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

Is it illegal to be rude to the police?

When you’re considering how to interact with the police, people will often tell you that you should be respectful and that you should never be rude or aggressive. They’ll warn you that acting this way can escalate an encounter with the police. It may have been a simple traffic stop, but insulting the police officer or being rude in other ways could lead to an arrest.

But is this true? The implication is that it’s illegal simply to be rude to a police officer in the United States, which seems to fly in the face of your First Amendment right to free speech.

It’s a complicated issue 

This is such a complicated situation because you do have a right to free speech and is not illegal to insult a police officer or be rude to them. You don’t technically have to be respectful, and you can’t be arrested simply for saying something that an officer doesn’t like. 

However, acting this way is a surefire way to get the police to treat you in a more hostile manner. A police officer who may have let you off with a warning is much more likely to give you that speeding ticket if you’re not respectful.

There are also situations where the police will claim that you were obstructing justice, resisting arrest, acting in a threatening manner, trying to start a physical altercation or something else along these lines. You may say that you were just being rude or insulting, which is legal, but they may claim it was much more and use that as the basis for an arrest.

Of course, just getting arrested doesn’t mean you’re guilty of anything illegal. Be sure you know about all the defense options you have.

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