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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


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.

Defending Against Burglary and Home Invasion Charges in Queens

Defending Against Burglary and Home Invasion Charges in Queens

Being charged with a crime like burglary or home invasion in Queens can be an incredibly stressful and frightening experience. These charges carry the potential for serious penalties under New York law, including years in prison. Fortunately, with an experienced Queens criminal defense attorney on your side, you can fight the charges and work to protect your future.

Understanding Burglary and Home Invasion Charges in New York

Burglary charges can stem from a range of alleged activities, from breaking into a home or business to remaining unlawfully with intent to commit a crime. Burglary degrees and penalties vary based on circumstances like:

  • Whether the building was a home or business
  • Whether the burglary occurred during the day or night
  • Whether a weapon was used
  • Whether anyone was physically injured

For example, standard burglary in the 3rd degree in New York is a class D felony with up to 7 years in prison. Burglary in the 1st degree during the night with a weapon is a class B violent felony with up to 25 years in prison.

Home invasion charges involve illegally entering a home while someone is still inside, often to commit another crime like robbery or assault. Like burglary, home invasion charges and penalties vary based on exactly what occurred:

  • Did physical harm result?
  • Was a weapon displayed?
  • How many people were involved?

In general though, home invasion is prosecuted as a class B violent felony in New York and carries potential penalties up to 25 years in prison.

Fighting Back Against the Charges

The Queens County District Attorney’s Office takes burglary and home invasion charges very seriously, but that does not necessarily mean they can prove their case against you in court. An aggressive defense attorney will thoroughly analyze the evidence and look for every opportunity to get charges reduced or dismissed.

For example, we may uncover issues with:

  • The police investigation
  • How evidence was collected and handled
  • Witness credibility
  • Your own constitutional rights

Raising doubt about the quality of the evidence or arguing your rights were violated could result in evidence getting thrown out. And if the prosecution lacks solid evidence against you, they may have no choice but to reduce charges significantly or drop them altogether.

At the Law Offices of James S. Vlasto, our Queens burglary lawyers have successfully defended these charges for more than 45 years. We know how to plan an effective defense strategy tailored to the unique circumstances of your case.

This starts with a thorough independent investigation of what occurred. We do not simply take the prosecution’s claims at face value. Instead, we take steps like:

  • Interviewing defense witnesses police may have ignored
  • Visiting the crime scene to assess accuracy of evidence
  • Consulting with expert witnesses as needed
  • Assessing how you were identified and the reliability of any witnesses or informants

Armed with our own view of the evidence – or lack thereof – we build a defense aiming to cast doubt on the prosecution’s version of events. This could involve strategies like:

  • Filing motions to suppress questionable evidence
  • Negotiating with the DA for reduced or dismissed charges
  • Securing expert testimony to counter the prosecution’s forensic evidence
  • Presenting eyewitnesses or alibis the police ignored
  • Taking your case to trial if we uncover significant weaknesses in the DA’s case

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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...

~Fonder Brandon

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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...

~George Cherubini

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