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The Spodek Law Group is an elite criminal defense law firm that provides superior service and white glove professionalism, to a unique clientele nationwide. We handle tough cases that require experience, attention to detail, and excellence in order to win. With over 50 years of combined experience, we’ve handled national and international cases.

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Our criminal defense law firms is one of the most successful defense law firms in the state of New York. We have a high success rate because we are very pragmatic when it comes to advising our clients on how to proceed – and to make sure their case ends in a positive outcome. Our goal is to help every single client get charges dismissed, or reduced. Because of our work, 100’s of people have been able to avoid criminal charges from being filed against them.

Charle Butler
Charle Butler
2021-03-12
Verified
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
2021-03-05
Verified
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
2021-03-03
Verified
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
2021-03-02
Verified
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
2021-02-26
Verified
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
2021-02-24
Verified
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.
L.C.
L.C.
2021-02-24
Verified
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
2021-02-23
Verified
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!


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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."

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."

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NY Penal Law 190 Bribery of Public Servants

In this post in our ongoing series where we look at New York’s penal law, we’re going to tackle the various crimes that are covered under bribery of public servants. So let’s get started with bribery in the third degree.

Bribery in the third degree.

You’re guilty of this crime when you confer some kind of benefit on a public servant with the agreement or understanding that the public servant’s vote or other type of action will be influenced. This charge is a class D felony.

Bribery in the second degree.

Same thing for this charge, but with the addition that the value of the benefit is greater than $10,000. This charge is a class C felony.

Bribery in the first degree.

To be guilty of bribery in the first degree, you’ll have to confer a benefit on a public servant on an agreement that the public servant’s vote or action will be influenced in the overall decision on the commission or alleged commission of a class A felony. Bribery in the first degree is considered a class B felony.

Bribery; defense.

It’s a defense for bribery that the benefit was involved as a result of conduct that constitutes larceny that’s committed through extortion, or an attempt to commit extortion, or else the same for coercion.

Bribe receiving in the third degree.

Bribe receiving in the third degree basically involves someone soliciting, accepting, or agreeing to accept benefit from someone else on an agreement that their vote or decision will be influenced. This crime is considered a class D felony.

Bribe receiving in the second degree.

This is the same charge, but with the addition that the benefit is in excess of $10,000. This particular charge is a class C felony.

Bribe receiving in the first degree.

To be guilty of this crime you’d have to be a public servant who solicits or accepts a benefit from someone else on agreement or understanding that their vote or opinion will be influenced in the investigation or arrest of anyone for the commission/alleged commission of a class A felony. This crime is classed as a class B felony.

Bribe receiving; no defense.

The crimes of bribe receiving and larceny that’ve been committed by extortion, coercion, and attempt to commit coercion aren’t mutually exclusive, and it’s not a defense that the defendant also committed one of the other specified crimes. It’s also no defense that the public servant didn’t have power or authority to perform either the act or omission that the bribe was given for.

Rewarding official misconduct in the second degree.

For rewarding official misconduct in the second degree, you’re guilty when you confer or offer a benefit on a public servant for violating their duty as a public servant. This charge is a class E felony.

Rewarding official misconduct in the first degree.

The first degree charge of this crime is when you confer or offer a benefit on a public servant for violating their duty as a public servant in the investigation or prosecution of someone for a class A felony. This charge is punished as a class C felony.

Receiving reward for official misconduct in the second degree.

This is a crime that involves soliciting, accepting, or agreeing to accept a benefit from someone else for violating their duty as a public servant. This crime is punished as a class E felony.

Receiving reward for official misconduct in the first degree.

This crime involves soliciting, accepting, or agreeing to accept benefit from someone else for violating their duty as a public servant in the investigation or arrest of anyone for the commission of a class A felony. This crime is a class C felony.

Giving unlawful gratuities.

This crime involves knowingly conferring or agreeing to confer a benefit on a public servant for engaging in official conduct that was required. This is a class A misdemeanor.

Receiving unlawful gratuities.

A public servant is guilty of this crime when they solicit, accept, or agree to accept a benefit for engaging in official conduct they were required to perform. This crime is a class A misdemeanor.

Bribe giving and bribe receiving for public office; definition of term.

A party officer basically means someone who holds office in a political party, whether by election, appointment, or something else.

Bribe giving for public office.

To be guilty of this crime, you’d have to confer, offer, or agree to confer money or property on a public servant or party officer on agreement that someone will be appointed to public office. Bribe giving for public office is a class D felony.

Bribe receiving for public office.

To be guilty of this crime, you’ll have to be a public servant who solicits, accepts, or agrees to accept money or property from someone on an agreement that the person will be appointed to public office. Bribe receiving for public office is considered a class D felony.

 Impairing the integrity of a government licensing examination.

You’re guilty of impairing the integrity of a government licensing examination when you wrongfully alter or change an applicant’s grade on a government licensing exam, or cause any false or inaccurate grade to be entered, or provide answers to current questions on a pending government licensing exam, or wrongfully provide a copy of a current test that’s used to determine competence. This crime is a class D felony.

Corrupt use of position or authority.

To be guilty of corrupt use of position or authority, you’d have to corruptly use any official authority or influence in the way of conferring on anyone, or to secure office or public employment, on consideration that the vote/political influence be given or used on behalf of a candidate, officer, or party on a corrupt condition, or being a public officer or employee of the state who has authority that affects the nomination or other impact of a public officer or employee, corruptly promises or threatens to use their authority or influence to affect the vote. This crime is considered a class E felony.


Charle Butler
Charle Butler
2021-03-12
Verified
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
2021-03-05
Verified
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
2021-03-03
Verified
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
2021-03-02
Verified
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
2021-02-26
Verified
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
2021-02-24
Verified
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.
L.C.
L.C.
2021-02-24
Verified
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
2021-02-23
Verified
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!

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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 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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