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When Can a Bar Fight Lead to Battery Charges?

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

People may make mistakes or use poor judgment after drinking, which is why bars and taverns are common locations for fights to break out. Unfortunately, when management calls police and officers arrive, it won’t matter who started it or whether your actions were justified. You could be arrested for battery, and possibly even aggravated… Read More »

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What’s the Difference Between Assault and Battery Under Florida Law?

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Though assault and battery are often used interchangeably, and are commonly assumed to be the same criminal offense, these are actually two distinct crimes under state law. The Florida criminal code contains the essential definitions, but the language can be very complex. If you were arrested for assault, battery, or both, the best way… Read More »

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Comparing Florida’s Simple and Aggravated Assault Laws

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

While the term “assault” is often accompanied by the word “battery,” it is actually a distinct crime under Florida law. There is a lot of confusion surrounding assault offenses because of the fact that you do not need to actually come into physical contact with the victim to be arrested. Another aspect of assault… Read More »

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Death in Southwest Florida Road Rage Incident Could Lead to Criminal Assault Charges

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

A shooting incident that occurred on July 11, 2017 in Three Oaks, Florida remains under investigation as a potential road rage incident, according to a report in Southwest Florida’s online news source, News-Press.com. Just before 8:30 p.m., sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of shots fired, with the understanding that the incident was related… Read More »

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Aggravated Assault Charges in Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

A 911 call for help ended under bizarre circumstances, as the man who summoned help acted aggressively toward responding officers and was shot as a result. The call came into Plant City, Florida police around 5 a.m. on July 6, 2017, according to the Tampa Bay Times. The driver of a car claimed that… Read More »

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