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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.

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Accused of stalking Alec Baldwin. The case garnered nationwide attention, with USAToday, NYPost, and other media outlets following it closely.

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

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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. Unlike other law firms, we charge a reasonable fee, and offer flexible payment plans. It’s because of this, we’ve been highly ranked by organizations like Super Lawyers, Avvo, and other entities.

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Spodek Law Group is a top rated criminal defense law firm that offers a completely online portal. Clients can use our portal to track the status of their case, stay in touch with us, upload documents, and more.

Spodek Law Group is a law firm that practices nationwide. We regularly handle cases all throughout the country. Regardless of the type of situation you're facing, our attorneys are here to help you get quality representation.

Regardless of where your case is nationwide, we offer a risk free consultation and are happy to discuss your case. We can setup consultations in person, over Zoom, or over the phone to help you. Bottom line, we're here to help you win your case.

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I was searching for a law firm with some power to help me deal with a warrant in New York . After 6 days I decided to go with Spodek Law Group. It helped that This law firm is well respected by not only the top law firms in New York , but the DA , Judge as well. I...

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It was my good fortune to retain Spodek Law Group for representation for my legal needs. From the beginning, communication was prompt and thorough. Todd, Kenneth and Alex were the first people I worked with and they all made me feel comfortable and confident that the team was going to work hard for me. Everything was explained and any concerns...

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After meeting with several law firms, I chose the Spodek Law Group not only for their professionalism and experience, but for the personal attention given to me right from the initial consultation. It is important to recognize how crucial having the right legal team is when faced with potentially life altering events that impact families and the lives of loved...

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The juror at the center of Ghislaine Maxwell’s bid for a mistrial has lawyered up with the attorney who represented “fake heiress” Anna Sorokin, new court documents show.

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Meet Todd Spodek


The Spodek Law Group has a reputation for handling high-profile cases. We have a clientele that is nationwide, and we have offices in both LA and NYC to service our diverse clientele. Our distinguished NYC criminal attorneys have over 50 years of combined experience.

Todd Spodek, our founding partner, is a seasoned trial attorney with many years of experience. He is a second generation lawyer, and one who takes his work seriously. He has many years of experience handling hundreds of trials. He has been seen on major news outlets, ranging from New York Post, Newsweek, Fox 5 New York, South China Morning Post, Insider.com, to other major news outlets. He has appeared as a legal expert on dozens of television and radio shows.

In 2022, Netflix released a series about one of Todd’s clients: Anna Delvey/Anna Sorokin.

It’s simple. Every single client deserves honesty and white glove service. Every single client should know what he, or she, potentially faces and what the outcome of their criminal defense case could be – before hiring a criminal defense attorney. Our lawyers have experience handling criminal defense cases nationwide, ranging from Los Angeles to NYC. Our philosophy is fair and simple – every single law firm should adhere to it – but most don’t. Most criminal defense attorneys will take on any client possible who can pay — regardless of whether they can help the client. Not us. We only take on clients who can help. We are selective about the number of clients we work with, and only work with clients who we can truly help. This is different from other law firms, who take on every single client – irrespective of the outcome.

When you reach out to our law firm – the process begins with a risk free consultation in person, or over the phone. During this consultation – you can ask us anything – regardless of how long it takes. We encourage you to take this opportunity to ask the tough questions – which allow us to show you our understanding of the issue you’re facing. We are available to help you 24/7.

The Spodek Law Group handles cases nationwide. We have offices in NYC and Los Angeles. Regardless of how tough your situation is – we are here to help you. Our criminal defense lawyers work hard to have a solution for you, irrespective of the situation you find yourself in. Many clients are often embarrassed by their situation, and don’t speak openly about their alleged issue. We encourage open dialogue, and recommend full transparency – so we can give you the best possible legal advice. Our NYC criminal attorneys understand that your future is on the line – and that’s why we’re here to help you and give you the best possible advice.

If you have a legal issue, contact us, or call us today for a risk free consultation.
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Featured in some of the largest media outlets in the nation consistently

Todd Spodek is a second generation attorney, who has experience handling tough legal situations. Todd has experience handling a diverse array of cases, ranging from federal crimes, complex felonies/misdemeanors with immigration implications, and more. His comprehensive well of experience is why clients trust our firm with a wide array of issues – knowing we’ll have a legal solution for them.

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Our NYC Criminal Lawyers handle tough cases
nationwide, that demand excellence

Over 30 Years Experience

We have numerous locations, handle cases nationwide, and are available to handle virtually any type of criminal case. We have numerous attorneys available to handle your case, depending on the complexity of your case. One of the benefits of working with us is that founding partner Todd Spodek is involved in each and every case. In addition, you are assigned a dedicated attorney who is available any time of the day to answer your questions. Regardless of what your needs are, we are here to help you. We’ve been interviewed in the past by major organizations like FOX, NYPOST, and major news organizations.

The Spodek Law group was founded on the principle that we should evaluate every single clients situation – and only accept them if we truly believe we can help them. We are selective about the the number of clients we work with, and only work with clients we think we can help. This is different from other firms, who take on every single client – regardless of whether or not they can help them. Our goal is to provide the best possible service, and that’s why many clients refer us to their friends and family members.

Risk Free Consultation

Unlike other firms, we offer a risk free consultation in person, or over the phone. During this consultation you can ask us anything, regardless of how much time you need. Typically, during this process we encourage you to ask us everything you need to know about your case and what will happen. We’ll evaluate your case, and explain the law to you – and explain what we think could happen. We believe this risk free consultation is a good place to start. We have numerous locations, and we can even chat on the phone after normal business hours, or meet at our location.

Todd Spodek handles each case personally, and is here to answer any, and all, questions you have about your case.

Do I need a federal criminal lawyer if I have been falsely accused?

If you’ve been accused of a crime, having an attorney is super helpful. You need to have legal representation during the prosecution process, otherwise you are at risk of ruining your future. Often, defendants will take the pro bono attorney public defender. The problem is the public defender works for the court, and it means they will value their relationship with the court/prosecutor/judge and do things that are against your best interests. As a result, it’s better to hire a private attorney who will do what it takes to win the case.

What your federal attorney can do

Criminal cases depend heavily on the evidence of the case. Your defense attorney will evaluate the evidence, and make sure the evidence was properly collected. If the evidence is tainted our federal lawyers can have it stricken from the record which makes it so that the strength of your case is weaker. Our federal attorneys can contest all of the evidence, and make the prosecutions case weak. Our goal is to make sure as much of the evidence is inadmissible as possible, which increases your chances of winning the case.

How criminal defense works

When you hire a federal lawyer, you are hiring someone whose on your team and will make sure that you win your case. When you have an attorney on your side, you have someone who is going to evaluate the case, and then go to trial if needed. Court appointed attorneys avoid going to trial at all costs because they know that it’s a long process and they would rather not jeopardize their relationship with the prosecutor. It’s important you never plead guilty to a criminal charge because it can ruin your entire life. It’s important to hire a federal defense attorney who can protect your future.

Federal Criminal Assistance

If you’re the target of a federal investigation, or if you’ve been charged with a federal crime, you must be aware of the ramifications of having federal charges. It’s important you work with a federal attorney who can work with you through EVERY step of the process, advise you of your rights, and more importantly: defend your rights. It’s critical you should not be fooled into believing a federal investigation is the SAME as a state investigation. The federal government has unlimited resources, and its investigators/prosecutors are VERY well trained.

Examples of Federal Crimes

There is a wide array of federal crimes for which you could be charged with. Below are common examples of federal crimes our federal criminal lawyers can help with, including federal appeals.

  • Drug crimes. This can range from misdemeanor possession to manufacturing and drug trafficking charges.
  • Conspiracy. This is a broad category, and generally covers any agreement two or more people make to engage in a criminal endeavor.
  • RICO. This is a broad federal law. It targets criminal organizations or syndicates.
  • Mail/Wire Fraud. This usually covers crimes which deprive someone of their property through communications via mail, or wire, communication.
  • Credit Card Fraud. This can include identity theft, hacking, or other crimes, related to an individual credit card.
  • Health Care fraud. This is a very common form of fraud healthcare providers are accused of committing relating to benefits and insurance fraud. Our federal attorneys can help with this.
  • Bank/Securities Fraud. This includes crimes against financial institutions, stock market fraud, bank fraud, or other securities related fraud.
  • Tax Fraud. This is a common type of fraud our federal lawyers see. It can come from under-reporting your income, or making false statements on your tax returns.
  • Identity Theft. This is usually from an internet crime, where a defendant is accused of identity theft to take on the persona of a victim.
  • Counterfeiting. This is a crime involving the US currency at the federal level.
  • Perjury. This involves lying while under oath.
  • Internet Crimes. This covers a broad array of things, relating from hacking, to identity theft, child pornography, and more.

How Do You Know If You Have Been Charged With a Federal Crime?

You will most likely know when you are under investigation for federal crime involvement. The federal agents may have questioned you or your loved ones, possibly have searched your home or office, or even sent a target letter explicitly stating that you are the target of an investigation. Keep in mind that although you are being investigated, it does not mean you have actually been charged with a federal criminal offense.

There are several ways you could find out you have been indicted with a federal crime. However you find out, the most important thing to remember is that you should contact an experienced federal criminal attorney right away. Our federal defense team is ready to do whatever it takes to protect your rights and defend your freedom. Our licensed federal attorneys have sought to deliver exceptional representation to clients statewide and are continuously building a reputation as one of the leading defense firms for misdemeanor and felony cases. With extensive experience, we know what it takes to win and are fully equipped to start protecting you or your loved one. Contact our trial team as soon as you are charged with a federal offense or if you have been investigated in connection with a crime. We can provide you with a free initial case consultation.

How to Find Out If You Have Been Charged With a Federal Crime

It is in your best interests to know right away if you have been charged with a federal crime. With the knowledge that you are accused of a crime, you can begin to fight back with a skilled defense lawyer on your side. In most instances, it may be very obvious that you have been indicted with a federal offense. You may be arrested and held, or you (or your attorney) could be told, normally through a letter, that you are being charged with an offense.

At times, it is not precisely clear whether or not you have been charged with a criminal offense. Federal agents may show up at your house and interrogate you. At this point, you may merely be a suspect, or could even just be interviewed in association with the investigation of another person. Federal agents may also come with a warrant and search your home. Although a search warrant potentially demonstrates you are a suspect, and that a case against you is being built, it usually comes before formal charges. However, if you are searched or questioned, you should act quickly and get in touch with a knowledgeable defense attorney, who will then be able to keep track of the charges you might be up against.

No matter the specifics of your case, working with an experienced lawyer will allow you to determine when you are up against charges, and what charges you are facing. Reach out to us now to find out more about how our skilled team can help you.

What to Do If You Are Charged With a Federal Crime

The first thing to do if you have been charged with a federal crime, or even if you have been investigated for a criminal offense is to contact a licensed and experienced defense attorney. Having an attorney on your side means you are protected throughout the investigation process, will be informed of the potential charges, and will be advised on what you need to do to fight back. With us, you don’t have to wait to begin fighting for your freedom. We are always ready to start walking you through the steps you should be taking following federal charges.

When federal agents and the attorney’s office are involved in a case, it is even more crucial to have an experienced attorney on your side. Our team knows what it takes to protect clients accused of federal offenses, and with our proven capabilities, we can get you the results you deserve in your case. With so much potentially at stake, don’t wait any longer. Contact us now to speak with a member of our federal team. You may call our hotline number or send us a message online. Let us work and win this together!

We’re Aggressive

Our federal lawyers are very aggressive, and extremely resourceful. We get each client the results he, or she, deserves. It means we never take no for an answer, whereas a public defender might take no – and act against your best interests.

We’re Dedicated To You

We’re not focused on billable hours. We’re focused on the outcome. We focus on helping you get the possible results.

We’re Your Ally

Our clients treat us like their friend and family. We understand that the criminal accusation against you will impact your future. When you work with us, you’re getting a friend who will help you regardless of the type of case you have.

How to hire a Federal Criminal Lawyer

If you’re being investigated in federal court, you knew you need a federal lawyer. More importantly, you need the RIGHT federal lawyer. You’re probably nervous about how to hire a lawyer. Some people hire the first federal lawyer who returns their call. It’s more important to do your research and hire a federal lawyer who properly understands the charges – and has a track record of BEATING them. First things first – you must hire the right type of lawyer. If you have a federal criminal issue – and are speaking to your divorce lawyer, then that’s the WRONG type of lawyer. You don’t want a lawyer who handles DUIs representing you in a health care fraud case. There 1000’s of federal criminal statutes. You want a lawyer who has handled the specific statute that applies to your case, and knows how to navigate around federal prosecutors/federal agents.

It’s critical you hire a proper federal lawyer who is good. That means check out his/her background – look into what school he/she went to, and what professional accomplishments he/she has. None of this can guarantee that the lawyer is right for you. Most importantly, look for a lawyer who is available to speak to you and will communicate with you. Lawyers are expensive, and on average a good federal attorney can cost 6 figures. If you’re under investigation, and don’t qualify for the public defender, be upfront with whichever federal lawyer you’re talking to about money. Learn how they charge you. Most federal lawyers charge by the hour. It’s very hard to see at the start of a case how much time the case will require.

How Do You Know You’re Under Federal Investigation?

If the potential defendant commits an offense that violates federal law, a federal agency will handle the investigation before potentially passing the case over to a U.S. attorney. If you know you are being investigated, reach out to an experienced defense lawyer immediately so you can begin taking steps in defending your freedom. However, how do you know when you are under federal investigation? Some potential indicators are outlined below. If you are still uncertain whether or not you are under federal investigation, work with a federal defense attorney who has experiences defending clients in the early stages of criminal cases. Get in touch with us to learn more and secure a skilled legal representative.

Have You Been Questioned by a Federal Agent?

It is already a good indication to contact an attorney when you or your loved ones have been questioned by a federal agent. Even though you are unsure if you are the primary suspect of an investigation or just otherwise involved in the investigation process, it is important to have a lawyer on your side protecting and guiding you. With potential fines, jail time, and more on the line, it is critical that you take action promptly to defend your rights and your freedom. Getting an experienced attorney may take a while but with our team that is available 24 hours a day, 6 days a week, you can be assisted at your most convenient time.

Our team of licensed and skilled attorneys can provide you with more information about federal defense and even offer you with a free initial case consultation as soon as you get in touch. Don’t wait and risk going into an investigation without a lawyer. Contact our firm and let us represent you.

Is A Federal Agency Investigating Me?

If federal agents come to your house, or otherwise approach you to ask questions about a case you are suspected in, this gives you a hint that you are under investigation. You may also hear from your neighbors or other people that federal agents are asking questions about you. Federal agents may inform you that you are the subject of their investigation, or they may simply ask questions without letting you know how you are connected to the criminal case. Either way, it is critical that you reach out to a lawyer as quickly as possible if you have been questioned in association with a federal case.

If federal agents come with a warrant, it is much more definite that you are the subject of the investigation. To learn more about contesting a warrant and the other tactics agencies like the FBI or DEA could use against you, contact our skilled federal defense attorneys now. We have extensive experience in handling federal investigations and charges, and can help you take the steps necessary to defend your rights throughout the stages of your case.

Federal Target Letters and Federal Charges

It will be very evident that you are the subject of an investigation, because at a certain point, you may receive a letter stating that you are the target of a federal investigation. The target letters oftentimes ask the potential defendants to come in and meet with investigators or a member of the attorney’s office. You, as the potential defendant, should never respond to a target letter without first securing a lawyer who can guide you through what to say and do to help your case. Our lawyers will do whatever it takes to protect your best interests and are available anytime to start working with you.

Our Approach to Federal Investigations

Our defense firm knows how crucial it is to have competent legal representation in complex federal cases. There are few criminal defense attorneys who can represent you in a federal case, and even fewer with a proven track record. Our licensed federal defense attorneys understand federal law and are more knowledgeable towards strategies that work in cases involving fraud, drug crime, conspiracy, white-collar offenses, and more. We can walk you through the stages of your case, provide available options, and even lead you to achieving your desired result. With so much potentially on the line, don’t wait any longer. Connect with our team today to learn more about federal investigation defense and get started.  You may call our toll free number to speak with one of our case analysts or send us a message online to schedule a free initial case consultation.

How Do You Know If You’ve Been Charged With a Federal Crime?

Being charged with a federal crime can be an overwhelming experience. It can be made even more overwhelming if you’re unclear about whether you’ve even been charged with a crime. As a citizen, you have every right to a fair trial and investigation. This is how to know if you’ve been charged with a federal crime.


There’s not much ambiguity when law enforcement arrives, places you in handcuffs, and reads you your rights. If you’re still unsure about whether or not you’ve been federally charged, as opposed to just charged by local law enforcement, see if your arresting officers are federally-based, such as FBI.

Charged Without Arrest

You don’t have to be put in handcuffs to be charged with a federal crime. You might receive a notice in the mail summoning you to federal court and detailing the charges. Make sure to read this to verify that these are indeed federal charges. As long as you’re keeping up with your mail, you should have enough time to make the necessary provisions to appear in court at their requested date. If you have a personal attorney, make sure to consult with them regarding the charges. You want to ensure that they will be available to represent you.

Investigation Without Arrest

Just because federal officers don’t have a warrant to arrest you’re in the clear. You might be greeted one day by FBI agents possessing a search warrant who look around your home. This means a judge has determined there’s enough of a possibility of incriminating evidence to allow for a search of your home. You need to understand your rights. Don’t be afraid to request physical evidence of a warrant. You also should remember to adhere to your right to remain silent, even if you haven’t been placed under arrest.

What To Say

If you learn or suspect that you’re under investigation for a federal crime, there might be an impulse to try to cover your tracks and insist upon your innocence, either at the time of a raid or when under questioning. This can greatly sabotage your case, as answering questions could leave you open to being caught in contradictions that could cast doubts over your innocence. You also shouldn’t be discussing your case with anyone but your attorney. The matters of your case should be considered confidential. Discussing them with others leaves them liable for questioning and investigation themselves. You could end up making your case even more complicated by discussing it.

What To Do

When you’ve been charged with a federal crime or are facing investigation, the best thing to do is nothing. You will need to consult with your lawyer and cooperate with authorities, but don’t do anything unless you’ve been specifically advised to do so. Do not tamper with evidence under any circumstances. Any files or documents that have been marked as evidence need to be kept intact. You could face additional charges of obstruction of justice. This also includes requesting any witnesses to your case recant or modify their testimony.

Legal Counsel

The right attorney can make all the difference when it comes to a federal investigation. If you’re in an industry that is frequently subject to federal charges, it would be wise to have a lawyer who can help to make sure you’re following all federal statutes to avoid the possibility of an investigation. Should you end up charged, you will have a better chance of fighting your case thanks to the guidance they’ve provided for you. Listen to their advice and do your best to face these circumstances with your head held high.

There needs to be as much transparency in our legal system. By holding those in power responsible for communicating about the state of your case, you’re showing that you take your rights very seriously. With the counsel of an experienced and dedicated attorney, you can have the best possible experience your case.

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