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6 Legal Strategies for Defending Florida Sex Crimes Charges

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Being charged with a sex crime is stressful, and knowing that you face serious penalties for a conviction can be agonizing. Incarceration, fines, registration as a sexual offender or predator are just a few of the consequences. Due to the serious nature of sex offenses, you can be sure that authorities aggressively pursue allegations…. Read More »

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Are All Florida Sex Crimes Felony Offenses?

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

While you might expect that the serious nature of Florida sex crimes would always lead to the most severe charges, not all offenses are felonies. The distinction between misdemeanor and felony is an important one, since only certain felonies trigger the requirement to register as a sex offender under Florida law – in addition… Read More »

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Application of Florida’s Statute of Limitations in Sex Crimes Cases

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

You’re probably generally aware of how the statute of limitations works in Florida criminal cases. In sum, members of the criminal justice community must file charges against you within a certain amount of time after an alleged offense. If they don’t, you have a defense in court if you’re arrested. For the most part,… Read More »

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Online Prostitution is Still a Sex Crime in Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Prostitution and related sex crimes bring up images of seedy street corners and dirty alleyways, but the fact is that these transactions increasingly take place online. Several resources, many posing as “dating” websites, provide a platform for parties to communicate and set up a meeting for sexual activity. The Florida criminal justice community has… Read More »

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Overview of Sex Offender Probation in Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

If you’ve been arrested for certain sex crimes and meet eligibility rules, you may qualify for a form of sex offender probation in Florida that allows you to avoid jail time by complying with the legal terms and conditions. The prosecuting attorney may be willing to make the recommendation, and the judge could be… Read More »

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Crimes That Require Registration as a Sex Offender in Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

If you’ve been arrested for certain sex crimes, you may already be aware that a conviction carries severe criminal penalties, including prison time, fines, and probation. However, for some of these offenses, Florida’s statute on sex offender registration also applies. You must strictly comply with the requirements, and there are serious sanctions for violating… Read More »

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Bill to Fight Human Trafficking May Change Key Florida Sex Crimes Laws

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

In the continued effort to crack down on human trafficking in Florida, lawmakers recently passed a law that takes a new approach to protecting victims. According to a May 13, 2019 article published by Miami’s CBS News Channel 4, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the bill to establish a statewide registry for individuals who engage… Read More »

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Arrest in Decades-Old Florida Sex Crimes Case Based on DNA Evidence

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Though it took decades of investigative work and thorough analysis of DNA evidence, police recently made an arrest in a Florida sex crimes case dating back to 1983. According to an Orlando Sentinel report, the man stands accused of abducting a woman at knifepoint and raping her after accosting her on a bicycle. The… Read More »

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Human Trafficking In Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Human trafficking is a crime that occurs in every state, but Florida is near the top of the list among all US states for calls on this type of offense. According to the National Human Trafficking Hotline (NHTH), Florida ranks third for the number of calls based upon location; at the city level, Orlando… Read More »

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Florida Grand Jury Indicts Man On Sex Crimes Charges

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

A man accused of various sexual offenses involving children made his first appearance in a Fort Lauderdale courtroom on June 8, 2018 after being indicted by a federal grand jury in May. The former teaching assistant and girls’ softball coach allegedly coerced minors into engaging in sexually explicit conduct for purposes of capturing images,… Read More »

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