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Our Philadelphia criminal lawyers have over 25 years
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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.

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We take on fewer clients than other firms. Each client works 1:1 on with one of our senior attorneys.

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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.

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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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Philadelphia Fake ID Lawyers

As a minor, you may be counting the days until you turn 21 years old. This is especially true if you want to get into clubs and drink alcohol with your peers.

Although it can be tempting to use a fake ID to engage in these activities at a young age, you could get into a lot of trouble if you take this action. Pennsylvania laws specifically state that minors are prohibited from using a fake ID to buy alcohol.

If you get caught with a fake ID, you will get arrested by the police. Your parents will be notified. You will be required to pay a fine. These consequences are just for the first offense.

After your second offense, the Pennsylvania court may charge you with a misdemeanor. Consequences for additional offenses may include time in jail or a substantial fine.

What You Should Know About Fake ID Laws in Pennsylvania
Fake ID laws are intended to protect bars and restaurants from the liabilities associated with serving alcohol to minors. These laws also protect minors from getting access to alcohol before they turn 21 years old.

According to the fake ID laws in Pennsylvania, it is against the law for you to:

  • Carry any form of fake identification.
  • Use a fake ID to purchase or attempt to purchase alcohol.
  • Pretend you are 21 years old or older in order to purchase alcohol.
  • Use another person’s ID to purchase alcohol.

In Pennsylvania, an ID is considered to be fake if it falsifies your age, name or birth date. When it comes to fake IDs, you should never buy or use one. Due to the consequences of using a fake ID, it is more trouble than it is worth.

How Professionals Identify Fake IDs
Technology has advanced to the point where it can be difficult for a novice to detect a fake ID. However, many club bouncers and police officers know how to identify a fake ID. Here are a few.

  • The signature on the fake ID doesn’t match your actual signature.
  • The height and weight that is listed on the ID does not reflect your actual height and weight.
  • When held up under an ultraviolet light, the secondary image on a fake ID doesn’t show up.

If you’re caught with a fake ID at a bar or club, the bouncer will contact the police officer on the spot. If a police officer isn’t readily available, the bouncer has the right to confiscate the fake ID and send it to the authorities. After the authorities receive it, they will try to find the owner of the fake ID.

How to Handle a Fake ID Arrest
Make no mistake about it. A police officer has the authority to take you into custody if you get caught with a fake ID. If you’re arrested for using a fake ID, here’s what you should do.

  • Be cooperative. Don’t resist the arrest or act in an unlawful manner.
  • Remain quiet. Don’t volunteer any information to the police.
  • Request to speak with a lawyer.

How a Lawyer Can Defend You Against Fake ID Charges
Our criminal attorneys at Amato Sanita Law Offices have experiencing defending minors against fake ID charges. We’ll review the evidence of your case and work diligently to discredit the evidence.

If you or a loved one needs legal representation for a fake ID charge, contact Amata Sanita Law Offices to schedule a consultation. Our law offices are located in Philadelphia, Feasterville and Norristown. Don’t delay. Call one of our offices today. Your future could be at stake.

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Firearm Carried W/O License

Montgomery 12/2016

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