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Overview of the Federal Drug Crimes Court Process

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

There are two overlapping criminal justice systems in Florida, those based upon state law and others which proceed at the federal level. Both systems are very similar, but there are significant differences when it comes to criminal court procedures. For the 139,541 people arrested for federal drug crimes in Florida in 2018 – such… Read More »

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Your Vape Pen Could Lead to Serious Drug Charges in Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Vaping is incredibly popular as a means of consuming marijuana by qualifying medical patients and recreational users in Florida. It’s convenient and distributes less aroma, and the equipment is readily available. However, while other US states have made pot legal for both medical and recreational use, marijuana remains a Schedule I controlled substance in… Read More »

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Are Changes on the Way for Drug Sentencing in Florida?

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Florida lawmakers continue to address and take action on criminal reform measures, the most recent example being a bill to modify penalties for convictions on certain drug crimes. South Florida’s NBC news affiliate Channel 6 provided an overview in a January 16, 2020 article, outlining how the proposal would change current punishment for drug… Read More »

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Florida Laws on Drug Trafficking v. Intent to Distribute

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Though many people mistakenly assume that drug trafficking and possession of drugs with intent to sell involve the same or similar charges, Florida law draws a clear distinction between the two. Not only is the difference key to what prosecutors need to prove to support a conviction, but it’s also critical when it comes… Read More »

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Serious Drug Crimes Mean Harsh Penalties in Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Even as general attitudes regarding use of controlled substances has become more relaxed in recent years, many drug crimes still involve serious charges and harsh punishment in Florida. In 2018 alone, Florida Department of Law Enforcement arrested 134,396 individuals for violations of state controlled substances laws. A conviction could lead to years in prison,… Read More »

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What To Do If Your Child Was Arrested at School for Florida Drug Charges

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

As a parent, you dread the moment that you get a phone call informing you that your child has been arrested for drug-related criminal activity at school. You may be angry at your son or daughter for making a poor decision, but it’s important to understand that your parental guidance has perhaps never been… Read More »

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The New Pot Breathalyzer and How It Affects Florida DUI Laws

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Florida law enforcement has relied upon breathalyzer technology for decades as part of the strategy to combat drunk driving. These devices are the preferred, non-invasive method for chemically analyzing the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of a motorist suspected of DUI. Soon, the criminal justice community may have access to similar technology in the fight… Read More »

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Disney Guest Arrested for Drug Possession: Concerns About CBD Oil and Drug Charges

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

The arrest of a Disney guest on drug charges made headlines across the country, and a May 15, 2019 article in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel outlined the details. As a 69-year-old woman was going through security and bag check at the Magic Kingdom, her small bottle of cannabis-based CBD oil caught the attention of… Read More »

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Strategies for Fighting Drug Recognition Expert Evidence

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Faced with disturbing statistics on drugged driving accidents, the law enforcement community will be cracking down on drug crimes in Florida and across the US. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, 44 percent of victims killed in car accidents tested positive for controlled substances. This figure is up 28 percent from just one… Read More »

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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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