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

Hundreds of drug cases quietly dropped in Florida

After reviewing over 250 drug cases handled by a corrupt former sheriff’s deputy, more than 100 charges were dropped, and the sentences of eight people were vacated. Several people have also filed lawsuits against the former deputy. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating.

The officer’s credibility was destroyed after body cam footage came to light that showed him using a roadside test to determine if a substance he allegedly obtained from a suspect’s vehicle included methamphetamines. After the roadside test turned pink — indicating that there were no drugs in the bag — he shrugged, announced that it was “blue” and told the suspect that he was being arrested and his car impounded. He continued to press the suspect to admit to having drugs, even as the suspect tearfully denied the charges.

This wasn’t the first time that particular officer had been caught on tape doing something similar. Some time before that incident, he was filmed planting what appeared to be a small bag of drugs in a woman’s car during a traffic stop — and then arresting her for it.

Numerous people have stepped forward alleging that they were framed by the dishonest officer in yet another Florida law enforcement scandal. In 2018, three Florida officers went to jail after it was discovered they intentionally arrested poor, young black men for unsolved robberies — knowing they were innocent — just to keep their clearance rate at 100 percent.

Incidents like this show how important it is to have an experienced defense attorney handling your drug case. All too often, officers can lie or fabricate evidence in order to get a conviction. Even body cam videos can’t protect innocent citizens from a wrongful conviction when nobody’s watching the footage.

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