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Classification of Internet Crimes in Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

You may have noticed an increase in the number of arrests and convictions for internet offenses, both in Florida and across the US. What you may not realize is that the term “internet crimes” encompasses a wider range of activities than you would expect. The list of the specific Computer-Related Crimes in Florida is… Read More »

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Police Body Cam Footage as Evidence in a Florida Criminal Case

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Law enforcement departments in Fort Lauderdale and throughout Florida are increasing their use of body cameras for two primary reasons: To provide the criminal court system with more accurate evidence regarding the interactions between officers and individuals they detain as part of a stop or investigation; and, To heighten accountability, as many departments come… Read More »

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Chronology of a Florida DUI Case

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

If you were arrested for violating Florida’s drunk driving laws, there is a long way to go through the process of actually being convicted for DUI. The proceedings are quite complex, so it can be a challenge to understand the timeline and rules that apply at different stages. Unless you have a legal background,… Read More »

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Top 5 Reasons You May Get Pulled Over for a DUI in Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

You are already aware that the best way to avoid an arrest for drunk driving in Florida is to not get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol. However, it is also helpful to understand the reasons police may pull you over, so you will not expose yourself to the risk of getting charged with… Read More »

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Statutes of Limitations in Florida Criminal Cases

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

You may hear the term “statute of limitations” in connection with Florida criminal cases, but may not give much thought to what it means. In many situations, a person is arrested for a crime at the scene or within a short amount of time later. Florida’s statute of limitations is so far off that… Read More »

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Your Rights When Police Ask To Search Your Car

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Maybe you were driving a few miles over the speed limit, or you failed to come to a complete stop at a traffic sign. You could have strayed slightly over the center line of the highway. However minor the reason may be for Fort Lauderdale police to pull you over, you are now involved… Read More »

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Levels Of Proof In The Florida Criminal Process

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

From watching TV and movies, you probably know that a prosecuting attorney must prove you guilty “beyond a reasonable doubt” to secure a conviction in a criminal case. However, you may not fully comprehend what this standard means and how it differs from other levels of proof in the criminal process. The Florida Supreme… Read More »

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Overview Of Florida’s Public Intoxication Laws

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

It is common knowledge that driving while intoxicated is against the law, carrying significant criminal penalties and implications for your driving privileges if you are convicted. However, you may not know that other conduct involving alcohol may constitute a criminal offense in Florida. The Sunshine State has passed legislation that criminalizes public intoxication, and… Read More »

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Pre-Arrest Investigations In Florida Criminal Cases: Why You Need A Criminal Defense Attorney

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

You are probably familiar with your rights when a police officer places you under arrest and reads the Miranda warnings: You do not have to make any statements, may request legal assistance from an attorney, and can claim other protections under both the US Constitution and Florida law. However, the situation is quite different… Read More »

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What Does Double Jeopardy Really Mean In A Florida Criminal Case?

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Much of what people know about double jeopardy comes from TV and movies. Unfortunately, while it may add intrigue to the plot, the primary takeaways surrounding this legal concept are quite misguided as they are presented in films. Even its namesake movie, Double Jeopardy, contains many falsehoods: In it, the heroine believes she can… Read More »

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