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Harsh Penalties for Violating Pretrial Release Conditions in Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Being arrested is just the first stage of a criminal process that can take some time, which is why you will seek to be free and get back to your daily routine until your trial date. Fortunately, Florida’s statute on pretrial release provides that you can be out of police custody by posting a… Read More »

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What Happens if I’m Classified as a Habitual Traffic Offender in Florida?

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Driving is a privilege that many Floridians enjoy, but it is important to remember that it is just that. You have no right to drive, so officials can suspend or revoke your license for various reasons. One basis for taking away your driving privileges is if you gain status as a Florida habitual traffic… Read More »

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What are Sentencing Enhancements in Florida Criminal Cases?

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

As part of their efforts to crack down on certain offenders, Florida lawmakers have established a system of sentencing enhancements that impose stiffer penalties, mandatory minimum prison terms, or both. For repeat offenders convicted for designated crimes, Florida’s statute on enhancements can double or triple the amount of prison time, potentially even leading to… Read More »

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Obstruction of Justice Charges in Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

There are many different kinds of acts that you may be surprised are criminal under Florida law, since they do not involve property crimes or offenses against other individuals – at least not directly. However, there is an entire body of laws under Florida’s obstructing justice statute that criminalize a wide array of actions…. Read More »

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How Digital Evidence Affects a Florida Child Porn Case

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Criminal charges involving Florida’s child pornography laws have always been serious, carrying long prison terms, sex offender registration requirements, and other punishment for a conviction. However, in recent years, the criminal justice community has modified their strategies for pursuing criminal investigations, making arrests, and prosecuting the case. These days, child porn cases are more… Read More »

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What is the Difference Between Jail and Prison in Florida?

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

The Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) oversees a total of 143 facilities throughout the state, including prisons, major institutions, private correctional centers, work camps, and many others. However, this number excludes jails, which are operated by county officials. When learning this information, you probably have the same question as many other people – whether… Read More »

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The Role of Social Media in a Florida Criminal Case

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

As social media has found its way into personal and professional lives, posts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other platforms have also become a hot topic in criminal trials. A research report on Law Enforcement Use of Social Media Survey reveals the extent of online content being used in various phases throughout the criminal… Read More »

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Florida Officials Intensify Efforts to Fight Internet Crime

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Law enforcement, prosecutors, and other members of the criminal justice community expressed concern after a June 2020 report indicates that internet crimes are on the rise in Florida. According to researchers from the Center for Forensic Accounting in Florida Atlantic University’s College of Business, the Sunshine State ranks second in total victim losses at… Read More »

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What is Marsy’s Law and How Can It Affect a Florida Criminal Case?

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Many Floridians are familiar with Marsy’s Law when the topic was in the news around November 2018, the date it was approved as an Amendment to the Florida Constitution by 62 percent of voters. You might recall that the measure was intended to enhance the rights of crime victims as a matter of constitutional… Read More »

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Critics Argue Reversal of Florida Criminal Protections Harms Defendants

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

While many news outlets have been reporting decreases in Florida’s crime rate over the last few years, fewer are covering a story that reveals a more disturbing trend: The chipping away of criminal protections for individuals charged with crimes and those who were already convicted. A June 8, 2020 article in the Orlando Sentinel… Read More »

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