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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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Ghislaine Maxwell Juror

Juror who prompted calls for new Ghislaine Maxwell trial turns to lawyer who defended Anna Sorokin.

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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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How Do Crimes Against Women Impact Deportation?

How Do Crimes Against Women Impact Deportation?

Crimes against women, especially domestic violence and sexual assault, can have serious immigration consequences for perpetrators. Under federal law, certain crimes make immigrants eligible for deportation, regardless of their legal status. This includes legal permanent residents with green cards who have lived in the U.S. for decades.

According to a Reddit discussion, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deports thousands of immigrants each year due to domestic violence charges. In many states, a domestic violence conviction or violating a protection order triggers mandatory deportation proceedings.

Deportable Crimes Against Women

The Immigration and Nationality Act lists crimes that make immigrants deportable. This includes:

  • Domestic violence
  • Stalking
  • Sexual abuse
  • Sexual assault
  • Violating a protection order

Even misdemeanor convictions for these crimes can start removal proceedings. For example, simple assault or offensive touching charges related to domestic violence put immigrants at risk.

Aggravated Felonies

Some crimes against women constitute “aggravated felonies” under immigration law. These include rape, sexual abuse of a minor, and some types of battery against a spouse or partner. Immigrants convicted of an aggravated felony face mandatory deportation.

In a recent Quora discussion, attorneys explained that aggravated felony convictions leave green card holders with almost no defense against removal. ICE places these individuals into fast-track deportation proceedings.

Protection Orders

Immigrants can also face deportation for violating civil protection orders. These include restraining orders, stay-away orders, and no-contact orders issued in domestic violence or sexual assault cases. According to FindLaw, protection order violations may be charged as misdemeanors or felonies, both of which can trigger deportation.

Defenses Against Deportation

While crimes against women often lead to removal proceedings, some defenses exist. An experienced immigration attorney can argue that:

  • The crime does not meet the definition of an aggravated felony or deportable offense
  • The immigrant is eligible for a U visa as a victim of crime who aided law enforcement
  • The court should grant cancellation of removal due to long-term U.S. residency and other factors

Certain domestic violence victims may qualify for relief under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). For example, an abused spouse of a U.S. citizen or green card holder can self-petition for legal status.

Mitigating Factors

In some cases, immigration judges have discretion to consider mitigating factors before ordering deportation. These include:

  • Length of U.S. residency
  • Family and community ties
  • History of employment and paying taxes
  • Rehabilitation efforts and lack of other criminal history

While not guaranteed to prevent removal, offering evidence related to these factors may persuade a judge to grant relief. An attorney can advise on the best legal strategies.


Immigrants charged with domestic abuse, sexual violence, stalking or violating protection orders should consult immediately with an immigration lawyer. These attorneys understand how convictions and plea deals can impact deportation under federal law.

In many cases, fighting criminal charges or seeking alternative dispositions can help avoid removal. Experienced counsel conducts a thorough analysis of each case to identify potential defenses and forms of relief.

Ultimately, crimes targeting women have extremely serious repercussions for non-citizens. Early involvement of an immigration attorney provides the best chance to avoid these consequences.


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