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Recent Gun Crimes Case Prompts Reminder of Key Florida Gun Laws

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

More than a year after the mass shooting in Parkland, FL, officials demonstrated that they’re quite serious about pursuing criminal charges against individuals who bring firearms on school grounds. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reported on one such case in an April 9, 2019 article, which involved a man who brought an AK-47 to a… Read More »

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Serious Charges for Carrying a Gun in a Florida Airport

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Floridians take their Second Amendment rights very seriously, but they also recognize that they have the responsibilities to comply with state statutes on concealed carry licensing and other requirements. One such law relates to airports, as it is unlawful to carry firearms within secured areas. Regardless of whether you have a permit, guns are… Read More »

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A Close Look At Florida’s Concealed Carry Laws

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Hardly a day goes by without hearing about guns and gun control in the US, leaving some people confused about the status of their Second Amendment rights. In Florida, the laws on firearm possession and use are relatively straightforward: It is illegal to openly carry a gun and you cannot carry a concealed firearm… Read More »

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Naples, FL Woman Arrested On Concealed Firearm Charges

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

A Florida woman was arrested at Southwest Florida International Airport after airport security discovered a firearm in her luggage during the bag screening process. The Naples Daily News reported on October 5, 2017 that an x-ray machine showed what appeared to be a gun, and officials pulled the woman aside into a private screening… Read More »

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Five Men in Custody for Armed Robbery and Gun Crimes in Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Five men are in custody for armed robbery and various other crimes after they were foiled by the owner of the home they were attempting to rob. According to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office, there was a report of a suspicious person with a rifle was poking around the dwelling in the early morning… Read More »

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Florida’s “Joker” Arrested on Gun Crimes Charges

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

In a bizarre incident that occurred May 23, 2017 in Miami, a man resembling the “Joker” from the Batman comic series was arrested on weapons charges for brandishing a gun and pointing it at passing cars. The Palm Beach Post reported that police responded to a call regarding the man, who sported green hair… Read More »

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Stand Your Ground Hearing Underway in Florida Movie Shooting Case

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

The defendant in a highly publicized Tampa Bay murder case took the stand February 27, 2017, explaining his version of the facts that led to him shooting and killing a man in a movie theater back in 2014. The Tampa Bay Times reported on the Stand Your Ground hearing, which is a preliminary proceeding… Read More »

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Florida Drive-By Shooting Could Lead to Criminal Charges

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

A drive-by shooting in Palm Bay, Florida left two people injured recently in a late night incident on February 1, 2017. According to a Florida Today report, the car carrying the victims was traveling west on Palm Bay Road at the Interstate 95 overpass when a vehicle pulled up next to it. The driver… Read More »

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Man Arrested on Weapons Charges After Accidental Shooting Death of Child, 5

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

In a tragic accident on February 4, 2017, an eight-year-old boy shot two other children with a gun he found in the Jacksonville, Florida home where the three had been left alone. According to News 4 JAX, just one shot was fired by the boy, but it was enough to kill his five-year-old sister… Read More »

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Cases Involving “Stand Your Ground” Defense on the Rise in Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law gained nationwide attention in connection with the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin case a few years back, but this defense to murder was in the news more recently for another reason: The Wall Street Journal covered the results of a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association –… Read More »

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