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Federal Sex Crime Attorney

Sex crime is a broad term that includes a wide range of criminal activities. For many sexual criminal acts, there are both state-level crimes and federal-level crimes. Because each state’s laws is unique, it is important for an accused individual and his or her lawyer to have a detailed understanding of those laws. If you have been accused of any type of sex crime, your life may take a devastating twist well before the trial even starts. While an accused party is innocent until proven guilty, the public often passes judgment of sex offenders well before a trial even starts. Because the consequences of a conviction can have life-long effects, it is important to work with a skilled sex crimes defense attorney who can properly defend you against the charges.

Types of Sex Crimes
Rape and sexual assault are two types of sex crimes that many people are familiar with, but the list of crimes that fall under this umbrella is expansive. For example, public lewdness and indecent exposure are categorized as sex crimes. In addition, date rape, sexual assault of a child, indecency with a child, prostitution and pornography also are sex crimes. Keep in mind that some types of sex crimes are classified as misdemeanors and may be tried at the state level. Others are felonies that are tried at the federal level. Because state-level charges generally have less significant penalties, a sex crimes defense attorney may work to have charges reduced.

Penalties for the Conviction of a Sex Crime
The state-level penalties for the conviction of a sex crime can vary dramatically by location as well as by crime. Often, the circumstances surrounding the crime will impact the charges and the punishments. For example, a Class C misdemeanor charge for public lewdness in Texas may be punished with a $500 fine. A Class A misdemeanor charge for public lewdness, however, may be punished by up to a year in jail and up to $4,000 in fines. Keep in mind that the penalties can vary drastically from state to state.

The penalties for various sex crimes at the federal level are far more significant. For example, a third-degree felony for indecency with a child or aggravated sexual assault may be punished by up to 10 years in prison. A first-degree felony of these charges comes with a minimum 5-year sentence and a maximum sentence of 99 years.

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
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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.

Keep in mind that convicted sex offenders are required to register in a sex offender database. This makes public the individual’s identity, residence and type of conviction. Because of this and because of the permanency of a felony charge on an individual’s record, a conviction can have tremendous consequences on the rest of a person’s life.

Possible Defense Strategies for Sex Crimes Charges
With the wide range of sex crimes, there is no single defense strategy that may be effective. Instead, the defense attorney must have detailed knowledge of the law and of the circumstances of the case. In some cases, such as prostitution, the individual may have been caught red-handed in a sting operation. In such a situation, the defense attorney may utilize entrapment or a civil rights violation as a defense.

Many sex crimes occur in private without witnesses. However, there may be physical evidence, such as DNA, that can be used by the prosecution. Otherwise, the matter comes down solely to the accuser’s word against the defendant’s word. Both the victim’s credibility and the defendant’s credibility may be called into question in this type of situation.

There are a variety of other defense strategies that can be used in various situations. For example, mistaken identity may be used in a case where there is no physical evidence. This may be particularly effective if the crime took place where visibility was limited or if the defendant was somehow incapacitated. The defendant may argue that child victims were asked leading or biased questions and that this influenced their testimony. In addition, the matter of consent in a rape case may be used as a defense. For many types of sex crime charges, the admissibility of evidence can also be used as part of an effective defense strategy.

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If you have been charged with a sex crime, your next step should be to hire a skilled defense lawyer who has extensive experience with these types of cases. To request a consultation with an attorney, email or call the law office today.

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