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

Why is questioning forensics important?

If forensic science is misapplied to your case, it could be a chance for you to fight for your freedoms. When evidence is collected, it has to be treated appropriately. If it’s lost or tampered with, there is a possibility to have the evidence restricted and prevented from reaching the court. If that happens, the prosecution may not have enough of a case to charge you.

According to a report, the misapplication of forensic science actually is the second most common factor contributing to wrongful convictions. It is found in around 46 percent of DNA exoneration cases.

Why does that matter to you?

It’s always wise to question DNA evidence and to make sure it is prepared accurately for the case. The misapplication of forensic science could mean that some methods are used that don’t produce consistent results or that the process used hasn’t been previously validated. In both of those cases, it’s within your rights, and a good idea, to question the validity of the DNA used in your case.

It’s also sometimes seen where a forensic analysis is overemphasized during a case. The testimony might overstate the importance of a particular piece of evidence or overstate the accuracy of said evidence. By oversimplifying the evidence and making it seem that there is no other explanation for it than for the accused to have created it, the jury and judge are immediately led to believe that the person in question is guilty or at least somehow involved in whatever the case is about, whether it’s a murder or another kind of case. Your attorney knows how important it is to question evidence, and he or she will take steps to have it carefully evaluated.

Source: Innocence Project, “Misapplication of Forensic Science,” accessed Nov. 02, 2017

Categories

FindLaw Network