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Florida DUI Manslaughter Case: Jury Deliberates in Collier County Case

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

A jury in Collier County, FL began deliberations this week in the case of a man charged with DUI manslaughter, according to a report in the Naples Daily News. Prosecutors allege that the accused caused a car accident in December 2015, specifically by rear-ending a truck that was sent over the median. The truck… Read More »

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Manslaughter Charges for Daytona Man Who Fatally Punched Woman

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

A bar fight turned deadly near the International Speedway Boulevard in Daytona Beach, when a man punched a woman in the face after being kicked out of the establishment. According to a police statement published in the Orlando Sentinel on May 2, 2017, the incident occurred because the man made unwanted advances toward the… Read More »

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Attempted Murder Charges Added in Palm Bay, FL Double Murder Case

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Palm Bay police have arrested a male suspect in the shooting deaths of two men in the late afternoon hours of April 21, 2017, according to a report in Florida Today. The motivation behind the double homicide was not immediately clear, though officers described the accused as being enraged at the time he fired… Read More »

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International Extradition Brings Fugitive Back to Tampa to Face Homicide Charges

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

A man who fled the country in an attempt to avoid murder charges was recently returned to the U.S. by officials in Spain via international extradition proceedings, according to a report by the Tampa Bay Reporter. The fugitive is facing numerous charges in connection with a wrong-way car accident in 2012, which killed one… 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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Attempted Murder in Florida: Act Plus Intent

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

A Sarasota County Sheriff’s Deputy is facing multiple charges, including attempted murder, stemming from his relationship with an elderly woman he befriended during a service call in October 2016. According to a Miami Herald report, the man scammed the woman out of $65,000 and gave away her dog on Craigslist in the months that… 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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Mistrial, Second Retrial in Dalia Dippolito Murder-for-Hire Case

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

The murder-for-hire case of Dalia Dippolito took another interesting twist recently as a judge declared a mistrial in her retrial, due to a jury deadlock at three guilty votes and three not guilty votes. According to the Palm Beach Post, the case will now head to a second retrial on charges that Dippolito attempted… Read More »

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Acquittal on Murder Charges Proves A Good Defense Works

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

In a case that shocked business owners along the quaint streets of Historic Downtown Melbourne, FL, a man died in a bar parking lot after an incident involving an altercation with another individual. The matter was ruled a homicide and police arrested the second man after conducting a thorough investigation, which included interviews with… Read More »

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The Parallels between Intimate Terrorism and Mass Terrorism

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

In our day and age when mass shootings have become sadly more and more commonplace, society seeks to determine what the driving forces are behind this new epidemic. After the Orlando shooting, the desire to understand and hopefully resolve these menaces to personal well-being and a sense of security and safety in our day-to-day… Read More »

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