Attorney Elaine E Lukic

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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

Convicted felons in Florida deprived of American right

There are a lot of reasons why having a felony conviction on your record is detrimental to your future. We already know it can make getting a job or renting an apartment tough, for starters.

And in Florida, a felony conviction also can take away one of your rights as an American – the right to vote – even long after your incarceration is over.

According to reporting by NPR, felons regain their voting rights in most states after their sentences have been served. Some states don’t restore the rights until probation and parole periods are over.

That’s not the case in Florida, however.

In the four years that Gov. Charlie Crist spent in office, voting rights were granted again to more than 150,000 Floridians. But in the seven years of the Rick Scott administration that have followed, Florida has gone in reverse. Scott reversed some of Crist’s reforms, and during his time in office, just more than 3,000 convicted felons have had their ability to vote restored.

Florida’s tough laws date back to the Reconstruction Era and require those convicted of a felony to make a special request of state officials to restore those voting rights. With these laws, more than 10 percent of adults in Florida – nearly 1.5 million in all – can’t vote even though they have finished their sentences. More than 20 percent of African-American adults in the state can’t vote under the law.

That law could change, however. A group gathered more than 1 million signatures to qualify a measure for the November ballot that could approve a constitutional amendment restoring voting rights to most felons once their sentence is over.

Felonies are serious crimes with serious repercussions. If you’re facing a felony charge, an experienced defense attorney can work to prove your innocence or provide a vigorous defense. Your future – and perhaps your ability to take part in the American democratic process – is at stake.

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