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How to Fight Stalking Charges in Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Though harassment, following, or intimidating another person may seem harmless because there is no physical contact, stalking is still a serious crime. Certain types of conduct can even be charged as a felony, punishable by prison, fines, probation, and other penalties. A Florida criminal defense attorney can tell you more about stalking offenses and… Read More »

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Statutes of Limitations in Florida Criminal Cases

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

You may hear the term “statute of limitations” in connection with Florida criminal cases, but may not give much thought to what it means. In many situations, a person is arrested for a crime at the scene or within a short amount of time later. Florida’s statute of limitations is so far off that… 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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Restoration Of Voting Rights After Felony Conviction In Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

A controversial area of Florida law is once again in the spotlight, as proponents of a bill that restores felon voting rights made it through the last hurdle necessary to address the issue via a constitutional amendment. The Orlando Sentinel reported that Floridians for Fair Democracy gathered the number of signatures necessary to place… Read More »

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Additional Counts For Using A Phone In The Commission Of A Felony in Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

A Key Largo man arrested on October 25, 2017 on drug charges will face additional counts for using a two-way communications device to facilitate a felony, according to a recent report from online news source KeyNews.com. A Monroe County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson stated that the allegations stem from three separate incidents where the man… Read More »

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Hit & Run Among Multiple Charges In Citrus County, FL Police Chase

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

The charges are adding up in the case of an Ocala man who led police officers on a high-speed chase through Sumter County, Florida, which ended in the death of a woman struck by the offender’s vehicle. An August 24, 2017, Citrus County Chronicle report states that the man was fleeing officers in a… Read More »

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Felony Charges for Accused in Melbourne, FL Prostitution Sting

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

On April 21, 2017, a spokesperson representing the Melbourne Police Department announced the arrests of three women on charges involving prostitution, according to a Florida Today report. The trio was apprehended in connection with an ongoing sting operation targeting known prostitutes, which law enforcement officials vowed to continue. The arrests occurred on the northern… Read More »

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Florida’s Sentencing System Under Attack

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Several decades after the civil rights movement swept the country, it seems that Florida’s sentencing system is still treating certain minority offenders differently as compared to white people convicted of the same crimes. Sarasota’s Herald-Tribune issued a report based upon a year-long investigation into the state’s laws regarding punishment, finding that blacks are given… Read More »

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Statute of Limitations on Florida Criminal Cases: An Overview

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Officials at the Broward County Sheriff’s Office in Fort Lauderdale must have been shocked when they received a call from an out-of-state police department, stating that a man was confessing to a murder he committed in 2002. As reported by Fox News, the man has been extradited to Florida to face charges in the… Read More »

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Motion Practice in Florida Felony DUI Cases

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Any DUI conviction includes different penalties under Florida law, but the offense rises to the level of a felony under certain circumstances, including: A third DUI within ten years; A fourth DUI overall; A DUI accident that caused another person bodily harm; and, A DUI accident that caused death. When any of these situations… Read More »

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