Close Menu
Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney 500 southwest 3rd Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
Free Confidential Consultation
954-761-9411

Recent Blog Posts

Untitled design (4)

Dozens Arrested in Brevard County, FL for Drug Crimes, RICO Violations

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Though the details of their criminal operation involved trafficking in controlled substances, dozens of individuals were arrested by the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office for violations of federal law: The Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). According to a May 1, 2019 article in Florida Today, almost 60 people were charged and arrests warrants were… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google Plus
shutterstock_1084697978

Actual Versus Constructive Possession in Florida Criminal Cases

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

There are some crimes in Florida where simply having an illegal item in your possession is illegal, without you taking any other action. Of course, if you were arrested, that means the concept of possession will be central to your case. In regular usage, the term is pretty straightforward; in the practice of law,… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google Plus
shutterstock_1074660095

Four Factors That Justify Vehicle Searches in Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

You have constitutional rights to be free from unlawful search and seizure regarding your person and residence, but these issues also come up frequently when police stop your vehicle. While there’s no bright line test to determine how far officers can go when conducting a search, there are four factors they’ll use to justify… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google Plus
shutterstock_1042804675

Florida, Miami Top the List of Fraud for All US States and Cities

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

It’s no secret that fraud is a serious problem in Florida, but a recent report issued by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) emphasizes this point. According to an April 16, 2019 article in Florida Today, the Sunshine State ranks number one among US states for reports of fraud – and fourth for incidents of… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google Plus
shutterstock_1056962699

Recent Gun Crimes Case Prompts Reminder of Key Florida Gun Laws

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

More than a year after the mass shooting in Parkland, FL, officials demonstrated that they’re quite serious about pursuing criminal charges against individuals who bring firearms on school grounds. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reported on one such case in an April 9, 2019 article, which involved a man who brought an AK-47 to a… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google Plus
shutterstock_1061348855

Smart Phone Theft Carries Serious Penalties in Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Smart phone theft occurs quite often, but it’s been in the Florida news on two notable instances recently. In March, the Miami Herald ran a story about mixed martial arts celebrity Conor McGregor stealing a smashing the phone of a fan who was trying to get a picture. A few weeks later, the Tampa… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google Plus
shutterstock_356898968

How Can a Protective Order Be Entered Without Notice?

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

If a police officer shows up at your door and hands you a packet including a Florida temporary protective order for domestic violence, you’ll probably be pretty confused over what just happened. You may wonder how any legal proceeding affecting your rights could take place without you knowing about it. A Fort Lauderdale domestic… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google Plus
shutterstock_1159653793

5 Reasons to Never Talk to Police Without Your Florida Defense Attorney Present

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

You may already know that you have the right to an attorney when you’re being questioned by police, but there are situations where you might think you can get away with handling the conversation yourself. Trying to represent yourself in a criminal case is such a mistake that not even experienced lawyers will do… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google Plus
shutterstock_536659243

Restitution in Florida: Penalties Beyond Fines and Jail Time

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

If you’ve been convicted for a crime, you probably expect jail time, fines, probation, and other penalties – depending on the nature of the crime. One aspect of criminal punishment may come as a surprise to you, however. A judge could order you to restitution under Florida law, which is available for many different… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google Plus
Share

Questions About Discovery in a Florida Criminal Case

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

One pre-trial task that takes place behind the scenes of a criminal case is discovery, a process that’s covered by the Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure. In general, discovery is the exchange of information by a prosecutor and defense attorney, which takes place during the pre-trial phase and in preparation for trial. However, there’s… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google Plus