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

Do the police have to be honest with you?

The police bring you in for questioning or an interrogation after an arrest. They ask you if you’d be willing to answer some questions, and you agree to it even though you don’t have your lawyer present.

You assume that everything that the police tell you is going to be true. But does it actually have to be true? Or are the police allowed to lie to you?

Police officers can generally lie whenever they want

As a general rule, you should always assume that a police officer can or will lie to you. They certainly do not always have to be honest with you during an interrogation. There are many cases in which they deliberately lie to try to get the results that they’re seeking.

For instance, maybe you and a roommate have been accused of serious drug crimes. They split you up during the interrogation. The officer tells you that your roommate has already admitted to everything. He or she claims that it would be best for you to also admit to what you’re being accused of – such as drug trafficking – which may help you get a lighter sentence.

However, the truth of the matter is that your roommate hasn’t said anything. Maybe the two of you didn’t even do anything wrong. The officer has simply invented that story to see if they can trick you into a confession. This tactic is often used with young people, but it could be used with anyone.

How can you avoid serious problems?

The fact that the police can lie to you and manipulate you during an interrogation is just one reason why it’s so important to have an experienced legal team on your side. Don’t answer questions alone, and make sure you understand all of your legal options.

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