Our Philadelphia criminal lawyers have over 25 years
of combined legal practice – handling some of the
toughest cases in the country.
SKA Law is a premier, Philadelphia criminal defense law firm, founded by professional criminal attorneys. We take on cases other law firms turn down, because we know how to fight – and when to negotiate. Our goal is to get you the best outcome possible. No fluff. No nonsense. Our focus is results.
SKA Law takes on fewer clients than other firms – it’s because we believe that taking on fewer clients means we can provide more service, and better results.
Our firm has over 25 years of combined legal practice. Our Philadelphia criminal attorneys have been recognized by the top lawyer ranking services.
Our Philadelphia criminal attorneys are available 24/7- regardless of the holiday, or time of week. We are always available to help you.
We take on fewer clients than other firms. Each client works 1:1 on with one of our senior attorneys.
Whether you’re under investigation for an alleged crime, or you’ve already been arrested, you must take steps to protect your legal rights. The first step is to speak with a dedicated and effective Bensalem Township criminal defense lawyer who can work with you in formulating an aggressive defense that’s designed to give you the best possible outcome.
Being arrested and taken into custody can be overwhelming, especially for somebody with no experience in the criminal justice system. It’s an immediate disruption of your life, and you don’t want to be locked up for even a day. Our objective is to get you back to your family and the life that you enjoyed before you were arrested as soon as possible.
Your initial consultation and case review is when our preparation begins for your defense. That’s when we meet with you and learn the details and circumstances surrounding your arrest. After that, we thoroughly examine every factual and evidentiary detail that might be of benefit to you. Every case in our offices is prepared for as if it will be going to trial. That’s when prosecutors start reconsidering the strength of their cases. That’s also when dismissals are obtained or favorable plea negotiations are entered into.
We understand that you’re going to have questions too. In clear and concise language, you’ll receive a full explanation of the charge that you’re facing, your rights, the available defenses to the charge and the potential penalties. You’re not going to hear any promises that we can’t keep. The evaluation that we give you on the possible outcome of your case will be straightforward and realistic. That’s because we want you to be able to make informed decisions during the pendency of your case.
The Types of Cases We Handle
We have an extensive background in handling a variety of criminal cases. They include both misdemeanors and felonies. Here are a few examples:
The best strategy for a particular case turns on the facts and the crime that you’re charged with. Both before and during a trial, the exclusion of evidence can be argued. For example, a confession might be kept out of evidence as a result of a violation of your Fifth Amendment rights. Weapons or other evidence might be excluded as a result of a violation of your Fourth Amendment rights. Mishandling of evidence can cause it to be excluded and laboratory testing can also be called into question.
Dedication to the Best Possible Disposition
Navigating the Pennsylvania criminal justice system isn’t an easy endeavor. From the moment that you are arrested, there are complicated steps and decisions that will affect the ultimate disposition of the case against you. As it works its way through the courts, we’re going to use our knowledge and experience in criminal law, procedure and evidence in efforts to exhaust all available options in obtaining the best possible disposition.
If you are arrested, always remember that you are presumed innocent. The prosecution has the burden of proving you guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. You have the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney. Exercise those rights immediately. It’s perfectly legal for police to lie to you in order to obtain a statement or confession from you. That statement or confession will only be used against you to try and convict you. Rather than giving police and prosecutors the evidence that they need to convict you with, contact a Bensalem Township criminal defense lawyer from our offices right away for a free consultation and case assessment. If we’re retained to represent you, we are going to hold the prosecution to its burden of proof.