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Monthly Archives: February 2019

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Serious Charges for Carrying a Gun in a Florida Airport

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Floridians take their Second Amendment rights very seriously, but they also recognize that they have the responsibilities to comply with state statutes on concealed carry licensing and other requirements. One such law relates to airports, as it is unlawful to carry firearms within secured areas. Regardless of whether you have a permit, guns are… Read More »

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The Chronology of a DUI Trial in Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

If you were arrested on drunk driving charges under Florida’s DUI statute, it may be possible to enter into a plea bargain, diversion program, or other arrangements at the early stages of the criminal process. Still, if you cannot resolve the case by agreement, you will go on to a full trial and the… Read More »

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Reviewing the Constitutionality of School Searches on the Anniversary of Parkland Shooting

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

The February 14, 2018 shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL was an unimaginable tragedy, which prompted officials throughout the US to consider and implement stricter gun control. The incident also raised important questions about security measures at school, where bullying, beatings, and other violence are also far too prevalent. Many institutions,… Read More »

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Perjury is a Crime Under Florida Law

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

You may assume that there’s some truth to the old adage: No harm can come from a little white lie. However, this saying is quite the opposite in a real-life scenario. In fact, making false or misleading statements under oath – otherwise termed “perjury” – can even be a felony under certain circumstances. A… Read More »

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Use of Force in Defending Property is Very Different from Self-Defense in Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

There are a multitude of stories in the news about individuals claiming self-defense to fight criminal charges when they were attacked by someone else. “Stand Your Ground” and the “Castle Doctrine” are defenses available when you use force to protect yourself or another person from bodily harm. Fewer stories about defense of property in… Read More »

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Florida Shoplifting Charges are More Serious Than You Think

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Shoplifting may seem like a minor crime, especially if you just slip a candy bar in your pocket or put a t-shirt under your clothes before you walk out of the store without paying. The truth is that Florida treats these cases very seriously, since shoplifting costs US business owners billions of dollars every… Read More »

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Aggravated Crimes Versus Aggravating Circumstances in Florida Criminal Cases

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Though the two words may seem similar in everyday usage, aggravated and aggravating have very different meanings under Florida criminal laws. There is a lot of confusion over aggravated crimes and aggravating circumstances, and for good reason: These concepts are extremely complex if you do not have a legal background. You can rely on… Read More »

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Guide to Understanding Illegal Search and Seizure Laws

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Both the US Bill of Rights and Florida Declaration of Rights provide you with constitutional protections against illegal search and seizure. These provisions are central to criminal law, and may arise in almost any type of encounter with police. Still, though the language may seem simple and straightforward, the relevant concepts are extremely complex…. Read More »

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