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First 5 Things To Do After a Florida DUI Arrest

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Everyone makes mistakes, but law enforcement and prosecutors aren’t very sympathetic when it comes to those who violate Florida’s statute on driving under the influence. There’s little you can do to talk your way out of a DUI arrest at the scene, but you can take action to positively affect your case going forward…. Read More »

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The Chronology of a DUI Trial in Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

If you were arrested on drunk driving charges under Florida’s DUI statute, it may be possible to enter into a plea bargain, diversion program, or other arrangements at the early stages of the criminal process. Still, if you cannot resolve the case by agreement, you will go on to a full trial and the… Read More »

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How Does My “Business Purposes Only” Driver’s License Work in Florida?

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Any violation of Florida’s drunk driving laws means an automatic suspension of your driver’s license, so may not be able to legally operate a vehicle for a minimum 180 days – even for a first-time offense. However, If you are eligible and retain a skilled Florida DUI defense attorney to assist, a court could… Read More »

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Calculating the True Cost of a Florida DUI Conviction

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

gh you probably know that you will be fined for a Florida DUI conviction, you may also be paying additional costs you did not expect. Florida’s statute on driving under the influence outlines the various penalties, but it does not provide details on additional expenses. A Florida DUI defense attorney can explain the extensive… Read More »

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Police Body Cam Footage as Evidence in a Florida Criminal Case

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Law enforcement departments in Fort Lauderdale and throughout Florida are increasing their use of body cameras for two primary reasons: To provide the criminal court system with more accurate evidence regarding the interactions between officers and individuals they detain as part of a stop or investigation; and, To heighten accountability, as many departments come… Read More »

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Chronology of a Florida DUI Case

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

If you were arrested for violating Florida’s drunk driving laws, there is a long way to go through the process of actually being convicted for DUI. The proceedings are quite complex, so it can be a challenge to understand the timeline and rules that apply at different stages. Unless you have a legal background,… Read More »

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Top 5 Reasons You May Get Pulled Over for a DUI in Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

You are already aware that the best way to avoid an arrest for drunk driving in Florida is to not get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol. However, it is also helpful to understand the reasons police may pull you over, so you will not expose yourself to the risk of getting charged with… Read More »

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Three Key Pieces of Evidence in a Florida DUI Case

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

You may have been charged with drunk driving, but your arrest is only the beginning of a Florida DUI case. A conviction is very different from an arrest, which only requires the law enforcement officer to have probable cause. A prosecutor needs a higher level of solid, credible evidence to prove that you are… Read More »

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Florida Drunk Driving Laws for Commercial Drivers (CDL)

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Florida laws are harsh on driving under the influence (DUI) for all motorists, but they are even more severe when the driver holds a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). If you operate a semi truck, you are held to a higher standard because of the size of the vehicle and the potential to cause devastating… Read More »

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When is a DUI a Felony in Florida?

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

You may know that Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is a crime in Florida and has legal implications for your driver’s license. However, you may not be aware that a DUI can be a felony under certain circumstances. When charged as a felony as compared to a misdemeanor, the fines are higher, the potential… Read More »

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