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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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Undercover Bust Lead To Arrests: Is Entrapment A Defense?

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from additional county agencies, recently nabbed eight people on drug offenses in Florida, after an investigation that spanned several months. According to a January 19, 2018 article in Florida Today, the arrests were based upon an undercover video that captured an exchange of money for a bag… Read More »

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Road Rage and Leaving the Scene in Tampa Bay: Charges Filed

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

While it was fortunate that no one was injured in a recent road rage accident, there are still serious consequences for one man who was arrested for leaving the scene. According to an article in the Tampa Bay Reporter, the Florida Highway Patrol apprehended the suspect at his home on May 14, 2017, two… Read More »

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Bill on Sealing Criminal Records Headed to Governor’s Office

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

A proposed bill that would automatically seal certain criminal records recently passed the Florida House and Senate, and will soon be placed on the Governor Rick Scott’s desk. The Orlando Sentinel reported that the legislation creates a process where documentation regarding past criminal history is hidden when the opportunity to appeal expires. If enacted,… Read More »

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Spring Break Crime: Top Questions About Arrests in Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

It’s common for police to step up enforcement of alcohol and drug related offenses when Spring Break rolls around each year, but 2017 efforts around Panama City Beach are aimed at preventing more violent crimes: Two weekends of shootings and armed robberies in March prompted law enforcement to crack down on offenders, according to… Read More »

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UF Student Body President-Elect May Be Ordered to Pay Restitution for Motorcycle Damage

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

In an embarrassing incident that took place over Spring Break, the newly elected president of the University of Florida student body was arrested in Key West. The Palm Beach Post reported that the 22-year-old man was heavily intoxicated as he attempted to start and ride several motorcycles that were parked in the street by… Read More »

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No Bond for Women Arrested in Armed Robbery Spree

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Ormond Beach, Florida police finally caught up with two women suspected in a rash of robberies dating back to December 2016, according to a recent WFLA NBC News Channel 8 report. Officials had been on the lookout for perpetrators wearing a Batman mask and using a knife to threaten employees at Volusia County retail… Read More »

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