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Lawmakers To Revisit Bill To Decriminalize Marijuana In Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

A group of Florida lawmakers remains undaunted on the topic of marijuana decriminalization, as they are refilling legislation to reduce penalties for personal use after it did not pass during the last legislative session in 2017. A January 5, 2018 article from Jacksonville, FL based First Coast News reported that the new bill would… Read More »

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Additional Counts For Using A Phone In The Commission Of A Felony in Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

A Key Largo man arrested on October 25, 2017 on drug charges will face additional counts for using a two-way communications device to facilitate a felony, according to a recent report from online news source KeyNews.com. A Monroe County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson stated that the allegations stem from three separate incidents where the man… Read More »

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Fighting Charges Of Drugged Driving (DUID) In Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

A man facing manslaughter charges for a fatal crash maintained his innocence at his first court appearance, arguing that he wasn’t impaired by consumption of marijuana in the April 2017 incident. The Ocala Star Banner reported on September 25, 2017 that the accused slammed his truck into the back of a car that was… Read More »

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Florida Family Facing Drug Charges for $1 Million Marijuana Grow Operation

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Department has charged a mother, father and son in connection with a marijuana grow operation that spanned four houses in Tampa’s Citrus Park neighborhood. An August 3, 2017 report in the Tampa Bay Times stated that investigators found and confiscated 370 marijuana plants, which weigh almost 550 pounds and have… Read More »

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Search Still on for Leader of Operation Shady Lane Heroin Trafficking Ring

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

The primary suspect in the Operation Shady Lane heroin trafficking ring remains at-large and police are asking for the public’s assistance in finding him, according to an August 24, 2017 report in the Northwest Florida Daily News. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office placed the man on the wanted list and issued a warrant for… Read More »

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Florida Gators Players Suspended, May Face Drug Charges

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

A top offensive player for the Florida Gators football team was one of seven members suspended for the first game of the season to take place on September 2, 2017 against University of Michigan. The Tampa Bay Times reports that none of the players has been charged with a crime, but there both rumor… Read More »

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Florida Drug Charges for Cookie Monster Cocaine Crook

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

A traffic stop regarding a non-compliant car license plate soon led Monroe County, Florida officials to discover much more than they expected: A Cookie Monster stuffed toy filled with cocaine. The sheriff’s office stated that the driver was pulled over just after midnight on July 12, 2017, according to an online report from CBS… Read More »

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Florida Senate Votes on Mandatory Minimum Sentencing for Synthetic Drugs

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Florida’s mandatory minimum sentencing structure for certain crimes has been the subject of controversy for years, but lawmakers are currently considering a bill that’s bringing the debate to the forefront once again. According to the Palm Beach Post, the proposed legislation would make it a first-degree felony to traffic in synthetic opioids, such as… Read More »

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High School Football Coach Faces Stiff Penalties for Armed Drug Trafficking in Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

A former assistant football coach at a high school in Titusville, Florida was convicted by a federal jury on February 27, 2017 for his involvement in a scheme to distribute cocaine throughout northern Brevard County. Florida Today reported that the man was arrested last June after a lengthy investigation by the Drug Enforcement Agency… Read More »

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Florida Leads States in License Suspensions for Non-Driving Drug Crimes

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

A recent report from Florida’s Clay Today online publication revealed a trend that will be troubling to anyone convicted of certain drug crimes in the state: Florida is among the top three states in suspending driver’s licenses as a result of drug-related convictions, surpassed only by Michigan and Virginia. The Prison Policy Institute released… Read More »

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