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Non-Jail Options for Florida DUI Cases

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

If you were arrested for violating Florida’s statute on driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI), you probably know that you face many different punishment scenarios. Being a criminal offense, a drunk driving conviction could even lead to jail time depending on the circumstances. The last thing you want is to be… Read More »

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Chain of Custody in Florida Criminal Cases

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

When you’ve been arrested on criminal charges, you may not think too much about the path that incriminating evidence takes from the scene of the crime to the courtroom. However, this “chain of custody” is an extremely crucial factor in a criminal case. The basis of the concept comes from the Florida Evidence Code,… Read More »

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List of Florida Gun Crimes & Penalties

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

If you were arrested for a gun crime, you probably already have a general idea of the serious nature of the charges. However, the specifics are far more complex. Florida has an entire chapter of the criminal code dedicated to “Weapons and Firearms,” which incorporates definitions on unlawful possession, illegal use, and similar offenses…. Read More »

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Grace Period is Over: Police Will Be Enforcing Florida’s Hands-Free Law

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

The news regarding Florida’s new hands-free statute made headlines when it went into effect last July, since it made many changes to how motorists can interact with the phones and other electronic devices while driving. However, many people weren’t aware that several law enforcement departments in the state were granting drivers a grace period… Read More »

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Pitfalls and Precautions on Going Pro Se in a Florida Criminal Case

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

When you’ve been charged with a crime in Florida and are considering your options for legal representation, you may be tempted to go pro se – represent yourself – during various stages of your case. Since the enactment of the Judiciary Act of 1789, individuals have had the constitutional right to handle their own… Read More »

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Do I Need to Hire My Own Attorney to Fight Embezzlement Charges?

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

When you hear the term embezzlement, you may think of an offense that only applies to high-powered corporate executives and stockbrokers on Wall Street. While it is considered a white collar crime, this particular form of misconduct is far more complicated than typical fraud charges. Plus, because of its unique characteristics, you can run… Read More »

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Overview of Underage Drunk Driving Laws in Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Regardless of Florida laws that prohibit individuals under age 21 from drinking alcohol, statistics reveal that drunk driving is still a problem among underage drivers. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that alcohol is a factor in more than one third of fatal crashes involving motorists aged 16-20 years old. A few years… Read More »

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Online Prostitution is Still a Sex Crime in Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Prostitution and related sex crimes bring up images of seedy street corners and dirty alleyways, but the fact is that these transactions increasingly take place online. Several resources, many posing as “dating” websites, provide a platform for parties to communicate and set up a meeting for sexual activity. The Florida criminal justice community has… Read More »

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Common Questions About Downward Departures in Florida Criminal Cases

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

If you’ve been arrested on criminal charges, you may already be wondering about the sentence you’ll face for a conviction. While you’re probably aware that the severity of the crime affects your jail time and fines, you may not know the details about how sentencing works in Florida. Depending on the offense, a judge… Read More »

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Serious Drug Crimes Mean Harsh Penalties in Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Even as general attitudes regarding use of controlled substances has become more relaxed in recent years, many drug crimes still involve serious charges and harsh punishment in Florida. In 2018 alone, Florida Department of Law Enforcement arrested 134,396 individuals for violations of state controlled substances laws. A conviction could lead to years in prison,… Read More »

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