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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 Sex Crimes Lawyers

Sex crimes are incredibly serious, and the penalties range from mild to severe. This kind of infraction can occur in multiple forms, but it always requires legal assistance. The judicial process is designed to be uniquely unforgiving of sexual violations, so a good lawyer is needed to fight the charges.

This overview explores the different elements of sex crimes as it pertains to due process and citizens’ rights. The guide also covers the impact of being put on the Sex Offender Registry.

Indecent Exposure

Nudity is expressly forbidden in public, and revealing one’s privates outside can result in a whole litany of charges. Circumstances don’t necessarily exonerate an individual either. For example, public urination can result in an arrest for this kind of crime even when a medical emergency is present. Wardrobe malfunctions can also lead to being arraigned alongside genuine flashers.

Prostitution, Solicitation and Sex Trafficking

Selling sex is obviously illegal, but those who participate in prostitution are often unware of how many laws they are breaking. People who offer their bodies in exchange for money can be punished for a variety of sex crimes. Meanwhile, pimps may receive the same charges on top of human trafficking violations. Imprisonment and coercion can be tacked on too.

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.

Even customers get in trouble for patronizing potential prostitutes. This is known as solicitation, and there are several different degrees to categorize the request. Depending on how direct the client is, this crime can be a misdemeanor or felony. For the most part, almost everything in the realm of today’s illegal sex trade constitutes a felonious act.

Rape & Sexual Assault

Forcible encounters are the most severe type of sex crimes, and they are never taken lightly. Most of these felonies involve penetration, but there are several other ways to commit rape as well. Using drugs to render the victim immobilized is a common method, and this can result in many more criminal charges. If violence is used, the counts of assault and rape can be elevated. At this point, they will be considered “aggravated,” which usually results in steeper fines and longer prison sentences.

Statutory Rape

When someone is under the age of consent, they are not legally able to provide an agreement for sexual activities. This means that willful sex acts can still be prosecuted if the supposed victim is too young. These scenarios are treated as statutory rape, and they are often punished harshly. Additional charges may be levied if the older party is also in a position of authority. Ultimately, this kind of relationship is seen as taking advantage of a child, so the courts will be heavily biased against the perceived rapist.

Possession of Child Pornography

It is illegal to own lewd materials that showcase sexual depictions of individuals under 18. There are very few exceptions to this rule, and being caught with child pornography can result in an extensive prison sentence. Producing the materials is an even worse sex crime, and this kind of behavior can culminate in additional rape charges. The federal ban covers physical content and online activity.


Unlawful surveillance is a crime in most jurisdictions. Peeping toms are not treated kindly by judges. Violating another person’s privacy can have severe ramifications in court, especially if cameras were involved in any way. If the filming of sexual activities is conducted, consent must be provided beforehand; otherwise, it is a sex crime!

The Registry

Regardless of the crime’s severity, anyone who is convicted of a sexual violation will be placed on the FBI’s National Sex Offender Registry. This public list keeps track of all basic personal details. Everyone can search the database to check the safety of their neighborhood, and there is no recourse for convicts. Their names often stay in the system for life, and they have to update the catalog every time they move or get a new job.

The Next Step

To avoid being victimized in court, anyone facing a sex crime trial should consult the Spodek Law Group for legal assistance. Finding representation that cares is crucial to success in court, and these attorneys will work tirelessly to clear their clients’ names!

NYC Sexual Assault Lawyers

Sexual assault charges are very serious. A sexual assault conviction can ruin lives. Not only is there a possibility of a long jail sentence, but there are also civil lawsuits, mandatory sex offender registry, and a high likelihood of one’s career and personal life being destroyed. This is particularly devastating if you have been falsely accused.

However, people accused of sexual assault deserve and get a chance to defend themselves in court. The court system can be unfriendly to those accused of sexual assault. It is imperative to get legal representation from an attorney experienced in defending people against these charges.

Potential Consequences of a Sexual Assault Charge

The consequences of being convicted or even accused of sexual assault are very serious. Judges and juries tend to be hard on defendants; high sentences are common. In New York state, sexual assault is a class D felony, one of the most serious kinds. People are sentenced to between one and seven years in prison; however, prison time is just the beginning.

Many people convicted of sexual assault are the victims of violence while incarcerated. In addition, once they are released, they are required to register as a sex offender. Their photograph, name, and even address can be found easily. In addition, sexual assault charges can have devastating effects on one’s personal life. Defendants often lose their families and friends over these charges. Last, it is almost impossible to have a successful career after a conviction such as this one. Many people will lose professional licenses. All potential employers will have to be told upfront about the conviction, which makes it difficult to find employment.

People who are accused of sexual assault deserve a fair trial. If convicted, they should be allowed to complete their punishment and then move on with their lives. Unfortunately, this rarely happens. There is hope for people who are accused, however: an experienced criminal defense attorney with experience in sexual assault.

How Can a Criminal Defense Attorney Help?

There are several ways that a criminal defense attorney can help you throughout this process. An attorney can advocate for you to receive reasonable bail, so you can continue to work and also help prepare a defense. It is almost impossible to defend yourself against these serious accusations while stuck behind bars.

In many cases, an attorney can get your charges reduced or even dropped. It is not unusual for the court system to move forward with charges that are not appropriate for the situation or not backed up by evidence. A criminal defense attorney can work to ensure you are treated fairly.

Last, if charges are not reduced or dropped, an attorney can explain your options regarding plea bargain and trial. District attorneys often will offer unfair plea agreements to people without representation. You deserve to have all the information about the lifelong impact of your options, and to have someone on your side who is experienced in dealing with the court system.

You Have Options

While it is scary to be accused of sexual assault, you have options. An experienced attorney will ensure that your case is treated fairly, that evidence is collected according to high legal standards without contamination, and that you are treated as though you are innocent until proven guilty.

It is not uncommon for people accused of sexual assault to be treated unfairly by people in the court system. A qualified criminal defense attorney will ensure that you and your case are treated according to the highest standards of the law. Your attorney will advocate for you and show you the respect and fairness you deserve without judgment. You deserve someone on your side.

Sexual assault charges can feel devastating, but they can be fought successfully. If you or a loved one have been accused of this crime, contact the queens criminal defense attorneys at Spodek Law Group. We will help you defend yourself against these charges and ensure that you get the fair trial you deserve.

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