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Top Crimes Florida Police Will Be Watching for Spring Break 2019

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

It’s Spring Break once again, and Miami’s CBS Channel 4 predicts another huge crowd of young people heading to South Florida to enjoy the Sunshine State’s beaches and warmer weather. As in previous years, law enforcement will be out in force to catch vacationers engaged in criminal activity. A Florida criminal defense attorney can… Read More »

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Are Searches at Florida Schools Constitutional?

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Violence, drug crimes, and other unlawful conduct in school have prompted many administrators to take a hard stance against criminal activity on school grounds. As part of their strategy to make the premises safe, an increasing number of schools are conducting searches of their students. These investigations raise many constitutional questions, especially under the… Read More »

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How a Criminal Conviction Affects Child Custody Issues

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

There are plenty of obvious, expected ways that a criminal conviction will affect your life. However, there is a consequence you may not have anticipated: Criminal activity can affect your parental rights in proceedings involving your children. Beyond fines, jail time, probation, and other penalties, you could face challenges with custody or visitation, officially… Read More »

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Aggravated Crimes Versus Aggravating Circumstances in Florida Criminal Cases

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Though the two words may seem similar in everyday usage, aggravated and aggravating have very different meanings under Florida criminal laws. There is a lot of confusion over aggravated crimes and aggravating circumstances, and for good reason: These concepts are extremely complex if you do not have a legal background. You can rely on… Read More »

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Guide to Understanding Illegal Search and Seizure Laws

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Both the US Bill of Rights and Florida Declaration of Rights provide you with constitutional protections against illegal search and seizure. These provisions are central to criminal law, and may arise in almost any type of encounter with police. Still, though the language may seem simple and straightforward, the relevant concepts are extremely complex…. Read More »

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How an Attorney Can Help with Broward County, FL Traffic Violations

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Every year, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles issues its Annual Uniform Traffic Citation Report. The 2017 version of the report for Broward County reveals that: Police issued 74,557 tickets for speeding; There were 7,472 citations for failure to stop at a sign; and, More than 7,400 tickets were given out… Read More »

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Details You Need to Know About Plea Bargaining in Florida Criminal Cases

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Though dramatic courtroom scenes make for great TV, the truth is that many criminal cases are resolved by plea bargain long before the trial. In short, the plea bargain process involves you agreeing to lesser charges or a reduced penalty, in exchange for a guilty or no contest plea. Still, there is much more… 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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Calculating the True Cost of a Florida DUI Conviction

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

gh you probably know that you will be fined for a Florida DUI conviction, you may also be paying additional costs you did not expect. Florida’s statute on driving under the influence outlines the various penalties, but it does not provide details on additional expenses. A Florida DUI defense attorney can explain the extensive… Read More »

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What South Floridians Need to Know About the Opioid Crisis

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

The opioid epidemic has critical implications for the entire US, and Florida has been hit especially hard. The scope of the damage is apparent when you review Florida Department of Health statistics: There has been a 200 percent increase in the number of opioid overdose deaths since 2000; Opioid overdose is the leading cause… Read More »

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