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Category Archives: Hit and Run Defense

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Hit & Run Among Multiple Charges In Citrus County, FL Police Chase

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

The charges are adding up in the case of an Ocala man who led police officers on a high-speed chase through Sumter County, Florida, which ended in the death of a woman struck by the offender’s vehicle. An August 24, 2017, Citrus County Chronicle report states that the man was fleeing officers in a… Read More »

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Hit-and-Run is a Crime in Florida: You May Have a Defense

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

While it won’t bring back the victim of a fatal collision, the driver in a Fort Myers hit-and-run car accident has been identified and police are still pursuing the suspect. As reported by NBC 2 First, the victim was a pedestrian walking along a roadway when he was struck by the suspect’s vehicle. The… Read More »

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Florida Supreme Court Defines What “Involved in a Crash” Means in a Hit-and-Run Scenario

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

In Florida, hit-and-run statutes have become increasingly more stringent with more serious punishments as a result. When a car is involved in a collision, the driver must stop the vehicle at the site of the crash and must remain at the scene as he or she has a duty to provide information about the… Read More »

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The Inadvertent Use of Technology to Out Drivers Involved in Hit-and-Runs

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Over the last two decades, the revving up of technological advances has changed the way that we live our lives. Our technology and the GPS-systems that are included in many of our electronic devices have a way of monitoring our behavior for the better or for the worse. Courts have begun to use the… Read More »

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Florida Law Takes Tougher Stance on Hit-and-Run Accidents

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

This summer, Florida lawmakers have taken a tougher stand on hit-and-run drivers with new legislation. The Aaron Cohen Life Protection Act was signed into law by Governor Rick Scott in June 2014, which increases the penalties against drivers who flee the scene of an accident. The bill, which was proposed by state Senator Miguel… Read More »

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Changes to Florida’s Hit-and-Run Laws

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

This past month, Governor Rick Scott signed a bill into law that will increase the penalties for hit-and-run drivers throughout Florida. As the Miami Herald reported this Thursday, Governor Scott held a ceremonial bill-signing to draw attention to the law, called the Aaron Cohen Life Protection Act. The law took effect on July 1, and imposes a four-year mandatory-minimum prison sentence for drivers convicted of… Read More »

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