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People Vs Joseph Amico

Covered by NYDaily News. Las Vegas man accused of threatening a prominent attorney and making vile remarks.

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People Vs. Anna Sorokin

Covered by New York Times, and other outlets. Fake heiress accused of conning the city’s wealthy, and has an HBO special being made about her.

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People Vs. Genevieve Sabourin

Accused of stalking Alec Baldwin. The case garnered nationwide attention, with USAToday, NYPost, and other media outlets following it closely.

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Juror who prompted calls for new Ghislaine Maxwell trial turns to lawyer who defended Anna Sorokin.

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WE PROVIDE WHITE GLOVE SERVICE TO CLIENTS
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The Spodek Law Group understands how delicate high-profile cases can be, and has a strong track record of getting positive outcomes. Our lawyers service a clientele that is nationwide. With offices in both LA and NYC, and cases all across the country - Spodek Law Group is a top tier law firm.

Todd Spodek is a second generation attorney with immense experience. He has many years of experience handling 100’s of tough and hard to win trials. He’s been featured on major news outlets, such as New York Post, Newsweek, Fox 5 New York, South China Morning Post, Insider.com, and many others.

In 2022, Netflix released a series about one of Todd’s clients: Anna Delvey/Anna Sorokin.

Why Clients Choose Spodek Law Group

The reason is simple: clients want white glove service, and lawyers who can win. Every single client who works with the Spodek Law Group is aware that the attorney they hire could drastically change the outcome of their case. Hiring the Spodek Law Group means you’re taking your future seriously. Our lawyers handle cases nationwide, ranging from NYC to LA. Our philosophy is fair and simple: our nyc criminal lawyers only take on clients who we know will benefit from our services.

We’re selective about the clients we work with, and only take on cases we know align with our experience – and where we can make a difference. This is different from other law firms who are not invested in your success nor care about your outcome.

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Queens County CHILD ABUSE Lawyers

Each year, there are approximately 3 million instances of child abuse. Most of the cases reported to “Child Protective Services” concern neglect, accompanied by physical and sexual abuse. A majority of child abuse cases take place within a family setting. The risk of child abuse is high where mentally ill parents are concerned. Child mistreatment and neglect is common in poor families and among teenage parents or parents who are alcohol or drug addicts. Read on for answers on the frequently asked questions regarding child abuse.

What Is Child Abuse?

Child abuse refers to any kind of cruelty that is inflicted on a child, including physical harm, sexual abuse, neglect, and mental abuse. Some of the crimes charged in cases of child abuse include battery and assault.
According to state laws child abuse is an act or failure to act that:
Results in serious harm or the imminent risk to a child’s welfare and health due to sexual, emotional, or physical abuse

  • Affects a child who is below 18 years
  •  Is performed by a caregiver or parent who is charged with attending to a child’s welfare

In many states, the harm has to be inflicted through non-accidental means. Child abuse entails careless intentional acts like permitting a sexual offender or abuser to be left alone with a child. It also includes negligent acts like leaving a child home alone at a certain tender age. It could also include risks or threats of imminent harm.

Mandatory Reporting Laws

In every state there are mandatory laws that assign certain people the responsibility of reporting suspected or apparent child abuse to the relevant authorities through a toll-free hotline or some other means. These child abuse reports are usually anonymous and help the authorities to stop child abuse before it gets worse.
In many states, anyone can report an incident of child abuse. However, in some states, professionals like social workers, nurses, doctors, day care workers, and school officials are charged with the responsibility of reporting abuse. In some states, a person may be found guilty of a misdemeanor for failing to alert the authorities about a case of child abuse.
Some of the tell-tale signs of child abuse include:

  • Physical abuse- unexplained bruises, bites, burns, or broken bones
  • Sexual abuse-bed wetting, sudden change in behavior, nightmares, or difficulty sitting or walking
  • Emotional abuse-attempted suicide, delayed emotional or physical development, belittling by a caregiver or parent
  • Neglect- visible lack of dental or medical care, strong body odor, frequent absenteeism at school, or staying home alone

Penalties and Sentencing for Child Abuse

A person who is accused of child abuse is likely to face several possible penalties and sentencing based on a few factors including:

  • The child’s age
  • Whether the child sustained mental or physical injuries
  • Whether the abuse involved sexual acts
  • The offender’s criminal history
  • The state where the offense was committed

In a majority of the states, child abuse is either charged as a felony or misdemeanor considering the circumstances surrounding the offense. The serious cases can lead to lifetime sentences while the minor cases are gross misdemeanors that lead to no prison time. Punishment is usually severe for offenders who have prior records of child abuse. In most cases, sentencing includes probation or an imprisonment of five years. Sentencing leads to a longer jail term for serious cases.

Summing It Up

Child abuse is a serious offense that should be reported as soon as it is detected. The consequences of child abuse can affect the emotional and psychological development of a child. If you suspect or know that a child is being abused, you should consult a child abuse lawyer to take action against the abuser.

Each year, a staggering 3 million innocent children fall victim to the heinous crime of abuse. Tragically, the majority of reported cases involve neglect, accompanied by physical and sexual abuse. Devastatingly, a majority of these cases take place within the supposed safety of the family home. The risk of abuse is alarmingly high in families where one or both parents suffer from mental illness. Sadly, child mistreatment and neglect is all too common in poverty-stricken families and among teenage parents or those struggling with addiction.

But what exactly is child abuse? Child abuse refers to any form of cruelty inflicted upon a child, including physical harm, sexual abuse, neglect, and mental abuse. Some of the crimes charged in cases of child abuse include battery and assault. According to state laws, child abuse is defined as an act or failure to act that results in serious harm or the imminent risk to a child’s welfare and health due to sexual, emotional, or physical abuse and affects a child who is below 18 years and is performed by a caregiver or parent who is charged with attending to a child’s welfare.

In every state, there are mandatory reporting laws in place which assign certain individuals the responsibility of reporting suspected or apparent child abuse to the relevant authorities through a toll-free hotline or other means. These reports are usually anonymous and help authorities intervene before the abuse escalates. In many states, anyone can report an incident of child abuse, however, in some states, professionals such as social workers, nurses, doctors, daycare workers, and school officials are required to report abuse. Failing to report abuse in these states can result in a misdemeanor charge.

Some of the tell-tale signs of child abuse include unexplained bruises, bites, burns, or broken bones as physical abuse; bed wetting, sudden changes in behavior, nightmares, or difficulty sitting or walking as sexual abuse; attempted suicide, delayed emotional or physical development, belittling by a caregiver or parent as emotional abuse; and visible lack of dental or medical care, strong body odor, frequent absenteeism at school, or staying home alone as neglect.

A person accused of child abuse may face severe penalties and sentencing based on factors such as the child’s age, whether the child sustained mental or physical injuries, whether the abuse involved sexual acts, the offender’s criminal history, and the state where the offense was committed. In most states, child abuse is charged as either a felony or misdemeanor. The most severe cases can lead to lifetime sentences while minor cases may result in gross misdemeanors with no prison time. Punishment is particularly severe for offenders with prior records of child abuse. Sentencing often includes probation or an imprisonment of five years, with longer jail terms for the most serious cases.

In conclusion, child abuse is a heinous crime that must be reported as soon as it is detected. The consequences of child abuse can have a devastating impact on a child’s emotional and psychological development. If you suspect or know that a child is being abused, it is imperative that you consult a child abuse lawyer to take action against the abuser and protect the innocent victim.

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