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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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CASE DISMISSED

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 Magisterial District Courts

If you are caught shoplifting, underage drinking or running a stop sign, then you may find yourself in a Delaware County Magisterial District Court. You may be worried about what is ahead of you. That is why it is important for you to hire an attorney. Your lawyer will be able to represent you and answer any questions that you have.

Qualified attorneys have handled hundreds of cases that are similar to yours. They provide legal service to clients in a caring manner. You will receive a notification if you have to appear in a Delaware County Magisterial District Court. You may get a summons for a preliminary hearing, preliminary arraignment, traffic citation or a bench warrant. You may also get a summons for a non-jury trial.

There are several Magisterial District Courts in Delaware County. That is why it is important for you to look at your paperwork in order to ensure that you appear in the right court. A Magisterial District Court is a minor court. They are responsible for taking care of both traffic and non-traffic citations.

They can handle both preliminary hearings and preliminary arraignments. Landlord/tenant disputes, criminal cases and civil cases that have damage claims up to $12,000 are some examples of cases that may be handled in a Delaware County Magisterial District Court.

Delaware County Magisterial District Courts

Pennslyvania’s least serious offenses are handled in a Magisterial District Court. Disorderly conduct, harassment, criminal mischief, driving with a suspended license and underage drinking are the other cases that are often handled in a district court. If a person is caught shoplifting and the loss is less than $150, then they may have to appear in a Magisterial District court.

Magisterial judges preside over these cases. Criminal cases will begin in a Magisterial District Court. A person will then have to appear in the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas.

If you are facing a criminal offense or a traffic offense, then you will need the help of an experienced attorney. There are many ways that an attorney can help you. The case will determine the defenses that the attorney uses.

It is important to note that even if you are facing a minor offense, you may have major problems. You can face up to 90 days in jail if you are charged with a summary offense. You may also have to pay a $300 fine. The punishment can be harsher if you have a prior conviction on your record. You may spend up to 180 days in your jail.

Why You Need An Attorney By Your Side in Court

You may be tempted to plead guilty of the charges that you are facing. You just want to get the case over with so that you can move on with your life. However, your future depends on the outcome of the case.

You may end up in jail. The charge could also end up on your record, which can disrupt your life. It may be harder for you to go to school or get a job if you have a conviction on your record.

That is why it is important for you to retain an attorney. Your lawyer will try their best to make sure that your case has a positive outcome. They will be able to give you good advice. You may be able to get your charges dismissed. Even if you cannot get the charges dismissed, you may be able to get them lessened.

There are many defenses that can be used. For example, you are facing a disorderly conduct charge. Your attorney can use video surveillance and witnesses to prove that you are not guilty.

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Montgomery 12/2016

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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..."
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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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