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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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CASE DISMISSED

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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Delaware County 32-1-23 Magisterial District Court

If the day is rapidly approaching when either you or a loved one is due to appear in front of the Magisterial District Court in Delaware County, you will almost certainly be a bit anxious. This is to be understood. It is why you will want an experienced criminal defense lawyer working on your behalf. You will be able to get your questions answered and my of your concerns alleviated so that you can sleep better at night.

Our office is comprised of a team of lawyers who have successfully defended hundreds of clients as they have appeared in the 32-1-23 Magisterial District Court. You might have received a summons to answer for a traffic citation that you received, or you might be asked to attend a preliminary arraignment hearing for a misdemeanor or felony charge that has been filed against you. It is also possible you have received a bench warrant or will be participating in a non-jury trial. If so, Gregory J. Loftus is the Magisterial District Judge you will be appearing in front of.

Where is the Court?

One of the most important things that you will want to know is where Delaware County’s 32-1-23 Magisterial District Court is actually located. You will find it in Collingdale, which is in the eastern part of Delaware County. The election district that comprises this particular court includes the Collingdale Borough. This Magisterial District Court will handle every possible traffic and non-traffic citation that is issued in the area. The court is also responsible for conducting most preliminary arraignments and hearings for misdemeanors and felonies that are believed to have been committed in Collingdale. This particular Magisterial District Court will also hear disagreements between a landlord and tenant. It will also deal with most civil cases where the claim for damages amounts to less than $12,000.

Magisterial District Courts Explained

You might be wondering what the function of a Magisterial District Court actually is. To begin, this is the court system that is charged with handling all types of summary offenses, which are considered to be the least serious kind of criminal charge in Pennsylvania. However, this does not mean that such a charge should not be taken seriously. On the contrary, summary offenses need to be fought just as vigorously as any type of charge that you could be facing.

One example of a summary offense is criminal mischief. This can consist of many different things. The burden of proof is on the prosecutor in this case. You must be proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. This is why you will want a criminal defense attorney working the case on your behalf. They will begin by examining the evidence that the state has against you and then begin to form a strategy for your defense. Some other examples of summary offenses include disorderly conduct, underage drinking, driving when you have a suspended license, and certain types of shoplifting.

The 32-1-23 Magisterial District Court is one of 33 such courts located across Delaware County. If you have received a traffic violation, it will be heard here. If you need to answer for a misdemeanor or felony charge, then you will likely be asked to attend your preliminary hearing here before the case is then sent to the Court of Common Pleas. No matter what the situation might be, you need a lawyer to appear with you in court. The consequences of a conviction can follow you around for the rest of your life. You need to exert your legal rights of being innocent until proven guilty. That is what your criminal defense attorney will do for you.

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As soon as you receive a summons to appear in court, give us a call. We will talk to you about your case, answer any questions that are lingering in your mind, and present a legal strategy to you. Time is of the essence, so do not delay.

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Firearm Carried W/O License

Montgomery 12/2016

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