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

Falsely accused of domestic violence? Do this now

Once that 911 call has been made alleging domestic violence, the odds are good that someone is going to get arrested.

If that someone is likely to be you, even though you know the claim is a lie, this is what you need to do:

Sit down and remain silent

Running from the scene won’t help. Talking isn’t going to help — and it could seriously hurt your case. Many people don’t realize it, but you can be guilty of domestic violence without even touching someone.

For example, merely blocking your spouse from leaving the room or refusing to give up the car keys while you were in the middle of a heated argument meets the part of Florida’s definition of domestic violence as kidnapping or false imprisonment. Around 70 percent of restraining orders are issued for reasons that are either just that trivial or entirely false.

The moment that you start explaining all of this to the police that arrive on the scene, you’ve just made your attorney’s job much, much harder.

Keep calm and stay polite

Everything you do or say is going to go into a report. So is your demeanor. Do yourself a huge favor and take a few deep breaths and calm yourself down before the police get there. The calmer your presentation and the politer you are, the easier it’s going to be for police to believe that you might just be innocent.

If you have defensive wounds from where you were attacked by the other person, politely ask the police to note the wounds for their records and maybe take some photos. While your attorney will probably do the same thing later, it helps to have these things listed in the official police report.

Again — don’t go into detail about your injuries. Simply say something like, “My girlfriend (or boyfriend) injured me.” That’s all you need to say right now.

Call an attorney and remain vigilant

Call a domestic violence attorney right away for help. He or she will instruct you on everything else that you need to know or do from that point forward when it comes to your case.

Conversations with your attorney are protected from intrusion, but nothing else is. Assume every call and conversation you have in jail is monitored and behave accordingly. Say nothing you don’t want to hear played later for the judge.

Source: www.saveservices.org, “SAVE,” accessed Aug. 31, 2017

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