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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.

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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.

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NYC Child Neglect Lawyer

By Spodek Law Group | July 17, 2023
(Last Updated On: July 26, 2023)

Last Updated on: 26th July 2023, 10:54 pm

Facing Child Neglect Charges in NYC? How to Find the Right Lawyer

Being investigated or charged with child neglect can be an incredibly stressful and overwhelming experience for any parent. Let’s talk about how to find the right lawyer if you’re facing allegations of neglecting your child in NYC.

First off – take a deep breath. I know the instinct is to panic but staying calm and thinking clearly is key right now. This process will take time and the right legal guidance can make all the difference.

Child neglect laws in New York are complex, covering everything from inadequate supervision to medical neglect, educational neglect, and more. An experienced attorney will evaluate the specific allegations and start developing the strongest defense strategy possible. Here are some tips on finding that lawyer:

Seek Out Subject Matter Expertise

General criminal defense attorneys take on all types of cases. But child neglect allegations require niche expertise. Look for a lawyer who specializes in defending child welfare cases specifically. This complex, high-stakes area of law has unique procedures and strategies. Subject matter expertise is critical.

Ideally, the lawyer practices regularly in Family and Supreme Court, where child protective proceedings happen. Experience with the judges and systems in those courts will strengthen your defense.

Make Sure They Know NYC

On top of specialization in child neglect, you want a lawyer intimately familiar with New York City’s child welfare agencies and courts. The five boroughs have distinct approaches and quirks. A lawyer who understands these nuances will know how to get the best results for an NYC-based case.

Look for someone who has worked extensively with the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS). Relationships and reputation will impact how your case is handled.

Review Experience and Results

Along with the right expertise and location, you want an attorney with a proven track record defending child neglect cases. Years of experience suggest strong knowledge and tactics but look specifically at their case results.

Have they gotten charges dismissed pre-trial? Have they won trials? Negotiated plea deals with minimal consequences? Look beyond promises – actual case outcomes will show if they can deliver.

Communication and Comfort Are Crucial

Since these cases are intensely personal, you want a lawyer who makes you feel heard, respected and comfortable as you work together. Look for clear communication skills, compassion and someone who takes time to explain the process.

Don’t underestimate comfort level here – you’ll be navigating difficult, emotional territory together. Pick someone who you trust completely in your corner.

Don’t Just Rely on Their Website

Finally, don’t pick an attorney based only on their website! This decision is far too important for that. Look beyond the marketing to learn about case results, reputation with judges and agencies, and commitment to child welfare defense.

Reach out to trusted contacts for referrals. Search respected attorney rating sites. Meet with the lawyer in person before committing. Finding the right fit takes research but it’s time well spent.

Act Fast to Protect Yourself

If ACS has already filed a petition against you, act immediately. File your answer within the required timeframe and comply with all requests to avoid additional problems. With charges filed, an experienced attorney can be crucial to protecting your parental rights.

Even if you’re only under investigation, consulting a lawyer quickly is wise. They can intervene with agencies, guide your actions and start building a defense strategy. The earlier they’re involved, the better.

Bottom Line

Facing child neglect charges in New York City can be daunting but the right legal representation will empower you. Look for a knowledgeable, compassionate lawyer who specializes in these cases and knows NYC’s systems inside out. Their expertise can make all the difference as you work to resolve the allegations and protect your family.

If you need a recommendation, reach out to Todd Spodek at Spodek Law Group. For over four decades, he has successfully defended parents just like you against abuse and neglect charges from ACS and other agencies. He’s helped countless families through this crisis and can do the same for you. Contact them at 212-300-5196 or visit www.nyccriminalattorneys.com.

You’ve got this. With the right lawyer in your corner, you can navigate the allegations and convey your dedication to your child’s wellbeing. Stay hopeful and know you are not alone.

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