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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.

How Queens Criminal Lawyers Can Help Avoid Deportation

How Queens Criminal Lawyers Can Help Avoid Deportation

Being charged with a crime is scary enough, but for immigrants, it can also raise the terrifying prospect of deportation. Even a minor charge can put your status in the U.S. at risk if you are not a citizen. Fortunately, an experienced Queens criminal lawyer can help you navigate the complex immigration consequences of criminal allegations. With smart representation, many non-citizens can avoid deportation and stay with their families in the U.S.

How Criminal Charges Can Lead to Deportation

Under U.S. immigration law, almost any criminal conviction can prompt deportation proceedings. Even some arrests without a conviction can make you deportable depending on the circumstances. Some common scenarios include:

  • Drug offenses like possession or trafficking
  • Theft, fraud or other crimes involving “moral turpitude”
  • Domestic violence, stalking and violation of protective orders
  • Assault, battery, menacing and other violent crimes

In addition to the crime itself, the potential sentence also matters. For example, any offense punishable by a year or more in jail is considered an “aggravated felony” leading to deportation under immigration law. The bottom line is that pretty much any criminal charge should be a red flag for non-citizens.

How an Attorney Can Help

While the immigration consequences seem harsh, a skilled Queens criminal attorney can often prevent them. Some key ways we defend immigrant clients include:

  1. Plea bargaining to avoid deportable convictions – Negotiating with the prosecution to plead guilty to a lesser offense that won’t trigger deportation. For example, pleading to disorderly conduct rather than domestic violence.
  2. Getting charges dismissed – We scrutinize every detail of the prosecutor’s case to build motions to dismiss for insufficient evidence, illegal search & seizure issues, Miranda rights violations, etc. If the charges are tossed, there’s nothing to deport you for.
  3. Alternative dispositions – In some cases, we can negotiate an outcome like probation before judgment, deferred adjudication or conditional discharge where there is no formal “conviction” entered. This can avoid negative immigration consequences.
  4. Post-conviction relief – If you already pled guilty and were convicted, we can file motions to vacate the conviction due to ineffective assistance of counsel or other procedural defects.

An attorney can also advise on when to apply for asylum or other immigration relief to strengthen your case against deportation. The key is consulting with a lawyer early on so these strategies can be implemented in a timely manner.

Case Results from Our Immigration-Focused Defense Team

Over decades of practice devoted to defending Queens immigrants, our New York criminal lawyers have racked up countless successes helping non-citizens avoid deportation. A few we are proud of include:

  • Domestic violence charges reduced to non-deportable disorderly conduct conviction
  • Shoplifting charges dismissed for immigrant nursing student
  • Drug charges dropped against DACA recipient
  • Lawful permanent resident avoids deportation after assault conviction is vacated

In case after case, we have protected our clients’ ability to live and work legally in the country they call home. We know how to intervene in the early stages of a criminal case to shape the outcome in an immigration-safe way.


  • FindLaw – Immigration Law Overview
  • Wikipedia – Deportation
  • YouTube Video Explaining Deportation Defense

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