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

You can defend yourself from a restraining order request

Those facing accusations of domestic violence may find themselves involved in the legal system for one of three reasons. The state may prosecute them, they may need to fight for custody of their children, or they may face a restraining order request. 

Of those three risks, the restraining order may seem like the least serious. However, a restraining order could influence the state to bring criminal charges against you or even impact the outcome of your custody dispute. 

You don’t need to wait for the courts to order you to move to a new home or restrict your right to freely visit wherever you want. You can defend yourself against a restraining order request before it brings consequences. 

The burden of proof is on the person seeking the order

For someone to secure a permanent restraining order in Colorado, they need some kind of compelling evidence that their safety is at risk or at least they believe they are in danger. The victim’s perception of things may matter more than the intent of the accused party. For example, someone can take your text messages or emails out of context and make it sound like you had stalked or threatened them when you were just joking around in your usual way. 

Although you may not be able to prevent someone from securing a temporary restraining order, you can probably defend against their attempt for a permanent restraining order. Finding witnesses to speak to your relationship history, collecting your own evidence and presenting your best side in court can all potentially help you avoid a restraining order and the secondary consequences that it will carry for you. 

Taking proactive steps to protect yourself when accused of domestic violence can protect your freedom, your reputation and your relationships.

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