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How a Florida Criminal Conviction Can Affect Your College Education

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

If you are planning to attend college, either as a high school student or adult, you may have difficulties achieving your secondary education goals when there is a Florida criminal conviction on your record. Even a simple mistake, whether a misdemeanor or felony, can eliminate your chances of admission into many private and public… Read More »

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Get to Know the Broward County Criminal Court House Layout

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

You may be overwhelmed and confused about your rights if you were arrested on criminal charges in Florida. The laws and procedural rules are complex, and even the organization of the Broward County criminal system is quite complicated. You can trust your knowledgeable criminal defense attorney to guide you through the process and the… Read More »

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Can I Clear an Arrest Warrant in a Florida Criminal Case?

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

You are likely aware if there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, which means you could be detained by police almost anytime, anywhere. To search or confirm your status in Fort Lauderdale, FL, you can visit the Broward County Clerk of Courts website and input the necessary identifying information. Once you find the… Read More »

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Tricky Interrogation Tactics Used by Florida Police

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Police, investigators, detectives, and other law enforcement officers get considerable training on how to be effective at their jobs. An entire curriculum is dedicated to educating police on how to question citizens in connection with criminal activity, before arrest and after you have been officially charged. As you may know, certain interrogations are prohibited… Read More »

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What to do if Florida Police Arrest You at Your Home

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

In an encounter with police while you are in your car or a public place, officers need probable cause to arrest you. The laws are very different, however, if you are arrested at your home or business. The US and Florida Constitutions both prohibit unreasonable searches and seizures unless police have a warrant supported… Read More »

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Presenting Defenses In A Florida Criminal Case: Motion Practice

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

You do have basic, fundamental rights under federal and Florida law when you have been arrested for a crime. You cannot be convicted unless you are proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, you have the right to defend yourself in court, and you are protected from illegal search and seizure by government officials –… Read More »

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Considerations In Finding A Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer For A Loved One

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Even if you are never arrested yourself, there may come a time that you need to retain a Florida criminal defense attorney for a loved one. Being charged with a crime is overwhelming, so your friend or family member will be understandably shaken and unsure where to turn for help. He or she will… Read More »

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Your Rights Regarding Preliminary Breath Tests When Pulled Over For DUI

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

There is some confusion about breathalyzer tests in the contest of Florida drunk driving cases, leaving many motorists unsure about whether and when they can refuse to blow. Like many states, Florida has enacted an implied consent statute, which requires drivers to submit to chemical testing as part of a DUI investigation. The rule… Read More »

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How Do Enhancements Affect A Defendant In A Florida Criminal Case?

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Under Florida law, certain repeat offenders are considered more dangerous than others due to their propensity to re-offend in the future. As a result, the criminal statutes treat these individuals more harshly under “enhanced” sentencing, which essentially means extending the amount of time you are in prison or applying mandatory minimum sentencing. Because the… Read More »

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How Florida Lawyers Use Depositions To Defend Criminal Charges

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Between an arrest and trial in a criminal case, prosecutors and Florida defense attorneys engage in the practice of discovery so that both sides can learn more about the claims and allegations. There are many tools lawyers have at their disposal for discovery purposes, as the goal is to exchange as much information as… Read More »

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