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FAQs About Florida’s Accident Report Privilege in DUI Cases

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

If you’re involved in a car accident after consuming a few drinks, you could find yourself in a difficult predicament. Florida imposes a duty to provide information and render assistance for motorists, which requires you to give responding law enforcement officers your name, address, registration, and other information. At the same time, fulfilling this… Read More »

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Pros and Cons of Plea Bargaining in a Florida Criminal Case

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Plea agreements, commonly known as plea bargains, are quite common in Florida as an option for resolving criminal charges. In fact, according to the Innocence Project, 97 percent of all criminal cases in the US are disposed of through an agreement between prosecutors and defendants. The option to plea bargain may seem attractive, since… Read More »

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Some of the Most Dangerous Cities in the US are in South Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

You expect crime rates around a big city like Miami to be relatively higher than smaller towns in Florida, and the statistics generally support this assumption. Three municipalities in South Florida made it into the Top 40 Most Dangerous Cities in the US, including Florida City, Opa Locka, and Riviera Beach. Any time a… Read More »

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5 Factors That Can Make Florida DUI Charges Worse

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

A conviction for violating Florida’s DUI law can make your life very difficult, as it could be months before you can legally drive again, you’ll have to pay hefty fines, and you may even face jail time. Under the circumstances, you want to do everything possible to defend your interests and obtain the best… Read More »

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What Does Your Tongue Say About You in a Florida Drugged Driving Case?

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

While drunk driving may get more attention in the news headlines, it’s important to remember that you could be arrested for drugged driving under Florida’s statute on driving under the influence. The law prohibits operating a vehicle while your faculties are impaired by a controlled substance, a definition which includes marijuana. However, you probably… Read More »

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5 Questions to Ask a Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

If you’ve been arrested for criminal charges in Florida, retaining a defense attorney should be high on your list of priorities. Whether you’re facing misdemeanor or felony charges, your sentence for a conviction could be incarceration, fines, and probation, so you owe it to yourself to obtain solid legal counsel. However, even though you’ve… Read More »

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What is Florida’s “Shopkeeper’s Privilege” in Theft Cases?

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Many shoplifting cases don’t start with a police encounter and arrest, but rather when a person is detained by the owner of the store where the alleged crime occurred. Such a scenario may seem to violate the individual’s civil rights, running counter to the assumption that only qualified law enforcement officers can make arrests…. Read More »

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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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