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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.

Michigan Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers

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.

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.

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
Very professional, very transparent, over all a great experience
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.

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:

Illegally-Obtained Evidence

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.

Conspiracy Allegations

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.

Attempt Allegations

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

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