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Monthly Archives: January 2019

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How Does My “Business Purposes Only” Driver’s License Work in Florida?

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Any violation of Florida’s drunk driving laws means an automatic suspension of your driver’s license, so may not be able to legally operate a vehicle for a minimum 180 days – even for a first-time offense. However, If you are eligible and retain a skilled Florida DUI defense attorney to assist, a court could… Read More »

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How an Attorney Can Help with Broward County, FL Traffic Violations

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Every year, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles issues its Annual Uniform Traffic Citation Report. The 2017 version of the report for Broward County reveals that: Police issued 74,557 tickets for speeding; There were 7,472 citations for failure to stop at a sign; and, More than 7,400 tickets were given out… Read More »

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Florida’s Schedule of Controlled Substances: Overview and Examples

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Like other US states, violations of Florida’s drug laws are based upon the type and amount of drug, and the criminal activity associated with it. Possession, sale, production, and trafficking are all unlawful for most drugs; the nature of the punishment for a conviction depends on where the drug falls within Florida’s schedule of… Read More »

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Classification of Internet Crimes in Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

You may have noticed an increase in the number of arrests and convictions for internet offenses, both in Florida and across the US. What you may not realize is that the term “internet crimes” encompasses a wider range of activities than you would expect. The list of the specific Computer-Related Crimes in Florida is… Read More »

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Details You Need to Know About Plea Bargaining in Florida Criminal Cases

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Though dramatic courtroom scenes make for great TV, the truth is that many criminal cases are resolved by plea bargain long before the trial. In short, the plea bargain process involves you agreeing to lesser charges or a reduced penalty, in exchange for a guilty or no contest plea. Still, there is much more… Read More »

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What’s the Difference Between Assault and Battery Under Florida Law?

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Though assault and battery are often used interchangeably, and are commonly assumed to be the same criminal offense, these are actually two distinct crimes under state law. The Florida criminal code contains the essential definitions, but the language can be very complex. If you were arrested for assault, battery, or both, the best way… Read More »

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Calculating the True Cost of a Florida DUI Conviction

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

gh you probably know that you will be fined for a Florida DUI conviction, you may also be paying additional costs you did not expect. Florida’s statute on driving under the influence outlines the various penalties, but it does not provide details on additional expenses. A Florida DUI defense attorney can explain the extensive… Read More »

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What South Floridians Need to Know About the Opioid Crisis

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

The opioid epidemic has critical implications for the entire US, and Florida has been hit especially hard. The scope of the damage is apparent when you review Florida Department of Health statistics: There has been a 200 percent increase in the number of opioid overdose deaths since 2000; Opioid overdose is the leading cause… Read More »

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