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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.

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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Pennsylvania Possession of Cocaine Lawyers

Drug charges are some of the most serious types of criminal charges out there. If you’re caught in possession of drugs like cocaine, then you could be facing steep penalties. Even if you’re caught with only a small amount of cocaine that you intended for personal use or to give to someone else, you could be facing up to a year in jail and fines as high as $5,000.

Pennsylvania imposes strict penalties on those found in possession of illegal drugs like cocaine. Cocaine is one of those drugs that is never legal, no matter how great or small the amount is. If you’re found in possession of it, you will be charged with a drug crime, and drug crimes carry severe consequences that can leak over into other aspects of your life.

Not only could you have to pay steep fines and do jail time, but you could also have workplace repercussions. Many employers have a no drug policy, so you could lose your job if you’ve convicted of drug possession. Likewise, you might be ordered to go to a rehab, which could cause you to lose your job since you’ll be in rehab instead of working, and being charged with possession of drugs could also affect your relationships. Your family and friends might not trust you anymore, or you might feel judgement coming from them and the rest of the world, especially when you’re seeking new employment. Many employers don’t want to hire people who’ve been convicted of drug crimes like being in possession of cocaine.

To make matters worse, if you’ve been charged with drug possession before, regardless of whether it was cocaine or another type or drug, your charges could be aggravated. Pennsylvania usually comes down harder on habitual or repeat offenders, especially in drug possession cases.

Arrest Doesn’t Equal a Conviction

One thing you’ve got going on your side is that an arrest doesn’t equal a conviction, though. Just because you were arrested for being in possession of cocaine doesn’t necessarily mean that the charges will stick. There are various defenses a lawyer could craft to hopefully get the charges dropped, which is part of why it’s so important for you to seek out a lawyer when you’re charged with possession of cocaine.

How a Lawyer Can Help

There are numerous ways a lawyer could help you beat your cocaine possession charge. First of all, your lawyer will examine all the facts surrounding your case to determine whether the arrest itself was legal or not. For instance, if you were pulled over and then found to be in possession of cocaine, your lawyer will try to determine whether the stop was legal. If the police office pulled you over without a valid reason and then found the cocaine, then the evidence could be ruled as inadmissible since the stop wasn’t warranted in the first place. This could result in your charges being dropped completely.

If the arrest was indeed legal, then your lawyer will try to evaluate where the cocaine was found and all the other specifics of your case. For instance, if you were pulled over for swerving all the road and cocaine was found in the passenger side floorboard of your vehicle and there were three other people in the car with you, then your lawyer could argue that the cocaine wasn’t yours and that you had no knowledge that it was even in the vehicle.

In a best case scenario, your lawyer can get the charges completely dropped, but even if he or she can’t get them dismissed completely, lawyers can help mitigate the penalties for the crime. Lawyers have the connections with the courts and the negotiation skills to work out the best possible plea deal for you if you are convicted of possession of cocaine. If this is your first arrest period, your lawyer might be able to use your otherwise clean record as a testament to your good character. Regardless, when you’re charged with a crime as serious as possession of cocaine, you should contact a lawyer immediately.

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