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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 Child Abuse Lawyers

America has one of the highest rates of child abuse in the industrialized world. Most of these abusers are family members who are likely to murder their victims after their atrocities. Staten Island child abuse lawyers are competent enough to deal with the rampant cases reported in their area.

Child abuse is any behavior directed towards a child that is likely to impose physical, emotional or even psychological effects on a child. This may take many forms which include sexual exploitation, battering or even leaving a child alone in a vehicle. It has been reported that child abuse deaths in America are four times higher than the ones of the military officers killed in Afghanistan and Iraq during the war.

Factors that lead to abuse include poverty in families; families that get yearly incomes of 15,000 dollars and below and the dwindling global economy is making it worse.A survey b the National Foster Care Education Project revealed that children in foster care are highly likely to be abused than children in regular families. In addition to this, abused children who never got any counseling or therapy are likely to abuse other children including their own offspring. Republican ran states are more likely to promote the abuse because of promoting the family unity regardless of the torture that might be going on within it.

Although an average of five children dies because of child abuse in America, only 2.9 million cases are reported. However, child abuse lawyers in Staten Island are always ready to assist anyone who has been affected by child abuse in the area. There are 76 registered and qualified child abuse lawyers in Staten Island. If you expand your search to a 100-mile radius within the island you will have the option of choosing from 96 professional child abuse attorneys. The Spodek Law group and Stephen Bilkis and Associates are among these qualified child abuse lawyers situated on Staten Island.

About The Spodek Law Group

The Spodek Law Group – a family-oriented law firm , deals with many crimes which include child abuse and neglect, cyber crime, assault and robbery, domestic violence, federal charges, white collar crimes, drug charges, burglaries among many others. The attorneys at law may offer a free consultation when you request it. To make it easier you can contact them in person when you visit their offices or call them directly.

The Spodek Law Group is based in New York but they also handle child abuse cases from Staten Island. The group has over 50 years experience in litigation and it has the top criminal attorneys in New York. This group of lawyers is always available to offer you legal protection in whatever case you might be involved in.

More Facts About Child Abuse

• Over 70% of the children who die because of the abuse are below three years old.
• 82% of the child abusers are between 18 to 44 years old and 39% of them are between 25 and 34.
• Up to five children die daily in America because of child abuse. 70% of them are under three years.
• 68% of the children are abused by a family member. 90% of the victims know their abusers.
• Most girls who are abused are below three years and most abused boys are above five years old.
• Most children who are abused are likely to commit criminal offenses. 59% of them are may be incarcerated and 28% of them as adult criminals. 30% of them are likely to be involved in violent crime.
• Approximately 80% young adults who experienced abuse will develop a psychological disorder.
• Children who are abused are usually more likely to be teen mothers, contract STDs and STI’s. This is because most of them don’t observe safe sex practices.

What Is Abandonment Of A Child?
This is an issue that is considered a crime in many states. It is detailed by the parent or guardian leaving the child without thinking about the well-being of the child or any future consequences. The person leaving the child could also be a sitter or someone else who is left in charge. At times, the parents might not know that the child has been abandoned until arriving home if the parents left the child in the care of someone else. Another issue of abandonment is simply neglecting to provide the proper care for the child, such as not giving the child food, water or shelter.

There are times when someone could abandon a child in a physical manner by leaving the child on a doorstep with no intention of going back. There is also emotional abandonment, which is being investigated more today than in recent years. It involves the emotional distress of a child from parents working all the time and not spending time with the child. There is hardly any contact with the child because the parents are not at home like they need to be or want to be as they work or simply go out with friends or alone all the time. There are a few elements that are looked at when it comes to defining and charging someone with child abandonment. One is leaving a child with someone else or alone without any means of support either physically or financially. The parent might make minimal efforts when it comes to communicating with the child or providing if the parent keeps a home. If there is a failure to attend classes or programs that are set forth by the court, then the parent could be charged with abandonment.

Most states combine child abuse and abandonment together. There are some that will classify the issue as a felony and some that will only classify it as a misdemeanor, especially if there aren’t any physical issues involved.

Examples Of Abandonment
A common example is if parents leave the child at home and don’t plan on going back to care for the child. Another issue would be letting the child stay with a relative or a friend with no further contact or support. Abandonment can include not providing clothing for the child or medical care. If there is a teacher or someone else who knows that the child is abandoned, then there is a mandate to report the incident. Many states have safe haven policies where parents can take children to a hospital, fire station or police department instead of leaving the child alone. At times, a child can be left at home alone if the child is of a minimal age, but the parents still need to go back to the home in order for it not to be seen as abandonment. Punishments could include jail time, fines and classes that need to be taken before getting custody of the child once again.

Defenses For Abandonment
A NYC criminal lawyer can examine the issues presented with the abandonment claim to determine if they are substantiated or not. A defense that can be used is that the parent had nowhere to go and needed help for the child. The attorney will strive to make the prosecution prove that there was intent to abandon the child, which can help the case if there isn’t sufficient evidence.

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..."

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"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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