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No Death Penalty in Amato Case

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

A high profile murder case in Florida came to an end recently, as a man who was found guilty of First-Degree Murder received a sentence of life in prison without parole instead of the death penalty. According to an August 15, 2019 article in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, jurors need just three hours to… Read More »

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Overview of Florida’s Criminal Trespass Laws

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

You may not think too much about wandering onto someone else’s property, so you could be shocked to learn that this is a big deal under Florida law on criminal trespass. The basic description of the crime is willfully entering or remaining on real property without the owner’s permission, or returning to the location… Read More »

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Common Grounds for Dismissing DUI Charges in Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

The best possible outcome in a drunk driving case is to get the charges dismissed as early on in the process as possible, well before your trial. Typically, this occurs through pretrial motions, which are covered under the Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure. The basis of such a motion to dismiss is the argument… Read More »

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Can I Withdraw a Guilty Plea in a Florida Criminal Case?

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

You might experience buyer’s remorse in many different contexts, but regret takes on new meaning when it relates to a guilty plea in a Florida criminal case. When you’re overwhelmed by the criminal process and potential punishment, a deal proposed by the prosecuting attorney may seem wise. However, you may be having second thoughts… Read More »

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Myths Regarding White Collar Crimes in Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Most people are familiar with the term “white collar crime,” but many are unclear about what the laws cover, potential, punishment, and other details. These offenses are typically based upon fraud schemes, which are described in Florida’s statute on False Pretenses and Frauds. The basic form of the crime is making intentionally deceptive statements… Read More »

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School’s Back in Session for Florida Colleges

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Classes will soon be in session at the numerous colleges and universities around South Florida, drawing in some students who are experiencing life outside the supervision of their parents for the first time. As you might expect, these young individuals can make mistakes, many of which can result in criminal consequences. If you’re one… Read More »

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When Drunk Driving Can Lead to an Aggravated DUI in Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

You’re probably well-aware that there can be severe implications for violating Florida’s statute on Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Jail time, a driver’s license suspension, fines, and many other collateral consequences can result from a drunk driving conviction. However, what you may not know is that there can be even more serious penalties if… Read More »

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Do I Have Rights Under the Federal First Step Act?

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

December 21, 2018 marked a memorable day for current inmates serving time for federal crimes, as President Trump signed a sweeping criminal reform measure into law. The FIRST STEP Act, which stands for “Formerly Incarcerated Reenter Society Transformed Safely Transitioning Every Person” Act, was touted by proponents as a much-needed law that will enhance… Read More »

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Double Jeopardy Considerations in the Epstein Case

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

You can barely turn on the TV or open a paper without learning something new in the federal criminal case against Jeffrey Epstein, who stands accused of sex trafficking under a recently unveiled indictment in New York. According to a July 23, 2019 article published by South Florida’s Sun-Sentinel, the case has ties to… Read More »

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Epstein Sex Trafficking Case Offers Lesson in How Indictments Work

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Rumors had swirled for months regarding an investigation into criminal acts by Jeffrey Epstein, finally culminating in his arrest on July 6, 2019. According to the Miami Herald, the wealthy financier was met by FBI agents at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey upon his return from Paris. Hours before, officials had broken down the… Read More »

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