Attorney Pope Represents Defendant in Tick Tock Diner Case
The Anthony Pope Law Firm recently played a significant role in the high-profile murder-for-hire case involving the former manager of the Tick Tock Diner in Clifton.
As was reported by several news media outlets, Georgios Spyropoulos was accused of attempting to hire a hitman for $20,000 to kill his uncle, who co-owns diner. The hitman, however, turned out to be an undercover police officer. Spyropoulos had originally pleaded not guilty to the multiple charges against him, and a conviction by jury could have meant a sentence of up to 25 years in prison.
In advising Spyropoulos, Attorney Pope and his team closely examined the details of the case, including its strengths and weaknesses and the potential liability for the defendant. From there, they made a recommendation to the client based on years of experience handling various criminal defense matters across New Jersey. With this guidance and information, Spyropoulos decided it was best to plead guilty to first-degree conspiracy to commit murder and avoid risking even greater penalties if the case went to a jury trial.
As a result of the plea deal, the deputy attorney general dropped five other charges against Spyropoulos. He is expected to receive a sentence of eight years in prison at his next hearing in September.
If you’re facing criminal charges in New Jersey, it is important to work with an attorney who provides you with sound, honest legal advice — especially when deciding between settling for a plea bargain and going to trial. Consult a reputable Newark criminal defense lawyer to protect your constitutional rights, regardless of the crime you’re accused of committing.