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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 130.75: Course of Sexual Conduct Against a Child in the First Degree

New York Penal Code 130.75: Course of Sexual Conduct Against a Child in the First Degree is a class B felony charge. Should one face such a charge, immediate contact with a NYC criminal lawyer is imperative. The penal code refers to a duration of three months and is broken down as follows below.

A first-degree charge results if one engages in two or more sexual acts with a child less than eleven years old, including a minimum of one act of sexual intercourse, oral sexual conduct, anal sexual conduct, or aggravated sexual contact. It is also possible to be charged with penal code 130.75 if one is 18 years or older and engages in two or more sexual acts with a child less than 13 years old, including at least one instance of sexual intercourse, oral sexual conduct, anal sexual conduct, or aggravated sexual contact. If one is charged with Sexual Conduct Against a Child in the First Degree, they cannot be prosecuted for another sexual offense with the same victim, unless the offense occurred outside of the three-month period.

The state of New York defines sexual intercourse as any penetration of the penis into the vagina, however minimal. Intercourse is not exclusive to an erect penis, emission of sexual fluids, or orgasm. Oral sexual conduct is defined as any contact between the mouth and the penis, anus, vulva, or vagina. Anal sexual conduct is defined by the New York court system as any contact between the penis and the anus. Aggravated sexual contact is the inserting of a foreign object into the vagina, urethra, rectum, or anus of a child.

Defenses

There are several defenses to such a charge. With regards to the time frame, one could argue that the alleged sexual acts did not occur within a three-month window. It is also possible to argue that there were less than two acts: either one or none. These defenses would likely result in a reduced charge, moving away from the First Degree and away from a class B felony.

Of course, the best possible defense would be to argue that no such sexual acts of misconduct occurred at all. The criminal attorney could challenge the prosecution’s time frame, elements of the acts, or the entire situation altogether. Although it is still possible to face reduced charges, the aim of such a defense is a complete dismissal of the case.

A strange but not unheard of defense to such a charge is that the victim and the alleged perpetrator were legally married. Although it is not common for children under 13 years old to be married, it is not impossible. This is particularly true for couples arriving from overseas who have a marriage recognized by the state of New York.

Lastly, there is a statute of limitations for such a charge where the incident must be presented within five years. This statute is not applicable for victims under 18 years of age. However, the limitations period does begin after the victim turns 18 or once the incident is reported to law enforcement.

Sentencing

Because Course of Sexual Conduct Against a Child in the First Degree is a class B felony and classified as a violent felony offense, the charge carries a minimum of five years and a maximum of 25 years in prison. One must serve at least 6/7 of the sentence before being eligible for parole. First time offenders will still face at least a five-year prison term.

Beyond prison time, the conviction also requires that the perpetrator be registered as a sex offender. Depending on the suspected risk, one will remain on the registry between 20 years and the rest of their life.

New York Penal Code 130.80: Course of Sexual Conduct Against a Child in the Second Degree

The New York Penal Code includes a number of laws regarding sex crimes against children. There are two provisions that address the crime of course of sexual conduct against a child. The crime of course of sexual conduct against a child in the second degree is one such crime.

Keep in mind that oftentimes a person will not only be charged with course of sexual conduct against a child in the second degree. Rather, this will be one of the criminal charges brought against a person in a criminal prosecution.

Elements of Course of Sexual Conduct Against a Child in the Second Degree

There at two general instances in which a person can be charged with the crime of sexual conduct against a child in the second degree. First, a sexual conduct against a child in the second degree charge can occur if a person engages in two or more acts of sexual conduct with a child less than 11 years of age within a three month period of time.

Second, a sexual conduct against a child in the second degree charge can be presented if a person is at least 18 and engages in two or more acts of sexual conduct with a child who is less than 13 years of age within a three month time period.

The New York penal code defines acts of sexual conduct for the purposes of sexual conduct against a child in the second degree to include sexual intercourse, oral sexual acts, anal sexual conduct, aggravated sexual contact, or other sexual contact.

Example of Course of Sexual Conduct Against a Child in the Second Degree

An example of sexual conduct against a child in the second degree is a situation in which the a woman’s boyfriend babysits for her daughter with regularity. As part of the babysitting assignment, the boyfriend bathes the 10-year old girl.

Each time when the boyfriend, an adult, bathes the minor girl, he rubs the girl’s vaginal area with his fingers. Ultimately, the girl tells the mother of what has been occurring. The boyfriend can be charged with sexual conduct against a child in the second degree, among other potential offenses.

Sentence for Course of Sexual Conduct Against a Child in the Second Degree

sexual conduct against a child in the second degree is classified as a class D felony in the New York Penal Code. As a result, a person convicted of sexual conduct against a child in the second degree faces the prospect of seven years in prison. When convicted of sexual conduct against a child in the second degree, a person will also have to registry on the sex offender registry for a period of 20 years.

Defenses to Course of Sexual Conduct Against a Child in the Second Degree

An experienced NYC criminal attorney can raise potential defenses to a charge of sexual conduct against a child in the second degree. The most effective defenses may involve time and age issues. For example, the statute does include specific provisions regarding both the age of the victim and the age of the perpetrator.

In addition, New York law includes what is known as a statute of limitations. This establishes a specific timeframe within which a person must be prosecuted for sexual conduct against a child in the second degree. If that time period has lapsed, a defense can be made that it is too late to bring the case.

A New York criminal defense attorney can provide a case evaluation during an initial consultation with a prospective client. There usually is no fee charged for an initial consultation.


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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