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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Marple Township Criminal Defense Lawyer

It doesn’t matter if it’s a misdemeanor or a felony. Worry and uncertainty follow an arrest, especially if you’ve never been in trouble with the law before. You’re not going to want somebody new to criminal defense representing you either. A knowledgeable, experienced and effective Marple Township criminal defense attorney from our offices who has devoted years in practice providing clients with the highest quality of defense possible is the best choice for your representation. We’re dedicated to defending the rights and freedom of our clients. Here are some of the criminal charges that we work with:

  • Assault and battery.
  • Domestic violence.
  • Drunk driving and related charges.
  • Weapons charges.
  • Theft and related offenses.
  • Burglary and offenses against property.
  • Computer and white collar crime.
  • Sex crimes.
  • Manslaughter and murder.

Don’t Give a Statement or Confession
You have the right to remain silent and not incriminate yourself. Any statement or confession that you give will be used against you by the prosecution in efforts to convict you. Even a statement of innocence can be misunderstood or misquoted. If you’re being investigated, or you’ve been taken into custody, don’t believe what the police might be telling you. It’s perfectly legal for them to lie or make false promises to you in order to get a statement or confession from you. Protect your freedom by politely refusing to answer any questions and insisting that you be able to contact your attorney.

Refuse Search Requests
If police ask to search your vehicle or your home, refuse to give them permission to do so. If they had a search warrant, they’re not going to ask. If a search takes place without your permission or a warrant, and it leads to an arrest, advise us accordingly. We can evaluate the circumstances surrounding the search. If questionable tactics were used, we can bring a motion to suppress any evidence that was illegally seized.

Our Investigation
We thoroughly evaluate every piece of evidence that might be used to prove your guilt or innocence. That’s how we’re able to build an effective defense. Your case will be prepared as if it is going to trial. That’s when prosecutors realize the risks of taking your case to a jury. Aside from motions to suppress evidence illegally seized, here are some of the other motions that might be filed and argued by us in your defense:

  • Motions to exclude a confession or potentially damaging statements.
  • Raising issues regarding the credibility, reliability and truthfulness of witnesses against you.
  • Raising questions about contaminated evidence and improper laboratory procedures.
  • Proving violations in the chain of custody of evidence.
  • Showing that you never intended to commit the crime that is at issue.

Participation in Your Defense is Critical
There are some excellent criminal lawyers in the Office of the Delaware County Public Defender. They’re overworked and burdened by their caseloads though. Meeting with them or even speaking with them over the phone is difficult. After an arrest, you’re going to want to see your attorney right away, so you can start participating in your defense as soon as possible. You’ll be able to do that with a Marple Township criminal defense attorney from our law firm. Time spent with your attorney might be one of the keys to a dismissal, a favorable negotiated disposition or even a not guilty verdict.

Making Informed Decisions
You are presumed innocent of all charges against you. The prosecution has the burden of proving you guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. In our representation of you, we hold the prosecution to that burden. A criminal conviction can impact your job and personal life too, so we understand your concerns and why you have questions. In understandable terms, all of your rights, the possible penalties for what you are charged with and defenses available to you will be fully explained. By doing that, you can make informed decisions.

After an arrest, you need to act quickly and decisively. Choose the right Marple Township criminal defense attorney by contacting our offices for a free consultation and case review.

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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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