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The Spodek Law Group is an elite criminal defense law firm that provides superior service and white glove professionalism, to a unique clientele nationwide. We handle tough cases that require experience, attention to detail, and excellence in order to win. With over 50 years of combined experience, we’ve handled national and international cases.

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Service is paramount to results. We treat you like family, so you know what's going on always.

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When you hire our criminal attorneys, you work directly with a senior attorney only.

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Our criminal defense law firms is one of the most successful defense law firms in the state of New York. We have a high success rate because we are very pragmatic when it comes to advising our clients on how to proceed – and to make sure their case ends in a positive outcome. Our goal is to help every single client get charges dismissed, or reduced. Because of our work, 100’s of people have been able to avoid criminal charges from being filed against them.

Charle Butler
Charle Butler
2021-03-12
Verified
I was hesitant to hire the Spodek Law Group. I read reviews and knew they have a great reputation. However, I thought I would spend money and not see or speak to my attorney. From the beginning to end of my case Todd and the entire staff were available and willing to help. We worked towards and end result that was way above my expectation and Todd delivered. I am forever grateful for patience and long days and night spent working on my case. Thanks Todd and the entire team!
Mesonista parsons
Mesonista parsons
2021-03-05
Verified
My attorney at Spodek was Abigail. She was very knowledgeable and helpful with all my questions and concerns, as well as responsive. Her fees are affordable and Abigail took the time to make sure I understood everything relating to my case. I highly recommend Abigail and will request her services in the future.
debabrata chakraborty
debabrata chakraborty
2021-03-03
Verified
Todd A Spodek is the experienced and best criminal lawyer at USA. He is very professional and always respond on time. Alex also very cooperative and always help me. They took care me and my problem like family member. I am 100% satisfied for their professional service. My result was unexpected and amazing. They dismissed my case. I am really grateful to them. I will recommend you to go there if you want to solve your problem. I wish all the best for them.
Asata Hendricks
Asata Hendricks
2021-03-02
Verified
Truly appreciate the work the guys did!. Exceptional team & I know they care about each and everyone of their clients. I am super thankful to be referred to Spodek Law Group and I am grateful Todd & Alex were able to work diligently to achieve an outcome I am pleased with. Despite COVID they stayed on top of things and kept me informed every step of the way. Very thankful.
Mike Moroff
Mike Moroff
2021-02-26
Verified
I'm very satisfied with the services rendered by Todd, Alex and Mary Lou. I whole heartedly recommend Spodek Law Group . I've worked with and have retained other attorneys in the past with Todd's firm being the cream of the crop for many reasons. A very serious legal matter was resolved after a year's hard work and effort. Todd expertly guided me through the process and was able to navigate and make the good journey bearable as well as successful. Mary Lou initially provided excellent assistance before referring my case to Todd. Alex's support was effective and timely. The customer portal (MyCase) is an invaluable communication tool that also kept track of my case. Various aspects of my case were explained and there were several options provided but I made the final decision of how the case would be handled. The legal fee was reasonable considering the effort and amount of work plus it was a flat fee regardless of the length of time required to conclude my case. Todd made himself available to me and we had many scheduled meetings to go over the progress and to discuss the next steps. I felt more confident after many discussions with him. You will not go wrong choosing Spodek Law Group for legal matters.
Josh Katz
Josh Katz
2021-02-24
Verified
Being that it was the first time that I was in need of an attorney, I was afraid and hesitant and knew I needed the absolute best. It is beyond understood why Spodek Law Group has a reputation of being the top, if not the best law firm in New York. Alex and Abigail were there every step of the way even at the most unconvenient hours. I could not have asked for more. They are extremely good at what they do and they delivered much much more than just winning my case. A big thank you to Alex and Abigail for all the guidance and counseling and their upmost loyal support that extended far more than just legally. If you need the absolute best than don't hesitate to hire Spodek Law Firm.
L.C.
L.C.
2021-02-24
Verified
I cannot tell you how thankful I am to Todd and Alex for their hard work and dedication to my case. I had never been in any trouble before but I had an unfortunate event occur and in the midst of COVID-19 at that therefore I knew I needed a team that was dedicated to my success. Today- my case has been finalized and I’m walking away with no record and can continue life as a mother and a Grad student worry free. I cannot express enough gratitude for their assistance.
AnnMarie Soliman
AnnMarie Soliman
2021-02-23
Verified
I received a summons and called Spodek law group for a free consultation. Alex took my call and was very quick and responsive. He was available anytime through multiple platforms and very reassuring when needed. They are extremely organized and thorough. They got my case dismissed! I’m very grateful. Thank you Alex and Todd!


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"Spodek Law Group have offered me excellent support and advice thru a very difficult time. I feel I've dealt with someone who truly cares and wants the best outcome for you and yours. I'm extremely grateful for all the help Spodek Law Group has offered me. I can't recommend them..."

David Bruce

"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

"Best service I ever had. Todd is absolutely class personified. You are in the safest hands with spodek. They have their clients interest in mind."

Francis Anim
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Is Medical Marijuana Legal? The What’s and Where’s on its Legalization

In the United States, there are plenty of places that have legalized the use of medical marijuana. There has been scientific evidence that has been backed up that shows that the use of the drug has many benefits.

Here’s more of what you need to know about what is marijuana and where it is legal. One of the common misconceptions associated with marijuana, is that just because it’s legalized – means it’s safe to consume it and operate heavy machinery, or drive cars. Even though marijuana is legal in certain states, you cannot act in a negligent manner. If you hurt someone after consuming marijuana, because you are impaired, the other party could hire a personal injury attorney and sue you.

What is Marijuana?

Marijuana is a type of the category of Cannabis. It is a drug that can be also be named dried leaves, stems, flowers, and seeds. Two main forms of Marijuana come from the Sativa and the Indica plant of medical marijuana.

It is the most common and addictive drug that exists out there for people to use. The drug comes after tobacco and alcohol after becoming one of the most addictive substances that people can use. The drug is mainly used with younger people.

Based on a study that was conducted back in 2018, the rate of students using marijuana from middle and high school has remained steady. The projection however or the study says that the use of the drug will continue to grow over the years to come since more students can gain access to it. And also with the use of vaping devices that have become popular over time, many have vaped THC, an ingredient that gives the people that high they would get from smoking marijuana.

How can marijuana be consumed?

There are different ways that that plant/drug can be consumed.

The main form in which it can be consumed is by smoking the plant with rolled-up paper which is also known as joints, pipes, or water pipes which are also called bongs. It is also smoked in cigars that are either partially or filled with the plant. To the people who do not want the smoke while taking in the drug, they will usually use a vaporizer to get the same effect as someone who is smoking. Vaporizers differ from the other forms because the only thing that the device is getting out is the active chemical THC.

People also can create foods that have marijuana in them. These are also called cannabis-infused gods or just simply edibles. They come in the forms of brownies, cookies, candy, and other goods as well.

Does the use of Marijuana affect the brain?

The short answer is yes. There are different short-term and long-term conditions that can occur from using the drug. With the use of the drug over time, people can have their senses altered for the worse, impaired vision, and in severe cases, Psychosis.

When people use the drug during their teen years, it will usually impair memory, thinking, and learning functions as well.

Does Marijuana have Physical Effects?

There are effects that Marijuana can have been used. In terms of the physical aspect, people can have breathing problems, an increase in heart rate, and also intense vomiting and nausea.

The more “Positive Side”: Medical Marijuana

This is the overall negative side to the use of marijuana which is seen more in general. Besides the negatives, there are always positives to the use of medical marijuana.

The Medical use of Marijuana is similar to the use of recreational marijuana. However, in the realm of the medical field, it is used to treat patients that have different forms of conditions.

Some of the conditions that can be treated with medical marijuana can be found here:

– Alzheimer’s
– Glaucoma
– Multiple Sclerosis
– Muscle Spasms
– Nausea
– Pain

Many more conditions can be treated with medical marijuana, but these are some of the more common ones that can be treated. According to an expert in the field, the use of the drug is mainly used to treat the symptoms of these conditions. The conditions that can be treated are chronic pain, nausea, and vomiting.

How does Medical Marijuana work?

All of the work is done in the work of the cannabinoids. This is another active ingredient that exists in the Medical Marijuana plants that are used. It is an ingredient that is similar to a chemical that is found in the body that treats pain, movement, and memory.

Some of the research that has been done with the use of Medical Marijuana suggests that the drug can treat other conditions such as Anxiety, Inflammation, Tight Muscles, and different forms of cancer.

How can Medical Marijuana be taken in?

Similar to the methods of the recreational use of the drug, Medical Marijuana can be taken in the form of smoking, vaporizing, or consuming edibles to get the specific treatment needed.

Where is Medical Marijuana Legal?

Currently, 36 States in the US allow the intake of Marijuana for Medical Purposes. Here are all of the states that allow the use of the drug:

– Alabama
– Alaska
– Arkansas
– California
– Colorado
– Connecticut
– Delaware
– Washington D.C.
– Florida
– Georgia
– Hawaii
– Illinois
– Indiana*
– Iowa*
– Louisiana
– Maine
– Maryland
– Massachusetts
– Michigan
– Minnesota
– Mississippi
– Missouri
– Montana
– Nevada
– New Hampshire
– New Jersey
– New Mexico
– New York
– North Dakota
– Ohio
– Oklahoma
– Oregon
– Pennsylvania
– Rhode Island
– South Dakota
– Tenessee
– Texas*
– Utah
– Vermont
– Virginia*
– Washington
– West Virginia
– Wisconsin*

These are all of the states that have legalized the Medical Use of Marijuana. Note that there are states that only accept the uses of CBD Oil Only as noted with the asterisk symbol (*).

As most of these states have legalized the use, there will be more states in the future that will add their name to the list to legalize Medical Marijuana.


Charle Butler
Charle Butler
2021-03-12
Verified
I was hesitant to hire the Spodek Law Group. I read reviews and knew they have a great reputation. However, I thought I would spend money and not see or speak to my attorney. From the beginning to end of my case Todd and the entire staff were available and willing to help. We worked towards and end result that was way above my expectation and Todd delivered. I am forever grateful for patience and long days and night spent working on my case. Thanks Todd and the entire team!
Mesonista parsons
Mesonista parsons
2021-03-05
Verified
My attorney at Spodek was Abigail. She was very knowledgeable and helpful with all my questions and concerns, as well as responsive. Her fees are affordable and Abigail took the time to make sure I understood everything relating to my case. I highly recommend Abigail and will request her services in the future.
debabrata chakraborty
debabrata chakraborty
2021-03-03
Verified
Todd A Spodek is the experienced and best criminal lawyer at USA. He is very professional and always respond on time. Alex also very cooperative and always help me. They took care me and my problem like family member. I am 100% satisfied for their professional service. My result was unexpected and amazing. They dismissed my case. I am really grateful to them. I will recommend you to go there if you want to solve your problem. I wish all the best for them.
Asata Hendricks
Asata Hendricks
2021-03-02
Verified
Truly appreciate the work the guys did!. Exceptional team & I know they care about each and everyone of their clients. I am super thankful to be referred to Spodek Law Group and I am grateful Todd & Alex were able to work diligently to achieve an outcome I am pleased with. Despite COVID they stayed on top of things and kept me informed every step of the way. Very thankful.
Mike Moroff
Mike Moroff
2021-02-26
Verified
I'm very satisfied with the services rendered by Todd, Alex and Mary Lou. I whole heartedly recommend Spodek Law Group . I've worked with and have retained other attorneys in the past with Todd's firm being the cream of the crop for many reasons. A very serious legal matter was resolved after a year's hard work and effort. Todd expertly guided me through the process and was able to navigate and make the good journey bearable as well as successful. Mary Lou initially provided excellent assistance before referring my case to Todd. Alex's support was effective and timely. The customer portal (MyCase) is an invaluable communication tool that also kept track of my case. Various aspects of my case were explained and there were several options provided but I made the final decision of how the case would be handled. The legal fee was reasonable considering the effort and amount of work plus it was a flat fee regardless of the length of time required to conclude my case. Todd made himself available to me and we had many scheduled meetings to go over the progress and to discuss the next steps. I felt more confident after many discussions with him. You will not go wrong choosing Spodek Law Group for legal matters.
Josh Katz
Josh Katz
2021-02-24
Verified
Being that it was the first time that I was in need of an attorney, I was afraid and hesitant and knew I needed the absolute best. It is beyond understood why Spodek Law Group has a reputation of being the top, if not the best law firm in New York. Alex and Abigail were there every step of the way even at the most unconvenient hours. I could not have asked for more. They are extremely good at what they do and they delivered much much more than just winning my case. A big thank you to Alex and Abigail for all the guidance and counseling and their upmost loyal support that extended far more than just legally. If you need the absolute best than don't hesitate to hire Spodek Law Firm.
L.C.
L.C.
2021-02-24
Verified
I cannot tell you how thankful I am to Todd and Alex for their hard work and dedication to my case. I had never been in any trouble before but I had an unfortunate event occur and in the midst of COVID-19 at that therefore I knew I needed a team that was dedicated to my success. Today- my case has been finalized and I’m walking away with no record and can continue life as a mother and a Grad student worry free. I cannot express enough gratitude for their assistance.
AnnMarie Soliman
AnnMarie Soliman
2021-02-23
Verified
I received a summons and called Spodek law group for a free consultation. Alex took my call and was very quick and responsive. He was available anytime through multiple platforms and very reassuring when needed. They are extremely organized and thorough. They got my case dismissed! I’m very grateful. Thank you Alex and Todd!

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Spodek Law Group have offered me excellent support and advice thru a very difficult time. I feel I've dealt with someone who truly cares and wants the best outcome for you and yours. I'm extremely grateful for all the help Spodek Law Group has offered me. I can't recommend them enough.

~ David Bruce

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

Best service I ever had. Todd is absolutely class personified. You are in the safest hands with spodek. They have their clients interest in mind.

~ Francis Anim

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