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Two Arrested For Aggravated White Collar Crimes In Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Polk County, FL detectives arrested a man and a woman hailing from Indiana as part of a bust that dates back to 2003 and involves multiple interstate white collar crimes. According to an April 19, 2018 report from Tampa’s ABC Action News WFTS, the pair had assumed the identities of individuals who later tipped… Read More »

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Two Florida Police Officers Shot, Suspect Will Face Enhanced Penalties

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

The Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the loss of two deputies that were shot and killed April 19, 2018 while having lunch in a Chinese restaurant. The Orlando Sentinel reported that the pair were sitting at a table in the establishment when the gunman approached, fired shots, and then fled outside. Fellow deputies… Read More »

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Spouse Of Orlando Pulse Shooter Acquitted On All Charges

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

The highly publicized case involving the widow of the Orlando, FL Pulse nightclub shooter came to a conclusion on March 30, 2018, as a jury acquitted the woman on counts that she helped her husband plan the incident. Florida Today noted that, during two days of deliberations, the jury had asked the presiding judge… Read More »

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The Role Of Drug Recognition Experts In Florida Drugged Driving Cases

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

When you are pulled over by Florida police on suspicion of drunk driving, there are certain examinations they use to obtain more solid evidence of intoxication. A breathalyzer test is the most common, but officers may also request you to perform field sobriety tests. However, the issue of drugged driving is more complicated. Though… Read More »

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Florida Woman Gets 30 Years For Crash That Killed Sons

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

A woman from the Jacksonville, FL area was recently sentenced to 30 years in prison for an October 2017 crash that killed two of her sons, ages eight and nine. The Miami Herald reported in a March 30, 2018 article that the sentence comes down after she pled guilty in February to two counts… Read More »

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Governor Scott Signs Bill On Adult Civil Citation Program In Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

In the wake of the Parkland, FL shootings, Governor Rick Scott signed highly publicized bills on gun control and making threats to kill a Second Degree felony; one that did not get much attention in the news is a measure that authorizes the adult civil citation program. Tallahassee’s WCTV Eyewitness News reported on March… Read More »

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Weird Florida News: Cocoa, FL Man Leads Police On Scooter Chase, Violates Probation

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

While the circumstances might seem like something out of a comedy or TV movie, a March 9, 2018 incident in Cocoa, FL landed a man in jail on serious charges, including a violation of probation under Florida law. According to an article in Florida Today, the story unfolded when police officers on a patrol… Read More »

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Fort Myers, FL Carjacking Suspect Arrested, Held Without Bond

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

On March 14, 2018, detectives from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office made an arrest after two days of investigation into a Fort Myers, FL carjacking incident. NBC News Channel 2 reports that the man approached two people sitting in a car at a local convenience store, pointed a gun, and demanded the vehicle. The… Read More »

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How Florida’s Criminal Punishment Scoring System Works

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

In this blog, we have published a wealth of information about Florida criminal offenses, what a prosecutor needs to prove to obtain a conviction, and the punishment an offender may face. Our content mainly presents hypotheticals on the criminal sanctions that may be included in your sentence, because penalties widely vary depending on the… Read More »

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What Are Aggravating Factors In A Florida Death Penalty Case?

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

The Florida death penalty has been in the news frequently over the last few years, first being partially struck down on Sixth Amendment grounds by the US Supreme Court in the 2016 case of Hurst v. Florida, then reinstated by statute a few months later, and subsequently followed by legislation in 2017. As it… Read More »

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