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The BEST LAWYER ANYONE COULD ASK FOR!!! Todd changed our lives! He’s not JUST a lawyer representing us for a case. Todd and his office have become Family. When we entered his office in August of 2022, we entered with such anxiety, uncertainty, and so much stress. Honestly we were very lost. My husband and I felt alone. How could a lawyer who didn’t know us, know our family, know our background represents us, When this could change our lives for the next 5-7years that my husband was facing in Federal jail. By the time our free consultation was over with Todd, we left his office at ease. All our questions were answered and we had a sense of relief.

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NYC Child Endangerment Lawyers

Protecting Families Against Child Endangerment Allegations in New York City

Few accusations strike more fear in the hearts of parents than claims they endangered the welfare of a child. Even incidents arising from innocent mistakes or cultural misunderstandings can trigger child endangerment investigations by ACS and NYPD. If formal charges are filed, families desperately need an aggressive NYC child endangerment lawyer to intervene.

At Spodek Law Group, our family defense team takes an impassioned stance defending parents, guardians, and caretakers wrongfully accused of child endangerment. We have successfully defended clients against a wide array of allegations including:

  • Inadequate guardianship
  • Educational neglect
  • Lack of medical care
  • Unsafe/unsanitary living conditions
  • Inappropriate physical discipline
  • Failure to supervise
  • Exposing children to drugs/alcohol

Regardless of the context, child endangerment claims merit an immediate, vigorous response. We work relentlessly to defeat allegations and keep families intact. Read on to learn more about how we protect clients.

Avoiding Mistakes During Investigations

The first stage of any NYC child endangerment case involves information gathering by ACS caseworkers, NYPD investigators, or both. Even if accusations stem from misunderstandings, everything you say or do will be scrutinized and can strengthen the prosecution’s case.

George FernandezGeorge Fernandez
14:16 30 Apr 24
Excellent 10 out of 10, Helped resolve my case. Jeremy explained everything and made everything easy to understand.
21:33 24 Apr 24
If you are looking for a lawyer that listens, is aggressive where needed, and holds his word above all else, Todd is the best pick. I had hired multiple attorneys prior to hiring the Spodek Group for a white collar case. The first thing that stood out to me was the cost, as anyone going through the process and dealing with the system, money was tight at that time - especially after hiring and firing multiple lawyers. The cost was not as high as others which was definitely a plus. Todd's intake process was also unlike other attorneys. He took the time to actually listen. He cared. He was trying to put himself in my shoes while I was explaining the situation to him and he really took the time to understand the whole situation. Other lawyers will give you 15 mins and send you a retainer agreement. Not Todd, I think he spent almost two hours with me as I was explaining everything.Not only was he great during the onboarding process, he was supportive and very informative through the entire plea process and eventually sentencing. After hiring him, I asked if I should hire a prison consultant, he told me to save my money as he would do everything they would. He was right and held up to his word. Later on I would hear from others that went with the prison consultants that they were a waste of money - I am glad I listened to Todd!When it came time for sentencing, two days prior to sentencing, the prosecutor tried increasing my proposed prison time by almost double - apparently a normal move. Todd and his team worked with me non-stop through the weekend prior to sentencing to ensure that I was not given additional prison time. Again, he took the time to listen and came up with a strategy to explain the case with great detail.Unfortunately, I did plead guilty as that was my best option. Todd and his whole team wrote up nearly 300 pages of a summary of what happened and why I should not be given prison time. If I breakdown the amount I spent with Todd versus the amount of work that I saw being done, I am shocked I was not charged four times as much. The other benefit was, a lot of criminal defense lawyers were just a single attorney with a paralegal or two. Todd had a team of people that I dealt with (5-7 people that I interacted with), but he was ALWAYS accessible. It would never take him more than an hour to reply unless he was in court.I was sentenced to prison and I was emotionally distraught. Todd and his team did whatever they could even after sentencing to make sure I was alright. He personally stayed in touch with my family to ensure I was doing alright and offered support to them. Most lawyers would consider the job complete at sentencing, not Todd.After prison, Todd still spent time with me to make sure I was on the right track and avoiding any potential risks in the future. He has also been giving advice on how to navigate probation etc and has not been looking at the clock for billing.Although I wish I had never been arrested in the first place, I am glad I had Todd and his team in my corner. Without them I likely would have had to spend a lot more time in prison than I did.Thank you, Todd, and the entire Spodek Law team, for helping turn what was a nightmare into a manageable situation!
Yelva Saint-PreuxYelva Saint-Preux
19:26 19 Apr 24
I am immensely grateful to the entire team at Spodek Law Group for their unwavering dedication and exceptional expertise throughout my case. From our initial consultation to the final resolution, their professionalism and tireless advocacy made all the difference. Their strategic approach and attention to detail instilled confidence in me every step of the way.Thanks to their hard work and commitment, we achieved a truly favorable outcome that exceeded my expectations. Not only did they navigate the complexities of my case with precision, but they also provided invaluable support and guidance during what was undoubtedly a challenging time. I cannot recommend Spodek Law Group highly enough, especially attorneys Todd Spodek and Claire Banks; they are beacons of excellence in the legal profession.YSP.
Katherine SunKatherine Sun
18:08 18 Apr 24
my lawyer is Alex Zhik. Efficient, patient and professional
Nun yaNun ya
17:48 18 Apr 24
Todd, Ralph and Alex are amazing. Helped my husband get from a double digit number with multiple charges to a single digit, by the time I blink he will be out. They very professional and help with all your needs. They dealt with my anxiety and worry very well and they understand that your family member needs to get home as soon as possible.
Keisha ParrisKeisha Parris
20:45 15 Mar 24
Believe every single review here about Alex Z!! From our initial consultation, it was evident that Alex possessed a profound understanding of criminal law and a fierce dedication to his clients rights. Throughout the entirety of my case, Alex exhibited unparalleled professionalism and unwavering commitment. What sets Alex apart is not only his legal expertise but also his genuine compassion for his clients. He took the time to thoroughly explain my case, alleviating any concerns I had along the way. His exact words were “I’m not worried about it”. His unwavering support and guidance were invaluable throughout the entire process. I am immensely grateful for Alex's exceptional legal representation and wholeheartedly recommend his services to anyone in need of a skilled criminal defense attorney. Alex Z is not just a lawyer; he is a beacon of hope for those navigating the complexities of the legal system. If you find yourself in need of a dedicated and competent legal advocate, look no further than Alex Z.
Taïko BeautyTaïko Beauty
16:26 15 Mar 24
I don’t know where to start, I can write a novel about this firm, but one thing I will say is that having my best interest was their main priority since the beginning of my case which was back in Winter 2019. Miss Claire Banks, one of the best Attorneys in the firm represented me very well and was very professional, respectful, and truthful. Not once did she leave me in the dark, in fact she presented all options and routes that could possibly be considered for my case and she reinsured me that no matter what I decided to do, her and the team will have my back and that’s exactly what happened. Not only will I be liberated from this case, also, I will enjoy my freedom and continue to be a mother to my first born son and will have no restrictions with accomplishing my goals in life. Now that’s what I call victory!! I thank the Lord, My mother, Claire, and the Spodek team for standing by me and fighting with me. Words can’t describe how grateful I am to have the opportunity to work with this team. I’m very satisfied, very pleased with their performance, their hard work, and their diligence.Thank you team!
K MarK Mar
01:37 25 Jan 24
I recently had Spodek Law Group represent me for a legal matter in NYC and I am thoroughly impressed with their services.Alex Zhik secured the best possible outcome for my case.It was a seamless journey from the initial consultation to the resolution of my legal matter. From the moment I spoke to Todd about my case, his enthusiasm to help was evident, setting a positive tone for the entire experience. The efficiency and professionalism displayed by the team is commendable.A particularly noteworthy aspect of their service is their user-friendly portal to upload your documents/evidence. This not only simplified the process, but showcases their commitment to streamline the client experience.Lastly, in an industry where legal fees can often be a concern, I found their pricing to be very reasonable, making needing legal assistance feel accessible and stress-free.I am grateful for their support and wouldn't hesitate to turn to them again in the future.

Our NYC child endangerment attorneys intervene in the earliest phases of probes to prevent coerced statements or unconstitutional searches.

We advise clients on how to have productive dialogues with investigators without compromising their defenses. Where enough concerns exist, ACS or police may remove children from the home pending further legal proceedings. Our urgent court advocacy often prevents wrongful family separation.

Vigorously Contesting Endangerment Claims in Family Court

When investigations produce formal maltreatment petitions, parents must mount a complete defense in family court to defeat allegations and restore custody. We spearhead this mission by:

  • Securing immediate visitation
  • Demanding flaws in petitions
  • Asserting justification defenses
  • Disputing detrimental evidence
  • Obtaining supportive evaluations
  • Presenting favorable witnesses

Our commanding presence in family court compels judges to dismiss unsubstantiated petitions. Where sufficient concerns exist, we negotiate strict supervision arrangements, counseling requirements, and incremental reunification steps in lieu of foster placement.

Defending Parallel Criminal Charges

More egregious child endangerment accusations prompt prosecutors to file criminal charges simultaneously in NYC criminal court. Common offenses include:

  • Child endangerment
  • Reckless assault
  • Unlawful imprisonment
  • Child abandonment

Our NYC trial lawyers excel in defeating such allegations through suppression motions, evidentiary challenges, and persuasive trial advocacy. We humanize clients and expose flaws in the state’s version of events. Many charges stem from well-intentioned actions, and our storytelling gifts sway juries.

For less defensible facts, we negotiate reduced pleas or deferred resolutions to avoid damaging convictions. Throughout criminal cases, we coordinate strategies with our family defense team to facilitate reunification.

Avoiding Long-Term Consequences for Families

The traumatic effects of child endangerment investigations, foster placement, and criminal prosecution reverberate through families for years. But certain legal steps can help clients move forward after closure of cases. Our lawyers pursue expungements, record sealing, and other remedies to alleviate future housing, employment, and reputation harms.

Many licensing boards and professional groups also scrutinize child endangerment allegations closely. Our advocacy with regulatory agencies explains surrounding circumstances and prevents unfair licensing actions. There are always paths to redemption for responsible parents committed to keeping kids safe.

Retain Passionate NYC Child Endangerment Lawyers Today

If ACS, family court, or the NYPD accuses you of child endangerment, the most important phone call is to Spodek Law Group. Reach our NYC child endangerment defense team immediately at 212-300-5196 for urgent legal help. We offer emergency assistance 24 hours a day. Vindicate your name and keep your family intact. Call now!

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