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5 Quick Facts About Rolling Retests and Your Florida IID

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

If you’ve been convicted for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in Florida, there are some scenarios in which you might be ordered to install an ignition interlock device (IID) on your vehicle. A judge may require an IID for your first drunk driving conviction, but it may also be a factor for subsequent DUIs… Read More »

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Pitfalls and Precautions on Going Pro Se in a Florida Criminal Case

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

When you’ve been charged with a crime in Florida and are considering your options for legal representation, you may be tempted to go pro se – represent yourself – during various stages of your case. Since the enactment of the Judiciary Act of 1789, individuals have had the constitutional right to handle their own… Read More »

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Do I Need to Hire My Own Attorney to Fight Embezzlement Charges?

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

When you hear the term embezzlement, you may think of an offense that only applies to high-powered corporate executives and stockbrokers on Wall Street. While it is considered a white collar crime, this particular form of misconduct is far more complicated than typical fraud charges. Plus, because of its unique characteristics, you can run… Read More »

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Florida’s Criminal Justice System: Roles and Responsibilities

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

The criminal justice system is comprised of multiple agencies and processes, established by the federal, state, and local governments, to address criminal activity. It encompasses the US Constitution and state equivalents, as well as statutory law, case precedent, and procedural rules. Together, these bodies of law define what constitutes a crime, dictate case proceedings,… Read More »

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Overview of Underage Drunk Driving Laws in Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Regardless of Florida laws that prohibit individuals under age 21 from drinking alcohol, statistics reveal that drunk driving is still a problem among underage drivers. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that alcohol is a factor in more than one third of fatal crashes involving motorists aged 16-20 years old. A few years… Read More »

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What Is the Veterans Treatment Court in Florida?

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

If you’ve been convicted of a crime in Florida, you probably assume that your sentence will include the typical sanctions of the traditional criminal justice system: Jail time, fines, probation, community service, and other punishment. However, if you’re a military veteran and meet some basic eligibility rules, you may be able to work out… Read More »

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Online Prostitution is Still a Sex Crime in Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Prostitution and related sex crimes bring up images of seedy street corners and dirty alleyways, but the fact is that these transactions increasingly take place online. Several resources, many posing as “dating” websites, provide a platform for parties to communicate and set up a meeting for sexual activity. The Florida criminal justice community has… Read More »

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Common Questions About Downward Departures in Florida Criminal Cases

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

If you’ve been arrested on criminal charges, you may already be wondering about the sentence you’ll face for a conviction. While you’re probably aware that the severity of the crime affects your jail time and fines, you may not know the details about how sentencing works in Florida. Depending on the offense, a judge… Read More »

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Myths About Ignition Interlock Devices in Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Like most Florida motorists, you’re probably well-aware of the serious punishment that you face if you’re arrested for drunk driving. A DUI conviction could lead to a jail term of up to six months, a fine ranging from $500 – $1,000, and many other sanctions depending on the circumstances. You may be less familiar… Read More »

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Serious Drug Crimes Mean Harsh Penalties in Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Even as general attitudes regarding use of controlled substances has become more relaxed in recent years, many drug crimes still involve serious charges and harsh punishment in Florida. In 2018 alone, Florida Department of Law Enforcement arrested 134,396 individuals for violations of state controlled substances laws. A conviction could lead to years in prison,… Read More »

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