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Reasons a Florida Drunk Driving Case Goes to Trial

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) reports that there were more than 32,000 people charged with driving under the influence of alcohol in 2018, a figure that generally coincides with the drunk driving arrest totals for previous years. However, the path these cases take after arrest varies widely. Many are resolved through a… Read More »

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3 Ways to Get Your Confession Tossed in a Florida Criminal Case

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

When you have been subjected to hours of grueling interrogation, faced probing questions, and raked over the coals by Florida law enforcement, there may come a point where you think a confession is your best option for ending the agony. Many other individuals have been in your position and done exactly what you are… Read More »

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Taking Your Florida Criminal Case to Trial: Questions to Ask Yourself

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

There are numerous variables you will need to consider when you have been arrested on criminal charges in Florida, but one of the most important issues early on will be whether to take your case to trial. Though you do have the right to a speedy trial under Florida law, it does not always… Read More »

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Your Guide to Understanding Florida Assault and Battery Crimes

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

You hear the phrase “assault and battery” tossed around often in conversation, on the news, and in film, to the point where you probably think the terms are interchangeable. While they are often discussed together, however, the Florida statute on assault, battery, and related offenses draws numerous distinctions. If you do not have a… Read More »

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New Florida School Bus Passing Law Imposes Serious Penalties for Offenders

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

If you emit an audible groan and try to look for a way out when you see a school bus stopped with its lights flashing, you should be aware of a new law that went into effect in Florida on January 1, 2021. ABC affiliate WTXL News Channel 27 reported on the School Bus… Read More »

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How to Invoke Your Miranda Rights in a Florida Criminal Case

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

You have probably seen the most dramatic moments in many TV shows, where an officer reads the suspect his or her rights at the moment of arrest. Though you may not know the specific reasons why, this scenario stems from the landmark US Supreme Court opinion in the 1966 case of Miranda v. Arizona…. Read More »

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What is Probable Cause in a Florida Criminal Case?

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

You hear the term “probable cause” in connection with various aspects of criminal law, but you may not fully understand the details unless you have a legal background. The specific mechanics behind this concept are entrenched in the Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution and the Declaration of Rights in the Florida Constitution, both… Read More »

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4 Ways a DUI is Charged as a Felony in Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

You know that Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is a criminal offense in Florida, but there are additional details you may not realize. One aspect of the case is administrative in nature and affects your driver’s license, which could be suspended. Plus, drunk driving is also a crime, so there is a second type… Read More »

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Recent Court Case Clarifies Probation Violations in Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

In some Florida criminal cases, a judge will issue an order for probation in lieu of jail time or sentence the defendant to probation after a period of incarceration. For many individuals, probation is a key benefit. You have significantly more freedoms compared to serving or continuing your sentence in prison, so it is… Read More »

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Is it a Crime to Drive Without Auto Insurance in Florida?

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

All US states require motorists to carry auto insurance to cover the losses of car accident victims, and Florida’s statute on insurance and proof of insurance covers the details. If you are pulled over by police and do not have the proper coverage and/or documentation, you could suffer the consequences. There are consequences for… Read More »

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