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How Alcohol Affects Your Body And Florida DUI Cases

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Motorists are well-aware that Florida drunk driving laws are tough, but you may not fully understand the reasons for such harsh treatment. Put simply, officials discovered decades ago that consuming high amounts of alcohol can have extreme effects on the human body. A driver becomes dangerous to others after a few drinks, so Florida’s… Read More »

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Four Strange Ways To Get A DUI In South Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

There are the Florida DUI roadside stops that you expect: If you are speeding and erratically changing lanes, then blow through a stop sign while chugging a bottle of booze, police WILL pull you over. However, there are many other legal details contained within the language of Florida’s statute on drunk driving, and many… Read More »

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Myths About Equipment Violations And Florida DUI Stops

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

You already know that the penalties for violating Florida’s statute on driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI), are harsh. You could face fines and jail time if convicted, plus you are looking at a lengthy driver’s license suspension that could severely impact your employment and personal freedoms. What you may not realize is… Read More »

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What Happens If I Refuse A Breathalyzer Test In Florida?

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Every US state has a law stipulating that a driver assents to be tested for alcohol if requested by police, which is in exchange for driving privileges. The specifics of Florida’s implied consent statute provide that anyone who uses state roads is deemed to have agreed to a blood, breath, or urine test to… Read More »

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Tips to Prepare for Your License Suspension Hearing After a Florida DUI

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Every Florida DUI arrest triggers two separate legal processes in terms of sanctions, one of which is the criminal case. Driving drunk is against the law, so you could be sentenced to a maximum of six months in prison and a $500 to $1,000 fine for a conviction. However, there are also the sanctions… Read More »

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4 Reasons You Need a Florida DUI Defense for a Drunk Driving Case

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) remains vigilant and active when it comes to apprehending motorists who violate state laws in driving under the influence of alcohol. Uniform Crime Reports cover the results of these efforts by FDLE, revealing that there are almost 6,300 DUI arrests every year in the judicial circuits of… Read More »

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5 Quick Facts About CDL DUIs in Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

If you hold a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), you are probably aware that drunk driving laws apply to you differently as compared to other motorists. In fact, Florida law includes a separate section for CDL holders arrested for DUI, and the implications are harsh. Not only do you face some of the same penalties… Read More »

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Reasons a Florida Drunk Driving Case Goes to Trial

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) reports that there were more than 32,000 people charged with driving under the influence of alcohol in 2018, a figure that generally coincides with the drunk driving arrest totals for previous years. However, the path these cases take after arrest varies widely. Many are resolved through a… Read More »

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4 Ways a DUI is Charged as a Felony in Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

You know that Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is a criminal offense in Florida, but there are additional details you may not realize. One aspect of the case is administrative in nature and affects your driver’s license, which could be suspended. Plus, drunk driving is also a crime, so there is a second type… Read More »

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4 Types of Evidence That Can Make or Break a Florida DUI Case

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Under Florida’s statute on driving under the influence of alcohol, there are two scenarios in which you could be convicted for drunk driving: Your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was in excess of .08 percent as determined by a chemical test; or, You were intoxicated by alcohol to the extent that your normal capabilities were… Read More »

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