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5 Reasons to Never Talk to Police Without Your Florida Defense Attorney Present

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

You may already know that you have the right to an attorney when you’re being questioned by police, but there are situations where you might think you can get away with handling the conversation yourself. Trying to represent yourself in a criminal case is such a mistake that not even experienced lawyers will do… Read More »

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Three Key Points in Florida’s “First Step Act” for Criminal Justice Reform

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Some aspects of the state criminal justice system may undergo considerable change if Florida lawmakers pass a key bill and the governor signs it. Fox News Channel 13 reported on the Florida First Steps Act in an article dated March 6, 2019, pointing out that the law closely mirrors a federal statute that was… 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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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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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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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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What are the Standard Terms of Probation in Florida?

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

If you were arrested on criminal charges in Florida, you may be wondering about probation as an alternative to a prison sentence. You are probably familiar with the term, but there are very specific requirements and rules under the Probation and Community Control section of the Florida penal code. Generally, probation means that you… Read More »

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