24/7 call for a free consultation 212-300-5196




When you’re facing a federal issue, you need an attorney whose going to be available 24/7 to help you get the results and outcome you need. The value of working with the Spodek Law Group is that we treat each and every client like a member of our family.

Can a Criminal Defense Lawyer Help with Assault Charges in New York?

Can a Criminal Defense Lawyer Help with Assault Charges in New York?

If you’re facing assault charges in New York, you’re probably feeling overwhelmed and uncertain about your future. We get it – assault allegations are serious business, and the potential consequences can be life-altering. But take a deep breath, because there’s good news: an experienced criminal defense lawyer can make a huge difference in the outcome of your case.At Spodek Law Group, we’ve been defending clients against assault charges for decades. We know the New York criminal justice system inside and out, and we have the skills and resources to build you a rock-solid defense. Let’s break down how we can help:

Understanding Assault Charges in New York

First things first – it’s crucial to understand exactly what you’re up against. New York has several different degrees of assault charges, ranging from misdemeanors to serious felonies. Here’s a quick overview:

Charge Classification Maximum Sentence
Assault in the 3rd Degree Class A Misdemeanor Up to 1 year in jail
Assault in the 2nd Degree Class D Violent Felony Up to 7 years in prison
Assault in the 1st Degree Class B Violent Felony Up to 25 years in prison

The specific charge you’re facing will depend on factors like:

  • The severity of the alleged victim’s injuries
  • Whether a weapon was involved
  • Your criminal history
  • The identity of the alleged victim (assaulting certain protected classes like police officers can lead to enhanced charges)

Our experienced attorneys will carefully review the details of your case to determine exactly what you’re up against. We’ll explain the charges in plain English and outline the potential consequences so you know exactly what’s at stake.

How We Can Help Build Your Defense

Now for the good stuff – here’s how we’ll fight for you:

Investigating the Allegations

The prosecution’s case might seem air-tight at first glance, but we know there are always two sides to every story. Our team will launch a thorough investigation, including:

  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Reviewing police reports and medical records
  • Analyzing any available surveillance footage
  • Examining the alleged crime scene

We’ll leave no stone unturned in our quest to uncover evidence that supports your side of the story.

Christine Twomey
Christine Twomey
Just had my Divorce case settled 2 months ago after having a horrible experience with another firm. I couldn’t be happier with Claire Banks and Elizabeth Garvey with their outstanding professionalism in doing so with Spodek Law Group. Any time I needed questions answered they were always prompt in doing so with all my uncertainties after 30 yrs of marriage.I feel from the bottom of my heart you will NOT be disappointed with either one. Thanks a million.
Brendan huisman
Brendan huisman
Alex Zhik contacted me almost immediately when I reached out to Spodek for a consultation and was able to effectively communicate the path forward/consequences of my legal issue. I immediately agreed to hire Alex for his services and did not regret my choice. He was able to cover my case in court (with 1 day notice) and not only was he able to push my case down, he carefully negotiated a dismissal of the charge altogether. I highly recommend Spodek, and more specifically, Alex Zhik for all of your legal issues. Thanks guys!
Guerline Menard
Guerline Menard
Thanks again Spodek law firm, particularly Esq Claire Banks who stood right there with us up to the finish line. Attached photos taken right outside of the court building and the smile on our faces represented victory, a breath of fresh air and satisfaction. We are very happy that this is over and we can move on with our lives. Thanks Spodek law 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙌🏼❤️
Keisha Parris
Keisha Parris
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 Beauty
Taïko Beauty
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!
Anthony Williams
Anthony Williams
Hey, how you guys doing? Good afternoon my name is Anthony Williams I just want to give a great shout out to the team of. Spodek law group. It is such a honor to use them and to use their assistance through this whole case from start to finish. They did everything that they said they was gonna do and if it ever comes down to it, if I ever have to use them again, hands-down they will be the first law office at the top of my list, thank you guys so much. It was a pleasure having you guys by my side so if you guys ever need them, do not hesitate to pick up the phone and give them a call.
Loveth Okpedo
Loveth Okpedo
Very professional, very transparent, over all a great experience
Bee L
Bee L
Amazing experience with Spodek! Very professional lawyers who take your case seriously. They treated me with respect, were always available, and answered any and all questions. They were able to help me very successfully and removed a huge stress. Highly recommend.
divesh patel
divesh patel
I can't recommend Alex Zhik and Spodek Law Firm highly enough for their exceptional legal representation and personal mentorship. From the moment I engaged their services in October 2022, Alex took the time to understand my case thoroughly and provided guidance every step of the way. Alex's dedication to my case went above and beyond my expectations. His expertise, attention to detail, and commitment to achieving the best possible outcome were evident throughout the entire process. He took the time to mentor me, ensuring I understood the legal complexities involved to make informed decisions. Alex is the kind of guy you would want to have a beer with and has made a meaningful impact on me. I also want to acknowledge Todd Spodek, the leader of the firm, who played a crucial role in my case. His leadership and support bolstered the efforts of Alex, and his involvement highlighted the firm's commitment to excellence. Thanks to Alex Zhik and Todd Spodek, I achieved the outcome I desired, and I am incredibly grateful for their professionalism, expertise, and genuine care. If you're in need of legal representation, look no further than this outstanding team.

Identifying Weaknesses in the Prosecution’s Case

As we investigate, we’ll be on the lookout for any holes or inconsistencies in the prosecution’s evidence. Maybe witness statements don’t line up, or the alleged victim’s injuries don’t match their version of events. We’ll find those weak spots and exploit them to cast doubt on the charges against you.

Exploring Possible Defenses

Depending on the specifics of your case, we may be able to mount one of several powerful defenses, such as:

  • Self-defense: If you reasonably believed you were in danger of imminent harm, you may have been justified in using force to protect yourself.
  • Defense of others: Similar to self-defense, but you were protecting someone else from harm.
  • Lack of intent: Assault charges require proof that you intended to cause harm. If your actions were accidental, that’s not assault.
  • Mistaken identity: Maybe you’ve been wrongly accused, and we can prove you weren’t even at the scene.
  • Consent: In some cases (like during a sporting event), the alleged victim may have consented to physical contact.

We’ll carefully evaluate which defenses apply to your situation and build the strongest possible case around them.

Negotiating with Prosecutors

In many cases, we can negotiate with prosecutors to get charges reduced or even dismissed before trial. Our reputation and relationships in the New York legal community give us an edge in these negotiations. We might be able to:

  • Get charges dropped entirely if the evidence is weak
  • Negotiate a plea deal for a lesser charge with lighter penalties
  • Arrange for alternative sentencing options like anger management classes or community service instead of jail time

Fighting for You in Court

If your case does go to trial, you can rest assured that we’ll bring our A-game. Our attorneys are seasoned litigators with a track record of success in the courtroom. We’ll:

  • Present a compelling narrative that humanizes you and tells your side of the story
  • Cross-examine prosecution witnesses to expose inconsistencies and credibility issues
  • Present expert witnesses if needed to support your defense
  • Deliver powerful opening and closing arguments that resonate with the jury

We’re not afraid to go toe-to-toe with prosecutors and fight aggressively for your rights.

Why Choose Spodek Law Group?

Look, we know you have options when it comes to criminal defense attorneys. But here’s why we believe we’re your best choice:

  • Experience: We’ve been defending clients against assault charges for decades. There’s no situation we haven’t seen before.
  • Resources: As a large, established firm, we have the manpower and resources to thoroughly investigate your case and build the strongest possible defense.
  • Reputation: We’re respected by judges, prosecutors, and our peers in the legal community. That reputation can work in your favor.
  • Personal attention: You’re not just a case number to us. We’ll give you the individual attention and support you deserve during this stressful time.
  • Track record of success: We have a long history of getting charges reduced or dismissed for our clients.

Don’t just take our word for it – check out our client testimonials and case results to see the difference we’ve made for others in your situation.

Take Action Now

If you’re facing assault charges in New York, time is of the essence. The sooner you get us on your side, the better we can protect your rights and start building your defense. Don’t wait – call us today at 212-300-5196 for a free, confidential consultation. We’re available 24/7 to take your call and start fighting for you.Remember, an assault charge doesn’t have to ruin your life. With the right legal team on your side, you can fight back and protect your future. Let Spodek Law Group be your advocates and defenders. We’re ready to go to bat for you – are you ready to take the first step?

Schedule Your Consultation Now