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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.

Tennessee Federal Criminal Lawyers

So, you’ve been charged with a federal crime in Tennessee. Take a deep breath, because you’re not alone. Every year, thousands of individuals find themselves in the same position, facing the daunting prospect of navigating the complex federal criminal justice system. But, here’s the thing: with the right legal representation, you can fight back against these charges and protect your rights, your freedom, your future.

Understanding Federal Crimes

First things first, let’s talk about what exactly constitutes a federal crime. These are offenses that violate U.S. federal laws, as opposed to state or local laws. They’re investigated by federal agencies like the FBI, DEA, or Homeland Security, and prosecuted in federal courts. Some common examples include:

  • Drug trafficking
  • White-collar crimes (fraud, embezzlement, money laundering)
  • Cybercrime
  • Human trafficking
  • Weapons offenses

The stakes are high in federal cases. Prosecutors have vast resources at their disposal, and the punishments can be severe, often involving lengthy prison sentences and hefty fines. That’s why, if you’re facing federal charges, you need a Tennessee federal criminal lawyer who knows the system inside and out, someone who can go toe-to-toe with the government and fight for your rights every step of the way.

The Spodek Law Group Difference

At Spodek Law Group, we understand what you’re going through. We know that being charged with a federal crime can be overwhelming, frightening, life-altering. But, we also know that with the right legal team in your corner, you can face these charges head-on and come out the other side.Here’s what sets us apart:

Nationwide Reach

The Spodek Law Group handles cases nationwide. We have offices in NYC and Los Angeles, but our reach extends to every corner of the country. No matter where you are, no matter what federal charges you’re facing, we’re here to help.

Personalized Attention

We’re not a cookie-cutter law firm. We don’t just churn through cases, applying a one-size-fits-all approach. Instead, we take the time to get to know you, to understand the unique circumstances of your case. We leave no stones unturned in building your defense, because we know that every detail matters when your freedom is on the line.

Aggressive Advocacy

Federal prosecutors are notorious for their aggressive tactics. They’ll stop at nothing to secure a conviction. That’s why you need a Tennessee federal criminal lawyer who can match that aggression, who isn’t afraid to stand up to the government and fight for your rights.At Spodek Law Group, we pride ourselves on our tenacious advocacy. We don’t back down from a fight, and we don’t rest until we’ve explored every possible avenue for your defense. Whether that means challenging the evidence against you, negotiating with prosecutors for a reduced charge, or taking your case to trial, we’re ready to do whatever it takes.

Christine Twomey
Christine Twomey
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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
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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.
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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!
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Anthony Williams
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Loveth Okpedo
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Bee L
Bee L
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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.

Experience and Expertise

Federal cases are complex, involving a web of laws, procedures, and agencies. To navigate this system successfully, you need a lawyer who knows it like the back of their hand.Our team at Spodek Law Group has decades of combined experience in federal criminal defense. We’ve handled cases of all types and all levels of complexity. We know the ins and outs of the federal system, and we use that knowledge to your advantage.

Stages of a Federal Criminal Case

So, what can you expect if you’re facing federal charges in Tennessee? While every case is unique, most follow a similar path through the federal justice system.


Before charges are even filed, you may be under investigation by a federal agency. This is a critical time to involve a Tennessee federal criminal lawyer. We can communicate with investigators on your behalf, ensure your rights are protected, and work to prevent charges from being filed in the first place.

Arrest and Initial Appearance

If you are charged, you’ll be arrested and brought before a judge for an initial appearance. This is where you’ll learn the specific charges against you and where the judge will decide whether to release you on bail. Having a lawyer by your side at this stage is crucial, as we can argue for your release and start building your defense right away.

Preliminary Hearing

In some cases, a preliminary hearing will be held, where the prosecution must show there’s enough evidence to move forward with the case. This is an opportunity for your lawyer to cross-examine witnesses and challenge the evidence against you.


If the case moves forward, the next step is usually an indictment by a grand jury. An indictment is a formal accusation that you committed a crime. Your lawyer can challenge the indictment and start preparing for the next stages of your case.


At your arraignment, you’ll enter a plea of guilty, not guilty, or no contest. This is another critical stage where having a Tennessee federal criminal lawyer is essential. We can advise you on the best plea for your situation and start negotiating with prosecutors if a plea deal is in your best interests.

Pretrial Motions and Discovery

Before trial, your lawyer will file motions to challenge the prosecution’s case and obtain discovery – the evidence they intend to use against you. This is where our team’s experience really shines. We know what motions to file, what evidence to look for, and how to use it to your advantage.


If your case goes to trial, this is where you’ll have the chance to present your defense to a jury. Our team at Spodek Law Group includes seasoned trial lawyers who know how to craft a compelling defense, cross-examine witnesses, and argue persuasively to a jury.


If you’re convicted, the final stage is sentencing. Even at this stage, your Tennessee federal criminal lawyer can make a big difference. We can argue for a lenient sentence, present mitigating evidence, and ensure your rights are protected.

Choosing the Right Tennessee Federal Criminal Lawyer

With so much at stake in a federal case, choosing the right Tennessee federal criminal lawyer is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. Here are some key qualities to look for:


Federal cases are a whole different ballgame from state cases. You want a lawyer who has extensive experience specifically in federal criminal defense, someone who knows the federal system and has a track record of success in these types of cases.


Federal cases often involve complex investigations, mountains of evidence, and multiple agencies. Your lawyer needs to have the resources to match the government’s, including access to expert witnesses, investigators, and support staff.


You want a lawyer who keeps you informed at every stage of your case, who explains your options clearly, and who is responsive to your questions and concerns. At Spodek Law Group, we pride ourselves on our client communication. We’re here for you, whenever you need us.


Federal cases can be long and grueling. You want a lawyer who is in it for the long haul, who will fight for you tirelessly no matter how long the case takes. Our team at Spodek Law Group is known for our dedication to our clients. We don’t rest until we’ve achieved the best possible outcome in your case.

The Spodek Law Group: Your Advocates in the Federal Arena

At Spodek Law Group, we understand the fear, the uncertainty, the stress that comes with facing federal criminal charges. But, we also understand that you don’t have to face this alone. With our team of experienced, aggressive Tennessee federal criminal lawyers by your side, you can fight back against these charges and protect what matters most.We’re not just here to be your legal representatives. We’re here to be your advocates, your champions, your guides through one of the most challenging times of your life. We’ll leave no stones unturned in building your defense, and we’ll be by your side every step of the way, from the first phone call to the final verdict.So, if you’re facing federal charges in Tennessee, don’t wait. Call the Spodek Law Group today.

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