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South Florida Group Says Sex Offender Registry Goes Too Far

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Florida has some of the most restrictive sex crimes laws on the books, but a South Florida group is putting pressure on lawmakers to make changes to the sexual offender registry system. Members of the Florida Action Committee think that various aspects of the laws are too broad and don’t account for lesser offenses… Read More »

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How Age Impacts Sex Crimes Involving Children

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

The trial of a man that spent almost four years on the run from authorities recently concluded with a guilty verdict for crimes involving sex with children, reported Southwest Florida’s WINK News. The defendant was accused of molesting two minors under the age of 12 back in 2012, but he fled the US when… Read More »

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Unregistered Sex Offender Apprehended at McDonald’s Drive-Through

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Being inebriated and falling asleep at the wheel at a McDonald’s drive-through can lead to serious consequences for drunk driving. However, doing so as an unregistered sex offender can really get you in legal trouble in Florida. As the Miami Herald reported, a man passed out after placing an order at the fast food… Read More »

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Probable Cause Affidavit for Arrest in Florida Sex Crimes

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

A couple was recently arrested for sex crimes in Florida after the teen victim alerted authorities to ongoing incidents of abuse, according to a report published by Tampa Bay’s ABC Action News. Police opened the investigation in June after the girl called police, and charges were filed against the man and his wife based… Read More »

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What Florida Sex Crime Charges Will Secret Service Officer Face?

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

A Secret Service agent returned from DC to Florida recently to appear in court and face charges related to his conduct in “sexting” with a minor. As reported by The Sun Sentinel, the agent attempted to solicit sex from undercover officers whom he thought were underage girls. Authorities have not yet revealed all the… Read More »

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Should College Campuses Be Required to Use the Same Standard of Guilt as a Criminal Court Would for Allegations of Sexual Assault?

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Colleges in the last few years have made significant strides in their attempt at cracking down on sexual assault and rape on their campuses. The Department of Justice estimates that almost 1 out of 5 females on a college campus will be a victim of sexual assault or an attempted sexual assault during their… Read More »

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Human Trafficking to Join the List of Felonies that Predicate The Felony Murder Rule in Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Over the last decade, there has been a significant push in the United States and worldwide to curb the prevalence and impact of human trafficking. Investigations into human trafficking has revealed how significant and pervasive the practice really is, especially in United States, and in particular in Florida. Tampa, for example, has been cited… Read More »

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Florida Taxpayers Could Be Required to Fund Transition-Related Medical Treatments to Civilly Committed Sex Offenders

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

When a person has been convicted of a crime and sentenced to prison for a period of time, for the duration of the sentence the convict is only able to exercise a limited number of rights. Our criminal system provides that when a person commits a crime, the state determines that the person may… Read More »

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Sex Offenders May Soon Have Their Passports Marked and Their International Travel Limited

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

In our criminal justice system, once you have been charged and convicted of a felony, you are required to serve your time. Once you have been released, there generally is a period of probation where your actions are monitored to ensure that you have been rehabilitated and are no longer a threat to society…. Read More »

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Florida Attorney General Announces Thousands of Rape Kits Remain Untested Over; A Backlog over Several Years

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi made an announcement early September 2015 shedding light on a considerable backlog of DNA evidence collected as part of sexual assault exams that remain untested. Bondi estimated that thousands of these rape kit DNA samples that span for years have been waiting in line to be tested due to… Read More »

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