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We are an elite criminal defense law firm, that emphasizes providing the best service and professionalism to all clients. We service a curated clientele nationwide – that expect the best from their lawyer. We handle tough criminal defense and legal situations that require deep knowledge, experience, dedication, and excellence in order to win. We have over 50 years of combined experience, handling national and international cases.

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The Spodek Law Group is one of the most successful law firms in the USA. Our success comes from the fact we are attentive to details, and take a very pragmatic approach to each and every single case. Our clients turn to us for realistic advice – so they can make the appropriate decisions they need to make personally. Our goal is to make sure your case ends in a positive outcome, not only personally – but for your family as well.


Staten Island Assault Lawyers

Assault is not a simple crime, nor is it an acceptable crime. It has many means, and Staten Island law recognizes more than just one type of assault. It’s a complex charge, and anyone arrested for assault could face a myriad of charges depending on the type of assault they are charged with, their age, their previous criminal record, and many more factors. Once an arrest is made and someone is charged with assault, the best thing they can do is call a criminal defense attorney to discuss their case. With the right help, anyone can create a defense to help with dropped charges or a reduced charge depending on the overall circumstances of the case.

What is Assault and What are the Penalties in New York?

As previously mentioned, there are various forms of assault anyone can face in Staten Island. They’re all dependent on the circumstances of the crime.

– Assault in the first degree
– Assault in the second degree
– Assault in the third degree
– Vehicular assault in the first degree
– Vehicular assault in the second degree

Dozens of factors play into the role of what happens when you are charged. The use of a weapon during assault changes the charges. The lack of a weapon affects charges, the intent affects the charges. Everything that happens when assault occurs is considered when charges are filed and decided upon.

What is assault? The simple definition of assault is the physical attack on another person. It can be as simple as hitting someone in a parking lot for denting your car or as serious as hitting someone with your car to get revenge on them for cheating. Any form of assault is worthy of an arrest, charges, and potential punishments issued to you by a court of law.

– First degree assault on someone is worth 3 to 25 years in prison and up to $5,000 in fines
– First degree assault on a peace officer ups those charges to 10 to 30 years in prison and the same fine
– Assault in the second degree is worth 3 to 7 years in prison and up to $5,000 in fines
– Assault on a minor younger than 11 is worth 1.5 to 4 years in prison and up to $5,000 in fines
– Assault in the third degree is worth up to one year in jail and a fine up to $1,000

All sentences can be increased based on whether a defendant has been charged and convicted of a felony at any time in the past 10 years.

Defense Against Assault

A criminal defense attorney works to defend clients against the charges levied against them. It’s not always easy to defend an assault charge when a defendant has a prior charge on his or her record, but there is always a chance charges can be dropped or reduced.

Self-Defense – Self-defense is a common defense used in cases where assault occurs. It’s not considered assault if a person is only defending themselves. Imagine a stranger decides to rob you on the side of the road, and you fight back. You hit the attacker in the face, cause a few bruises, or even break his nose. He might call the police and have you arrested for assault, but you were only defending yourself from his attack. This does not count as assault.

Defense – It’s simple, but sometimes you must defend another person. For example, you are walking home from dinner one night when you see a man beating up a woman in the parking lot of the restaurant. She’s clearly helpless against his size, so you intervene and ask him to stop. He doesn’t, so you physically remove him from the woman to get him to stop. The police are called, you are arrested for assault, and you have a clear defense that you didn’t assault someone for any reason other than to save another person.

Lack of Intent – There are times when an injury occurs to another person without intent. Perhaps you tripped and fell into someone walking on the same street. They fell and were injured, and you were arrested. You tripped, and there was no intent to harm another person. This could be your defense in a case like this one.

Lack of Injury – If you’ve been arrested for assault but there were no injuries sustained by the person you were arrested for assaulting, your defense is simple. No injuries mean no assault occurred.

There are many instances in which a person is able to fully comprehend the severity of their assault charges without consulting a defense attorney. It’s imperative you do call a defense attorney to help you with your case. Otherwise, you might find there is nothing you can do to get off or reduce the charges brought against you. Staten Island laws are serious when it comes to assault, and a judge and jury will not hesitate to impose the maximum penalty to make a public example of someone.


Charle Butler
Charle Butler
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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!



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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"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."

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"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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