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Nashville Snap Violation Lawyers

SNAP Violations in Nashville: What You Need to Know

So, you got hit with a SNAP violation notice from the USDA. Don’t panic, but take a deep breath – this is serious business. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is no joke, and the government doesn’t mess around when it comes to alleged violations.But, you’re not alone. Hundreds of retailers across the country face similar situations every year. The good news? There are experienced lawyers who can guide you through this process and fight for your rights.At Spodek Law Group, we’ve successfully defended over 300 SNAP violation cases nationwide. Our team understands the nuances of this complex system, and we‘re here to protect your business.

Understanding SNAP Violations

First things first, let’s break down what a SNAP violation actually is. Essentially, it’s an allegation that your store has violated the rules and regulations of the SNAP program. This could involve anything from trafficking SNAP benefits (exchanging them for cash or non-food items) to providing inaccurate information on your application.The consequences? They’re not pretty. We’re talking temporary disqualification from the program, permanent disqualification, or even civil fines that could cripple your business financially. In some severe cases, you might even face criminal charges.So, what do you do if you get hit with one of these things? Well, you’ve got two options:

  1. Attend a hearing and try to plead your case yourself.
  2. Hire an experienced SNAP violation lawyer to fight for you.

Now, we know what you‘re thinking – “I can handle this on my own, right?” Sure, you could try. But, let‘s be real here. The USDA has vast resources and a team of lawyers on their side. They’re not messing around.That’s where we come in.

The Spodek Law Group Advantage

At Spodek Law Group, we’re not your average law firm. We’re a team of seasoned legal professionals who specialize in SNAP violations and EBT fraud cases. Our founder, Todd Spodek, is a second-generation lawyer with a reputation for winning tough cases.But, what really sets us apart is our approach. We don’t just treat you like another case file. We take the time to understand your unique situation, and we fight for you like you’re a member of our family.Here’s what you can expect when you work with us:

1. A Free Consultation

That’s right, we offer a risk-free consultation where you can ask us anything, regardless of how long it takes. We’ll listen to your side of the story, review the evidence, and give you an honest assessment of your case.

2. A Hands-On Approach

We leave no stone unturned. Our team will research every intimate detail of your case, hold firm meetings to discuss strategies, and be available 24/7 in case of emergencies. We‘re not just lawyers – we’re your partners in this fight.

3. Nationwide Representation

With offices in NYC and Los Angeles, we can represent you no matter where your business is located. We‘ve handled cases from coast to coast, and we‘re not afraid to take on the toughest challenges.

Christine Twomey
Christine Twomey
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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
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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.

4. A Focus on Results

At the end of the day, our goal is simple: to get you the best possible outcome. We’re not interested in pleading out or taking the easy way out. We’ll fight tooth and nail to protect your business and your future.

The SNAP Violation Process

Now, let‘s talk about what you can expect if you‘re facing a SNAP violation. The process can be complex, but we’ll break it down for you.

1. The Charging Letter

It all starts with a charging letter from the USDA. This letter will outline the alleged violations and give you a deadline to respond, usually within 10 days. Don‘t ignore this letter – it’s your chance to fight back.

2. The Appeal

If you decide to appeal the charges, you‘ll need to submit a written response within that 10-day window. This is where having a skilled lawyer can make all the difference. We’ll craft a compelling argument on your behalf, using our extensive knowledge of SNAP regulations and case law.

3. The Hearing

If your appeal is accepted, you’ll be scheduled for a hearing. This is your opportunity to present evidence and testimony in your defense. Our team will prepare you for this crucial step, ensuring you’re ready to make a strong case.

4. The Ruling

After the hearing, an Administrative Review Officer will issue a ruling. If the ruling is in your favor, the charges will be dismissed. If not, you may face penalties or disqualification from the SNAP program.

5. The Appeals Process

But, even if the initial ruling doesn’t go your way, the fight isn’t over. We can help you navigate the appeals process, taking your case all the way to the federal court system if necessary.

Real-Life Success Stories

At Spodek Law Group, we’ve helped countless retailers across the country overcome SNAP violation charges. Here are just a few examples of our success:

Case 1: Trafficking Allegations in Los Angeles

A convenience store owner in Los Angeles was accused of trafficking SNAP benefits, a serious violation that could have resulted in permanent disqualification and hefty fines. Our team stepped in, gathered evidence to prove the owner’s innocence, and successfully had the charges dismissed after a hearing.

Case 2: Inaccurate Application in Florida

A grocery store in Florida was facing disqualification for allegedly providing inaccurate information on their SNAP application. We worked closely with the owner, uncovered documentation to support their claims, and won the case on appeal.

Case 3: Employee Misconduct in New York

A New York City bodega was charged with SNAP violations due to the actions of a rogue employee. We helped the owner implement new training and policies, presented a strong case at the hearing, and secured a reduced penalty instead of disqualification.These are just a few examples of the many victories we’ve achieved for our clients. But, don’t just take our word for it – check out our testimonials and media appearances to see what others are saying about Spodek Law Group.

Protecting Your Business, Your Future

Look, we get it. Facing a SNAP violation can be overwhelming, especially when your business and livelihood are on the line. But, you don’t have to go through this alone.At Spodek Law Group, we’re more than just lawyers – we’re your advocates, your partners, and your fighters. We’ll stand by your side every step of the way, working tirelessly to protect your rights and your future.So, if you’ve received a SNAP violation notice, don’t wait. Contact us today for a free consultation. Let’s tackle this challenge together and ensure your business can continue to thrive.Remember, every single client deserves honesty and white-glove service. And that’s exactly what you’ll get with Spodek Law Group.


1. What is a SNAP violation?

A SNAP violation is an allegation that your store has violated the rules and regulations of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the food stamp program. This could involve trafficking SNAP benefits, providing inaccurate information on your application, or other infractions.

2. What are the consequences of a SNAP violation?

The consequences can be severe, ranging from temporary disqualification from the SNAP program to permanent disqualification, civil fines, and even criminal charges in some cases.

3. Do I need a lawyer for a SNAP violation case?

While you can try to represent yourself, it‘s highly recommended to hire an experienced SNAP violation lawyer. The USDA has vast resources and a team of lawyers on their side, and navigating the complex legal process can be challenging without proper representation.

4. How much does a SNAP violation lawyer cost?

Legal fees can vary depending on the complexity of your case and the lawyer you choose. At Spodek Law Group, we offer a free consultation to discuss your case and provide a transparent fee structure upfront.

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