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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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Excellent results begins with top notch service. We treat you like family, and you always know what's going on with your criminal defense case.

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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 Murder Defense Lawyers

Murder is the killing of another person, and it’s illegal in Staten Island. It’s also illegal across the world, and it’s not something people can commit without going to jail. It’s one of the worst criminal offenses imaginable, and it’s not one that comes with a fine or a light sentence. Murders in New York go to mail for a minimum of 15 years for committing murder. Like every other criminal act, however, there are always stipulations. Not all murder is the same, not all punishments are the same, and not all defendants are the same. This means you need to learn more about murder and the punishments and defenses possible in a case like this.

Murder Punishments

There are multiple forms of murder in New York. There is first degree, second degree, and aggravated. Each one comes with a different punishment.

– First degree murder comes with punishments including a minimum 20 years in prison and a maximum life sentence, and life comes without parole
– Second degree murder comes with a minimum 15-year prison sentence with a maximum 25 years to life in prison sentence
– Aggravated murder comes with a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole at any point

The penalties are different for each person charged with murder. The circumstances surrounding the murder, the circumstances of the issue, and the number of times the defendant has been charged with a crime in the past all help a judge and a jury determine what they might issue as a punishment. Mitigating circumstances vary by case.

Some criminal acts of murder are not murder, per say. When a driver gets behind the wheel of a car drunk and runs into someone and kills them, it’s not murder. It’s called vehicular manslaughter. There was a death, it was not intentional, but it wasn’t right. This is when New York law gets a little complicated as legalities are brought to question. Not all death is considered murder, and not all people will receive the same sentence depending on their own background and criminal record.

Someone without a criminal record might not be sentenced as harshly as someone who has been arrested and charged with violent crimes in the past. Punishment also changes based on the age of the victim and the circumstances surrounding the death of a child or elderly person.


Hiring a criminal defense attorney is the best way to end up cleared of murder charges or to have your charges reduced following your arrest. There are many defenses a criminal defense attorney might work with, and each one is very personal to the case and the defendant in need of a criminal defense attorney.

Self-Defense – This is one of the most common forms of defense when a murder is committed. It comes with the argument that the victim’s intent was to harm the person charged with murder, and the defendant was required to kill this person to stay alive and keep others safe. Self-defense is a good defense when the victim was causing harm and there is proof this occurred.

Mistaken Identity – When a murder charge is made and an arrest occurs, sometimes the defendant will claim this is a case of mistaken identity. It happens in line-ups, in grainy videos, and even with the help of witness statements. If someone is similar to the person who committed the crime, it’s easy to put a face into the role of murderer by mistake.

Accidents – Not all death caused by someone else is murder. Sometimes it’s nothing more than a terrible accident, such as a vehicle accident. In this case, the charges might be dropped to a form of manslaughter, which comes with a much lighter sentence for anyone charged with this crime.

Insanity – If a person is cognitively unable to behave appropriately or recognize their own actions as wrong, they might be able to cite the issue as insanity. There are various tests both mentally and physically performed, and witness testimony from a doctor and other medical professional must be acquired to determine insanity as a valid defense with a murder charge in question.

Exercise of Duty – In many cases, the death of another person is committed by someone who works for the law. This is not murder when it’s the death of a suspect putting other people at risk, and it’s going to be called exercise of duty. A criminal defense attorney can help a police officer or other law enforcement officer with this defense when they were off-duty helping strangers or involved in any other situation in which this might occur. It must be proven the act was committed without any personal reason or intent, and that it was necessary in the eyes of the law.

The best defense against any murder charge is a good defense. A criminal attorney can help prove your case, reduce charges, or even have you walk away from court without being charged with anything. It’s your best case scenario to call a criminal defense attorney.

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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