Attorney Elaine E Lukic

Freedom
A Former Prosecutor — Who Knows How To Win

With 20 years of experience in the criminal justice system, I know how to get positive results for clients who have been charged with a criminal offense. With insider knowledge and a drive to win, I am the attorney defendants turn to when dismissal — and freedom — is their goal.

High Rate Of Dismissals And Acquittals

Recognized by the Equal Justice Foundation for my “high rate of
acquittals and dismissals” in domestic violence cases.

Former Domestic Violence/Sex Assault Prosecutor

With a background in criminal prosecution, I have the know-how and insight
to stand-up for your constitutional rights.

Domestic Violence Defense

Falsely accused? Misunderstood? Targeted by a spiteful significant other?
I can help.

Sexual Assault Defense

I don’t judge. I provide mitigating evidence to the
court to paint a complete, accurate picture.

10 Best 2016 for Client Satisfaction: American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
Top 25 Criminal Trial Lawyers
NACDA Top Ten Ranking 2016
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers | FACDL
10 Best 2016 in Client Satisfaction | American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
Palm Beach Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers | PBACDL
Avvo Rating 10.0: Superb | Top Attorney in Criminal Defense
Lead Counsel Rated | LC
Avvo Client's Choice 2015: Criminal Defense
Top 100 Trail Lawyers | The National Trial Lawyers
Avvo Rating: Superb | Top Attorney in Criminal Defense
Top 25 National Women Trial Lawyers
Lawyers of Distinction 2016 - Five stars
Rated by Super Lawyers: Elaine E Lukic | SuperLawyers.com
Lead Counsel Verified | LC
10 Best 2016 for Client Satisfaction: American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
NACDA Top Ten Ranking 2016
10 Best 2016 in Client Satisfaction | American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
Avvo Rating 10.0: Superb | Top Attorney in Criminal Defense
Avvo Client's Choice 2015 for Criminal Defense
Top 25 Criminal Trial Lawyers
Avvo Rating: Superb | Top Attorney in Criminal Defense
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers | FACDL
Palm Beach Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers | PBACDL
Lead Counsel Verified | LC
Top 100 Trial Lawyers | The National Trial Lawyers
Top 25 National Women Trial Lawyers
Lawyers of Distinction 2018 | Five stars
Rated by Super Lawyers: Elaine E Lukic | SuperLawyers.com
Lead Counsel Verified | LC
"The Highest Rate Of Acquittals and Dismissals"
— Equal Justice Foundation
"The Highest Rate Of Acquittals and Dismissals"
— Equal Justice Foundation

Arrested on a drug charge? It could be an unforeseen blessing

Believe it or not, arrest can be the best thing that happens to someone with a drug addiction. This is why:

1. An arrest can be a wake-up call to both the addict and the addict’s family. Addicts not only often fool family members, but they frequently fool themselves into believing that their addiction isn’t serious. An arrest makes it hard to ignore and continue to hide an addiction.

2. A first arrest is often treated more compassionately and leniently by both police and prosecutors than a subsequent arrest would be. Addicts who don’t have a long history with the law can often negotiate their way into a treatment program in lieu of a criminal conviction or jail time.

3. A significant number of people with addictions also suffer from some form of mental disorder. Many have turned to drugs as a means of self-medicating their condition. Arrest and movement into the justice system can, if handled correctly, get these individuals the mental health treatment that they need, which can ultimately lead to the end of their addiction.

However, there are some unique legal issues faced by people who are diverted into treatment programs instead of a conviction or as part of a deferred-sentencing program. Defendants need to be conscious of the fact that they are still in a somewhat precarious legal position.

That means any defendant who accepts placement in a diversion program that offers detoxification, counseling, rehabilitation and other methods of kicking the addiction needs to keep in mind the following cautions:

  • Do not discuss your ongoing legal situation with your counselor in drug rehab. The counselor is generally responsible to the court and what you say could end up being used against you.
  • Consider asking your attorney if the prosecutor will sign a memorandum of understanding that will protect your rights. If you’re afraid that your treatment won’t be effective unless you reveal potentially incriminating information, that can prevent a prosecutor from using that information against you.

For more information about what you should know or do if you’ve been charged with a drug offense, talk to an attorney today.

Source: National Institutes of Health, “7 Treatment Issues in Pretrial and Diversion Settings,” accessed Aug. 03, 2017

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