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Freedom And Your Future

Our Philadelphia criminal lawyers have over 25 years
of combined legal practice – handling some of the
toughest cases in the country.

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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.

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Fewer Clients. Better Service And 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.

25 Years Of Legal Practice

Our firm has over 25 years of combined legal practice. Our Philadelphia criminal attorneys have been recognized by the top lawyer ranking services.

24/7 Customer Service

Our Philadelphia criminal attorneys are available 24/7- regardless of the holiday, or time of week. We are always available to help you.

Concierge Service

We take on fewer clients than other firms. Each client works 1:1 on with one of our senior attorneys.

Criminal Attorneys Philadelphia

We Protect Your Freedom And Your Future.

At the law offices of Amato T Sanita, Esq, this is more than just a slogan – it’s our philosophy, and belief. Our goal is to protect your freedom, and to ensure your future is protected. By working with our firm, you get legal representation when you need it the most for your criminal case in Philadelphia. We understand that dealing with the criminal system is overwhelming – the consequences cannot be underestimated. Regardless of whether it’s a small misdemeanor, or a severe federal crime, you need to understand the legal process – how it impacts you – and a Philadelphia criminal defense attorney, who will work for you. Our Philadelphia criminal lawyers treat each case as it’s own unique situation, and work hard to uncover evidence that will get you the best possible outcome. Founding partner Amato Sanita, understands that you’re very concerned about possible sentences, and issues in the future you might face. There are many aspects to a criminal defense case. Our goal is to show the court you didn’t commit the crime and/or don’t deserve the maximum sentence for the crime you’re accused of committing. Regardless of whether it’s a drug offense, assault charge, or bank fraud, our Philadelphia criminal lawyers work tirelessly to represent your interests in court.

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Our firm has over 25 years of combined legal practice – handling some of the toughest cases in the country.

25 YEARS

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Statutory Sexual Assault

Aggravated Assault can be charged against someone if they cause or attempt to cause “serious bodily injury” to another person. Serious bodily injury within Pennsylvania is defined as injury which creates a substantial risk of death or which causes serious, permanent disfigurement, or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ (18 Pa.C.S. Sec. 2301). If convicted of Aggravated Assault, the crime is graded as a felony in the first degree.

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Aggravated Indecent Assault

Serious Bodily Injured

Aggravated Assault can be charged against someone if they cause or attempt to cause “serious bodily injury” to another person. Serious bodily injury within Pennsylvania is defined as injury which creates a substantial risk of death or which causes serious, permanent disfigurement, or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ (18 Pa.C.S. Sec. 2301). If convicted of Aggravated Assault, the crime is graded as a felony in the first degree.

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Harassment

FACED 3 YEARS IN PRISON

Aggravated Assault can be charged against someone if they cause or attempt to cause “serious bodily injury” to another person. Serious bodily injury within Pennsylvania is defined as injury which creates a substantial risk of death or which causes serious, permanent disfigurement, or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ (18 Pa.C.S. Sec. 2301). If convicted of Aggravated Assault, the crime is graded as a felony in the first degree.

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False Imprisonment

15 YEARS IN PRISON

Aggravated Assault can be charged against someone if they cause or attempt to cause “serious bodily injury” to another person. Serious bodily injury within Pennsylvania is defined as injury which creates a substantial risk of death or which causes serious, permanent disfigurement, or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ (18 Pa.C.S. Sec. 2301). If convicted of Aggravated Assault, the crime is graded as a felony in the first degree.

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Buckingham Township Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you have been charged with a crime, it could have a significant impact on your personal and professional lives. This may be true whether or not you are actually tried or convicted of the charge. However, it may be easier to deal with the fallout created by a criminal case with the help of legal counsel. Let’s take a look at how an attorney may be able to obtain a favorable outcome in your case.

Your Attorney Will Look to Control the Narrative

When your friends, family members or others learn that you have been taken into custody, they could assume that you’re guilty of the charge against you. It is possible that your employer will terminate you or that your child’s other parent will try to use the news of the arrest against you in court.

Your attorney could take steps to increase the chances that the story receives positive coverage in the press. He or she could also highlight inconsistencies in the evidence that cast doubt on an accuser’s story or on the credibility of the authorities handling the case. Getting the public on your side can create pressure on a prosecutor to drop the matter. It may also make it easier to get an acquittal if the case does go to trial.

Your Attorney Will Highlight Inconsistencies in the Prosecution’s Case

An attorney will do whatever he or she can to create reasonable doubt during a trial. These steps could include casting doubt on witness testimony or on the results of a chemical test. It may also be possible to note to a jury that a police officer or other expert witness testifying in a case has made inaccurate or prejudicial statements in the past. This could cause a jury to doubt what that individual has to say in your case, and that doubt may result either in an acquittal or a hung jury. It could also increase the chances of the prosecution offering a favorable plea deal.

Legal Counsel Could Negotiate a Plea Bargain

One of the benefits to negotiating a plea bargain is that you may have the opportunity to plead guilty to a lesser charge. While this may not sound ideal at first glance, it may allow you to avoid jail time or other penalties that could follow you for years to come.

For instance, if you were convicted of a DUI, you would likely need to acknowledge that fact when applying for a job or applying to a college. However, if the charge is reduced to reckless driving, it may not have any impact on your future job or educational prospects.

An Attorney Could Work to Have a Charge Expunged

It may be possible for a charge to be expunged or sealed after a case is resolved. If a charge is expunged, it will be removed from your record, which can be ideal because it won’t show up in a background check. In the event that a charge is sealed, it would simply be invisible to anyone who looked for it.

However, there is a chance that the previous criminal charge or conviction could be used as a rationale to upgrade a future charge to a felony. Generally speaking, it is easier to get a misdemeanor charge expunged as opposed to a felony. This is another reason why it can be beneficial to seek a plea deal if a full acquittal looks unlikely in your case.

If you are charged with a crime, it is unwise to act as your own counsel. Instead, it is a good idea to work with an attorney who understands the law and can create a legal argument based on it. Generally speaking, this can improve your chances of earning an acquittal or favorable plea deal.

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"I found Michael Kotik via the internet with the hope by someone to help my son in what we thought was something routine. Long story short after being mislead by the prior firm and received no results and my son sat for 18 months in prison because "no one knew what was going on" Michael was able to not only..."
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"I had a pleasure of dealing with Mike on couple of occasions. He is an amazing attorney. He always came through and did what was promised. Also he went above and beyond to assist with any request. He is definitely a fighter and will do what is needed to come out with the best outcome"
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