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.

NYC Assault and Battery Lawyers

By Spodek Law Group | July 24, 2023
(Last Updated On: July 27, 2023)

Last Updated on: 27th July 2023, 06:45 pm

NYC Assault and Battery Lawyers

Being charged with assault or battery can lead to devastating consequences in New York City. These offenses carry stiff penalties, including hefty fines and even years behind bars. However, with an experienced NYC assault and battery lawyer on your side, you can fight the charges and work toward the best possible outcome.

At the Spodek Law Group, our team of seasoned assault and battery attorneys have seen it all. We know how to meticulously examine the details of your unique case, identify potential defenses, and build an aggressive strategy to protect your future. With decades of combined experience under our belts, you can trust that we have the skills to take on the prosecution.

Common Assault and Battery Charges in NYC

Assault and battery laws in New York City cover a wide variety of offenses involving physical harm or intimidation. Some of the most common charges our NYC defense lawyers see include:

  • Simple assault – When one person attempts or threatens to physically injure another person. Simple assault does not require actual physical contact.
  • Aggravated assault – When one person intentionally or recklessly causes serious bodily injury to another person. Aggravated assaults often involve the use of a deadly weapon.
  • Assault with a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument – Any type of assault using a weapon or object capable of causing serious harm.
  • Battery – When one person physically, intentionally touches another person without their consent. The touching can be with any part of the perpetrator’s body or with an object.
  • Domestic violence assault and battery – Assaults or batteries committed by an intimate partner or family member. Domestic violence charges carry enhanced penalties in NYC.
  • Sexual assault – Unwanted sexual touching or sexual activity without the victim’s consent. Ranges from inappropriate groping to attempted rape.

These are just a few examples of the many assault and battery crimes that can land you in legal jeopardy in New York City. Even if you are facing less common charges, our seasoned NYC defense attorneys have the experience to handle your case.

Penalties for NYC Assault and Battery Offenses

The penalties for assault and battery convictions vary based on the severity of the offense and the defendant’s criminal history. Some general sentencing guidelines in NYC include:

  • Simple assault – Up to 1 year in jail
  • Aggravated assault – Up to 25 years in prison
  • Assault with a weapon – Up to 7 years in prison
  • Battery – Up to 1 year in jail
  • Domestic violence – Mandatory jail time, up to 7 years in prison for severe injuries
  • Sexual assault – Up to 25 years in prison

These offenses may also lead to a permanent criminal record, restitution payments to the victim, mandatory counseling or treatment programs, and orders of protection prohibiting contact with the victim. The consequences can completely derail your education, career, and family life.

Fighting Back with an Aggressive NYC Defense Lawyer

Fortunately, you do not have to face these charges without strong legal guidance by your side. With so much at stake, a seasoned NYC assault and battery lawyer can make all the difference.

An aggressive criminal defense attorney will thoroughly investigate your case, searching for weaknesses in the prosecution’s accusations and evidence. We leave no stone unturned as we build your defense strategy.

Your attorney will also negotiate firmly with the prosecution in pursuit of reduced charges or an outright dismissal. And if necessary, we will vigorously defend you through a jury trial.

An experienced NYC assault and battery lawyer can also help by:

  • Challenging flawed witness testimony
  • Suppressing illegally obtained evidence
  • Asserting justification defenses where applicable
  • Negotiating alternative resolutions that avoid a criminal conviction
  • Navigating the complexities of domestic violence charges
  • Securing expert witnesses to support your defense

With so many options to explore, the right lawyer makes all the difference.

The Attorneys at Spodek Law Group

At Spodek Law Group, clients benefit from our attorneys’ deep knowledge of NYC criminal law and reputation for unwavering defense. Attorney Todd Spodek has successfully defended thousands of clients against assault, battery, and other charges.

We offer personalized attention to each client while leveraging our experience from similar cases over the years. And we aren’t afraid to take on the prosecution when a trial is in our client’s best interest.

Our firm understands the devastating consequences of assault and battery convictions in NYC. We are dedicated to helping clients move forward with their lives unhindered by a damaging criminal record.

Don’t leave your future to chance. The attorneys at Spodek Law Group have a proven record of success in even the most challenging assault and battery cases. Contact our office at 212-300-5196 or through our website to schedule a free case evaluation.

Frequently Asked Questions about Assault and Battery Charges in NYC

What is the difference between assault and battery?

Assault occurs when one person intentionally threatens bodily harm to another, causing fear and apprehension. Battery occurs when one person intentionally makes physical contact with another person in a harmful or offensive manner. Battery requires physical touching whereas assault does not.

Can you press charges for assault without battery?

Yes, the threatened use of violence may constitute assault even if no battery takes place. Threats to physically harm another person may be charged as simple assault in NYC.

What happens if you punch someone in NYC?

Intentionally punching another person will likely lead to assault or battery charges. Battery charges are common when one person punches or hits another without consent. More serious assault charges may apply if the punching leads to substantial injuries.

Can you go to jail for slapping someone in New York?

Yes, slapping involves physical contact made with the intent to harm, offend, or provoke. These actions may lead to misdemeanor or felony assault or battery charges punishable by fines or jail time in NYC.

What is the difference between harassment and assault?

Harassment involves unwelcome words, gestures, or actions that annoy, alarm or cause substantial emotional stress. Harassment becomes assault when it includes threats or attempts to physically injure another person. Assault statutes focus on threats or acts of violent physical harm.

Should I hire a lawyer for an assault charge in NYC?

Yes, assault charges should always be addressed with the help of an experienced NYC criminal defense lawyer. An attorney can protect your rights, contest questionable evidence, negotiate reduced penalties, and design an overall defense strategy. With so much at stake, a lawyer is critical.

What are common assault defenses in New York?

Some possible defenses to NYC assault and battery charges include:

  • Self defense – Using reasonable force to protect yourself or others
  • Defense of property – Using reasonable force to prevent trespassing or theft
  • Consent – Participation in an athletic event, medical procedure or lawful arrest may imply consent
  • Mistaken identity – You were wrongly identified as the perpetrator
  • False accusations – The alleged victim is lying or mistaken

An experienced assault lawyer can evaluate defenses that may apply to your case.

Should I accept a plea bargain for assault charges?

Whether to accept or reject a plea bargain depends on the specific terms offered and potential outcomes at trial. An NYC defense lawyer can carefully assess your options. In many cases, it may be beneficial to negotiate a plea bargain to avoid harsher penalties. But for some clients trial is the best option.

Contact NYC Assault and Battery Lawyers Today

Facing assault or battery charges in New York City can be extremely stressful. But the attorneys at Spodek Law Group can help protect your future. We have successfully defended thousands of clients against similar allegations. Contact our office today at 212-300-5196 or through our website to get started with a free consultation. Our experienced assault lawyers are here to fight for the best possible outcome in your case.

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!