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Covered by NYDaily News. Las Vegas man accused of threatening a prominent attorney and making vile remarks.

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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.

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People Vs. Genevieve Sabourin

Accused of stalking Alec Baldwin. The case garnered nationwide attention, with USAToday, NYPost, and other media outlets following it closely.

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Juror who prompted calls for new Ghislaine Maxwell trial turns to lawyer who defended Anna Sorokin.

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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.

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How Your Lawyer Negotiates with Prosecutors in Queens Federal Cases

How Your Lawyer Negotiates with Prosecutors in Queens Federal Cases

Being charged with a federal crime in Queens can be an overwhelming and scary experience. As you face the complex criminal justice system, having an experienced federal criminal defense lawyer on your side is critical. Your lawyer serves as your advocate, negotiating with prosecutors on your behalf to secure the most favorable outcome possible.

Initial Consultation

In an initial consultation after an arrest or charges are filed, your lawyer will want to learn the details of your case. They will ask questions about what happened leading up to the charges, review any evidence against you, and get a sense of your personal and criminal background. This helps them understand potential defenses and mitigating factors to use in negotiating with the prosecution.Your attorney will explain the charges you face, the potential penalties, and possible negotiation strategies. For example, for a drug trafficking charge, they may seek reduced charges or lower sentencing guidelines. The goal is crafting an agreement both sides find acceptable to avoid the uncertainty of trial.

Leverage and Strategy

Experienced Queens federal defense lawyers use leverage and creative strategies to get prosecutors to offer better deals. Leverage can come from legal defenses against the charges, procedural mistakes by law enforcement, or extenuating personal circumstances. Your attorney will analyze the case to identify where leverage exists.Common negotiation strategies criminal defense lawyers use include:

  • Highlighting weaknesses – Your lawyer pinpoints holes in the prosecution’s case that could lead to acquittal at trial. This may convince prosecutors to offer better plea bargain terms.
  • Providing mitigating materials – Your attorney presents evidence of your otherwise law-abiding character, steady employment, and family obligations to humanize you. This can make prosecutors more inclined to compromise.
  • Threatening trial – Prosecutors generally want to avoid lengthy, expensive trials they could lose. Your lawyer may convey that going to trial is a real possibility, prodding prosecutors to offer more favorable plea deals.
  • Using continuances strategically – Your lawyer may ask judges for more time before trial to strengthen your negotiating position as prosecutors feel mounting pressure to resolve the case.

Plea Bargain Negotiations

Over 90% of federal criminal cases end in plea bargains, agreements where defendants plead guilty in exchange for some benefit like reduced charges or a lighter sentence recommendation. Your Queens federal criminal lawyer will negotiate with the prosecution to secure the best possible bargain.In plea negotiations, your attorney may:

  • Argue for dismissing or reducing charges
  • Seek agreements not to bring further charges
  • Request prosecutors take no position or remain neutral on sentencing
  • Ask prosecutors to recommend a lower sentence to the judge

Through back-and-forth talks, your lawyer aims to convince prosecutors to offer concessions making it worthwhile to plead guilty rather than risk trial. They negotiate firmly but professionally, building credibility with prosecutors for current and future cases.

Getting the Best Result

While outcomes vary case-by-case, an experienced Queens federal criminal lawyer intimately familiar with prosecutors and judges can guide you towards the most favorable resolution. Through leverage, creative lawyering, skillful negotiating, and passionately advocating for you, they work tirelessly for the best possible result. Whether that means reduced or dismissed charges, a lighter recommended sentence, or avoiding years in prison, your lawyer battles to protect your future.


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