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Yonkers Criminal Lawyers

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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Service is paramount to results. We treat you like family, so you know what's going on always.

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When you hire our criminal attorneys, you work directly with a senior attorney only.

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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!


Yonkers Criminal Lawyers

The Spodek Law Group criminal defense attorneys help clients with both felonies and misdemeanors. If you’re accused of a crime, we want to help you.

You have the right to an attorney

The United States Constitution promises that all citizens of the United States will be provided with legal representation should they be charged with a crime.

A criminal defense attorney may represent someone for an array of crimes. Some lawyers may be more general, covering a variety of crimes while others might specialize in specific types of crimes. For example, they may mostly represent those charged with felony murder or those charged with a DUI. Finding a lawyer that has experience in what you were charged with can be highly beneficial for your case.

There are many things your criminal defense attorney can help you with:

• They will discuss your charges and evaluate them based on the evidence against you.
• There are times when charges might be able to be stopped before they are filed. On average, charges are filed within approximately three days. If stopping charges is possible, your attorney will meet with the federal prosecutor or district attorney to see what can be done. If the charges cannot be completely stopped, they may be able to get them reduced.
• Recommend and build you a defense strategy that is most fitting for the case against you.
• Help you with the emotional elements that can come with a criminal trial, should you elect to go to trial.
• Provide you with information about how the process works so that you know what to expect throughout all phases of the process.
• Make sure that you know about the legal rules and laws that apply to your case. This could play an integral role in your overall defense strategy.
• Ensure that your case is properly heard so that all of the nuances and any special considerations are accurately presented.
• Aid you in understanding how your case might be affected by prosecutorial discretion. This is imperative to help you in getting the best possible outcome.
• Collect witness statements and evidence that could be important for creating reasonable doubt for your case.
• They are better able to find key witnesses that could help to show your innocence or provide additional key evidence.
• Hire private investigators to find things that could help your case, such as additional evidence or witness statement inconsistencies.
• If sentencing is necessary with your case, your attorney can help you to learn about alternative sentencing optionsor the general options that best meet your preferences. Alternative sentencing options may include therapy, community service, house arrest, monetary fines or substance abuse programs.

Why You Need a Criminal Defense Attorney

When you are facing charges, you need someone on your side to help you to navigate the complex legal system. This is where an experienced criminal defense attorney comes in. First and foremost, this type of attorney has expertise that allows them to effectively defend you against the charges you are facing. They know the law and the criminal system, so they can help you to navigate each step in the process as successfully as possible.

When you are going to trial and need a defense strategy, the strategy you use is going to be unique. These attorneys are able to examine your case and create a strategy that provides the best chance at reasonable doubt concerning your guilt. They know how to examine the evidence against you, how to determine if witness statements might actually help you and they are able to find ways to discredit any witnesses against you. This type of lawyer will also be able to identify loopholes in the evidence that might benefit you.

Throughout the criminal process, a wealth of paperwork needs to be filled out and filed. It is imperative that all documents are filled out accurately and filed correctly and on time. Criminal defense lawyers know how to tackle this paperwork and they are able to get it filed in a timely manner so that there are no unnecessary paperwork delays.

If you are considering a plea, your lawyer can help to reduce the risk of the judge denying it. Judges do not have to accept all plea terms. Your lawyer will work with the prosecutor that is handling your case to determine if a trial can be avoided. They will be able to use their expertise and their knowledge of similar cases to help convince the prosecutor that a plea is the best course of action.

This type of attorney can help to protect you from making hasty and uninformed decisions. Once you ask for a lawyer, law enforcement is no longer allowed to keep talking to you. This means that you will not be subject to their tactics or be forced into admitting to something you did not do. Your lawyer will make sure that the decisions you make are the best ones for your case.

When prosecutors are working on your case, they have some freedom concerning what they will charge you with and how harsh these charges may be due to prosecutorial discretion. An experienced criminal defense attorney knows the law and is able to examine your case in a way to help reduce the risk of false or overly harsh charges being brought against you. This is important because when you are being charged with something, you want it to be fair. They can also help with fair sentencing should you be found guilty.

Questions to Ask Your Criminal Defense Attorney

Once you decide on a lawyer, you want to make sure to ask the right questions so that you have a full understanding of your case. The following questions are common:

• Which legal options are available for my case?
• Should I plead guilty, go to trial or agree to a plea agreement?
• Are there any issues you foresee with my case?
• What elements of my case may work in my favor?
• What can I expect throughout the process at the different stages?

Knowing the answers to these questions helps to ensure that you know what is happening with your case. It also makes it easier to effectively assist in your defense.

Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers in Yorkers: We Have The Skill and Experience to Challenge Federal Prosecutors

When you are facing federal criminal charges in Yonkers, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will send Special Agents on behalf of the United States Attorney and will attempt to provide sufficient evidence that is required to mandate a prison sentence.

What Offenses are Considered Federal Crimes?
When you have been charged with a crime, there are various factors that will determine if you will be charged with a federal offense. Some of these factors include:

Crimes That Were Committed on Federal Property
If a crime is considered a misdemeanor, but it was carried out on federal property, it is considered a federal crime. Federal property includes federal buildings, military bases, National Parks, National Monuments, or the United States Postal Office.

Crimes That Were Committed That Involved Federal Officers
If crime was carried out against a federal officer while he or she was performing federal duties, it is a federal charge. Federal officers include a federal judge, a Member of Congress, a federal marshall, or a Senator.

According to the federal criminal code, the United States government has jurisdiction over certain criminal offenses that involve drugs. In addition, the Securities and Exchange Commission can also bring forth federal charges if any violations occurred. Any crimes that were committed against federal agencies, which include Medicare and medicaid fraud, are also considered federal offenses.

When State Crimes Become Federal Crimes
In Yonkers, there are certain New York State crimes that could escalate to federal charges under certain circumstances:

Sex Crimes
New York will work with Special Agents to escalate certain sex crimes to federal offenses. This may include possession of child pornography. Moreover, prostitution that uses sex workers that were brought to New York from another state, undocumented aliens, or sex workers who are minors are federal criminal offenses. If you need help with federal appeals, our federal appeals lawyers can assist with this as well.

Drug Crimes
Drug crimes can also be federal offenses. This depends on the amount of the substance that was found on the accused during the arrest. While local or state police may make the arrest, federal prosecutors can take over the case if the amount is sufficient to mandate a federal charge.

Weapons Charges
The federal government has many federal regulations that cover transportation, distribution, sale, possession, and use of certain types of firearms. These laws can be confusing, which is why many times individuals who own firearms find themselves unintentionally in violation of a federal offense.

White Collar Crimes
There are certain white collar crimes that are also considered federal crimes. For instance, identity theft, wire fraud, computer hacking, and any crime that is committed against a federal agency are white collar federal crimes.

If a case is transferred from a state to federal court, the consequences for the defendant will significantly increase. During a federal investigation, prosecutors are more aggressive, and the penalties for a federal conviction are more severe. For example, if you are convicted of a federal charge, you may face a prison sentence as opposed to a jail sentence that comes with misdemeanor charges.

The United States Bill of Rights protects individuals from being tried for the same criminal offense twice, which is known as double jeopardy. However, if a single crime violates state and federal laws, it is known as separate sovereignty. In these cases, both the New York State and federal prosecutor can take action against the accused. As a result, the chances of begin incarcerated will double.

Sentencing for Federal Crimes
If you are convicted of a federal crime, there are certain factors that will be considered at sentencing:

1. The criminal history of the defendant and the nature of the offense;

2. The sentence should reflect the four purposes for sentencing, which include retribution, deterrence, incapacitation, and rehabilitation;

3. Availability of sentences, such as if probation is mandatory or a minimum prison sentence must be served for the crime.

4. The range of the sentence that is established with the application of sentencing guidelines.

The Right to Appeal

You do have the right to appeal a federal conviction unless you have waived your right to appeal your sentence, which usually happens during a plea agreement. During an appeal, your Yonkers federal crimes attorney can argue to the Circuit Court of Appeals that there was legal mistake when determining your sentence. When the court favors your argument, your case could be remanded for a lesser sentence. However, if you want to file an appeal, it is important to note that you should act in a timely manner. You must file a notice of appeal with the district court within 14 days after the initial judgement was issued.

Why You Need A Yonkers Federal Crime Attorney

When a federal warrant is issued for your arrest, you will be taken into custody by a federal agent, arraigned, and bail will be determined. In addition, Special Agents will attempt to obtain search warrants to find further evidence against you. During this time, having a federal criminal lawyer at your side can ensure that your rights are protected. Aside from a lengthy prison sentence, there are other consequences that could result from a federal conviction, which may include not being able to find employment or inability to obtain educational benefits, such as pell grants. Don’t delay if you are facing federal charges in Yonkers, contact our skilled team of legal experts today.


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 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.

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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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"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..."

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"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."

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"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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