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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.

Brooklyn Community Service Sentencing Options

Community Service Sentencing Options in Brooklyn

Dealing with legal trouble can be really overwhelming. Like, trying to navigate the court system and figure out your options is no fun. But there are programs in Brooklyn to help make things a little easier.

Community Service Sentencing Overview

Lots of folks who get convicted of low-level crimes in Brooklyn end up with community service sentences. Basically you gotta do a certain number of hours working for free with local organizations instead of jail time. The court assigns you a case manager to hook you up with placements kinda based on your skills and interests.

Some people think it’s no big deal to knock out community service. But really it can be tough fitting the hours in around work and family. And if you miss deadlines the judge can make you serve time behind bars. So you gotta take it seriously.

Common Community Service Placements

  • Animal Shelters – Cleaning kennels, walking dogs, etc.
  • Homeless Shelters – Serving meals, sorting donations, maintenance.
  • Parks & Recreation – Landscaping, trail maintenance, coaching sports.
  • Community Gardens – Planting, weeding, harvesting produce.
  • Libraries & Schools – Shelving books, tutoring students, office work.

There’s lots of other random stuff too like helping out at thrift stores, food banks, and churches. They try to match you up with something suitable but you usually don’t get much choice in the matter.

Finding Your Own Placements

In some cases the court will let you find your own community service gig instead of assigning you to one. This is kinda nice cuz you can pick something that fits your schedule and interests more. But you gotta get it approved first and there’s still a ton of rules.

Good places to checkout are local nonprofits like Habitat for Humanity, soup kitchens, museums, community theaters, animal shelters etc. As long as they’re cool with taking on volunteers to fulfill court orders it could work.

Hour Requirements

The number of community service hours ordered really varies case by case. But here’s some typical amounts:

Offense Hours
Minor in Possession of Alcohol 20-40 hours
Shoplifting 40-60 hours
DUI 1st Offense 100+ hours

That’s just for misdemeanors though. Sometimes judges will even sentence felons to hundreds or even thousands of hours. It all depends on the charges and your criminal history.

Reporting Requirements

To make sure you actually do all the work, you’ll have strict reporting rules. Typically you gotta track hours on a log sheet that your supervisor signs off on. Then you submit it to the case manager on schedule. If the sheet shows you skipped hours or faked signatures, that could mean major trouble.

They also do random phone and site checks with the organizations you’re placed with. So it’s really risky trying to cheat the system. Just do the time and get it over with.

Finding a Brooklyn Community Service Lawyer

If you got slapped with a community service sentence, having a local lawyer help out could make a big difference. They can potentially get your hours reduced or even waived entirely through negotiations. Here’s some solid Brooklyn community service attorneys to check out:

  • Frankel & Abrams – Well known firm fighting Brooklyn community service sentences for over 20 years. Check out reviews on r/Brooklyn.
  • Lipsky Criminal Defense – Aggressive lawyers who’ve gotten hundreds of clients out of unfair community service sentences. See their guide.
  • Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. – Highly rated firm by Avvo and Lawyers.com. Over 25 years representing Brooklyn community service cases.

No matter which route you go, having an experienced Brooklyn lawyer in your corner can make all the difference. Don’t just take what the courts give you – fight back!

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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...

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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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