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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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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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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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