We Protect Your
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.

Criminal Lawyers

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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Clifton Heights Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you’re under investigation, or if you’ve been charged with a crime in or around Clifton Heights, you don’t want to try and build and present your own defense. The facts and circumstances surrounding any criminal case are complicated and unique. You’ll be in need of a qualified and effective criminal defense attorney. Without quality counsel and advocacy, you limit your chances at getting the personalized quality of justice that you deserve from a Clifton Heights criminal defense lawyer. Here are just a few examples of the types of cases that we represent clients in:

  • Assault and battery.
  • Domestic violence.
  • Embezzlement and other white collar crimes.
  • Possession, delivery and trafficking of drugs.
  • Sexual Assault.
  • Robbery and armed robbery.
  • Burglary and offenses against property.
  • Computer crimes.
  • Order of protection violations.
  • Stalking or kidnapping.
  • Manslaughter and murder.

Collateral Consequences of a Conviction
The Pennsylvania criminal court system is complicated, and it can be overwhelming, especially for a person who has never been arrested before. Aside from the legal consequences of a criminal conviction, there can be collateral consequences too, even on a misdemeanor conviction. Such consequences might include employment, housing and educational opportunities. Those are other reasons why it’s far better for you to retain a knowledgeable and respected Clifton Heights criminal defense attorney with a history of aggressively defending people who have been accused of committing crimes. No matter what the charges are that you’ve been arrested for, you’ll be represented by a dedicated and experienced attorney with practical defense solutions that can operate in your best interests.

Experience Counts
When you’re looking at criminal charges, you don’t want a defense attorney representing you who is inexperienced. Our law office has been helping people who are accused of crimes for many years now. Being in criminal courtrooms every day over all of those years speaks for the fact that we know what it takes to represent clients who have been accused of crimes.

Anticipating Arguments
This law firm has a long history of representing clients in a wide range of criminal prosecutions in and around Clifton Heights, That means we know how prosecutors think, how they try to build their cases and what they do to try and secure criminal convictions. This knowledge and experience allows us to anticipate the prosecution’s likely arguments, raise reasonable doubts and employ legal and evidentiary strategies that can be pivotal in a dismissal, a favorable negotiated plea or even a not guilty verdict.

Don’t Cave In
Upon being confronted with going to jail, being placed on probation and paying high fines, many arrestees agree to nearly anything that the police request in order to end the nightmare that they’re enduring. By doing so, they’re making terrible mistakes. Never forget about the good cop and bad cop routine. No matter what either one of them says to you, their objective is to get enough evidence to have prosecutors convict you. Whatever you say might be used against you, even if it seems that it’s only remotely related to your case.

Always remember that the prosecution has the burden of proving you guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Anything that you say can be used against you, so don’t give a statement or confession of any kind. It’s perfectly legal for police to lie to you in order to obtain a statement or confession. Upon being investigated or arrested for an alleged crime, exercise your right to remain silent along with your right to an attorney. Then, contact our offices right away to arrange for a free consultation and case evaluation. If we’re retained to represent you, our objective will be to get you out of jail right away. After that, you can tell us what happened and how it happened. We promise to answer your questions too. Then, we can discuss all of your legal options. Contact us right away after being placed under investigation or after any arrest.

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Firearm Carried W/O License

Montgomery 12/2016

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Testimonials

"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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800-646-6048

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