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Freedom And Your Future

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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Montgomery County 38-1-21 Magisterial District Court

If you are personally preparing for your day in Montgomery County Magisterial District Court or if you are helping someone you love prepare for their court date, you probably have a number of questions. It is understandable that you feel confused and anxious about what will come next.

When you face a criminal offense or a traffic offense, you want to have an experienced attorney at your side who can answer any questions you have and provide you with the guidance you need. Amato Sanita Law Offices has experience handling cases in Pennsylvania’s Magisterial Courts. We have helped numerous clients by providing them with the caring yet aggressive defense they deserve.

If you are reading this, it may be because you have already received notification to appear at Montgomery County Magisterial District Court (38–1–21) located in Blue Bell. It is also possible that you have received a traffic citation, preliminary hearing, preliminary arraignment, a non-jury trial, or a bench warrant to appear in this court. If any of these things are true, the judge you will appear before is Magisterial District Judge, Robert M. Sobeck.

Election districts covered by this court include:

• Lower Gwynedd Township
• Whitpain Township
• Gwynedd Township

Blue Bell’s Magisterial District Court is a minor court that handles traffic and non-traffic citations. It is also responsible for preliminary arraignments and preliminary hearings for criminal cases. Civil disputes that have claims that do not surpass $12,000 and landlord/tenant disputes will be handled in this court.

What Happens at Magisterial District Courts in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania?

All summary offenses, the least serious offense level in Pennsylvania, are decided at Montgomery County Magisterial District Courts. The magisterial judges presiding over the 30 Magisterial District Courts in Montgomery County have the authority to perform marriages and administer oaths.

Criminal cases including misdemeanors and felonies begin in these courts with preliminary arraignments and preliminary hearings. These cases proceed to the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas.

If you are charged with a criminal offense or a traffic offense in Montgomery County, you may be able to increase the likelihood of the success your case by availing yourself of experienced defense attorneys. Depending on the circumstances of your case, there are a number of defenses that an attorney can use to help you.

It would be shortsighted to think that minor offenses, like summary offenses, do not require the assistance of an attorney. These offenses can create life-altering problems for you and those you love. If it’s your first offense, there is a chance that you could face up to 90 days in jail and pay up to $300 as a fine. If you have previous convictions, the punishment could go up to 180 days in jail.

Benefit from Having a Lawyer by Your Side in a Blue Bell Courtroom

It’s tempting to want to plead guilty to a summary offense thinking that this will allow you to put the whole experience in the past. You might even think that you are familiar enough with the law so that you can defend yourself. Not only can this type of thinking land you in jail, but it may potentially disrupt your life to the point where you lose your employment and are saddled with a criminal record that can affect you for decades to come.

It is imperative that you get the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney. You want someone who is able to defend you against summary offense charges with the goal of helping you get the most positive outcome possible.

There are clear benefits to having a lawyer on your side who is familiar with Pennsylvania Magisterial District Courts. They may be able to provide you with sound advice. Based on the circumstances, there may be a chance that they can get the charges against you lessened or completely dismissed.

For example, if you are being charged with driving with a suspended license, your attorney may be able to investigate the circumstances to prove that you were driving because of an emergency or that you were not properly notified that your license was suspended.

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Firearm Carried W/O License

Montgomery 12/2016

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