SNAP Violations

The Harsh Reality of SNAP Violations

You’re at the grocery store, SNAP card in hand, when the cashier stops you – “I’m afraid I need to confiscate your card, ma’am.” Your heart sinks. What did you do wrong? All you wanted was to feed your family.But, take a deep breath. This doesn’t have to be the end. With the right legal team by your side, that SNAP violation can become a mere bump in the road.

What Exactly is a SNAP Violation?

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) has strict rules – break them, and you’re looking at some serious consequences. Common violations include:

  • Trafficking SNAP benefits (illegally exchanging them for cash)
  • Providing false information when applying
  • Allowing ineligible individuals to use your SNAP card

Even unintentional mistakes can lead to temporary disqualification, permanent disqualification, fines, or criminal charges. It’s a messy situation, but not an impossible one.

The Spodek Law Group Advantage

It’s simple. Every single client deserves honesty and white glove service. We’re not your typical law firm – our criminal defense strategies are carefully tailored, innovative, and aggressive.With over 50 years of combined experience, we‘ve mastered the art of SNAP violation defense. Our attorneys leave no stone unturned, scrutinizing every shred of evidence to build an ironclad case. We‘re relentless in our pursuit of justice.So, what do you do, if you get hit – with one of these things? You call the heavy hitters at Spodek Law Group. We’ll be your voice, your shield against overzealous prosecutors.

A Hands-On Approach

Sometimes prosecutors will only be fair if you respond with force to them. Without an attorney advising you, you might accidentally plead guilty when you could’ve won the case. The only way to truly know is to hire a private criminal defense attorney.At Spodek Law Group – we pride ourselves on taking a hands-on approach. It means researching the exact situation surrounding your case, and putting in the leg work to be familiar with every single intimate detail.Our attorneys don’t just show up for court dates – we’re with you every step of the way. From the initial consultation to cross-examining witnesses, we’re committed to fighting tooth and nail for your rights.

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Unparalleled Client Support

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.It’s our mission to make you feel comfortable, understood, and secure throughout this stressful process. After all, you‘re not just another case number – you‘re a human being who deserves respect.

Nationwide Representation

The Spodek Law Group handles cases nationwide. We have offices in NYC and Los Angeles. But our reach extends far beyond, with a network of affiliated attorneys ready to jump into action.No matter where you live, no matter how complex your charges, we’ll be there. Our criminal defense team has successfully represented clients from coast to coast, securing favorable outcomes in even the toughest jurisdictions.When it comes to SNAP violations, location shouldn’t limit your access to top-tier legal counsel. With our strategic partnerships, we’ll match you with a local specialist who knows the ins and outs of your area’s courts and prosecutors.

What to Expect When You’re Accused

Okay, so you’ve been accused of misusing your SNAP benefits – now what? The process can be daunting, but we’ll guide you through each step with clarity and compassion.

The Investigative Stage

First, there will likely be an investigation by the USDA Office of Inspector General (OIG) or your state’s fraud investigation unit. Anything you say can (and will) be used against you, so the wisest move is to invoke your right to remain silent.An experienced SNAP violation attorney will intervene on your behalf, shielding you from making self-incriminating statements. We know how to navigate these intense investigations while protecting your rights.

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The Charging Decision

Once the investigation wraps up, it‘s decision time for the prosecutors. Based on the evidence gathered, they’ll decide whether to file criminal charges, issue a disqualification penalty, or drop the case entirely.This is a pivotal moment where having a powerhouse legal team can make all the difference. We’ll aggressively counter any allegations, poking holes in the prosecution‘s arguments before charges are even filed.Our goal? Get the case dismissed, or at the very least, mitigate the consequences to the fullest extent possible. No SNAP recipient should have to endure excessive punishments for unintentional errors.

George FernandezGeorge Fernandez
14:16 30 Apr 24
Excellent 10 out of 10, Helped resolve my case. Jeremy explained everything and made everything easy to understand.
21:33 24 Apr 24
If you are looking for a lawyer that listens, is aggressive where needed, and holds his word above all else, Todd is the best pick. I had hired multiple attorneys prior to hiring the Spodek Group for a white collar case. The first thing that stood out to me was the cost, as anyone going through the process and dealing with the system, money was tight at that time - especially after hiring and firing multiple lawyers. The cost was not as high as others which was definitely a plus. Todd's intake process was also unlike other attorneys. He took the time to actually listen. He cared. He was trying to put himself in my shoes while I was explaining the situation to him and he really took the time to understand the whole situation. Other lawyers will give you 15 mins and send you a retainer agreement. Not Todd, I think he spent almost two hours with me as I was explaining everything.Not only was he great during the onboarding process, he was supportive and very informative through the entire plea process and eventually sentencing. After hiring him, I asked if I should hire a prison consultant, he told me to save my money as he would do everything they would. He was right and held up to his word. Later on I would hear from others that went with the prison consultants that they were a waste of money - I am glad I listened to Todd!When it came time for sentencing, two days prior to sentencing, the prosecutor tried increasing my proposed prison time by almost double - apparently a normal move. Todd and his team worked with me non-stop through the weekend prior to sentencing to ensure that I was not given additional prison time. Again, he took the time to listen and came up with a strategy to explain the case with great detail.Unfortunately, I did plead guilty as that was my best option. Todd and his whole team wrote up nearly 300 pages of a summary of what happened and why I should not be given prison time. If I breakdown the amount I spent with Todd versus the amount of work that I saw being done, I am shocked I was not charged four times as much. The other benefit was, a lot of criminal defense lawyers were just a single attorney with a paralegal or two. Todd had a team of people that I dealt with (5-7 people that I interacted with), but he was ALWAYS accessible. It would never take him more than an hour to reply unless he was in court.I was sentenced to prison and I was emotionally distraught. Todd and his team did whatever they could even after sentencing to make sure I was alright. He personally stayed in touch with my family to ensure I was doing alright and offered support to them. Most lawyers would consider the job complete at sentencing, not Todd.After prison, Todd still spent time with me to make sure I was on the right track and avoiding any potential risks in the future. He has also been giving advice on how to navigate probation etc and has not been looking at the clock for billing.Although I wish I had never been arrested in the first place, I am glad I had Todd and his team in my corner. Without them I likely would have had to spend a lot more time in prison than I did.Thank you, Todd, and the entire Spodek Law team, for helping turn what was a nightmare into a manageable situation!
Yelva Saint-PreuxYelva Saint-Preux
19:26 19 Apr 24
I am immensely grateful to the entire team at Spodek Law Group for their unwavering dedication and exceptional expertise throughout my case. From our initial consultation to the final resolution, their professionalism and tireless advocacy made all the difference. Their strategic approach and attention to detail instilled confidence in me every step of the way.Thanks to their hard work and commitment, we achieved a truly favorable outcome that exceeded my expectations. Not only did they navigate the complexities of my case with precision, but they also provided invaluable support and guidance during what was undoubtedly a challenging time. I cannot recommend Spodek Law Group highly enough, especially attorneys Todd Spodek and Claire Banks; they are beacons of excellence in the legal profession.YSP.
Katherine SunKatherine Sun
18:08 18 Apr 24
my lawyer is Alex Zhik. Efficient, patient and professional
Nun yaNun ya
17:48 18 Apr 24
Todd, Ralph and Alex are amazing. Helped my husband get from a double digit number with multiple charges to a single digit, by the time I blink he will be out. They very professional and help with all your needs. They dealt with my anxiety and worry very well and they understand that your family member needs to get home as soon as possible.
Keisha ParrisKeisha Parris
20:45 15 Mar 24
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 BeautyTaïko Beauty
16:26 15 Mar 24
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!
K MarK Mar
01:37 25 Jan 24
I recently had Spodek Law Group represent me for a legal matter in NYC and I am thoroughly impressed with their services.Alex Zhik secured the best possible outcome for my case.It was a seamless journey from the initial consultation to the resolution of my legal matter. From the moment I spoke to Todd about my case, his enthusiasm to help was evident, setting a positive tone for the entire experience. The efficiency and professionalism displayed by the team is commendable.A particularly noteworthy aspect of their service is their user-friendly portal to upload your documents/evidence. This not only simplified the process, but showcases their commitment to streamline the client experience.Lastly, in an industry where legal fees can often be a concern, I found their pricing to be very reasonable, making needing legal assistance feel accessible and stress-free.I am grateful for their support and wouldn't hesitate to turn to them again in the future.

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