NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED FEDERAL LAWYERS
Last Updated on: 3rd October 2023, 06:52 pm
Experienced Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers in Michigan
Spodek Law Group is a highly-regarded nationwide law firm with a team of skilled and experienced federal criminal defense lawyers in Michigan. Led by Attorney Todd Spodek, our team has a deep understanding of federal criminal law and the procedures followed in the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan. We have helped numerous clients facing serious charges, including public figures, politicians, licensed professionals, company executives, business owners, and other high-profile and high-net-worth individuals.
Comprehensive Legal Representation for Federal Criminal Charges in Michigan
If you are facing a federal investigation, subpoena, or charges, it is essential to speak with an experienced federal criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Our attorneys have the knowledge and skill necessary to build a compelling case for termination of the government’s investigation or acquittal of all charges. We understand that facing allegations of federal crimes can be overwhelming, and we are here to provide you with the guidance and support you need to navigate the legal process.
Types of Federal Crimes We Handle
Our Michigan federal criminal defense attorneys have successfully handled a wide range of white-collar crimes, including fraud, financial crimes, public corruption and bribery, and other offenses. We have particular experience in defending clients against allegations of bank fraud, healthcare fraud, insurance fraud, mail and wire fraud, mortgage fraud, securities fraud, money laundering, theft of government property, tax evasion, intellectual property theft, drug crimes, conspiracy, and attempt.
Protecting Your Rights in a Federal Criminal Case
If you are facing a federal criminal investigation or prosecution in Michigan, it is essential to take steps to protect your constitutional rights. Our attorneys can help you understand your rights and provide guidance on what to do and what not to do during the legal process. We encourage you to speak with us immediately to discuss your defense.
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At Spodek Law Group, we understand the stress and uncertainty that come with facing federal criminal charges.
Experienced Federal Criminal Defense Attorneys
Trust Spodek Law Group and Attorney Todd Spodek to Defend Your Federal Criminal Case
Federal criminal cases are often complex, with significant differences between facing accusations in state and federal court. At Spodek Law Group, our experienced federal criminal defense attorneys focus their practice exclusively on federal defense. We remain fully abreast of the legal issues affecting our clients, including U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) initiatives and precedential case decisions. We use this knowledge to build a strong defense for our clients.
Our team of defense attorneys includes former prosecutors and trial lawyers with the DOJ and the U.S. Attorney’s Office. With decades of federal criminal defense attorney experience, we can anticipate a prosecutor’s strategies during investigations and prosecutions. We proactively assert defenses to mitigate our clients’ risk of facing a conviction and sentencing at trial.
Our federal criminal attorneys have handled thousands of federal investigations and trials. When you hire a federal criminal attorney from Spodek Law Group, you will be represented exclusively by senior attorneys. We will work collaboratively to build your defense, and we will strategically, methodically, and aggressively fight to protect you against unnecessary consequences.
Why Choose Spodek Law Group to Defend Your Federal Criminal Case?
When you choose Spodek Law Group to defend you in your federal criminal case:
- We will promptly intervene in the government’s case. Federal criminal cases can proceed quickly, and promptly intervening in the government’s investigation can be critical to presenting an effective defense. As soon as you engage our firm to represent you, our federal defense attorneys will begin working to protect you.
- We will use our past DOJ experience to your advantage. With more than 70 years of prior DOJ experience, our team of defense attorneys is well-versed in the government’s investigative tactics and prosecutorial strategies. We will use this knowledge to your advantage.
- We will quickly assess your potential exposure. Are you facing fines? Restitution? Probation? Federal imprisonment? One of the primary purposes of promptly intervening in the government’s investigation is to determine the allegations against you and the penalties that are on the table.
- We will build and execute a custom-tailored defense strategy. As soon as we have gathered the necessary information, we will build and execute a custom-tailored defense strategy focused on overcoming the government’s allegations in light of the specific factual and legal circumstances at hand. We will utilize statutory defenses, constitutional protections, safe harbors, and all other available means to try to prevent the possibility of a conviction at trial.
- We will be prepared at all stages of prosecution. From the investigation through trial, sentencing, and appeal, each stage of the federal prosecutorial process requires a different strategic approach. Regardless of the current status of your case, our federal criminal attorneys will be thoroughly prepared to defend you.
More About Our Federal Criminal Defense Practice
At Spodek Law Group, our experienced federal criminal defense practice consists of representing individual and corporate clients accused of fraud, financial crimes, drug crimes, and other serious white-collar offenses. We represent business owners and executives, board members, healthcare providers and other licensed professionals, politicians, public figures, and companies ranging from small businesses to multi-national corporations. We handle cases involving all federal agencies and task forces.
We handle federal criminal cases involving a broad array of allegations under a multitude of different statutes, including:
- Bank Fraud – 18 U.S. Code § 1344
- Healthcare Fraud – 18 U.S. Code § 1347
- Insurance Fraud –18 U.S.C. § 1033
- Mail Fraud and Wire Fraud – 18 U.S. Code § 1343
- Mortgage Fraud – 18 U.S.C. § 1343
- Securities Fraud – 18 U.S. Code § 1348
- Intellectual Property Theft – 18 U.S.C. § 1832, 18 U.S.C. § 2320, 18 U.S.C. § 2319, 18 U.S.C. § 1343, 18 U.S.C. § 1028A, 18 U.S.C. § 1831
- Money Laundering – 18 U.S.C. § 1956, 18 U.S.C. § 1957
- Tax Evasion – 26 U.S.C. § 7201
- Public Corruption and Bribery – 18 U.S.C. § 201
- Theft of Government Property
- Drug Crimes – 21 U.S.C. § 841 et seq.
- Attempt – 18 U.S.C. § 1113, 18 U.S. Code § 1349, 21 U.S.C. § 846, 26 U.S.C. § 7201, 18 U.S.C. § 201
- Conspiracy – 18 U.S. Code § 371
Potential Issues in Federal Criminal Cases
Various issues have the potential to arise during the course of a federal criminal defense case. When taking timely and effective action can mean the difference between avoiding allegations altogether and facing a conviction at trial, you need to make sure that you are doing everything possible to resolve your federal case as quickly and strategically as possible. Here are just a few of the issues that can arise during a criminal case at the federal level:
When conducting an investigation, federal agents and prosecutors must abide by the protections afforded in the U.S. Constitution. If they violate suspects’ or defendants’ constitutional rights, any evidence obtained as a result of the violation may be deemed illegally-obtained. Illegally-obtained evidence is inadmissible in federal court (subject to certain limitations). However, if you wish to keep illegally-obtained evidence out of your case, it is up to you to do so. Unfortunately, many people who lacked experienced defense attorneys have been convicted on evidence that should have been deemed inadmissible in court.
Under the federal conspiracy statute, 18 U.S.C. § 371, you do not have to commit a substantive offense in order to face substantial fines and long-term imprisonment. Various other federal statutes contain conspiracy provisions as well. Due to the breadth of these statutes, they are among federal prosecutors’ most-potent tools in investigations and prosecutions. If a prosecutor can argue that you were party to a formal or informal agreement to commit a crime and any of your alleged co-conspirators executed an “overt act” toward the commission of a federal crime, this can be enough to warrant prosecution in federal district court.
Under federal law, the targets of federal investigations can also face charges for attempt in the absence of evidence of a completed criminal offense. Often, charges for attempt carry the same penalties as charges for the allegedly-attempted offense. Due to the potential for attempt accusations, individuals and organizations being targeted for federal prosecution must be extremely careful to avoid relying on defense