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Monthly Archives: May 2019

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Bill to Fight Human Trafficking May Change Key Florida Sex Crimes Laws

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

In the continued effort to crack down on human trafficking in Florida, lawmakers recently passed a law that takes a new approach to protecting victims. According to a May 13, 2019 article published by Miami’s CBS News Channel 4, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the bill to establish a statewide registry for individuals who engage… Read More »

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False Claims of Child Abuse: Do’s and Don’ts to Protect Your Rights

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

With public awareness about child abuse at an all-time high, officials will take immediate action to protect children when they receive reports about violations of the law. At minimum, you can expect a thorough investigation into the most intimate details of your life. Under of Florida’s statute on Abuse of Children, any act that… Read More »

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FAQs About Evidence Tampering Crimes in Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Deleting a text message, tossing an important document, or altering a signature may not seem like a big deal, but such conduct could actually be a crime under Florida’s statute on tampering with evidence. The law covers a wide range of acts intended to interfere with an official investigation into criminal activity, so it’s… Read More »

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Dozens Arrested in Brevard County, FL for Drug Crimes, RICO Violations

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Though the details of their criminal operation involved trafficking in controlled substances, dozens of individuals were arrested by the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office for violations of federal law: The Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). According to a May 1, 2019 article in Florida Today, almost 60 people were charged and arrests warrants were… Read More »

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Actual Versus Constructive Possession in Florida Criminal Cases

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

There are some crimes in Florida where simply having an illegal item in your possession is illegal, without you taking any other action. Of course, if you were arrested, that means the concept of possession will be central to your case. In regular usage, the term is pretty straightforward; in the practice of law,… Read More »

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Four Factors That Justify Vehicle Searches in Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

You have constitutional rights to be free from unlawful search and seizure regarding your person and residence, but these issues also come up frequently when police stop your vehicle. While there’s no bright line test to determine how far officers can go when conducting a search, there are four factors they’ll use to justify… Read More »

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Florida, Miami Top the List of Fraud for All US States and Cities

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

It’s no secret that fraud is a serious problem in Florida, but a recent report issued by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) emphasizes this point. According to an April 16, 2019 article in Florida Today, the Sunshine State ranks number one among US states for reports of fraud – and fourth for incidents of… Read More »

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Recent Gun Crimes Case Prompts Reminder of Key Florida Gun Laws

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

More than a year after the mass shooting in Parkland, FL, officials demonstrated that they’re quite serious about pursuing criminal charges against individuals who bring firearms on school grounds. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reported on one such case in an April 9, 2019 article, which involved a man who brought an AK-47 to a… Read More »

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