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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.

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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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Delaware County 32-1-25 Magisterial District Court

You may have been caught driving with a license that was suspended, sent alleged harassing text messages, or accused of shoplifting some shoes. It really does not matter what charge causes you to be summoned to a Magisterial District Court in Delaware County. What is important is that you are understandably worried about the process and what will come next. This is why you will want to consult with our team of lawyers right away.

From the moment that you are charged with a crime in Delaware County, you want to have someone who you can rely on to answer your questions and help put your mind at ease about the process. Our team of criminal defense lawyers has successfully defended hundreds of clients throughout the region, so you will know that your case is in good hands with us. You do not want to risk a conviction for one of these charges simply because your lawyer was not experienced. You also do not want to rely on a public defender to seriously look out for your best interests.

The Details

There are quite a few different reasons why you may have received a notice that you must appear in front of the 32-1-25 Magisterial District Court in Delaware County. It could be that you received a traffic citation that requires your appearance in front of a judge in order to have the matter resolved. Another reason may be that you will be attending a preliminary arraignment or hearing for a criminal charge that has been lodged against you. The Magisterial District Court also aims to resolve disputes between landlords and tenants, as well as deal with certain types of civil cases where the damage amounts to less than $12,000.

Since there are 33 different Magisterial District Courts in Delaware County alone, you will want to know where the one for 32-1-25 is actually located. It is directly in the town of Havertown. This is the area governed by the election district in Wards 1, 3, and 4 in the Haverford Township. Keep in mind that there are two Magisterial District Courts located in Havertown. As such, you will want to check the notification that you received to make sure you go to the right place on the date of your appearance. You can also ask your lawyer for more specific directions.

What Does the Magisterial District Court Do?

You might be wondering what the function of the Magisterial District Court in Delaware County actually is. To begin, this is the court that is responsible for handling all of the summary offenses on the docket in the district. These offenses are the lowest level charged in Pennsylvania when it comes to criminal charges, but that does not mean that they should be taken any less seriously. Some of the more common summary offenses that are heard in Magisterial District Court include acts of criminal mischief or disorderly conduct, underage drinking, matters of harassment, driving with a license that has been suspended, and certain types of shoplifting charges.

The Magisterial District Court is presided over by a judge who is able to administer a wide range of official oaths and can officiate marriages. If you need to appear for a preliminary or hearing due to a misdemeanor or felony charge that has been filed against you, this is also where you need to go. If the case is allowed to proceed after that point, it will be sent to the Court of Common Pleas.

You Need A Criminal Defense Lawyer

You should not feel that you have to fight this important legal matter alone. In fact, it is best not to. You do not want to risk a conviction that can follow you around wherever you go for the rest of your life. You should be fighting even a minor traffic violation because it can result in points being added to your record.

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