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What South Floridians Need to Know About the Opioid Crisis

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

The opioid epidemic has critical implications for the entire US, and Florida has been hit especially hard. The scope of the damage is apparent when you review Florida Department of Health statistics: There has been a 200 percent increase in the number of opioid overdose deaths since 2000; Opioid overdose is the leading cause… Read More »

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Drug Paraphernalia: Florida’s Drug Crime Without the Drugs

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

If you are arrested for drug trafficking, possession, manufacturing, and any other activities involving controlled substances, you probably expect to face serious punishment for a conviction. What you may not know is that you could be charged with Florida drug crimes even when you have none or just trace amounts on your person. The… Read More »

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Are You A Drug Dealer? Florida Law May Say “Yes”

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

To many, the persona of a drug dealer conjures up images of a poorly-dressed, unkempt, strung out social pariah selling crack cocaine in the dark alleys of Fort Lauderdale or other metropolitan areas in South Florida. While this sensationalized image of a drug trafficker is something straight out of old episodes of Miami Vice,… Read More »

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Is The Broward County, FL Drug Court Program Right For You?

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Since its inception in 1991, the Broward County Drug Court Treatment Program has been a positive force in handling certain types of drug crimes cases. The program recognizes that perpetrators of these offenses may often suffer from addiction, and that they may be less likely to fall victim to recidivism by getting treatment instead… Read More »

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The Role Of Drug Recognition Experts In Florida Drugged Driving Cases

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

When you are pulled over by Florida police on suspicion of drunk driving, there are certain examinations they use to obtain more solid evidence of intoxication. A breathalyzer test is the most common, but officers may also request you to perform field sobriety tests. However, the issue of drugged driving is more complicated. Though… Read More »

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Drug Detecting K9 Leads To Charges for Homosassa, FL Woman

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

When a Homosassa, FL woman was pulled over for improper lane maneuvers, she probably never expected that a dog would be the key factor in her arrest on more serious charges. The Citrus County Chronicle reported on the March 28, 2018 incident, when police initially apprehended her for the traffic violation. However, when a… Read More »

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Florida Bill To Reduce Drug-Free School Zones Fails To Pass

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Though opponents and proponents made very persuasive arguments, lawmakers ultimately decided to nix a recent Florida measure that proposed to loosen restrictions on drug crimes in school zones. Senate Bill 570 was indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration on March 10, 2018, having died in the judiciary committee after its original filing date in… Read More »

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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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Medical Necessity Doctrine: How Defendants May Protect Themselves from Being Prosecuted for their Use of Medical Marijuana

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

In November, Florida voters will be able to make a statutory change to the Florida’s current drug laws, more specifically the legalization of medical marijuana. This would have an immense impact on drug laws and their criminalization within the state. The Governor just signed into force the Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act of 2014, which… Read More »

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