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

Detailing Colorado’s drug schedules

Any criminal accusation leveled against a person in Lakewood is a serious manner (particularly when it involves either drug possession or abuse). Indeed, a drug charge can leave one facing potentially stiff criminal penalties while also sullying their reputation and their standing in the community. 

Yet not all drug charges are equal. According to information shared by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as recently as 2017 law enforcement authorities made 1,632,921 drug-related arrests nationwide. Those included in those numbers every year from Colorado will see the penalties they face differ depending on the substance officials accuse them of possessing. 

Different drug schedules for different controlled substances 

Colorado’s Uniform Controlled Substances Act details five distinct drug schedules. The different categories depend on a substance’s recognized medical uses as well as its potential for abuse and for users to develop a dependency on it. They are: 

  • Schedule I: Substances presenting a high potential for abuse with no currently recognized medical uses and whose use is not safe even under medical supervision 
  • Schedule II: Substances presenting a high potential for abuse that do have medically recognized uses and on which users have a high probability of developing a physical or psychological dependency 
  • Schedule III: Substances presenting a lower potential for abuse than the aforementioned schedules that have medically recognized uses and on which users have a moderate to low probability of developing a dependency 
  • Schedule IV: Substances presenting a low potential for abuse with medically recognized uses and on which users have a limited chance of developing a dependency 
  • Schedule V: Substances presenting both the lowest potential for abuse and dependency that have medically recognized uses 

Penalties differing for possession, abuse and intent to distribute 

Drug charges may range from simple possession to abuse. Depending on the quantity allegedly found in one’s possession, law enforcement authorities may also infer an intent to distribute. 

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