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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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Reasons to Hire a Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer for Misdemeanor Charges

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

If you’ve been arrested on misdemeanor charges in Florida, you probably assume that the implications are no big deal. You might think that it’s possible to avoid jail time as a first offender, get probation only, or simply have to pay a fine. When the case is over, you expect to go back to… Read More »

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Charges for Incomplete or Inchoate Crimes in Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

There’s a common assumption that you must actually commit a criminal offense to be charged with a crime, but this is a misconception. Under Florida’s statute on incomplete crimes, you can actually be arrested for conduct that does NOT rise to the level of criminal activity – and it may come as a surprise… Read More »

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Get Florida Criminal Charges Dismissed at the Preliminary Hearing

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Going through the criminal process after being charged is often as overwhelming as the arrest itself, so knowing what to expect can ease some of your concerns. Under certain circumstances, you may go through a preliminary hearing under the Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure. As one of the key initial stages in your case,… Read More »

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Types of Discovery in a Florida Criminal Case

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Before a trial in a criminal case moves forward, the prosecutor and defense will usually engage in discovery practices to assess the factual issues at stake. Depending on the nature of the crime and complexities involved with evidence, the process can take weeks – or even months – because there are many different types… Read More »

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Crime Statistics in Fort Lauderdale and the State of Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Crimes statistics and reports are useful for people moving into certain neighborhoods or opening businesses, but this information is also a driving factor behind law enforcement efforts. You can be sure that, when theft, violent crime, and other offenses increase, police will be on patrol to crack down on those who violate the law…. Read More »

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Your Cell Phone and Your Rights in a Florida Criminal Case

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Consumer demand for the latest in cell phone technology remains high, so manufacturers continue their efforts to develop features that give them a leg up over their competition. However, while you might be impressed with the bells and whistles that come with every new device, you may not realize that these innovations could impact… Read More »

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What does it Mean to be a Habitual Felony Offender in Florida?

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Like many other US states, Florida has developed a formula for sentencing when someone is convicted for a crime. For the most part, the designated penalties or range of punishment is listed by statute and judges have discretion in sentencing for certain offenses. In addition, the criminal laws provide for “enhancements” – i.e., situations… Read More »

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South Florida Weird Crime News: COVID-19 Edition

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Florida has often been associated with bizarre crime stories, but the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in weird crime news throughout the US. Despite experts’ predictions that unlawful activity would drop as Americans comply with stay-at-home orders, a Miami Herald article dated April 11, 2020 reveals a new phenomenon: Coronavirus crime. In some… Read More »

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Can Surveillance Video Be Used Against Me in a Florida Criminal Case?

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

If you watch crime-related news in Florida and throughout the US, you’ve probably seen many surveillance videos that were key for police making arrests and prosecutors getting convictions. The camera captures credible, effective evidence in many theft offenses, but the footage can also be used to place a suspect in a certain spot for… Read More »

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