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People Vs Joseph Amico

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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Strategies for Defending Queens Federal Criminal Charges at Trial

Strategies for Defending Against Federal Criminal Charges in Queens, NY

Being charged with a federal crime in Queens can feel overwhelming. The federal prosecutors have immense resources at their disposal and federal criminal cases often carry severe penalties. However, all hope is not lost. There are several effective strategies a skilled criminal defense attorney can employ to defend federal criminal charges at trial and secure the best possible outcome for their client.

Conduct Thorough Pretrial Investigation and Discovery

A critical first step is to conduct extensive pretrial investigation and discovery. This involves filing motions to obtain all evidence in the prosecution’s possession, including police reports, witness statements, forensic test results, surveillance footage, etc.Scrutinizing this evidence enables the defense attorney to identify inconsistencies, procedural violations by law enforcement, mistaken eyewitness identifications, and other opportunities to undermine the prosecution’s case. 

Explore All Possible Defenses

There are numerous legal and factual defenses that can defeat federal criminal charges or lead to acquittal at trial. Here are some of the most common federal trial defenses:

  • Duress – You acted under threat of serious harm or death
  • Entrapment – Law enforcement induced you to commit the crime
  • Insanity – You suffered from mental disease/defect negating criminal intent
  • Misidentification – Mistaken eyewitness identification
  • Self-Defense – Use of reasonable force to protect yourself

In addition to these defenses that negate criminal liability, there are also procedural defenses regarding how the evidence was obtained:

  • 4th Amendment violations – Evidence obtained via illegal search or seizure
  • 5th Amendment violations – Statements taken in violation of your right against self-incrimination
  • 6th Amendment violations – Right to speedy trial or counsel denied

skilled federal criminal defense lawyer will explore all possible defenses and build the strongest case for acquittal or mitigation of charges/sentencing.

Utilize Motions to Suppress Evidence

If there are 4th, 5th or 6th Amendment violations regarding how evidence was collected, a suppression motion can be filed to prevent that evidence from being used at trial.Getting illegally obtained evidence thrown out severely weakens the prosecution’s case. 

Attack Credibility of Prosecution Witnesses

Discrediting the credibility of witnesses testifying against you is an extremely effective trial strategy. This involves exposing:

  • Mistaken identity – Witness incorrectly identifies you
  • Ulterior motives – Witness has reason to falsely accuse you
  • Inconsistencies – Changes in witness statements and testimony
  • Criminal history – Witness’s own criminal background

Utilize Jury Consultants

Retaining jury consultants and conducting mock trials enables selection of the most favorable jury for your case. Jury consultants have extensive experience determining the best defense strategies and witness preparation given the selected jury’s psychology and demographics.

Facing complex federal criminal charges requires a collaborative defense team including private investigators, forensic experts, psychologists, and other specialists. Their analysis and testimony is invaluable for negating/mitigating charges.

Explore Alternatives to Trial

While preparing a vigorous defense for trial, pursuing alternatives like dismissal of charges or plea bargains should also be explored. Proffer and cooperation agreements provide opportunities to exchange information for immunity, reduced charges, etc.However, such agreements do carry risks if you accidentally misstate facts or implicate yourself in other crimes. So obtaining experienced legal counsel to navigate these options is critical.


Mounting an assertive defense against federal criminal charges requires exploiting every opportunity to undermine the prosecution’s case and establish reasonable doubt regarding guilt.With an in-depth understanding of federal trial procedures and a thorough case-specific strategy focused on the best interests of the accused, even the most challenging federal criminal cases can potentially result in favorable outcomes.


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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...

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