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Chicago Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer

May 10, 2024

When Federal Charges Hit, You Need the Best

So, you’re facing federal criminal charges in Chicago. Your world, has been turned upside down. But, take a deep breath. Because, with the right legal team in your corner – you can fight back, and protect your future. There’s one reason you’re on this website: you’re looking for an elite criminal defense law firm. At Spodek Law Group, we understand. We’re focused on providing the highest level of customer service, and case results for our clients. Our Chicago federal criminal defense attorneys service a very curated clientele, that expects high class service and exceptional understanding of the law. We have experience handling the toughest legal situations – that require experience, and excellence, in order to get the best possible legal outcomes. With over 50 years of combined experience handling misdemeanors and felonies nationwide, we’ve seen it all. From Los Angeles to NYC, our criminal defense lawyers are ready to help.

Navigating the Federal Criminal Justice System

If you’re a suspect, or person of interest, in a federal crime – we can help. If you’re under investigation, or have already been charged, then your future and freedom could be at risk. Authorities such as the FBI, DEA, Secret Service, and Homeland Security, could be involved in the investigation against you. These agencies have extremely vast resources, compared to local law enforcement. The federal government has the ability to intercept phone calls, engage in spying and collecting video evidence, and use other powerful tools. Punishments for federal offenses and crimes can be harsh. There are mandatory minimum sentences which judges have no choice but to impose if you’re found guilty. But, with an aggressive and experienced federal criminal defense attorney, you can fight back. At Spodek Law Group, we understand the ins and outs of the federal criminal justice system. We know how to navigate the complexities, and build a strong defense strategy tailored to your unique case.

Our Approach to Federal Criminal Defense

When you reach out to our law firm – the process begins with a risk free consultation in person, or over the phone. During this consultation – you can ask us anything – regardless of how long it takes. We encourage you to take this opportunity to ask the tough questions – which allow us to show you our understanding of the issue you’re facing. We are available to help you 24/7.Regardless of how tough your situation is – we are here to help you. Our criminal defense lawyers work hard to find a solution for you, irrespective of the situation you find yourself in. Many clients are often embarrassed by their situation, and don’t speak openly about their alleged issue. We encourage open dialogue, and recommend full transparency – so we can give you the best possible legal advice. Sometimes prosecutors will only be fair if you respond with force. Without an attorney advising you, you might accidentally plead guilty when you could’ve won the case. The only way to truly know is to hire a private criminal defense attorney. At Spodek Law Group – we pride ourselves on taking a hands-on approach. It means researching the exact situation surrounding your case, and putting in the leg work to be familiar with every single intimate detail. Our firm has excellent work ethics, and we constantly hold firm meetings in order to discuss and address all of our cases. In the event of an emergency – we have a full team of lawyers available to help you.

Types of Federal Cases We Handle

Our Chicago federal criminal defense attorneys have experience handling a wide range of cases, including:

  • White Collar Crimes
  • Drug Crimes
  • Violent Crimes
  • Sex Crimes
  • Fraud and Embezzlement
  • Money Laundering
  • Racketeering and RICO Charges
  • Public Corruption
  • Conspiracy Charges

No matter how complex or serious the charges against you may be, we have the knowledge and resources to mount an effective defense. We will thoroughly investigate the evidence, identify weaknesses in the prosecution’s case, and develop a customized strategy to fight for the best possible outcome.

Why Choose Spodek Law Group

When you’re facing federal criminal charges, the stakes couldn’t be higher. Your freedom, your future, and your reputation are all on the line. That’s why it’s critical to have a skilled and experienced legal team fighting for you.At Spodek Law Group, we offer:

  • Decades of Experience: Our attorneys have over 50 years of combined experience handling federal criminal cases nationwide. We know what it takes to win.
  • Personalized Attention: We limit the number of cases we take on, so that we can provide each client with the individualized attention they deserve. You’ll work directly with your attorney, not a paralegal or case manager.
  • Aggressive Defense: We leave no stone unturned in fighting for our clients. We will do everything in our power to protect your rights and secure the best possible outcome in your case.
  • 24/7 Availability: We understand that criminal charges can arise at any time. That’s why we’re available 24/7 to take your call and provide the guidance you need.

Get Started with a Free Consultation

If you or a loved one is facing federal criminal charges in Chicago, don’t wait to seek legal representation. The sooner you have an experienced attorney on your side, the better your chances of a favorable outcome. Contact Spodek Law Group today to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation. We’ll review your case, answer your questions, and provide honest guidance on your best path forward. Remember, you’re not alone in this fight. Let us put our skills and experience to work for you.

Christine Twomey
Christine Twomey
2024-03-21
Just had my Divorce case settled 2 months ago after having a horrible experience with another firm. I couldn’t be happier with Claire Banks and Elizabeth Garvey with their outstanding professionalism in doing so with Spodek Law Group. Any time I needed questions answered they were always prompt in doing so with all my uncertainties after 30 yrs of marriage.I feel from the bottom of my heart you will NOT be disappointed with either one. Thanks a million.
Brendan huisman
Brendan huisman
2024-03-18
Alex Zhik contacted me almost immediately when I reached out to Spodek for a consultation and was able to effectively communicate the path forward/consequences of my legal issue. I immediately agreed to hire Alex for his services and did not regret my choice. He was able to cover my case in court (with 1 day notice) and not only was he able to push my case down, he carefully negotiated a dismissal of the charge altogether. I highly recommend Spodek, and more specifically, Alex Zhik for all of your legal issues. Thanks guys!
Guerline Menard
Guerline Menard
2024-03-18
Thanks again Spodek law firm, particularly Esq Claire Banks who stood right there with us up to the finish line. Attached photos taken right outside of the court building and the smile on our faces represented victory, a breath of fresh air and satisfaction. We are very happy that this is over and we can move on with our lives. Thanks Spodek law 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙌🏼❤️
Keisha Parris
Keisha Parris
2024-03-15
Believe every single review here about Alex Z!! From our initial consultation, it was evident that Alex possessed a profound understanding of criminal law and a fierce dedication to his clients rights. Throughout the entirety of my case, Alex exhibited unparalleled professionalism and unwavering commitment. What sets Alex apart is not only his legal expertise but also his genuine compassion for his clients. He took the time to thoroughly explain my case, alleviating any concerns I had along the way. His exact words were “I’m not worried about it”. His unwavering support and guidance were invaluable throughout the entire process. I am immensely grateful for Alex's exceptional legal representation and wholeheartedly recommend his services to anyone in need of a skilled criminal defense attorney. Alex Z is not just a lawyer; he is a beacon of hope for those navigating the complexities of the legal system. If you find yourself in need of a dedicated and competent legal advocate, look no further than Alex Z.
Taïko Beauty
Taïko Beauty
2024-03-15
I don’t know where to start, I can write a novel about this firm, but one thing I will say is that having my best interest was their main priority since the beginning of my case which was back in Winter 2019. Miss Claire Banks, one of the best Attorneys in the firm represented me very well and was very professional, respectful, and truthful. Not once did she leave me in the dark, in fact she presented all options and routes that could possibly be considered for my case and she reinsured me that no matter what I decided to do, her and the team will have my back and that’s exactly what happened. Not only will I be liberated from this case, also, I will enjoy my freedom and continue to be a mother to my first born son and will have no restrictions with accomplishing my goals in life. Now that’s what I call victory!! I thank the Lord, My mother, Claire, and the Spodek team for standing by me and fighting with me. Words can’t describe how grateful I am to have the opportunity to work with this team. I’m very satisfied, very pleased with their performance, their hard work, and their diligence. Thank you team!
Anthony Williams
Anthony Williams
2024-03-12
Hey, how you guys doing? Good afternoon my name is Anthony Williams I just want to give a great shout out to the team of. Spodek law group. It is such a honor to use them and to use their assistance through this whole case from start to finish. They did everything that they said they was gonna do and if it ever comes down to it, if I ever have to use them again, hands-down they will be the first law office at the top of my list, thank you guys so much. It was a pleasure having you guys by my side so if you guys ever need them, do not hesitate to pick up the phone and give them a call.
Loveth Okpedo
Loveth Okpedo
2024-03-12
Very professional, very transparent, over all a great experience
Bee L
Bee L
2024-02-28
Amazing experience with Spodek! Very professional lawyers who take your case seriously. They treated me with respect, were always available, and answered any and all questions. They were able to help me very successfully and removed a huge stress. Highly recommend.
divesh patel
divesh patel
2024-02-24
I can't recommend Alex Zhik and Spodek Law Firm highly enough for their exceptional legal representation and personal mentorship. From the moment I engaged their services in October 2022, Alex took the time to understand my case thoroughly and provided guidance every step of the way. Alex's dedication to my case went above and beyond my expectations. His expertise, attention to detail, and commitment to achieving the best possible outcome were evident throughout the entire process. He took the time to mentor me, ensuring I understood the legal complexities involved to make informed decisions. Alex is the kind of guy you would want to have a beer with and has made a meaningful impact on me. I also want to acknowledge Todd Spodek, the leader of the firm, who played a crucial role in my case. His leadership and support bolstered the efforts of Alex, and his involvement highlighted the firm's commitment to excellence. Thanks to Alex Zhik and Todd Spodek, I achieved the outcome I desired, and I am incredibly grateful for their professionalism, expertise, and genuine care. If you're in need of legal representation, look no further than this outstanding team.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between state and federal crimes?

State crimes are offenses that violate state laws, while federal crimes are offenses that violate federal laws. Federal crimes are typically more serious and carry harsher penalties than state crimes. Examples of federal crimes include drug trafficking, bank robbery, and mail fraud.

What should I do if I’m under investigation for a federal crime?

If you’re under investigation for a federal crime, the most important thing you can do is seek legal representation immediately. Do not speak to investigators or anyone else about your case without an attorney present. Anything you say can be used against you in court.

How long does a federal criminal case take?

The length of a federal criminal case can vary widely depending on the complexity of the case and the specific charges involved. Some cases may be resolved in a matter of months, while others can take years. Your attorney can provide a more specific timeline based on the details of your case.

What are the potential penalties for a federal crime conviction?

The penalties for a federal crime conviction can be severe, and may include lengthy prison sentences, hefty fines, and a permanent criminal record. The specific penalties will depend on the nature of the offense and your prior criminal history, if any. Your attorney can advise you on the potential consequences you may be facing.

How much does it cost to hire a federal criminal defense attorney?

The cost of hiring a federal criminal defense attorney can vary based on the complexity of your case, the attorney’s experience and reputation, and other factors. At Spodek Law Group, we offer flexible payment plans and will work with you to find a solution that fits your budget. The initial consultation is always free, so you have nothing to lose by reaching out to discuss your case.

The Spodek Law Group Difference

Most law firms implement a cookie cutter strategy in order to fight your case, and save their own time. They don’t look carefully at your situation – they simply want to move on to the next case. At Spodek Law Group, we leave no stone unturned. We do everything possible to win. Everything we do is focused on getting you results. We understand the difficulties and challenges of going through a federal case. It’s simple. Every single client deserves honesty and white glove service. Every single client should know what they potentially face, and what the outcome of their criminal defense case could be – before hiring a criminal defense attorney. Our philosophy is fair and simple – every single law firm should adhere to it – but most don’t. Most criminal defense attorneys will take on any client possible who can pay — regardless of whether they can help the client. Not us. We only take on clients who we can help. We are selective about the number of clients we work with, and only work with clients who we can truly assist. This is different from other law firms, who take on every single client – irrespective of the outcome.

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CLAIRE BANKS

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