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Failing To Register Under Florida’s Sex Crimes Laws

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Even once you serve your time and complete your sentence for a conviction on sex offenses in Florida, there are ongoing requirements under state law. If you fail to register as a sexual offender or predator, the consequences are severe. Regardless of whether you made a simple mistake, noncompliance with the registration statute is… Read More »

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Most Florida Crime Down In 2017; Rapes On The Rise

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

A recent report on crime in Florida is encouraging, revealing 2017 to be the lowest rate since officials began maintaining such records 47 years ago. According to a May 22, 2018 article published by Southwest Florida’s NBC News Channel 2, the total crime dropped by 4.5 percent and the numbers from nearly every classification… Read More »

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Sexual Harassment May Be Added To List Of Florida Sex Crimes

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

The #MeToo movement that has swept the nation has also had a major impact in Florida, which recently became one of the first states in the US to propose rewriting state sex crimes laws to include sexual harassment as a criminal offense. According to a February 1, 2018 article in The Tampa Bay Times,… Read More »

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Former Jacksonville, FL Officer Charged With Soliciting

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

A former Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office employee is facing solicitation charges after approaching an undercover officer and requesting to engage in sex acts, according to a February 16, 2018 report posted by Action News Jacksonville. The accused man was booked into the Duval County Jail after the incident, which occurred outside a convenience store around… Read More »

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Crime Generally Down, But Rape On The Rise In Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement recently issued a report that included both good and bad news for residents and visitors to the Sunshine State: According to a November 22, 2017 article in the Sun-Sentinel, crime rates are dropping, but the incidence of rape is on the rise. The study covered all reported crimes… Read More »

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Pre-Arrest Rights of a Suspect in Florida Sex Crimes Case

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

A sexual assault case has been under investigation at Florida Gulf Coast University since officials became aware of the incident on July 7, 2017, according to South Florida’s News-Press.com. The victim reported the crime to her resident assistant, who passed on the allegations to the University Police Department with the intent of having the… Read More »

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Huge Bond Set in Abuse Case: Florida Woman Must Post Cash

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Another bond hearing marks the most recent development in the saga of a Florida woman, who is facing hundreds of abuse and sex crimes charges she allegedly committed upon her foster, adopted, and biological children. A reported by The Sun Sentinel, the accused was arrested in July 2016 in Cape Coral, prompting officials to… Read More »

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Infecting Another with HIV Could Mean Capital Punishment in Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

As the 35th anniversary of the discovery of the virus that causes AIDS approaches, Florida lawmakers will weigh new legislation that makes certain behavior a capital crime, according to a recent report in Florida Politics. The bill would amend a law that’s currently on the books, which makes it a crime to knowingly spread… Read More »

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Bill May Increase Penalties for Undocumented Immigrants Who Commit Florida Crimes

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Florida lawmakers recently advanced a bill that would increase penalties for certain classes of violent offenses and sex crimes if the defendant is an undocumented immigrant, according to a report in Florida Politics dated March 27, 2017. The law previously passed the Justice Appropriations Subcommittee, but it faces stiff opposition from various civil rights… Read More »

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Human Trafficking on the Rise in Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

The Palm Beach Post recently reported on a disturbing trend that’s developing in Florida: Human trafficking is on the rise, with 1,900 reports across the state in 2016. According to the Department of Children and Families, that figure represents a 54 percent increase as compared to 2015. The incidents put Florida at number three… Read More »

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