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Murder Conviction Overturned: New Trial for Fort Lauderdale, FL Defendant

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

While the allegedly mob-connected murder of a prominent Fort Lauderdale, FL businessman first gained attention in 2000, the case is once again making headlines. The Sun Sentinel reported on September 6, 2018 that the Fourth District Court of Appeals overturned the conviction of Anthony “Little Tony” Ferrari, who was serving a life sentence for… Read More »

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Six Fort Lauderdale Youths Arrested on Felony Charges for Theft, Gun Crimes

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

On June 26, 2017, police announced the arrests of six juveniles, all hailing from Fort Lauderdale, in connection with theft and gun crimes tracing back several weeks. According to West Palm Beach’s CBS 12 News, various law enforcement authorities across South Florida collaborated in order to bring about the arrests on felony charges. Among… Read More »

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Federal Government May Seek Death for Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooter

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Millions of Americans read, watched, or heard about the horror that unfolded at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on January 6, 2017. Esteban Santiago stands accused of shooting nearly a dozen airport travelers, killing five and injuring six, before surrendering to authorities, according to a Miami Herald report. The trial, which will proceed in federal… Read More »

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Penalties for Failure to Appear at a Required Court Date in Fort Lauderdale

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

A months’ long search for a criminal fugitive recently culminated in his arrest on multiple charges in Lee County, Florida. US Marshals finally caught up to the man after he had been on the run since January 2016, according to a report in the Naples Daily News. Originally facing drug trafficking charges, the offender… Read More »

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When Can A Minor Be Charged As An Adult In Fort Lauderdale?

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

The Sun-Sentinel recently reported a story on an armed home invasion in Pompano Beach, and one of the perpetrators of the crime is drawing attention for his age. The Broward County State’s Attorney’s Office has charged a 14-year-old boy as an adult for his role in the home invasion and burglary while carrying a… Read More »

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Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense Attorney Kevin Kulik’s Client Mitchell Kraft Found Not Guilty in Bribery Case

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

It took a Broward jury less than two hours on Tuesday to find Mitchell Kraft not guilty of trying to use his wife’s position on the Broward School Board to benefit a pair of corrupt developers. Kraft, 62, held his breath as the verdicts were read shortly before 5 p.m. He was facing the… Read More »

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An Accidental Death in Fort Lauderdale: Was It Murder? Was It Manslaughter?

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Recently, the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel reported that a 38-year-old man, Richard Gibbon, may have killed his 2-year-old nephew by allowing the child access to his prescription methadone. This death is, it goes without saying, a horrible tragedy. At the same time, it provides an opportunity to consider the difference in legal consequences between… Read More »

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Fort Lauderdale Man Charged with Attempted Murder for Firing on Teens Who Tried to Steal Cars from His Auto Dealership

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

On May 28, 2014, the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel reported that Mr. Jonas Charles, the owner of an automobile dealership, had been arrested on charges of attempted murder for firing a gun at several teenagers who were trying to rob him. In a previous incident, thieves stole two cars right off the lot of Mr…. Read More »

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