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What You Need To Know About Sexual Predator Status In Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Florida law makes a distinction between sexual offenders and sexual predators, and there are different registration requirements depending on the applicable status. The general intent of the Florida Sexual Predators Act is to protect the public, by ensuring proper supervision of offenders who are released into the community, alerting residents, and preventing convicted individuals… Read More »

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Steps To Getting Your Medical Marijuana Card In Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

It has almost been two years since Florida passed a constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical marijuana, and implementation of the registration and dispensary system has come a long way. Marijuana remains illegal for residents who do not have the required medical marijuana card, and a legal battle continues regarding the legality of smoking… Read More »

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A Close Look At Florida’s Concealed Carry Laws

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Hardly a day goes by without hearing about guns and gun control in the US, leaving some people confused about the status of their Second Amendment rights. In Florida, the laws on firearm possession and use are relatively straightforward: It is illegal to openly carry a gun and you cannot carry a concealed firearm… Read More »

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The Basics Of Community Control In Florida Criminal Cases

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

An arrest on felony charges may seem to be the end of the world, but there are alternatives to what you think about as far as doing hard core time. Under Florida law, there is an option termed “community control” that allows you certain freedoms. There are many benefits, especially since you may be… Read More »

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Levels Of Proof In The Florida Criminal Process

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

From watching TV and movies, you probably know that a prosecuting attorney must prove you guilty “beyond a reasonable doubt” to secure a conviction in a criminal case. However, you may not fully comprehend what this standard means and how it differs from other levels of proof in the criminal process. The Florida Supreme… Read More »

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Overview Of Florida’s Public Intoxication Laws

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

It is common knowledge that driving while intoxicated is against the law, carrying significant criminal penalties and implications for your driving privileges if you are convicted. However, you may not know that other conduct involving alcohol may constitute a criminal offense in Florida. The Sunshine State has passed legislation that criminalizes public intoxication, and… Read More »

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Florida Crime: The Latest Weird News Around The Sunshine State

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

The Crime News section of Fort Lauderdale’s Sun-Sentinel is always full of bizarre stories on criminal activity in Florida, and the week of July 16, 2018 was no different. The Sunshine State is renowned for being home to weird, unusual, and strange incidents. Still, regardless of the unique approach offenders may take to engaging… Read More »

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How Do Florida Criminal Charges Affect Immigration Proceedings?

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

If you are an immigrant working through the naturalization process in the US lawfully, you are probably aware of the severe implications if you are arrested for a crime. Even if you are legally present in the country, you may be denied citizenship. Undocumented individuals may be subject to removal, i.e., deportation. If you… Read More »

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Recent US Supreme Court Ruling Expands Your Rights In A Florida Criminal Case

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Though you may have heard the news or read the story at ABC Local 10 News, it is important to fully understand the implications of a recent opinion from the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS). In short, the court’s decision expands your constitutional right to privacy if you are charged with a… Read More »

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Human Trafficking In Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Human trafficking is a crime that occurs in every state, but Florida is near the top of the list among all US states for calls on this type of offense. According to the National Human Trafficking Hotline (NHTH), Florida ranks third for the number of calls based upon location; at the city level, Orlando… Read More »

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