Service & Results.

nyc criminal lawyers over 30 years of experienceWe Know How To Win Cases

Spodek Law Group handles tough cases
nationwide, that demand excellence.

Get Free Consultation

Faced 5+ Years in Prison

People Vs Joseph Amico

Covered by NYDaily News. Las Vegas man accused of threatening a prominent attorney and making vile remarks.

Faced 10+ Years in Prison

People Vs. Anna Sorokin

Covered by New York Times, and other outlets. Fake heiress accused of conning the city’s wealthy, and has an HBO special being made about her.

Faced 3+ Years in Prison

People Vs. Genevieve Sabourin

Accused of stalking Alec Baldwin. The case garnered nationwide attention, with USAToday, NYPost, and other media outlets following it closely.

Faced Potential Charges

Ghislaine Maxwell Juror

Juror who prompted calls for new Ghislaine Maxwell trial turns to lawyer who defended Anna Sorokin.

Why Choose Us

Clients can use our portal to track the status of their case, stay in touch with us, upload documents, and more.

Regardless of the type of situation you're facing, our attorneys are here to help you get quality representation.

We can setup consultations in person, over Zoom, or over the phone to help you. Bottom line, we're here to help you win your case.

Law in the Media

View All

Meet Todd Spodek


The Spodek Law Group understands how delicate high-profile cases can be, and has a strong track record of getting positive outcomes. Our lawyers service a clientele that is nationwide. With offices in both LA and NYC, and cases all across the country - Spodek Law Group is a top tier law firm.

Todd Spodek is a second generation attorney with immense experience. He has many years of experience handling 100’s of tough and hard to win trials. He’s been featured on major news outlets, such as New York Post, Newsweek, Fox 5 New York, South China Morning Post, Insider.com, and many others.

In 2022, Netflix released a series about one of Todd’s clients: Anna Delvey/Anna Sorokin.

Why Clients Choose Spodek Law Group

The reason is simple: clients want white glove service, and lawyers who can win. Every single client who works with the Spodek Law Group is aware that the attorney they hire could drastically change the outcome of their case. Hiring the Spodek Law Group means you’re taking your future seriously. Our lawyers handle cases nationwide, ranging from NYC to LA. Our philosophy is fair and simple: our nyc criminal lawyers only take on clients who we know will benefit from our services.

We’re selective about the clients we work with, and only take on cases we know align with our experience – and where we can make a difference. This is different from other law firms who are not invested in your success nor care about your outcome.

If you have a legal issue, call us for a consultation.
We are available 24/7, to help you with any – and all, challenges you face.

Bronx Rape Defense Lawyers

By Spodek Law Group | January 22, 2023
(Last Updated On: July 26, 2023)

Last Updated on: 26th July 2023, 08:56 pm

According to New York law, rape is defined as non-consensual sexual intercourse committed against another individual through the use of physical force or because the alleged victim is under some other type of duress or incapacity. The consequences of being convicted of rape are serious, and can extend over the course of an offender’s lifetime.
The Three Degrees of Rape Pursuant to New York Law
New York state statutes establish three degrees of rape. Third degree is defined as engaging in sexual intercourse with another person who is not capable of consenting because of some factor other than being under the age of 17. Consent to sexual intercourse is not possible because the person is incapacitated in some manner.
Second degree rape in New York is defined as engaging in sexual intercourse with a person who is less than 15 years of age, and the perpetrator is 18 years of age or older. The person under the age of 15 years of age is incapable of consenting to sexual intercourse because of mentally disabled or is mentally incapacitated.
First degree rape involves engaging in sexual intercourse with another through the use of physical force or the threat of immediate death, physical injury or kidnapping. This is the most serious type of rape charge in the state of New York.
Statutory Rape in New York
In addition to the three degrees of rape, a person in New York can be charged with statutory rape in certain situations. Statutory rape is sexual intercourse with a person less than 17 years of age. According to New York law, a person under the age of 17 is not capable of legally consenting to engaging in sexual intercourse.
Penalties for Rape in New York
Third degree is a Class E felony. If convicted of third degree rape, a person faces a term of incarceration of up to four years and a maximum of $5,000 in fines.
Second degree rape is a Class D felony. A second degree rape conviction can result in a prison sentence of one to seven years, and up to $5,000 in fines.
Finally, a conviction of first degree rape can result in a prison sentence of five to 25 years, and a fine of up to $5,000. First degree rape is a Class B felony.
Upon conviction for rape, a person will be required to register on the sex offender register. The failure to register, or keep a registration current, can result in an additional criminal charge.
Defenses for Rape
One defense in a rape case is lack of knowledge of an alleged victim’s inability to consent to sexual intercourse. The lack of knowledge centers on the alleged victim’s inability to consent because of a mental disability or incapacitation.
Another defense is that the defendant was less than four years older than the victim in the case of a second degree rape charge. A defense to rape is that the alleged perpetrator is the spouse of the alleged victim. This defense can be raised when the alleged victim was deemed incapable of consenting because of age, mental health or other specified restriction.
A person charge with rape can defend the case by contending that he is not the perpetrator, that someone else is responsible for the crime. This type of defense is possible in situations in which there is a lack of physical evidence to support sexual contact between the defendant and the alleged victim.
A fairly commonly utilized defense in certain rape cases is that the alleged victim voluntarily consented to engage in sexual intercourse. This is one of the most commonly utilized defenses in a New York rape case. This type of defense commonly arises in what the media, and some members of the public, refer to as a “date rape” case. This is a rape case that arises out of interaction between two individuals that know each other, at least to some degree.
A defense strategy in a good many rape cases is striving to obtain a plea agreement with the prosecution. The objective in this strategy is to seek an agreement with the prosecutor to reduce the charges upon a plea. Associated with this element of a resolution of a case is an agreement to a certain sentence to be proposed to the court.
What commonly is referred to as an insanity defense may be possible in a rare number of rape cases. This is complicated, challenging defense to mount and is not commonly used.
Retain Bronx Rape Lawyers
The first step in hiring Bronx rape attorneys is to arrange for what is known as an initial consultation. Through an initial consultation, a person charged with rape can obtain an overall evaluation of his case. This includes a consideration of possible defenses that might be mounted in a case. There usually is not attorney fee charged for an initial consultation with a Bronx rape lawyer.

Free Consultation


I was searching for a law firm with some power to help me deal with a warrant in New York . After 6 days I decided to go with Spodek Law Group. It helped that This law firm is well respected by not only the top law firms in New York , but the DA , Judge as well. I...

~Fonder Brandon

5 Stars
It was my good fortune to retain Spodek Law Group for representation for my legal needs. From the beginning, communication was prompt and thorough. Todd, Kenneth and Alex were the first people I worked with and they all made me feel comfortable and confident that the team was going to work hard for me. Everything was explained and any concerns...

~A G

5 Stars
After meeting with several law firms, I chose the Spodek Law Group not only for their professionalism and experience, but for the personal attention given to me right from the initial consultation. It is important to recognize how crucial having the right legal team is when faced with potentially life altering events that impact families and the lives of loved...

~George Cherubini

Spodek Law Group

White Glove Service

We Provide Superior Service, Excellent Results, At A Level Superior To Other Criminal Defense Law Firms. Regardless Of Where Your Case Is, Nationwide, We Can Help You.
View More

Request Free Consultation

Please fill out the form below to receive a free consultation, we will respond to
your inquiry within 24-hours guaranteed.


85 Broad St 30th Floor, New York, NY 10004


get directions

Los Angeles

611 S Catalina St Suite 222, Los Angeles, CA 90005


get directions


35-37 36th St, 2nd Floor Astoria, NY 11106


get directions


195 Montague St., 14th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201


get directions
Call Now!