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Monthly Archives: February 2020

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Can Police Forcefully Fingerprint Someone in a Florida Criminal Case?

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Fingerprints can be one of the most important pieces of evidence in a Florida criminal case. No two are alike, so their presence may eliminate any other suspect at the crime scene. Because they can make the difference between an acquittal and a conviction, police will go to great lengths to obtain them. If… Read More »

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Your Vape Pen Could Lead to Serious Drug Charges in Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Vaping is incredibly popular as a means of consuming marijuana by qualifying medical patients and recreational users in Florida. It’s convenient and distributes less aroma, and the equipment is readily available. However, while other US states have made pot legal for both medical and recreational use, marijuana remains a Schedule I controlled substance in… Read More »

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Application of Florida’s Statute of Limitations in Sex Crimes Cases

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

You’re probably generally aware of how the statute of limitations works in Florida criminal cases. In sum, members of the criminal justice community must file charges against you within a certain amount of time after an alleged offense. If they don’t, you have a defense in court if you’re arrested. For the most part,… Read More »

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Are Changes on the Way for Drug Sentencing in Florida?

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Florida lawmakers continue to address and take action on criminal reform measures, the most recent example being a bill to modify penalties for convictions on certain drug crimes. South Florida’s NBC news affiliate Channel 6 provided an overview in a January 16, 2020 article, outlining how the proposal would change current punishment for drug… Read More »

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Non-Jail Options for Florida DUI Cases

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

If you were arrested for violating Florida’s statute on driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI), you probably know that you face many different punishment scenarios. Being a criminal offense, a drunk driving conviction could even lead to jail time depending on the circumstances. The last thing you want is to be… Read More »

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Chain of Custody in Florida Criminal Cases

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

When you’ve been arrested on criminal charges, you may not think too much about the path that incriminating evidence takes from the scene of the crime to the courtroom. However, this “chain of custody” is an extremely crucial factor in a criminal case. The basis of the concept comes from the Florida Evidence Code,… Read More »

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List of Florida Gun Crimes & Penalties

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

If you were arrested for a gun crime, you probably already have a general idea of the serious nature of the charges. However, the specifics are far more complex. Florida has an entire chapter of the criminal code dedicated to “Weapons and Firearms,” which incorporates definitions on unlawful possession, illegal use, and similar offenses…. Read More »

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Grace Period is Over: Police Will Be Enforcing Florida’s Hands-Free Law

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

The news regarding Florida’s new hands-free statute made headlines when it went into effect last July, since it made many changes to how motorists can interact with the phones and other electronic devices while driving. However, many people weren’t aware that several law enforcement departments in the state were granting drivers a grace period… Read More »

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