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Faced 5+ Years in Prison

People Vs Joseph Amico

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

Faced 10+ Years in Prison

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.

Faced 3+ Years in Prison

People Vs. Genevieve Sabourin

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

Faced Potential Charges

Ghislaine Maxwell Juror

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

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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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Staten Island Assault Lawyers

Assault is not a simple crime, nor is it an acceptable crime. It has many means, and Staten Island law recognizes more than just one type of assault. It’s a complex charge, and anyone arrested for assault could face a myriad of charges depending on the type of assault they are charged with, their age, their previous criminal record, and many more factors. Once an arrest is made and someone is charged with assault, the best thing they can do is call a criminal defense attorney to discuss their case. With the right help, anyone can create a defense to help with dropped charges or a reduced charge depending on the overall circumstances of the case.
What is Assault and What are the Penalties in New York?
As previously mentioned, there are various forms of assault anyone can face in Staten Island. They’re all dependent on the circumstances of the crime.
– Assault in the first degree
– Assault in the second degree
– Assault in the third degree
– Vehicular assault in the first degree
– Vehicular assault in the second degree
Dozens of factors play into the role of what happens when you are charged. The use of a weapon during assault changes the charges. The lack of a weapon affects charges, the intent affects the charges. Everything that happens when assault occurs is considered when charges are filed and decided upon.
What is assault? The simple definition of assault is the physical attack on another person. It can be as simple as hitting someone in a parking lot for denting your car or as serious as hitting someone with your car to get revenge on them for cheating. Any form of assault is worthy of an arrest, charges, and potential punishments issued to you by a court of law.
– First degree assault on someone is worth 3 to 25 years in prison and up to $5,000 in fines
– First degree assault on a peace officer ups those charges to 10 to 30 years in prison and the same fine
– Assault in the second degree is worth 3 to 7 years in prison and up to $5,000 in fines
– Assault on a minor younger than 11 is worth 1.5 to 4 years in prison and up to $5,000 in fines
– Assault in the third degree is worth up to one year in jail and a fine up to $1,000
All sentences can be increased based on whether a defendant has been charged and convicted of a felony at any time in the past 10 years.
Defense Against Assault
A criminal defense attorney works to defend clients against the charges levied against them. It’s not always easy to defend an assault charge when a defendant has a prior charge on his or her record, but there is always a chance charges can be dropped or reduced.
Self-Defense – Self-defense is a common defense used in cases where assault occurs. It’s not considered assault if a person is only defending themselves. Imagine a stranger decides to rob you on the side of the road, and you fight back. You hit the attacker in the face, cause a few bruises, or even break his nose. He might call the police and have you arrested for assault, but you were only defending yourself from his attack. This does not count as assault.
Defense – It’s simple, but sometimes you must defend another person. For example, you are walking home from dinner one night when you see a man beating up a woman in the parking lot of the restaurant. She’s clearly helpless against his size, so you intervene and ask him to stop. He doesn’t, so you physically remove him from the woman to get him to stop. The police are called, you are arrested for assault, and you have a clear defense that you didn’t assault someone for any reason other than to save another person.
Lack of Intent – There are times when an injury occurs to another person without intent. Perhaps you tripped and fell into someone walking on the same street. They fell and were injured, and you were arrested. You tripped, and there was no intent to harm another person. This could be your defense in a case like this one.
Lack of Injury – If you’ve been arrested for assault but there were no injuries sustained by the person you were arrested for assaulting, your defense is simple. No injuries mean no assault occurred.
There are many instances in which a person is able to fully comprehend the severity of their assault charges without consulting a defense attorney. It’s imperative you do call a defense attorney to help you with your case. Otherwise, you might find there is nothing you can do to get off or reduce the charges brought against you. Staten Island laws are serious when it comes to assault, and a judge and jury will not hesitate to impose the maximum penalty to make a public example of someone.

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