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How Do Affirmative Defenses Work in a Florida Criminal Case?

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

You are probably familiar with the phrases “proof beyond a reasonable doubt” and “innocent until proven guilty,” both of which refer to the burden of proof in a criminal case. The terminology derives from the due process clause in the Declaration of Rights in the Florida Constitution, modeled after the Fifth Amendment to the… Read More »

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Dos and Don’ts in Court Before You Retain a Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

After you were arrested and detained in a criminal case, Florida’s Criminal Procedure Rules require that you be taken before the court within 24 hours. There are multiple proceedings that occur at this first appearance, such as: The judge will read the official charges; You will receive a copy of relevant documents; The judge… Read More »

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5 Questions to Ask a Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

If you’ve been arrested for criminal charges in Florida, retaining a defense attorney should be high on your list of priorities. Whether you’re facing misdemeanor or felony charges, your sentence for a conviction could be incarceration, fines, and probation, so you owe it to yourself to obtain solid legal counsel. However, even though you’ve… Read More »

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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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