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Your Guide to Handling Encounters with Florida Police

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

In general, there are three types of encounters where you may need to interact with police: Officers approach you in public; They seek you out in a private place like your home or business; or, Police stop you while in a car. While you may not realize it, you do have civil rights that… Read More »

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Answers to Your Questions About Florida’s Implied Consent Statute

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

It is well-known to most Florida motorists that the penalties for drunk driving are severe, but you may not be as familiar with a crime closely associated with state DUI laws: Violation of Florida’s implied consent statute. Often termed a scenario of “refusal to blow,” you could face serious criminal charges for not complying… Read More »

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What is the Difference Between Federal and Florida Criminal Courts?

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Amid the confusion and chaos that ensues when you are arrested for a crime in Florida, you may not focus on whether you will be facing the charges in state or federal court. As you worry about the potential punishment for a conviction, such as fines, imprisonment, and other penalties, you are probably not… Read More »

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Three Degrees of Homicide in Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Murder is the most serious crime a person can commit in Florida and anywhere in the US, but many people do not realize that there are many different offenses that fall into this category depending on the underlying circumstances. The Homicide Chapter 782 of the Florida Criminal Code includes specific descriptions of the crimes,… Read More »

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When Is It a Crime to Text and Drive in Florida?

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

More than a year after it became effective, most motorists are well-aware of the implications for violating the Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law. To many, receiving a noncriminal traffic citation is not a big deal. You pay the ticket, accept the consequences, and do your best to avoid making the same mistake… Read More »

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Myths About Pre-Arrest Investigations in Florida Criminal Cases

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Even if you are not usually a suspicious person, your senses may be able to pick up on the situation when law enforcement is conducting a pre-arrest investigation of your interests. You might have noticed someone following you, someone you know eluded to police involvement, or you received threats about reporting you to officials…. Read More »

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Types of Evidence That Should Be Excluded from a Florida Criminal Case

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Evidence is the focal point of any Florida criminal matter, whether it is in the form of witness testimony, a document, electronic information, or any other item that serves to prove or disprove a fact at issue in the case. If you are facing charges, you naturally want evidence in your favor to be… Read More »

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Can I be Arrested for Not Paying Florida Child Support?

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

All parents have both rights and responsibilities with regards to their minor children, regardless of whether the relationship is over or they do not live together. One key obligation is payment of child support, usually by the nonresidential parent to the other for the child’s needs. Whether a child support order was entered in… Read More »

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Types of Sentencing in Florida Criminal Cases

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

After a defendant is convicted or pleads guilty in a criminal case, the matter proceeds to the sentencing phase so the judge can determine the appropriate punishment for the crime. This part of the process may take place immediately after a conviction, or the court may set a future date to conduct a hearing… Read More »

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Three Types of Encounters with Police and How They Affect Your Rights

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

You probably have concerns any time you are stopped or approached by police, but you may not realize that there are different types of encounters with law enforcement that affect your rights. The specifics are grounded in the Bill of Rights to the US Constitution, which are mirrored in the Florida Declaration of Rights:… Read More »

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