The Spodek Law Group is a nationwide law practice that handles virtually every type of federal case. We have a nationwide presence, and experience handling all types of federal cases, ranging from appeals, to employment law, criminal defense, and more. We’re not your average law firm – we are a second generation law firm, that is now led by attorney Todd Spodek – a reputable, and celebrity criminal defense lawyer. Our focus is helping our clients move forward with their lives and get the legal solution they need.
Attorney Todd Spodek, our founding partner, has been widely recognized as a top rated federal lawyer, for all types of federal cases. Regardless of how large, or small, the case is – he can handle. Many of his cases have caught the media spotlight. When you need a law firm that doesn’t crack under pressure, you call the Spodek Law Group.
The Spodek Law Group i not your average federal defense law firm. We work harder than other firms, and are nationally recognized for being top rated by organizations like Super Lawyers. Founding partner Todd Spodek has immense experience, and is frequently interviewed by the media. Many of his cases have been closely followed by major news outlets, and Todd is a frequently tapped celebrity criminal defense attorney.
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.
Covered by NYDaily News. Las Vegas man accused of threatening a prominent attorney and making vile remarks.
Accused of stalking Alec Baldwin. The case garnered nationwide attention, with USAToday, NYPost, and other media outlets following it closely.
I’ve never had a brush with the law, so when faced with an unexpected charge I was quite a wreck. Todd helped me off the ledge and assured me that things would be fine. He was there for me and got my charge dropped to a violation. Alex also provided invaluable assistance. If you face a legal issue, I would wholeheartedly recommend Todd Spodek and his group
It depends. The decision whether to file a federal appeal is unique. You have to look at the facts and circumstances surrounding your specific case. Federal appeals can raise additional concerns which were originally evaluated during your trial. This means you may be liable or have other issues come up.
Typically, trial attorneys and appeal attorneys have different skill sets. Often, it’s better to work with someone who understands how appeals works, and the legal knowledge that goes into having a successful appeal.
This is an attorney who represents clients in legal proceedings before a federal or state court of appeals.
Federal cases are extremely complex. There are significant differences between facing charges in state and federal charges. At Spodek Law Group, we focus our practice on federal defense in order to ensure we’re ahead of legal issues affecting our clients. We’re a second generation law firm, and have experience handling cases nationwide. Many of our cases have been featured in the media. Many media commentators rely on our insights in order to better explain the case to the general public. We anticipate prosecutor strategies during the investigation and prosecution, and are able to proactively assert defenses in order to help our clients reduce their exposure.
Here are some of the issues that can arise during a federal case. These issues can help you win your case potentially.
Illegally obtained evidence: When conducting an investigation, federal agents don’t have unlimited reign. Their actions are limited by the U.S. Constitution. When they violate a suspect/defendants rights, any evidence obtained as a result of this violation can be deemed illegally-obtained. Any illegally obtained evidence is not admissible in federal court.
Conspiracy Allegations: Under the federal conspiracy statute, you don’t have to commit a major offense in order to face fines and long term imprisonment. Various other federal statutes contain conspiracy provisions, and due to the breadth of these statutes, they are among the most used tools in investigations and prosecutions. If prosecutors can prove you were party to a formal or informal agreement to commit a crime, this can be enough to warrant prosecution in federal district court.
Attempt Allegations: Under federal law, the targets of federal investigations can also face charges in the absense of evidence of a criminal offense. In many cases, charges for attempt can carry the penalties as the offense. Due to the potential for attempt charges, individuals being targeted for federal prosecution have to be very careful to avoid relying on strategies that could expose them to prosecution for unsuccessful crimes.
Multiple Related / Unrelated Charges: While certain federal statutes target specific offenses, other statutes have severe penalties for acts that are taken in the furtherance of specific criminal conduct. In federal cases, it’s not unusual for defendants to face multiple charges for related and unrelated crimes. Some of the most common charges in federal cases are mail fraud, wire fraud, etc.
Confidential Informant / Co-Conspirator Testimony: Another risk in federal cases is the risk of prosecutors getting testimony from a confidential informant. If someone who has a vested interest in the outcome of your case testifies against you – you will need to overcome this as a part of your defense.