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When you’re facing a federal issue, you need an attorney whose going to be available 24/7 to help you get the results and outcome you need. The value of working with the Spodek Law Group is that we treat each and every client like a member of our family.

Louisiana Federal Criminal Lawyers

Are you facing federal criminal charges in Louisiana? Don’t panic – but DO act fast to protect your rights and freedom. At Spodek Law Group, we’ve successfully defended countless clients against serious federal allegations. Our experienced Louisiana federal criminal defense attorneys know how to navigate the complex federal court system and fight aggressively for the best possible outcome in your case.

Why You Need a Specialized Federal Defense Lawyer

Let’s be clear – federal criminal cases are a whole different ballgame compared to state charges. The feds have virtually unlimited resources to investigate and prosecute you. They don’t bring charges unless they think they have a rock-solid case. And the penalties if convicted? Often DEVASTATING – we’re talking decades in federal prison and life-altering consequences.This is NOT the time to rely on a general practice attorney or public defender. You need a lawyer with extensive federal court experience who knows how to go toe-to-toe with skilled federal prosecutors. At Spodek Law Group, that’s exactly what we provide.Our Louisiana federal criminal defense team includes former federal prosecutors who know the playbook from the inside. We’ve handled hundreds of complex federal cases and have a proven track record of success. When your future is on the line, don’t settle for anything less than the best.

Federal Crimes We Defend in Louisiana

Our attorneys have successfully defended clients against a wide range of federal criminal charges in Louisiana, including:

  • Drug trafficking and conspiracy
  • White collar crimes (fraud, embezzlement, money laundering)
  • Public corruption and bribery
  • Weapons offenses
  • Immigration crimes
  • Cybercrime and internet offenses
  • Tax evasion and other tax crimes
  • Healthcare fraud
  • Environmental crimes
  • RICO violations

No matter what federal charges you’re facing, we have the knowledge and experience to build a strong defense strategy. We’ll thoroughly investigate every aspect of your case, challenge the prosecution’s evidence, and fight tirelessly to protect your rights.

Our Proven Federal Defense Strategies

When you hire Spodek Law Group, you get a team of seasoned federal defense lawyers ready to deploy battle-tested strategies to fight the charges against you. Some of our most effective approaches include:

  1. Challenging the legality of searches and seizures: We scrutinize every aspect of the investigation to identify Fourth Amendment violations that could get key evidence thrown out.
  2. Exposing flaws in the prosecution’s case: Our meticulous case preparation often uncovers weaknesses we can exploit to create reasonable doubt.
  3. Negotiating favorable plea deals: When appropriate, we leverage our relationships and reputation to negotiate reduced charges or sentencing recommendations.
  4. Aggressive motion practice: We file strategic pretrial motions to limit evidence, dismiss charges, or otherwise gain tactical advantages.
  5. Humanizing our clients: We help judges and juries see you as a person, not just a defendant, which can significantly impact outcomes.
  6. Trial expertise: If your case goes to trial, you’ll have seasoned litigators with a track record of courtroom victories fighting for you.

The specific strategy we employ depends on the unique facts of your case. But you can rest assured we’ll leave no stones unturned in building the strongest possible defense.

Why Choose Spodek Law Group for Your Federal Criminal Defense?

When you’re facing federal charges in Louisiana, the stakes couldn’t be higher. Your choice of attorney can literally make or break your case. Here’s why Spodek Law Group should be your first call:

Christine Twomey
Christine Twomey
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
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
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
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
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
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
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Bee L
Bee L
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
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.
  • Extensive federal court experience: We’ve successfully handled hundreds of complex federal cases.
  • Former federal prosecutors on staff: We know how the other side thinks and operates.
  • Aggressive, results-driven approach: We fight relentlessly to protect your rights and freedom.
  • 24/7 availability: Federal cases move fast – we’re always here when you need us.
  • Personalized attention: You’re not just a case number to us. We take the time to understand your unique situation and tailor our approach accordingly.
  • Proven track record: Our case results speak for themselves.

Don’t gamble with your future. Trust the experienced Louisiana federal criminal defense team at Spodek Law Group to fight for you.

The Federal Criminal Process in Louisiana: What to Expect

Facing federal charges can be overwhelming. Understanding the process can help ease some of the stress and uncertainty. Here’s a general overview of what you can expect in a federal criminal case in Louisiana:

  1. Investigation: Federal agencies like the FBI, DEA, or IRS investigate alleged criminal activity. This can take months or even years.
  2. Grand Jury: If investigators believe they have enough evidence, they present it to a grand jury, which decides whether to issue an indictment.
  3. Arrest/Summons: Once indicted, you’ll either be arrested or summoned to appear in court.
  4. Initial Appearance: You’ll go before a magistrate judge for your initial court appearance, where bail may be set.
  5. Arraignment: You’ll be formally charged and enter a plea (usually not guilty at this stage).
  6. Discovery: The prosecution must turn over evidence to the defense. We’ll thoroughly review everything and conduct our own investigation.
  7. Pretrial Motions: We may file various motions to suppress evidence, dismiss charges, etc.
  8. Plea Negotiations: Many federal cases are resolved through plea agreements. We’ll advise you on your options.
  9. Trial: If your case goes to trial, it will typically last several days to weeks.
  10. Sentencing: If convicted, you’ll be sentenced according to federal guidelines (which we’ll fight to minimize).
  11. Appeals: If there are grounds for appeal, we can challenge the conviction or sentence in higher courts.

At every stage of this process, having an experienced federal defense lawyer by your side is CRUCIAL. We’ll guide you through each step, protect your rights, and fight for the best possible outcome.

Common Federal Crimes in Louisiana: What You Need to Know

While federal authorities prosecute a wide range of offenses, certain types of crimes are more commonly charged in Louisiana federal courts. Here’s an overview of some of the most frequent federal charges we defend against:

Drug Trafficking and Conspiracy

The feds take drug crimes VERY seriously, especially when they involve large quantities or cross state lines. Common charges include:

  • Possession with intent to distribute
  • Drug trafficking
  • Drug conspiracy
  • Manufacturing controlled substances

Penalties can be severe, often involving mandatory minimum sentences of 10 years or more. But with skilled legal representation, there may be ways to fight the charges or negotiate more favorable outcomes.

White Collar Crimes

Federal prosecutors in Louisiana aggressively pursue white collar offenses, which often involve complex financial schemes. Common charges include:

  • Wire fraud
  • Mail fraud
  • Bank fraud
  • Securities fraud
  • Embezzlement
  • Money laundering

These cases typically involve mountains of financial documents and electronic evidence. Our team has the expertise to dissect complex paper trails and build strong defenses.

Public Corruption

Federal authorities take a particular interest in cases involving abuse of public office. Charges may include:

  • Bribery
  • Extortion
  • Honest services fraud
  • RICO violations

These cases often hinge on interpretations of complex statutes and the credibility of witnesses. Our experienced litigators know how to challenge the government’s evidence and theories.

Healthcare Fraud

With Louisiana’s large healthcare industry, federal prosecutors frequently target alleged healthcare fraud schemes. Common charges include:

  • Medicare/Medicaid fraud
  • Illegal kickbacks
  • Falsifying patient records
  • Billing for unnecessary services

Healthcare fraud cases require in-depth knowledge of complex regulations and billing practices. Our team includes former healthcare fraud prosecutors who know how to build effective defenses.No matter what type of federal charges you’re facing, the skilled Louisiana federal criminal defense lawyers at Spodek Law Group have the knowledge and experience to protect your rights and fight for the best possible outcome.

Federal Sentencing Guidelines: What You Need to Know

If you’re convicted of a federal crime in Louisiana, sentencing will be based on the Federal Sentencing Guidelines. These guidelines use a point system to calculate a recommended sentencing range based on factors like:

  • The specific offense
  • Your criminal history
  • Aggravating or mitigating circumstances

While judges have some discretion, they generally stay within the guideline range unless there are compelling reasons to depart. That’s why it’s CRITICAL to have an experienced federal defense lawyer who knows how to argue for the most favorable guideline calculations and push for downward departures when possible.At Spodek Law Group, we have a deep understanding of the federal sentencing process. We’ll work tirelessly to present mitigating factors and challenge any improper enhancements to fight for the lowest possible sentence if conviction can’t be avoided.

The Importance of Early Intervention in Federal Cases

When it comes to federal criminal defense, early intervention can make a HUGE difference in the outcome of your case. Here’s why it’s crucial to contact an experienced federal defense lawyer as soon as you suspect you’re under investigation:

  1. We can guide you through questioning: If federal agents want to interview you, we’ll make sure you don’t say anything incriminating.
  2. We can conduct our own investigation: Getting a head start on gathering evidence and interviewing witnesses can be invaluable.
  3. We may be able to prevent charges: In some cases, early negotiations with prosecutors can prevent charges from being filed.
  4. We can start building your defense immediately: The sooner we get involved, the stronger your defense will be.
  5. We can protect your rights: Federal investigations often involve search warrants and subpoenas. We’ll make sure your rights are protected.

Don’t wait until you’re formally charged to seek legal help. If you even SUSPECT you’re under federal investigation in Louisiana, contact Spodek Law Group immediately. Our experienced federal defense team is available 24/7 to protect your rights and start building your defense.

Contact Spodek Law Group Today for Aggressive Federal Criminal Defense

When you’re facing federal charges in Louisiana, you can’t afford to take chances with your defense. The experienced federal criminal defense lawyers at Spodek Law Group have the knowledge, skills, and resources to fight aggressively for your rights and freedom.We offer free initial consultations to discuss your case and explain how we can help. Don’t wait – every moment counts in federal cases. Call us now at 212-300-5196 or visit our website at https://www.federallawyers.com to schedule your consultation.

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