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Category Archives: Fourth Amendment Rights

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Arrests on the Rise: Were Your Rights Violated?

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

The FBI recently released its annual report on national crime statistics on September 25, 2017, covering the calendar year 2016. The numbers reveal some interesting trends: Murders went up 8.6 percent from 2015; Violent crime, including rape and aggravated assault, increased 4.1 percent; and, Law enforcement officers made 10.7 million arrests covering all types… Read More »

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Florida’s “Stop and Frisk” Law: What Are Your Rights?

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

In our society, we, as citizens, are guaranteed the right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure from the government. This right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure, as defined in the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution, extends protection of that right to persons, as well as their homes,… Read More »

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U.S. Supreme Court To Review State Laws Criminalizing Driver’s Refusal for Warrantless Blood-Alcohol Tests

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Drunk driving has been increasingly criminalized and punished over the last two decades. The safety of our society dictates that harsh punishments should be meted out to those who threaten that safety because they drive while intoxicated. Recently, the extent to which states criminalize drinking and driving has begun to be scrutinized to determine… Read More »

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Florida Passes Bill to Protect Privacy from Private, Public Operators of Drones

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Privacy law in the last few decades has been altered and changed so often in an attempt to keep up with the technological trends and progress that society sees. Unfortunately, there is a significant disconnect between the privacy scope that the law covers and the actual invasions of privacy that occur in our everyday… Read More »

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Proposed Bill Will Prohibit the Use of Tracking Devices by Private Individuals Without Consent

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

The rights of Americans have been codified and outlined within the Constitution and in federal and state laws. The fundamental rights of Americans to be free from invasion by the Government and its agents is espoused within the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution, which prohibits unreasonable search and seizures by the government without probable… Read More »

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Police Use of Range-R Devices: Does Their Use Constitute a Violation of the Fourth Amendment?

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

The Fourth Amendment of the Constitution guarantees all citizens to be free of unreasonable searches and seizures of their papers, effects, and of their home. Hundred of thousands of cases and hundred of thousands of journal pages have been devoted to expounding upon the meaning of what the Fourth Amendment guarantees with regards to… Read More »

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