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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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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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