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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 07-1-09 Magisterial District Court

If you have to appear in a Bucks County Magisterial District Court, you likely feel quite worried about what is ahead of you. Having a day scheduled in court is not something that move makes most people feel at ease. It is likely that you have been summoned or have received a notification because of allegedly committing an offense like loitering, driving with a suspended license, going through a red light, or harassment. No matter the reason, it is crucial for you to have a criminal defense attorney on your side.

As the day draws closer for your court case, it is likely that you are feeling more and more anxious. Part of the reason why you feel this anxiety is because you do not know what to expect. Individuals who have never dealt with the criminal justice system may fear the worst. However, having one of our lawyers from Amato Sanita Law Offices on your side is going to help relieve some of the stress you feel now and provide the guidance you need as the day gets closer for your court case.

Our lawyers know Pennsylvania law and Magisterial District Courts. We have been working hard to provide our clients with the care they need as we work to prepare a defense for them. The last thing that you want to do is represent yourself in court or simply plead guilty to the offense with the goal of putting the whole thing behind you.

Learn More about Magisterial District Courts in Bucks County

Receiving a summons for a notification from Magisterial District Court 07-1-09 means that you will need to appear in the court room in Warminster on the date indicated in your paperwork. This particular court handles cases in election districts Warminster Township and Ivyland Borough.

Make sure that you closely examine the paperwork you receive. There are 20 Magisterial District Courts throughout Bucks County. These courts typically handle minor cases, including non-traffic and traffic citations. Preliminary arraignments and hearings are typically held in these courts for felonies and misdemeanors. Eventually, these cases may on to the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas.

Receiving a notification for a court date in Magisterial District Court 07-1-09 means that Daniel J. Finello Junior, Magisterial District Judge, will preside over your case. There are other judges who work in other District Court locations. Between the 20 Magisterial District Courts that operate in Bucks County, more than 130,000 cases are presided over every year. It is estimated that about 10,000 of these cases are criminal related.

The vast majority of cases that are looked at in these courts are summary offenses. These are minor offenses and typically carry a fine of 90 days in jail. Summary offenses include underage drinking, loitering, running a red light, harassment, and fighting or being drunk in public. These courts also cover low-level retail theft, as long as the value of the item stolen was under $150 and it was a first-time offense. Disputes between landlords and tenants that are valued up to $8,000 will also be considered in these courts. Judges in these courts are qualified to perform marriages and administer oaths.

Why You Need Legal Representation in a Warminster Court

Since Pennsylvania Magisterial District Courts mostly handle minor offenses, it could be easy for a person to simply represent themselves when they appear before the judge. They may plead guilty to the charge, pay the fine, and think they will carry on with their life as usual. Unfortunately, things are not always that simple. And this is why working with a lawyer from Amato Sanita Law Offices is essential.

Many people who have been charged with summary offenses have spent up to 90 days in jail. If they have a prior conviction, the time in jail could go up to 180 days. Just think of the consequences that would come if you had to spend time in jail. You could lose your job, and your reputation would be damaged. You may even carry a criminal record with you for many years to come. Our lawyers are ready to help you build a strong defense to get your charges dropped or lessened

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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..."
~ Michelle Doria
"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"
~ Ella Shapiro

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