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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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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."

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New York Penal Code 120.01: Reckless assault of a child by a child day care provider

When a daycare provider assaults a child, the charge they expect to face is the reckless assault of a child by the day care provider. Under the New York Penal Code, you could face prosecution if you are a daycare provider and you cause physical harm to an 11-year-old child and under in a reckless manner. A day care provider, according to the court system, is defined as any individual, corporation, association, institution, partnership, or agency that provides day care services to children. A child day care can also be defined as regular care provided to the child at a place out of the primary residence of the child for less than 24 hours a day.

Examples
A woman has ta day care facility. She has the full operation control of the child day care facility. For some weeks now, she has been complaining about the behavior of a particular 4-year-old boy in this day care program. She has also been complaining to the boy’s parents about his behavior in school. She also recommended strong discipline for the boy at home. One day, the boy went overboard and refused to be corrected. The woman went out of emotional control and landed a slap on the boy. The boy fell from his chair banging at the corner of the table. Because the boy was gashing out blood, he required medical stitches as treatment. The woman would be facing charges of reckless assault on the boy child by the day care provider because she caused the 4-year-old boy who was under 11 to succumb to a physical injury.

Related offenses
1. Reckless assault of a child: New York penal code 120:02
2. Luring a child: New York Penal Code 120:70
3. Aggravated assault upon an 11-year-old child and less: New York Penal Code 120:12

Defenses
For you to prove that the day care committed reckless assault to your child, the child must suffer a grievous physical injury. If it is not a serious injury, then the prosecutor will fail to sustain that case. It is pivotal to accompany your claim with medical records showing the extent of the injury and the harm it causes a child.

In most cases, the severity of a child’s injury is not seen until hours and days pass. It will become apparent that the impact was serious if the symptoms persist. For this reason, medical records will be unclear on who caused the injury. A parent can also point the finger at the daycare provider even when they are not responsible.
Sentence
Reckless child assault by a day care provider belongs to class E of felonies. You are likely to face a 4-year prison term as the maximum possible sentence. Factors such as previous criminal record will also affect the length of such a sentence if any.

New York Penal Code 120.01: Reckless child assault by a child day care provider
A person is guilty of a reckless child assault when, being an employee or a child day care provider, he or she causes physical injury to a child recklessly. The child must be an 11-year-old and below.

The NYC Criminal Attorneys
Being arrested for a reckless child assault by a daycare provider is one of the most grievous charges. If you get convicted, you can’t provide your day care services. However, there may be defenses to a reckless child assault by a daycare provider only understood by an experienced legal practitioner. The staff at the nyc criminal attorneys offices has the necessary experience defending clients in the New York criminal courts charged with felonies and misdemeanors.

New York Penal Code 120.02: Reckless assault of a Child

Crimes against children as the victims are one of the most grievous crimes you can commit. The injuries suffered by children are often worse than if the victim was an adult. Permanent damage can result from such injuries. For the rest of the child’s life, he or she may remain permanently disabled. The reckless assault against the children is often can also result in permanent brain damage. Under the New York penal code Law, you face a high risk of prosecution if you assault an 18-year-old child and below. You can also be jailed if you shake, throw, or slam a five-year-old child or less. For you to face these charges, the child’s brain must be damage.

They include:
• Intracranial hemorrhaging
• Subdural hemorrhaging
• External rotational cranial deceleration and acceleration
• Retinal hemorrhaging
• Other serious brain injury that affect the child severely. They can also cause the child to suffer a protracted physical impairment or die.

The shaken baby syndrome is the common type of injury a child can suffer. They are also linked to child abuse. However, a child does not have to be shaken to sustain such injuries. The child can be slammed or thrown.

Example
A man accidentally shook her 11-month-old girlfriend’s daughter because she was continually crying without stopping. The child was found clenching her fists in pain, unresponsive, unable to hold her head up, bruised, and eyes rolled back in the head. According to the doctor’s conclusion, she suffered a traumatic injury to the brain. The man could also be prosecuted reckless child assault because she shook the child and suffered some injuries according to the New York Penal Code 120:02.

Related offenses
1. Luring Child: New York Penal Code 120:70
2. Aggravated Assault Upon an 11-year-old child and less: New York Penal Code 120:12
3. Reckless child assault by day care provider: New York Penal Code 120:01

Defenses
For the prosecutor to prove that you committed this assault against the child, the child must be diagnosed with a serious type of physical injury. If the injury is not specified in the statute or less severe, then the prosecutor will not prove a case against him. Medical evidence is what the prosecutor heavily relies upon. To show that it does not meet the New York statutory requirements, you will argue your case using the medical evidence.

Sentence
Reckless child assault is a Class D felony. A seven-year prison term is a maximum sentence you can face. Because this crime is classified as a felony, the judge will impose a two-year minimum prison sentence. Your prior criminal record will also affect the actual length of your sentence.

New York Penal Code 120.02: Reckless assault of a child
1. A person is confirmed guilty if they assault an 18-year-old and below child recklessly. Such a person must cause serious pain and injury to the child. If it is a five-year-old child and less, throwing or slamming the child can cause damage to his brain.
2. If your actions on the child result in serious cranial deceleration and acceleration, you will face the sentence. Serious child physical injury can result in retinal hemorrhaging, intracranial hemorrhaging, and subdural hemorrhaging.

nyc criminal attorneys Law Firm
It is a serious offense to be arrested for reckless child assault. If you get convicted, your life will never remain the same. However, there are defenses against a reckless child assault charge by an experienced NYC attorney. The staff at NYC Criminal Attorneys Law Firm has many years of experience in defending clients in the New York criminal courts charged with reckless child assaults, child endangerment, stalking, rape, reckless endangerment, menacing, and other crimes.


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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