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Monthly Archives: March 2019

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Strategies for Fighting Drug Recognition Expert Evidence

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Faced with disturbing statistics on drugged driving accidents, the law enforcement community will be cracking down on drug crimes in Florida and across the US. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, 44 percent of victims killed in car accidents tested positive for controlled substances. This figure is up 28 percent from just one… Read More »

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Porch Pirates Beware: Arrests on Florida Theft Crimes on the Rise

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Online marketplaces have mostly overtaken brick and mortar stores as the preferred shopping experience in the US, but there’s a major drawback for some consumers: Package theft. SafeWise, an independent home security systems review organization, reported on the Top 10 metro areas most likely to get hit by porch pirates; Miami and Tampa both… Read More »

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Florida Kidnapping Laws Still Apply to Parents

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Many people would assume that it isn’t possible to kidnap your own child, which is why they could be confused when they are arrested on kidnapping charges in Florida – especially where the child is perfectly happy to be with his or her parent. The issue usually comes into play during divorce proceedings or… Read More »

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Misconceptions About Burglary Charges in Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Though Florida’s statute on burglary is relatively straightforward, there is still a lot of confusion about what constitutes a violation of the law. In general, you can be arrested if you enter or remain upon certain types of property without the owner’s permission. However, there are numerous subtleties regarding the statutory definitions and degrees… Read More »

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Four Types of Protective Orders Under Florida Law

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

State law allows a victim to obtain an order from the court to prohibit a person from engaging in certain acts that would normally be lawful, such as contacting the victim or being present in some locations. These protective orders are usually based upon a previous instance of violence, and they serve to safeguard… Read More »

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First 5 Things To Do After a Florida DUI Arrest

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Everyone makes mistakes, but law enforcement and prosecutors aren’t very sympathetic when it comes to those who violate Florida’s statute on driving under the influence. There’s little you can do to talk your way out of a DUI arrest at the scene, but you can take action to positively affect your case going forward…. Read More »

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Are Searches at Florida Schools Constitutional?

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Violence, drug crimes, and other unlawful conduct in school have prompted many administrators to take a hard stance against criminal activity on school grounds. As part of their strategy to make the premises safe, an increasing number of schools are conducting searches of their students. These investigations raise many constitutional questions, especially under the… Read More »

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How a Criminal Conviction Affects Child Custody Issues

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

There are plenty of obvious, expected ways that a criminal conviction will affect your life. However, there is a consequence you may not have anticipated: Criminal activity can affect your parental rights in proceedings involving your children. Beyond fines, jail time, probation, and other penalties, you could face challenges with custody or visitation, officially… Read More »

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