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Implications of a Permanent Domestic Violence Injunction in Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

If someone has accused you of domestic violence, you may be shocked to find out that some legal proceedings have already taken place without your knowledge. This is because Florida’s statute on domestic violence allows a person to obtain an injunction against you, even when you weren’t provided with official notice. However, this initial… Read More »

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False Claims of Child Abuse: Do’s and Don’ts to Protect Your Rights

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

With public awareness about child abuse at an all-time high, officials will take immediate action to protect children when they receive reports about violations of the law. At minimum, you can expect a thorough investigation into the most intimate details of your life. Under of Florida’s statute on Abuse of Children, any act that… Read More »

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How Can a Protective Order Be Entered Without Notice?

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

If a police officer shows up at your door and hands you a packet including a Florida temporary protective order for domestic violence, you’ll probably be pretty confused over what just happened. You may wonder how any legal proceeding affecting your rights could take place without you knowing about it. A Fort Lauderdale domestic… Read More »

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Four Types of Protective Orders Under Florida Law

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

State law allows a victim to obtain an order from the court to prohibit a person from engaging in certain acts that would normally be lawful, such as contacting the victim or being present in some locations. These protective orders are usually based upon a previous instance of violence, and they serve to safeguard… Read More »

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Criminal and Civil Orders of Protection in Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Florida law allows certain individuals to file a petition for an order of protection in situations involving domestic violence, but the process and implications for the accused can vary considerably. If you are facing allegations of domestic battery, you are probably confused about the proceedings and how the matter affects your rights. Because an… Read More »

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The Impacts Of Florida Domestic Violence Crimes On Firearms Rights

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

An arrest on misdemeanor domestic battery charges will have serious, wide-ranging consequences for the mayor of Royal Palm Beach, Florida. The Miami Herald reported on November 14, 2017 that a protective order was entered by the judge overseeing the case, directing the man from having no contact with the victim. While the victim was… Read More »

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Serious Domestic Battery By Strangulation Charges For Lake County, FL Man

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

A domestic violence call led to serious charges for a Leesburg, Florida man, after Lake County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived at his home to find him injured and lying in the back of a pickup truck. On October 26, 2017, the Palm Beach Post reported that the accused man’s wife made the 911 call… Read More »

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Domestic Violence in Florida: Fight the Charges to Avoid Penalties

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

When a disagreement escalated into an intense argument between a man and his niece, the woman’s mother called 911 to report a domestic dispute. The events that followed are still under investigation, but one thing is certain according to a report by the Broward Palm Beach New Times: Sheriff’s Deputies shot and killed the… Read More »

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Orders of Protection for Domestic Violence in Florida: The Basics You Need to Know

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Florida law provides for orders of protection against violence, though you may be more familiar with the common term, “restraining orders.” The legal impact of such an order is intended to prevent a person from engaging in certain types of violent activities against another person and safeguard them from harm. If you’ve received an… Read More »

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Trust and the Law III: Journalist Privilege and Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Advocate

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

There have been a couple recent blog entries – Trust and the Law and Trust and the Law II, which have outlined the role that trust within our relationships with other people is protected by the law. The purpose is to protect specific relationships from the scrutiny of the court system because our society… Read More »

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