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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.

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.

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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.

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We are available 24/7, to help you with any – and all, challenges you face.

Negotiating Brooklyn DUI Charges Down to Lesser Offenses

Dealing with a DUI charge in Brooklyn can be an overwhelming and scary experience. Like, you’re probably freaking out wondering what’s gonna happen and how this could impact your life. I totally get it. But just know there are options and people who can help. I wanted to give you the rundown on strategies for trying to get DUI charges reduced in Brooklyn, in case it helps.

Understanding the Charges

The first thing is understanding what exactly you’re charged with. In New York, there are a few possible DUI-related charges:

  • Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) – Operating a motor vehicle with a BAC of 0.08% or higher. This is the main drunk driving charge.
  • Driving While Ability Impaired (DWAI) – Driving with a BAC between 0.05% and 0.07%. This is a “lighter” drunk driving charge.
  • Common “Aggravated” Charges – These involve a DWI/DWAI charge plus an aggravating factor like speeding, accident, child in the car, etc. This ups the severity.

The charges have different fines, license suspensions, and jail times associated with them. So having an experienced Brooklyn DUI lawyer review the specifics of your charges is key.

Gathering Evidence

After getting charged, the next step is gathering any evidence that could help show you weren’t actually impaired. This can include:

  • Breath/Blood Test Results – The chemical test results showing your actual BAC. Were the tests properly administered? Were you under the limit? This evidence could be huge.
  • Field Sobriety Test Documentation – Many do poorly on these even when sober. Were errors made in how they were conducted? Any supporting video?
  • Witness Statements – Were there passengers or bystanders who can speak to your condition and driving ability? Helpful witnesses can make a big impact.

Compiling this stuff takes work but can really bolster your case down the road.

Common Defenses Against DUI Charges

When fighting a DWI/DWAI in Brooklyn, there are a few main legal defenses that a skilled DUI attorney may use such as:

  • Invalid Traffic Stop – Officers need proper cause to pull you over. If that reason is weak, evidence from an unlawful stop gets thrown out.
  • Faulty Chemical Test – As mentioned, documentation showing improper administration of Breathalyzer or blood tests can invalidate the supposed proof of intoxication.
  • Medical Conditions – Various medical issues like diabetes or acid reflux can mimic signs of impairment during field sobriety tests.

When applicable, leverage these defenses to fight the DUI allegations altogether.

Plea Bargaining Possibilities

If the evidence is stacked against beating the charges outright, plea bargaining comes into play. The goal here is negotiating with the prosecution to reduce the charges in exchange for a guilty plea.Some possible plea deals for Brooklyn DUI charges include:

  • Pleading to non-alcohol DWAI instead of DWI
  • Dropping aggravating factors related to speeding, accidents, etc.
  • Reducing misdemeanors to violations which carry less severe penalties
  • Pleading to reckless driving instead of DUI/DWI charges

Securing one of these outcomes pre-trial saves the hassle and risk of going to court. Your Brooklyn DUI lawyer handles these negotiations for you.

Alternative Dispositions

Finally, there are also some alternative paths the case can take to wind up with a positive resolution, such as:

  • AODA Assessment – Pleading to DWAI and completing alcohol counseling program results in charges dropped after 90 days.
  • Impaired Driver Program – For 1st time offenders. Finish program = misdemeanor re-classified as violation.
  • Diversion Program – Similar to above but involves community service. DUI charges dismissed after completion.

These disposition tracks don’t outright beat the allegations but enable paths to avoid long-term consequences in exchange for completing remedial requirements.

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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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