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Category Archives: Florida Criminal Law Facts

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Top Crimes Florida Police Will Be Watching for Spring Break 2019

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

It’s Spring Break once again, and Miami’s CBS Channel 4 predicts another huge crowd of young people heading to South Florida to enjoy the Sunshine State’s beaches and warmer weather. As in previous years, law enforcement will be out in force to catch vacationers engaged in criminal activity. A Florida criminal defense attorney can… Read More »

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How to Get Your SCRAM Off – Legally – in Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

If you were recently arrested for DUI or other alcohol-related offenses in Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, or in the surrounding area, the judge in your case may order you to wear a Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor (SCRAM). This requirement is a condition of your release, similar to a bond that you would post… Read More »

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What You Need To Know About Sexual Predator Status In Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Florida law makes a distinction between sexual offenders and sexual predators, and there are different registration requirements depending on the applicable status. The general intent of the Florida Sexual Predators Act is to protect the public, by ensuring proper supervision of offenders who are released into the community, alerting residents, and preventing convicted individuals… Read More »

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The Basics Of Community Control In Florida Criminal Cases

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

An arrest on felony charges may seem to be the end of the world, but there are alternatives to what you think about as far as doing hard core time. Under Florida law, there is an option termed “community control” that allows you certain freedoms. There are many benefits, especially since you may be… Read More »

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Florida Crime: The Latest Weird News Around The Sunshine State

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

The Crime News section of Fort Lauderdale’s Sun-Sentinel is always full of bizarre stories on criminal activity in Florida, and the week of July 16, 2018 was no different. The Sunshine State is renowned for being home to weird, unusual, and strange incidents. Still, regardless of the unique approach offenders may take to engaging… Read More »

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Top Four Myths About Florida Criminal Cases

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Unless you have a legal background, a large part of what you know about the criminal process probably comes from TV and movies. While these depictions may be entertaining, they do not always bear a resemblance to how criminal cases really work. Generally, criminal matters proceed according to the Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure,… Read More »

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How Florida’s Criminal Punishment Scoring System Works

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

In this blog, we have published a wealth of information about Florida criminal offenses, what a prosecutor needs to prove to obtain a conviction, and the punishment an offender may face. Our content mainly presents hypotheticals on the criminal sanctions that may be included in your sentence, because penalties widely vary depending on the… Read More »

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Will Hollywood, FL Nursing Home Owners Face Charges For Culpable Negligence?

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Countless tragic stories have been in the headlines since Hurricane Irma descended upon Florida, but the 10 elderly residents who died in a Hollywood, Florida nursing home has gained nationwide attention. More recently, Fox News reports that there actually be criminal charges against the facility’s owner and/or members of the staff. As the Florida… Read More »

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OJ Simpson to be Released: Florida Law on Parole

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

After serving more than eight years on charges related to an armed robbery attempt in Las Vegas, celebrity-athlete O.J. Simpson received word that he would be released by the Nevada parole board. According to a July 20, 2017 report in the Miami Herald, Simpson will be paroled from Lovelock Correctional Center in Pershing County,… Read More »

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Social Media Helps Capture Two Teens Captured in Florida Crime Spree

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Two teens found out the hard way that crime and posting on social media don’t mix, as the pair was arrested by police after a two-day spree of hit-and-run incidents, multiple burglaries and theft. Walton County, Florida’s ABC News Channel 3 WEARTV reported that the two, both 18 years old and from Texas, are… Read More »

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