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How Can I Keep My Breathalyzer Test Results Out of a Florida DUI Court Case?

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

It’s hard to remember a time when the law enforcement community was NOT cracking down on drunk driving. In fact, in 2018, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reports that police arrested 4,043 people in Broward County alone. Obviously, breathalyzer test results are usually key for prosecutors in getting convictions against… Read More »

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Common Grounds for Dismissing DUI Charges in Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

The best possible outcome in a drunk driving case is to get the charges dismissed as early on in the process as possible, well before your trial. Typically, this occurs through pretrial motions, which are covered under the Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure. The basis of such a motion to dismiss is the argument… Read More »

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When Drunk Driving Can Lead to an Aggravated DUI in Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

You’re probably well-aware that there can be severe implications for violating Florida’s statute on Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Jail time, a driver’s license suspension, fines, and many other collateral consequences can result from a drunk driving conviction. However, what you may not know is that there can be even more serious penalties if… Read More »

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Don’t Believe the Myths About Drunk Driving in Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Despite the availability of information via the internet, misconceptions about drunk driving abound. Word-of-mouth can be the most damaging, even from sources you trust. It’s possible that some erroneous information contributed to the 4,043 arrests for DUI in Broward County in 2018, according to data collected by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and… Read More »

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What Happens to My Driver’s License After Florida Drunk Driving Arrest?

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

They say “to err is human,” but there are high stakes when a mistake leads to an arrest for violating Florida’s statute on Driving Under the Influence (DUI). If convicted, you face potential imprisonment and fines, but there are also implications for your driver’s license. When you’re unable to legally driver, there are considerable… Read More »

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Miranda Warnings in Florida DUI Cases

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Many people are aware of Miranda warnings from watching TV or movies, but they take on new meaning when you’re the one being arrested for violating Florida’s law on drunk driving. The term comes from the landmark US Supreme Court case of Miranda v. Arizona, which established the rule that police must advise a… Read More »

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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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