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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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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.

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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.

Philadelphia Juvenile Crimes Lawyers

From social media challenges to peer pressure, it is easy for minors to get distracted and make the wrong decisions. When their choices lead them to the Pennsylvania juvenile court system, they will have to face the consequences of their actions.

The Pennsylvania court system is serious about holding minors accountable for breaking the law. The court’s mission is to protect society and deter juveniles from committing crimes that can destroy their future.

When juveniles are arrested in Pennsylvania, the results of their actions include a criminal record, time away from school, attorney fees, fines and possible jail time. Getting entangled in the Pennsylvania court system can be a harsh reality for juvenile offenders.

Common Types of Juvenile Crimes in Pennsylvania
At Amato Sanita Law Offices, we defend juveniles against a variety of charges. This includes underage drinking, fake ID, underage DUI, truancy, possession of alcohol, drug offenses, juvenile vandalism/criminal mischief, violation of probation and traffic violations.

Here’s an overview of each charge.

  • Underage drinking – It is unlawful for Pennsylvania juveniles to drink beverages that contain more than .5% alcohol. Consequences of underage drinking include fines up to $1,000 and a license suspension.
  • Fake ID – Using a fake ID to purchase alcohol is illegal. Consequences of using a fake ID include jail time, a driver’s license suspension and fines.
  • Underage DUI – Juveniles who operate a vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .02 or over will be charged with a DUI in Pennsylvania. Consequences of driving under the influences are a minimum of 48 hours in jail, a driver’s license suspension and a fine up to $5,000.
  • Truancy – Every child in Pennsylvania must be enrolled in school from ages 8 to 17 years old. Parents will face truancy charges if their child misses over 3 days of school without a valid reason. Children who are at least 13 years old can be charged with truancy if they skip school without the consent of their parents.
  • Possession of alcohol- If your under the age of 21 years old and you possess alcohol, you can be charged. The fact is you don’t even have to be drinking alcohol at the time of possession. Consequences of possession of alcohol include fines, a jail sentence and a driver’s license suspension.
  • Drug offenses – Juveniles who deal or possess drugs may be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Penalties include community service, detention, fines, random drug testing and curfew restrictions. The judge has the authority to sentence you to a substance abuse program.
  • Juvenile vandalism and criminal mischief – Vandalism involves the destruction of another person’s or organization’s property. This includes property that’s owned by a government entity, church or school.
  • Violation of probation – Being on probation requires you to follow guidelines including going to school, taking periodic drug tests and attending counseling sessions. Once your probation has been revoked, you could be sent to jail.
  • Traffic violation – Speeding could cause you to get points added to your license. If you accumulate more than 6 points on your license, your license could get suspended.

Convictions for these offenses could be recorded on your permanent criminal record. This could make it challenging for you to get accepted into college or get a job. If you are a college student, your school may suspend you.

Amato Sanita Juvenile Crimes Lawyers Can Help
If you have been charged with committing a juvenile crime in Philadelphia or in other parts of Pennsylvania, Amato Sanita attorneys will work hard to defend your constitutional rights. Contact our law offices in Philadelphia, Feasterville or Norristown for a consultation.

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