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Best San Diego Criminal Lawyers

San Diego’s Top Criminal Defense Lawyers – Spodek Law Group

Are you or a loved one facing criminal charges in San Diego? Don’t panic – you’ve come to the right place. At Spodek Law Group, we understand how overwhelming and frightening it can be to find yourself caught up in the criminal justice system. But with our team of experienced San Diego criminal defense attorneys on your side, you can breathe a little easier. We’re here to fight for your rights, your freedom, and your future.

Why Choose Spodek Law Group?

When you‘re facing criminal charges, the stakes couldn‘t be higher. Your reputation, your livelihood, and even your freedom are on the line. That’s why it‘s so critical to have a skilled and aggressive criminal defense lawyer in your corner. And that‘s exactly what you’ll find at Spodek Law Group.Our team of San Diego criminal attorneys has decades of combined experience handling all types of criminal cases, from DUIs and drug charges to violent crimes and white-collar offenses. We know the ins and outs of the California criminal justice system, and we use that knowledge to our clients‘ advantage.But perhaps more importantly, we truly care about our clients. We understand that you’re going through one of the most difficult experiences of your life, and we’re here to support you every step of the way. We’ll take the time to listen to your story, answer your questions, and develop a personalized legal strategy tailored to your unique needs and goals.

Our Track Record of Success

Of course, you don’t have to just take our word for it. Our results speak for themselves. Over the years, we’ve helped countless clients in San Diego and throughout Southern California achieve positive outcomes in their criminal cases. Whether that means getting charges reduced or dismissed, negotiating a favorable plea bargain, or taking a case to trial and fighting for an acquittal, we‘ll do whatever it takes to protect your rights and interests.Just take a look at some of our recent victories:

  • Case Dismissed for client charged with felony drug possession
  • Not Guilty verdict at trial for client accused of assault with a deadly weapon
  • Charges reduced from felony to misdemeanor for client facing burglary charges
  • Successful completion of diversion program for client charged with first-time DUI

These are just a few examples of the many ways we’ve helped our clients put their criminal charges behind them and move forward with their lives. When you work with Spodek Law Group, you can feel confident knowing you have a team of skilled and dedicated advocates in your corner.

Our Client-Centered Approach

At Spodek Law Group, we believe that every client deserves personalized attention and top-quality legal representation, regardless of the charges they‘re facing. That‘s why we take a client-centered approach to every case we handle.From the moment you walk through our doors, you’ll be treated with the respect, compassion, and professionalism you deserve. We’ll take the time to get to know you, understand your unique situation, and answer all of your questions in plain English – not confusing legal jargon.We understand that facing criminal charges can be an incredibly stressful and emotional experience. That’s why we make ourselves available to our clients 24/7. Whether you have a question about your case, need an update on the status of your proceedings, or just want to talk through your concerns, we’re always just a phone call or email away.Our goal is to make the legal process as smooth and stress-free as possible for our clients. We‘ll handle all the heavy lifting – the legal research, the paperwork, the negotiations with prosecutors – so you can focus on what matters most: getting your life back on track.

Types of Criminal Cases We Handle

At Spodek Law Group, no case is too big or too small for our skilled team of San Diego criminal defense attorneys. We have experience handling a wide range of criminal charges, including:

  • DUI/DWI: If you’ve been arrested for drunk driving in San Diego, you need an experienced DUI attorney on your side. We’ll fight to protect your driving privileges and minimize the consequences of a conviction.
  • Drug Crimes: From simple possession to trafficking and distribution, drug crimes carry serious penalties in California. Our attorneys will work tirelessly to get your charges reduced or dismissed.
  • Theft Crimes: Whether you’re facing charges for petty theft, grand theft, or burglary, we’ll build a strong defense to protect your rights and your future.
  • Violent Crimes: Accusations of assault, battery, or other violent crimes can turn your life upside down. We’ll stand by your side and fight for the best possible outcome in your case.
  • Sex Crimes: An accusation of a sex crime can ruin your reputation and your life. Our attorneys will work discreetly and aggressively to defend you against these serious charges.
  • White-Collar Crimes: Fraud, embezzlement, money laundering – these complex financial crimes require a sophisticated legal defense. We have the knowledge and experience to protect your interests.
  • Juvenile Crimes: If your child has been charged with a crime, you need an attorney who understands the unique challenges of the juvenile justice system. We’ll fight to protect your child’s future.

No matter what type of criminal charges you’re facing, Spodek Law Group is here to help. We’ll work tirelessly to build a strong defense on your behalf and achieve the best possible outcome in your case.

Christine Twomey
Christine Twomey
Just had my Divorce case settled 2 months ago after having a horrible experience with another firm. I couldn’t be happier with Claire Banks and Elizabeth Garvey with their outstanding professionalism in doing so with Spodek Law Group. Any time I needed questions answered they were always prompt in doing so with all my uncertainties after 30 yrs of marriage.I feel from the bottom of my heart you will NOT be disappointed with either one. Thanks a million.
Brendan huisman
Brendan huisman
Alex Zhik contacted me almost immediately when I reached out to Spodek for a consultation and was able to effectively communicate the path forward/consequences of my legal issue. I immediately agreed to hire Alex for his services and did not regret my choice. He was able to cover my case in court (with 1 day notice) and not only was he able to push my case down, he carefully negotiated a dismissal of the charge altogether. I highly recommend Spodek, and more specifically, Alex Zhik for all of your legal issues. Thanks guys!
Guerline Menard
Guerline Menard
Thanks again Spodek law firm, particularly Esq Claire Banks who stood right there with us up to the finish line. Attached photos taken right outside of the court building and the smile on our faces represented victory, a breath of fresh air and satisfaction. We are very happy that this is over and we can move on with our lives. Thanks Spodek law 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙌🏼❤️
Keisha Parris
Keisha Parris
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.
Taïko Beauty
Taïko Beauty
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!
Anthony Williams
Anthony Williams
Hey, how you guys doing? Good afternoon my name is Anthony Williams I just want to give a great shout out to the team of. Spodek law group. It is such a honor to use them and to use their assistance through this whole case from start to finish. They did everything that they said they was gonna do and if it ever comes down to it, if I ever have to use them again, hands-down they will be the first law office at the top of my list, thank you guys so much. It was a pleasure having you guys by my side so if you guys ever need them, do not hesitate to pick up the phone and give them a call.
Loveth Okpedo
Loveth Okpedo
Very professional, very transparent, over all a great experience
Bee L
Bee L
Amazing experience with Spodek! Very professional lawyers who take your case seriously. They treated me with respect, were always available, and answered any and all questions. They were able to help me very successfully and removed a huge stress. Highly recommend.
divesh patel
divesh patel
I can't recommend Alex Zhik and Spodek Law Firm highly enough for their exceptional legal representation and personal mentorship. From the moment I engaged their services in October 2022, Alex took the time to understand my case thoroughly and provided guidance every step of the way. Alex's dedication to my case went above and beyond my expectations. His expertise, attention to detail, and commitment to achieving the best possible outcome were evident throughout the entire process. He took the time to mentor me, ensuring I understood the legal complexities involved to make informed decisions. Alex is the kind of guy you would want to have a beer with and has made a meaningful impact on me. I also want to acknowledge Todd Spodek, the leader of the firm, who played a crucial role in my case. His leadership and support bolstered the efforts of Alex, and his involvement highlighted the firm's commitment to excellence. Thanks to Alex Zhik and Todd Spodek, I achieved the outcome I desired, and I am incredibly grateful for their professionalism, expertise, and genuine care. If you're in need of legal representation, look no further than this outstanding team.

The Spodek Law Group Difference

So what sets Spodek Law Group apart from other criminal defense firms in San Diego? It’s our unwavering commitment to our clients and our relentless pursuit of justice.We understand that when you‘re facing criminal charges, you‘re not just fighting for your freedom – you’re fighting for your future. A criminal conviction can follow you for the rest of your life, making it difficult to find employment, housing, or educational opportunities. That’s why we‘ll do everything in our power to help you avoid a conviction and minimize the impact of your charges.But we also know that every case is unique, and every client has their own individual needs and goals. That‘s why we take a personalized approach to every case we handle. We‘ll work closely with you to understand your priorities and develop a legal strategy that aligns with your objectives.

Facing Criminal Charges? Don’t Go It Alone – We’re Here to Protect You

If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime in San Diego, the road ahead may seem daunting. But take heart – you don’t have to face this battle alone. At Spodek Law Group, our team of tenacious San Diego criminal lawyers is ready to be your fiercest advocate, safeguarding your rights and fighting tirelessly for the best possible outcome.We understand the weight of these charges and the impact they can have on your life. That’s why we take a compassionate yet aggressive approach, treating each client’s case with the utmost dedication and care. Our mission? To be the legal champions you need in your darkest hour.So if you’re feeling overwhelmed, uncertain, or just plain scared about what lies ahead, know that we’ve got your back. With our expertise and unwavering commitment, we’ll help navigate you through the legal system and work to protect your future.Don’t wait – reach out now for a free consultation at 212-300-5196. The sooner we get started, the stronger your defense.

Why You Need a Powerhouse San Diego Criminal Defense Lawyer

Look, we get it – hiring a criminal lawyer is a big decision, both financially and emotionally. You might be tempted to go it alone or settle for a public defender. But here’s the harsh truth: the consequences of a criminal conviction in California are far too severe to take that risk.With a skilled San Diego criminal defense attorney from Spodek Law Group in your corner:

  • You’ll have a zealous advocate protecting your constitutional rights at every turn
  • An experienced legal mind will scrutinize the prosecution’s evidence for flaws or violations
  • Your lawyer will fight to get charges reduced or dismissed if possible
  • If it goes to trial, you’ll have a formidable litigator making a strong case for your acquittal
  • Sentencing negotiations will be handled with an eye toward minimizing penalties

Essentially, a top-notch criminal defense lawyer gives you the best chance at avoiding life-altering consequences like jail time, hefty fines, and a permanent criminal record. Can you really afford not to have that level of representation?Don’t take our word for it – check out these real client testimonials praising our tenacious advocacy.

The Spodek Law Group Difference: Unparalleled Expertise

At Spodek Law Group, our San Diego criminal attorneys don’t just talk a big game – we bring an unmatched level of skill, experience, and credibility to every case we take on. How can we make that bold claim? Just take a look at our credentials:✔️ Our founding partner, Todd Spodek, is a nationally-recognized legal authority frequently tapped for commentary by major media outlets like CNN, CBS News, and The Wall Street Journal.✔️ We’ve secured victories in some of the nation’s highest-profile federal cases, earning us a reputation as the “go-to” firm for bet-the-company litigation.✔️ Our team includes former prosecutors and public defenders who know how the “other side” operates – insights that sharpen our strategy.✔️ We’ve handled literally thousands of criminal cases in state and federal courts across the country, amassing invaluable legal knowledge along the way.When you hire Spodek Law Group, you get legal representation from a firm that has quite literally seen and done it all. We know the tactics, we’ve mastered the strategies, and we’ve got the grit to take on even the toughest cases.

Our Comprehensive Criminal Defense Practice Areas

No matter what criminal charges you’re facing in San Diego, our team has the focused expertise to mount an aggressive defense. We represent clients in cases involving:

Drug Crimes

  • Possession
  • Trafficking/Distribution
  • Manufacturing
  • Paraphernalia charges
  • Medical marijuana issues

Violent Crimes

  • Assault and battery
  • Domestic violence
  • Weapons charges
  • Homicide/Murder

Property & Financial Crimes

  • Theft/Larceny
  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Fraud
  • Embezzlement

Sex Crimes

  • Rape
  • Sexual assault
  • Child pornography
  • Solicitation


  • Drunk driving charges
  • Underage DUI
  • Drugged driving
  • License suspension hearings

White Collar Crimes

  • Bribery/Corruption
  • Money laundering
  • Tax evasion
  • Racketeering/RICO

Juvenile Crimes

  • Delinquency
  • Status offenses
  • Transfers to adult court

Essentially, if you’re facing criminal charges in San Diego, we have the specialized knowledge to craft a robust defense strategy tailored to your situation. Click here to learn more about our criminal defense services.

A Look at the Criminal Justice Process in San Diego

Being charged with a crime can be an intimidating and confusing experience, especially if you’ve never been through the criminal justice system before. As your legal advocates, part of our job is to guide you through each step and ensure your rights are protected. Here’s a basic overview of what to expect:

  1. Arrest & Charges: This is where it all begins – you’re taken into custody by law enforcement and formally charged with a crime based on the alleged incident. We’ll work to get charges reduced or dismissed if possible.
  2. Arraignment: Your first court appearance where you’ll enter a plea. We’ll be by your side to advocate for reasonable bail/release terms.
  3. Discovery: Both sides exchange evidence to be used in the case. We’ll pour over every detail to poke holes in the prosecution’s arguments.
  4. Pre-Trial Motions: We may file motions to suppress evidence or have the case thrown out for lack of probable cause. These can be critical in shaping the outcome.
  5. Plea Bargaining or Trial: If we can’t get the charges dropped, we’ll either pursue a plea bargain that minimizes penalties or take the case to trial to argue for your full acquittal.
  6. Sentencing: If a guilty verdict is reached, we’ll fight aggressively during sentencing to keep fines and jail time to an absolute minimum.

No two cases are exactly alike, which is why you need a criminal defense team that will meticulously customize a legal strategy based on your unique situation. Schedule a free consultation to learn how we’ll approach your defense.

Frequently Asked Questions About Criminal Defense in San Diego

We get a lot of questions from potential clients who are unsure about what to expect from the criminal defense process. Here are answers to some of the most common queries:Q: Can I represent myself in a criminal case?
A: You have the legal right to self-representation, but it’s almost never advisable. The rules of criminal procedure are extremely complex, and prosecutors have vast resources to build a strong case against you. Having an experienced defense lawyer is your best chance at a favorable outcome.Q: How much will it cost to hire a private criminal defense attorney?
A: The cost can vary significantly based on factors like the severity of charges, amount of work required, and experience of the attorney. At Spodek Law Group, we offer flexible billing arrangements to make our services as accessible as possible. The best way to get an accurate cost estimate is to schedule a free consultation.Q: What if I can’t afford a private lawyer? Will I get a public defender?
A: If you meet certain financial criteria, you may qualify for representation by a public defender at no cost. However, public defenders often juggle extremely high caseloads, limiting the time and resources they can devote to your case. A private defense lawyer from our firm can provide more personalized attention.Q: What’s the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony charge?
A: Misdemeanors are less serious offenses punishable by up to a year in county jail. Felonies are more severe crimes that can result in over a year of incarceration in state prison as well as heftier fines. Having an experienced attorney is critical for felony cases.Q: Do you offer a free initial consultation?
A: Absolutely! We provide all prospective clients with a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss the details of their case and legal options. Contact us today to schedule yours.Still have questions? Our team would be happy to discuss your concerns during your free case evaluation. Don’t wait – your future is too important.

Why Choose Spodek Law Group as Your San Diego Criminal Defense Team

When your freedom, finances, and future hang in the balance, you need criminal defense representation you can trust without reservation. At Spodek Law Group, we’ve earned that trust through our:✨ Uncompromising Integrity: Our ethical standards are unflinching. We’ll never cut corners or make empty promises – just straightforward, honest counsel.✨ Unrivaled Tenacity: No fight is too big or too small. We take on each case with the same level of zeal and determination, ready to battle until the very end.✨ Unmatched Expertise: Our team’s legal knowledge, strategic brilliance, and courtroom prowess are simply unparalleled in the criminal defense realm.✨ Unwavering Commitment: From that first consultation until the matter is resolved, we’ll stand by your side as advisors, advocates, and partners.When the stakes are this high, you need legal representation that can check off every single one of those boxes. Don’t gamble with your future – call 212-300-5196 or contact us online to get Spodek Law Group on your team today.We get it – facing criminal charges is terrifying. But with our battle-tested San Diego criminal lawyers in your corner, you don’t have to feel overwhelmed or alone. We’ll be your fearless advocates, protecting your rights and fighting like hell to keep your life on track.The road ahead won’t be easy, but you can feel confident putting your trust in our elite legal team. So what are you waiting for? The sooner we can get started, the stronger your chances of achieving the best possible outcome.

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