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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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Bucks County 07-1-08 Magisterial District Court

Did you receive a summons for allegedly shoplifting or running a red light? If so, it is likely that you feel quite anxious at the moment. If this is your first summons to a Bucks County Magisterial District Court, you likely do not know what to expect. Each day that the court date draws closer, you feel more anxiety.

We are here to help you. Our lawyers at Amato Sanita Law Offices have worked with hundreds of clients who have been summoned to Pennsylvania’s Magisterial District Courts. We will build a strong defense for your case and stick close by your side as you go through the entire process.

What You Need to Know about Magisterial District Court 07-1-08

The first step in relieving some of your anxiety is learning more about Bucks County Magisterial District Court 07-1-08. This court is located in Levittown, which is part of the Philadelphia metropolitan area. It is likely that you will appear before John J. Kelly Junior, Magisterial District Judge. This is true if your notification or summons is for a traffic citation, bench warrant, preliminary arraignment, preliminary hearing, or non-jury trial.

It is important to be aware of the fact that two Magisterial District Courts exist in Levittown. Be sure to examine the paperwork that you have received in order to know which court you will need to appear in. The election districts that are covered under Magisterial District Court 07-1-08 include: Middletown Township Upper 1,3,5,6,7,8, and 9 and Lower 3,4,5,6,7,8,9, 10,11, and 12.

About 130,000 cases are handled in Bucks County Magisterial District Courts every year. There are 20 of these courts. On average, 10,000 of the cases that are handled are related to criminal charges. All criminal cases start at this level. If necessary, criminal cases may move on to the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas, which typically handles misdemeanor and felony cases.

Summary offenses are the least serious offense level in the state of Pennsylvania. Magisterial District Courts will handle these summary offenses, including criminal mischief, disorderly conduct, public drunkenness, driving with a license that has been suspended, underage drinking, and some retail theft cases.

The judges who preside over these courts can also perform marriages.

Why Legal Representation Is a Must in a Levittown Courtroom

There are many situations that would cause a person to think that working with a lawyer may not be necessary. A person may be innocent of the crime and feel that the truth will come out in court. A person may decide to plead guilty to a less serious offense in order to just put the whole experience behind them. Or a person may feel like they have the skills to handle their own case. All of these ideas can lead to negative consequences in your case.

Retaining legal help will not only help you get the best outcome now, but it will help you later on. Being convicted of the least serious offenses in Pennsylvania, like a summary offenses, can lead to big headaches now not only for you but also your loved ones. If you are convicted, you can face jail time and fines. If it is your first conviction, the fine may be up to $300. The jail time could be up to 90 days. If you have prior convictions, the punishment will likely be more hefty.

Our lawyers at Amato Sanita Law Offices know their way around the Pennsylvania Magisterial District Court. They will give you sound advice that will help you as your case is prepared and when it is presented in a Levittown courtroom. The lawyer who works with you may be able to create a defense that will get your case dismissed or the charges lessened.

Here is one example of what our lawyers may be able to do. If you have been charged with criminal mischief, our lawyers may be able to examine the case and use a defense that shows that you were not really the one who committed the mischief.

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Firearm Carried W/O License

Montgomery 12/2016

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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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