use of alcohol, tobacco, explosives and firearms. The DEA investigates illegal drug manufacture and distribution that crosses state lines or international borders. Crimes investigated by the FBI include child pornography, white collar crime, organized crime, cyber crime, public corruption and more. The HSI investigates domestic terrorism and threats. Crimes investigated by the USSS include financial crimes and threats against people who are afforded the right to Secret Service protection, such as the President of the United States.

Understand the Charges Against You

The federal court system and United States Code are complicated. For a layperson, it’s almost impossible to understand the intricacies of the court process. Once an agency decides to file formal charges against you, it’s your right to hire a lawyer to defend you against those charges. Your attorney will explain the charges against you in a way that you understand. A full understanding of those charges is essential to your ability to protect your rights.

Once charges are filed against you, the court will subpoena you or issue a warrant for your arrest. Your attorney will advise you on how to respond to these court demands. Failure to comply with the court’s requirement to appear at a hearing is also a crime, so it’s in your best interest to follow the advice given to you by your attorney. Your lawyer will be there with you for all court hearings. In most situations, it’s wise to allow your attorney to speak on behalf. Keep in mind that anything you say in court can be used against you by the prosecution.

Enlighten Your Attorney

The discovery phase of federal charges is long. During this time, you may be at home on bail or incarcerated. You will be allowed to meet with your attorney. In order for your attorney to defend you against federal criminal charges, they need to know the evidence and details of the situation. Your attorney will spend a lot of time reviewing and gathering evidence, speaking with witnesses and reviewing documentation presented by the prosecutors. Your attorney may ask you for character witnesses who can testify on your behalf. Your legal representative will do their own due diligence in order to find expert witnesses and lay witnesses who can advance your defense of federal criminal charges.

Whether or not you committed the crimes in the federal criminal charges against you, your legal team’s job is to defend you. Cooperating with your attorneys ensures that they have the best chance at achieving a reduction of your sentence in the case of a conviction or of presenting enough quality evidence that a judge or a jury has doubt that you committed the crimes for which you are charged.

Determine Whether Additional Charges May Be Filed

In addition to federal charges, you may face state criminal charges. Your attorney can explain whether or not you are likely to face any additional charges. If the government realizes that it cannot prove beyond the shadow of a doubt that you engaged in criminal activity meeting the United States Code, it may present lesser federal charges to the court. It may also defer prosecution to the state attorney for the jurisdiction where the supposed crimes took place. Prepare yourself for a plea bargain, and understand the defense strategy your attorney plans to use.

Let Your Attorney Run the Defense

You may be tempted to speak out, interrupt or otherwise try to defend yourself in court. These disruptions may cause more problems for you. Allow your attorney to run every aspect of your defense in a federal trial. Your attorney’s experience and knowledge of the federal court system gives you the best chance of exoneration.

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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 feel comfortable and confident that the team was going to work hard for me. Everything was explained and any concerns...

~A G

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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...

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