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The Spodek Law Group is an elite criminal defense law firm, which is focused on providing the level best in service and white glove professionalism to all clients, possible. We service a curated clientele nationwide, that expects the best from their legal representation. We handle tough cases that require experience, deep knowledge, and dedication, in order to win. With over 50 years of combined experience, our criminal attorneys have handled national and international cases.
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If you’re accused of a crime, then you need a criminal defense attorney whose available 24/7. You need a criminal defense lawyer who will treat you like a member of his family – and will do everything possible to help you. We treat you like family. We charge reasonable fees. We offer flexible payment plans. In addition, we’re highly rated by organizations like AVVO, Super Lawyers, and many others. As a full service Long Island criminal defense law firm – we have locations throughout NYC and Long Island. In addition, we are available 24/7 to help you get the legal help and justice you want. Regardless of how tough your case is, we can help you. We have criminal attorneys available 24/7 to help you. Our firm has been interviewed by major organizations like FOX, NYPOST, NBC, NYTIMES, and many others.
Spodek Law Group, is a premier, and well known, criminal defense law firm. We have a 99% success rate when it comes to the cases we’ve handled. 99% of the cases we’ve handled have ended in a positive outcome for our clients. Our only goal is helping ensure our clients get the charges against them dismissed, or reduced. We help you avoid a criminal record, and help avoid charges from impacting your future. We believe that the defense lawyer you hire should never take a break. You need a criminal attorney whose available 24/7 to help you. We always have lawyers available to help you. We offer flat fee arrangements, in addition to accepting payment plans, and major credit cards. Regardless of when, or what, the crime is, we will ensure one of our attorneys is available to help you. We encourage you to get a risk free consultation, over the phone, or in person. Spodek Law Group charges lower fees than most other defense law firms. In addition, we offer flexible payment plans, and funding options for capital with lenders like Delancey Street – which makes it easier for you to afford our services. We believe that money should never get in the way of hiring the Long Island criminal defense lawyer you want or deserve. Regardless of what you’re accused of doing, we can help you – at an affordable rate.
Our firm is super selective about the number, and type, of clients we agree to help. What’s important to us is that we believe we can help you get a better result. If we don’t think we can help you, we won’t take you on as a client. It’s how we can ensure each client gets the same level of success and results. It’s one of the main reasons why people refer us to their friends and family members
Risk Free Consultation
Our Long Island criminal attorneys offer a risk free consultation – regardless of the type of crime, or when it happened. We can do this in person, or over the phone. We can answer any, and all, questions you have – in order to help you understand we can help you. We’ll discuss things like the type of punishments possible, the type of results we’ve gotten in the past, and how the case will progress. Once you take advantage of this risk free consultation, it’ll become clear to you why we’re the choice. We can even meet you at your place of business, or your home. Once you sign up with us, we assign a dedicated attorney to your case
Our Long Island criminal lawyers are super aggressive, and creative. We understand how to use the rules against the prosecutor, and get great results.
Can I change Long Island criminal lawyers if I’m unhappy with the one representing me?
If you aren’t satisfied with your lawyer, then you may be able to get a new one, although it will depend on a couple key factors.
The first is whether you hired the lawyer yourself or you have a court-appointed attorney. If you hired your lawyer, then you’re in luck. If you are accused of a serious crime, like stealing diamonds or stealing gemstones like Paraiba tourmaline, you need a real attorney helping you. You can fire your lawyer whenever you want and get a new one. That’s your right, although you do need to pay your lawyer for services provided up to that point, according to your fee schedule with them. Note that depending on your state, a lawyer you fire may be able to hang on to your file until you’ve paid their fee in full.
The opposite is true if you have a public defender. In this case, you must ask the judge for a new lawyer, and judges typically don’t grant these requests. The reality is that defendants and public defenders disagree about case strategies all the time, which means that this isn’t grounds for removing the public defender. When you’re not paying for a lawyer, you have far less control and you essentially end up with whoever the court gives you.
There are a select few situations where a judge will grant a request to change lawyers. If a public defender demonstrates incompetence, then a judge will likely allow for a replacement. However, this situation rarely occurs. Even if a public defender isn’t as skilled as another lawyer would be, it’s very uncommon for one to demonstrate incompetence.
A more common situation in which a judge may grant a replacement lawyer request is if there’s a severe clash between the defendant and the public defender. If the defendant and the public defender don’t get along to the point that a professional relationship is out of the question, then that means that the lawyer can’t provide the defense possible for the client, and a judge will assign a new public defender to the case.
Although you have the right to get rid of a lawyer you hired, the prosecutor has the right to keep cases going on a reasonable schedule. Prosecutors try to avoid delays, which can lead to witnesses who are no longer available and other issues. For serious cases, which are felonies, such as diamond theft, or gemstone theft, prosecutors might take the case very seriously. If the lawsuit has been filed, you will most likely need to get the permission of the court before you can change lawyers, because a change in lawyers usually delays the trial. You’re unlikely to find a lawyer who agrees to represent you at the last minute without proper time to prepare.
The closer your request is to your trial, the more scrutiny there will be from the court. In these situations, you’ll need to demonstrate good cause regarding why you want to change lawyers. If you can do that, the court should grant your request. If there isn’t a valid reason for you to change lawyers, then the court will likely require that you stick with your original lawyer to keep the trial on track.
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Our criminal attorneys have been recognized and awarded by lawyer ranking services like Avvo, National Trial Lawyers Organization, SUPER Lawyers, and many others.
We’re Dedicated To You
Our criminal attorneys are passionate about one thing: helping our clients get the outcome. We don’t focus on billable hours – like other firms. We only care about providing the possible solution.
We’re your ally. We’re your guiding hand.
You can trust our Long Island criminal lawyers to tell you what to do. We understand you’re relying on us to tell you how your criminal accusation will impact your future. When you work with us, we’ll tell you exactly what to expect, and what to do.
Should I represent myself in a criminal case
It is never a good decision to represent yourself in a criminal case unless the state has a very solid case that is practically defenseless. A charge for driving under the influence is good example of how prosecutors can be very restricted in their authority to offer a charge reduction or a diversion. Legislators in all states have set mandatory jail terms and increased minimum fines to the point that the charges are difficult to defend. However, charges that are filed on borderline evidence are regularly applied as though the state has a right to a conviction merely because of the charge. These are the cases when the defendant should always retain an experienced criminal defense attorney because prosecutors rarely deal reasonably with a defendant when making a plea bargain. An attorney can fare much better and may be effective in casting considerable doubt on the validity of the charge. For example, in a DUI case in Long Island, your attorney can help you get back your car lease. In addition, technicalities can matter greatly even when the state appears to have a strong case if there have been any violations of arrest protocol or illegal search seizure. The 4th and 5th Amendments still matter, but it often takes an attorney to invoke your rights successfully.
What a criminal attorney in Long Island can do
Once you have retained an attorney to handle your case, the attorney can then conduct an investigation into the articles of evidence, such as possession of liquor from a liquor store and evaluate them for legal acquisition and accuracy, including officer testimony. Your attorney can question the officer during the investigation and still conduct cross-examination when the prosecution calls them to the stand to testify. Officer statements can get embellished in the court proceeding, and your criminal defense attorney can pinpoint any discrepancies. All physical evidence must be seized according constitutional requirements and a criminal defense attorney can motion to suppress certain evidence that has been illegally confiscated. In addition, your attorney can also opt to take a case to trial, which is no undertaking for a novice defendant. It is important in defending a borderline evidence case to have an experienced trial attorney who understands how to communicate with the jury, including the during the selection process.
Sometimes you cannot represent yourself
All defendants should understand that charges potentially carrying a jail sentence will always require professional legal representation as required by the Supreme Court. Even in a DUI case, the state may decide to appoint a public defender to serve as the defendant’s legal counsel. Having a public defender rarely bodes well for the defendant, as many times the public defender is working for the same state that is doing the prosecuting. Their priorities may be with their own employment. Having a personal attorney who provides diligent representation and is focused on defending your rights can make a major difference in the final outcome.
Defending against criminal charges is a very serious situation for anyone because a conviction has a way changing a life for years to come, and attempting to represent yourself can make things worse. Retaining an aggressive criminal defense lawyer is easily as much an investment in your future as it is an investment in your freedom.
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"Spodek Law Group was incredibly professional and has given me the best advice I could wish for. They had been helpful and empathetic to my stressful situation. Would highly recommend Spodek Law Group to anyone I meet."Rowlin Garcia
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The Spodek Law Group is a premier, and top rated, criminal defense law firm. We understand how much harm a criminal accusation and conviction can have on your future. We take on fewer clients than other firms because we focus on giving you results and service, instead of profits. We have over 50 years of combined experience amongst our members, and have experience handling virtually every type of case. Over 99% of cases we’ve handled have ended in a positive outcome for our clients. We handle cases that other Long Island criminal lawyers turn down. We predict the opposing prosecutors games and know how to combat them. Everything we do revolves around getting results for our clients, and helping them avoid a criminal conviction. We offer a flexible payment plan, and work with you financially in order to avoid financial hardships. We believe money should never be an issue when trying to get legal help.
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Spodek Law Group’s team of criminal attorneys have over 50 years of combined experience helping clients all over New York get justice and legal help. We have locations throughout NYC and Long Island, including Nassau and Suffolk County. Moreover, we have partner attorneys all over the country – who help us service clients. Many attorneys refer us to their clients because they trust us to treat their clients like family. We are trusted by companies such as Avvo, FindLaw, Yelp, DelanceyStreet, and other leading brands who refer clients to us. Our team of Long Island criminal lawyers treats each client like family. We don’t believe in a cookie cutter approach. We work with every single client to give them the results, service, and legal help, they deserve. Our only objective is ensuring our clients avoid any, and all, criminal prosecution. We consistently help get charges either dismissed, or reduced, so you aren’t impacted by incorrect accusations. We offer a risk free consultation over the phone, or in person, at one of our many locations. Regardless of how complex your case is, we can help you.
Todd Spodek is a second generation NYC criminal 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.
Regardless of your legal situation, we’re here to help you. Schedule a legal consultation today with one of our attorneys. With a legal presence nationwide, we can handle virtually any type of legal situation.
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