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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.

Using Legal Defenses to Fight Your Queens Criminal Charges

Dealing with criminal charges in Queens can be an incredibly stressful and scary situation. You may be worried about possibly going to jail, paying fines, or having a criminal record that damages your future. The good news is that with the right legal defense, many charges can be reduced or even dismissed. An experienced Queens criminal defense lawyer will thoroughly analyze the details of your case and build a strong defense to get your charges dropped or reduced so you can move forward with your life.

Common Criminal Charges in Queens

Here are some of the most common criminal charges in Queens that a skilled defense lawyer can often beat:

  • Drug charges – including possession, distribution, trafficking, manufacturing, etc. There are many technical legal defenses we can use to get these charges dismissed based on improper searches, lack of evidence, or procedural errors.
  • DUI charges – DUI charges can be beaten by challenging the validity of field sobriety tests, breathalyzer tests, and blood tests. We look closely at whether proper procedures were followed.
  • Theft/larceny – if you’ve been accused of theft, shoplifting, pickpocketing, or other larceny crimes, we can often defend you by examining whether proper evidence collection procedures were followed or if you were simply misidentified.
  • Assault/violent crimes – self-defense is a common and often valid legal defense against assault, battery, menacing, and other violent crime charges. We’ll conduct a thorough investigation into what transpired.
  • Weapons charges – charges for unlawful possession of weapons, firearms, knives, etc. can be fought by closely examining whether proper permits were in place or if prohibited person statutes apply.
  • Sex crimes – sex crime charges such as rape, sexual assault, solicitation, etc. can be challenged by picking apart the credibility of witness testimony and examining technical elements of these charges.

Gathering Evidence for Your Defense

An critical first step in building your legal defense is conducting a thorough investigation into what evidence exists (and doesn’t exist) to support the charges against you. An experienced Queens criminal defense lawyer will:

  • File discovery motions to examine physical evidence like video footage, photos, documents
  • Interview eyewitnesses to challenge their testimony
  • Work with private investigators to gather exculpatory evidence
  • Reconstruct crime scenes and test physical evidence

We take an aggressive stance to put the DA’s office to their burden of providing strong evidence against you. Often by picking apart the evidence and witness accounts, we can get charges dismissed pre-trial.

Some of the most effective legal defenses we frequently use to fight Queens criminal charges include:

Invalid or No Search Warrant

If evidence was collected from your home, car, phone, or other property without a valid search warrant, it can be argued the search was illegal and evidence should be suppressed. This often results in charges being dropped.

Unlawful Arrest

If you were arrested improperly without probable cause, any evidence collected after can be rendered inadmissible. This unlawful arrest defense frequently gets charges dismissed early on.

Miranda Rights Violations

If police questioned you without reading you your Miranda rights or violated them in some way, self-incriminating statements can be suppressed from being used against you.


For assault, battery, menacing and other charges, self-defense is a very common and often valid legal defense. We will conduct interviews, gather witness testimony, and comb through evidence to prove you acted in self defense.


Eyewitness misidentification is a leading cause of wrongful convictions. If witnesses incorrectly identified you, this defense can beat charges like theft, assault, robbery, etc.The best Queens criminal defense lawyers will examine every angle of your case to determine which technical legal defenses apply. The smallest technicality or procedural error by police or prosecutors can result in charges being dismissed or reduced.

Why You Need an Aggressive Defense Lawyer

Fighting criminal charges requires an aggressive lawyer willing to put in the hard work – someone who will relentlessly investigate your case, challenge the DA’s office, and build the strongest defense on your behalf. Here is why fighting your charges aggressively with a skilled defense lawyer is critical:

  • Avoid jail time – An aggressive legal defense often gets charges dismissed or reduced to avoid jail time and lessen the impact on your life.
  • Prevent conviction – Even if charges get reduced, a conviction still goes on your criminal record which can negatively impact your life in many ways. An aggressive defense prevents conviction.
  • Save money – Fighting your case aggressively can get charges dismissed quickly saving you money instead of mounting a long, drawn-out defense.
  • Protect your future – Criminal charges and convictions make finding a job, getting housing, securing loans, and other things much harder. An aggressive defense helps protect your future.

Don’t leave your freedom, finances, and reputation in the hands of an overworked public defender. Hire an experienced private Queens criminal defense lawyer who will fight aggressively analyze every aspect of your case to build the strongest defense.

Finding the Best Queens Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you or a loved one are facing criminal charges, you need an experienced, aggressive Queens criminal defense lawyer in your corner fighting for you. When choosing a lawyer, you want someone with a proven track record of getting charges dismissed pre-trial and winning trials. Look for:🔹 10+ years handling Queens criminal cases – Extensive experience specific to Queens is vital.🔹 350+ cases dismissed pre-trial annually – A strong dismissal rate shows their ability to fight cases.🔹 15+ trials annually with 80%+ acquittal rate – Proven trial experience with a high win rate is key.🔹 10/10 Avvo rating – Ensure they have top attorney ratings.🔹 Free case evaluation – They should provide a free case review to discuss legal options.Reaching out to an experienced Queens criminal defense lawyer should be your first call after an arrest or charges being filed. Don’t delay in seeking help. The sooner an aggressive investigation into your charges begins, the better chance we have at getting charges reduced or dismissed pre-trial. With strong legal defenses and experienced legal guidance, you can get through this difficult situation.


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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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