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Our Philadelphia criminal lawyers have over 25 years
of combined legal practice – handling some of the
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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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Steroids Possession Lawyers

It has been estimated that over five million people in the United States who are trying to build up their bodies to improve their athletic abilities have used anabolic steroids. These people must obtain these drugs in some fashion. It could involve trying to get them from friends, dealers as well as using the internet for international sales. Law enforcement has internet undercover operations as well as monitoring of gyms to discover evidence of illegal sales as well as illegal possession of steroids.

Important Facts About anabolic Steroids
There are certain things everyone must know about anabolic steroids.

*Law enforcement can find a person with a small amounts of anabolic steroids who uses them in a cycle. This person can be charged with intent to sell this quantity of anabolic steroids. It doesn’t matter if the quantity was only intended for personal use, a person can still be charged.

*A person can be charged if they exchange steroids with other people at their gym. It will also happen if they order steroids online, post information on internet message boards. Doing this increases their chances of being arrested.

*Anyone who has a week’s worth of anabolic steroids could be given significant punishment. In Pennsylvania, Substance III anabolic steroids include pills like Winstrol and Halotestin, Dianabol, Anadro, Primobolan, and Anavar.

*Anyone caught with anabolic steroids could be facing twelve years in prison as well as a fine of $1,000 for an initial offense.

Anabolic Steroid Sales
There are things people should know about being charged with selling anabolic steroids.

*When law enforcement believes someone is illegally selling anabolic steroids, they can get a warrant to search the person’s home and gym. Should someone be charged with dealing anabolic steroids, they could be given federal charges as well as Pennsylvania’s mandatory minimum sentencing laws.

*Selling as well as intending to sell anabolic steroids is classified as a felony offense. When someone is charged, they could be facing a prison term of up to five years and as much as a $15,000 fine.

*It is possible a person has been the subject of police surveillance for a significant amount of time before they are arrested. If this is the case, law enforcement will have a substantial amount of information about the person who was arrested.

A Possession of Steroids Charge
When someone is arrested with anabolic steroids in their possession, it is important they do not discuss their situation with the arresting law enforcement officer. This is like all criminal charges, a person should not discuss it with members of law enforcement or prosecutors unless they have an experienced criminal attorney with them. Anything a person says to a prosecutor may be taken out of context and used against them. When a member of law enforcement or a prosecutor tries to discuss a person’s situation, they should be polite and refuse to answer any questions until their attorney is with them.

Attorney’s Help
An experienced attorney will know how to carefully analyze a case and determine if the alleged facts prove there was probable cause for a lawful charge and arrest by law enforcement.

*They will determine if the source of the evidence against their client is based on testimony from a confidential informant. If this is the case, an attorney will attempt to destroy the credibility of the informant and expose the lies that have been told.

*Should the vehicle of an attorney’s client have been stopped by law enforcement, the attorney will try and determine if there was probable cause for the vehicle to have been pulled over and searched. They will work hard to find ways to have the evidence obtained from this search suppressed.

*Should the steroids have belonged to another person, an attorney will try to obtain proof of it.

*An attorney will try to discover if there is any way to prove the amount of steroids with their client when they were arrested were only for personal use.

Anyone who is facing an anabolic steroid charge is in a difficult situation. They will have to deal with a dedicated prosecutor as well as inflexible laws. A criminal defense attorney can tell their clients all the available legal options for their situations. They will know how to get the best possible legal result.

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Firearm Carried W/O License

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