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Florida’s Zero Tolerance Policies For Underage Drunk Driving Charges

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Drunk driving carries serious penalties for adults, but if you are under 21 years old and arrested for DUI, the implications are even more severe. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 20 percent of all underage drivers involved in fatal auto accidents tested positive for consumption of alcohol. In their attempts to… Read More »

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Is The Broward County, FL Drug Court Program Right For You?

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Since its inception in 1991, the Broward County Drug Court Treatment Program has been a positive force in handling certain types of drug crimes cases. The program recognizes that perpetrators of these offenses may often suffer from addiction, and that they may be less likely to fall victim to recidivism by getting treatment instead… Read More »

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Failing To Register Under Florida’s Sex Crimes Laws

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Even once you serve your time and complete your sentence for a conviction on sex offenses in Florida, there are ongoing requirements under state law. If you fail to register as a sexual offender or predator, the consequences are severe. Regardless of whether you made a simple mistake, noncompliance with the registration statute is… Read More »

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Six Charged in Florida Arson-For-Profit Fraud Scam

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

The Miami-Dade Police Department, with help from the state’s Bureau of Fire and Arson Investigations, arrested three men and three women in connection with an arson-for-profit scam that illegally netted them approximately $187,000 in insurance proceeds. The Naples News reported on the joint investigation between the two agencies in a May 18, 2018 article,… Read More »

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Most Florida Crime Down In 2017; Rapes On The Rise

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

A recent report on crime in Florida is encouraging, revealing 2017 to be the lowest rate since officials began maintaining such records 47 years ago. According to a May 22, 2018 article published by Southwest Florida’s NBC News Channel 2, the total crime dropped by 4.5 percent and the numbers from nearly every classification… Read More »

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Considerations In Finding A Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer For A Loved One

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Even if you are never arrested yourself, there may come a time that you need to retain a Florida criminal defense attorney for a loved one. Being charged with a crime is overwhelming, so your friend or family member will be understandably shaken and unsure where to turn for help. He or she will… Read More »

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Pre-Arrest Investigations In Florida Criminal Cases: Why You Need A Criminal Defense Attorney

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

You are probably familiar with your rights when a police officer places you under arrest and reads the Miranda warnings: You do not have to make any statements, may request legal assistance from an attorney, and can claim other protections under both the US Constitution and Florida law. However, the situation is quite different… Read More »

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Your Rights Regarding Preliminary Breath Tests When Pulled Over For DUI

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

There is some confusion about breathalyzer tests in the contest of Florida drunk driving cases, leaving many motorists unsure about whether and when they can refuse to blow. Like many states, Florida has enacted an implied consent statute, which requires drivers to submit to chemical testing as part of a DUI investigation. The rule… Read More »

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What Does Double Jeopardy Really Mean In A Florida Criminal Case?

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Much of what people know about double jeopardy comes from TV and movies. Unfortunately, while it may add intrigue to the plot, the primary takeaways surrounding this legal concept are quite misguided as they are presented in films. Even its namesake movie, Double Jeopardy, contains many falsehoods: In it, the heroine believes she can… Read More »

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Hate Crimes Enhancements In Miami, FL Assault And Battery Case

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Four men will face harsher penalties than would normally apply in an assault and battery case after they were accused of committing hate crimes in a South Beach, FL attack. According to a May 10, 2018 article in the Miami Herald, the attack occurred at the annual Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade. Witnesses and… Read More »

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