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What’s the Difference Between Assault and Battery Under Florida Law?

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Though assault and battery are often used interchangeably, and are commonly assumed to be the same criminal offense, these are actually two distinct crimes under state law. The Florida criminal code contains the essential definitions, but the language can be very complex. If you were arrested for assault, battery, or both, the best way… Read More »

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Calculating the True Cost of a Florida DUI Conviction

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

gh you probably know that you will be fined for a Florida DUI conviction, you may also be paying additional costs you did not expect. Florida’s statute on driving under the influence outlines the various penalties, but it does not provide details on additional expenses. A Florida DUI defense attorney can explain the extensive… Read More »

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What South Floridians Need to Know About the Opioid Crisis

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

The opioid epidemic has critical implications for the entire US, and Florida has been hit especially hard. The scope of the damage is apparent when you review Florida Department of Health statistics: There has been a 200 percent increase in the number of opioid overdose deaths since 2000; Opioid overdose is the leading cause… Read More »

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How a Florida Criminal Conviction Can Affect Your College Education

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

If you are planning to attend college, either as a high school student or adult, you may have difficulties achieving your secondary education goals when there is a Florida criminal conviction on your record. Even a simple mistake, whether a misdemeanor or felony, can eliminate your chances of admission into many private and public… Read More »

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Get to Know the Broward County Criminal Court House Layout

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

You may be overwhelmed and confused about your rights if you were arrested on criminal charges in Florida. The laws and procedural rules are complex, and even the organization of the Broward County criminal system is quite complicated. You can trust your knowledgeable criminal defense attorney to guide you through the process and the… Read More »

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Police Body Cam Footage as Evidence in a Florida Criminal Case

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Law enforcement departments in Fort Lauderdale and throughout Florida are increasing their use of body cameras for two primary reasons: To provide the criminal court system with more accurate evidence regarding the interactions between officers and individuals they detain as part of a stop or investigation; and, To heighten accountability, as many departments come… Read More »

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Chronology of a Florida DUI Case

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

If you were arrested for violating Florida’s drunk driving laws, there is a long way to go through the process of actually being convicted for DUI. The proceedings are quite complex, so it can be a challenge to understand the timeline and rules that apply at different stages. Unless you have a legal background,… Read More »

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What are the Standard Terms of Probation in Florida?

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

If you were arrested on criminal charges in Florida, you may be wondering about probation as an alternative to a prison sentence. You are probably familiar with the term, but there are very specific requirements and rules under the Probation and Community Control section of the Florida penal code. Generally, probation means that you… Read More »

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Overview of White Collar Crimes in Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

You may have heard of white collar crime and understand that it is a serious crime in Florida. However, the term covers a wide range of offenses. These offenses are typically associated with individuals who wear dress shirts for work, i.e., corporate executives and politicians. The truth is that anyone can be arrested for… Read More »

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Drug Paraphernalia: Florida’s Drug Crime Without the Drugs

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

If you are arrested for drug trafficking, possession, manufacturing, and any other activities involving controlled substances, you probably expect to face serious punishment for a conviction. What you may not know is that you could be charged with Florida drug crimes even when you have none or just trace amounts on your person. The… Read More »

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