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

Domestic violence allegations not uncommon in divorce

Divorce isn’t easy, no matter what the circumstances.

But what happens if the person you’re divorcing walks into a Florida police station and accuses you of abuse, even if you know you just barely touched their arm as they walked by you?

You could find yourself in a lot of trouble.

Domestic violence allegations, unfortunately, arise frequently amid a separation or divorce. In many instances, those allegations are shown to be true. But in other cases, especially when one partner is particularly angry and seeking to enact their own justice, the accusations can be completely unfounded. Often allegations are made to try to assure a judge will rule on child custody against the accused parent.

An order of protection against you could follow. It isn’t too hard to get such an order, which means you can have no contact with the accuser. You could be forced to leave your home and your children.

You could be arrested on charges of a Class A misdemeanor if you are accused of violating the order of protection, too.

From the moment you are accused of domestic violence – and certainly no later than the time the order of protection is issued — you’ll need to have a defense attorney on your side. A protection order, even if it was born from false allegations, can have devastating impacts as your divorce proceeds, especially in the child custody arena.

You’ll also want to move quickly to clear your name. You will want to go into court during your divorce or custody proceedings with that protection order dismissed or vacated. You undoubtedly don’t want anything to get in the way of spending time with your children.

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